Motoroids https://www.motoroids.com Best auto news, reviews and features from the world with focus on India Thu, 20 Jun 2019 05:42:38 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://www.motoroids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/favicon.png Motoroids https://www.motoroids.com 32 32 Is This The BS – VI Compliant Tata Tigor? https://www.motoroids.com/news/is-this-the-bs-vi-compliant-tata-tigor/ Thu, 20 Jun 2019 05:42:38 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350358 From April next year, car manufacturers will have to comply with the more strict BS – VI emission norms in order to sell their vehicles in their market. Currently, manufacturers comply with the BS – IV emission norms, which were implemented some years ago. Ahead of its implementation, we have caught many test mules of various car companies, which are testing the new BS – VI engines. This time around, we see a camouflaged Tata Tigor. With a facelift version launched not too long ago, it is very likely that this test mule is equipped with a cleaner engine, do have a look. A hat tip to fellow petrolhead Adish for sending in these images.

Tata Tigor BS6 test Mule front

We see the test mule holding a set of bulbous headlamps, and the fog light area too has been covered completely. Given that the car is already launched and in the market, we wonder what Tata is hiding, perhaps some minor changes would be done to that area. Apart from that, the design seems to be pretty much the same, with most of the changes taking place beneath the bonnet. Currently, the Tigor is offered with a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol motor and a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel motor. The former motor will be upgraded to meet the new emission norms but the oil-burner is highly likely to be axed. In order to make the diesel mill comply with BS – VI emissions, the rise in cost would be tremendous, which is why even Maruti Suzuki is pulling off small diesel motors from next year.

Tata Tigor BS6 test Mule rear

Also Read: Tata Motors Partners With Janani Tours To Deploy Tigor EVs In Bengaluru

In the facelift of this model, Tata’s compact sedan received a number of changes. These changes include the introduction of projector headlamps, diamond grille, 15-inch dual tone alloy wheels, clear lens tail lights, a 7-inch Harman powered touchscreen infotainment system, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and much more. Tata recently added to more AMT equipped variants to line up of this car. Currently, the ex-showroom, Delhi prices of this car range from INR 5.5 Lakh to INR 6.78 Lakh for the petrol manual, INR 6.40 Lakh to INR 7.25 Lakh for the petrol AMT and INR 6.4 Lakh to INR 7.70 Lakh for the diesel motor. Coming back to the spy images, expect Tata to unveil this new model early next year, way before the emission norms are enforced.

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Renault Triber Revealed, To Come With Multiple Seating Arrangements https://www.motoroids.com/news/renault-triber-revealed-to-come-with-multiple-seating-arrangements/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:40:50 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350333 Renault today unveiled the brand new Triber. This 7-seater car measures less than 4-metres in length, making it quite a unique offering in the Indian market. The car comes with three rows of seats, with easy fit seats in the third row which can be removed or installed easily, making it a modular car, with the ability to change the seating to suit the requirements of the customers as and when they want to. The car would also offer air conditioning vents for all three rows, AMT type automatic transmission, cooled storage and a class leading boot space of 625-litres in the 5-seat configuration. Read ahead to know more about this car.

Renault Triber reveal orange side quarter

The car measures 3,990 mm in length, is 1,739 mm wide and stands 1,643 mm tall. The wheelbase of the car is 2,636 mm and it tips the scales at 947 kg. Under the bonnet, Renault shall provide the 999 cc, three-cylinder motor from the Kwid. This engine develops 72 PS of power at 6,250 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. As standard, Renault would provide a 5-speed manual gearbox but the Easy-R AMT gearbox will also be offered. High-end variants will come with 15-inch wheels, shod in 185/65 section tyres while the lower variants will come with 14-inch wheels with 165/80 section tyres.

Renault Triber reveal orange boot

Renault will offer a digital instrument console for the driver, a segment first feature. Along with that, there is another infotainment screen at the centre. Apart from having Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, this touch enables screen will also allow users to play videos via USB. A smart card type key is also on offer, which has four buttons on it but also allows for keyless entry and exit along with the push start/stop button. Renault has also given a cooled storage space beneath the cabin, which can also be accessed by second-row passengers. A chilled glovebox too, is on offer.

Renault Triber reveal instrument console

Also Read: Electricity Powered Renault Kwid(K-ZE Concept) Captured In Spy Video

Safety too, has been a high priority for Renault. Apart from having proper three-point seatbelts for all occupants, Renault will also offer 4 airbags in the top-end trim levels. Apart from that, features like ABS, EBD, seatbelt reminder, high-speed alert, rear parking sensors and some more will have to be offered from the base variants as standard. Expected to be launched in the next few months, the Triber has the potential to become a game changer, by providing a huge amount of space, within the length of 4-metres. The pricing too, expected to start from INR 5 lakh, will be revealed at the launch of the vehicle.

Renault Triber reveal orange dual glovebox
Renault Triber reveal orange second row
Renault Triber reveal orange dashboard

]]> Kia Teases The Seltos SUV One Last Time Before Its Unveiling Tomorrow https://www.motoroids.com/news/kia-teases-the-seltos-suv-one-last-time-before-its-unveiling-tomorrow/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:25:29 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350331 Ahead of its global unveiling tomorrow, Korean carmaker, Kia has revealed one last teaser of their upcoming Seltos SUV. Unlike the teasers we have seen before this time we get to see the car on the move. Based on the SP Concept that we saw at the Auto Expo last year, the Seltos is an important car for the Indian market, that is why the Korean brand will be unveiling the car in India and USA simultaneously tomorrow. This SUV will be up against the likes of the segment-leading Hyundai Creta, the Nissan Kicks and the Renault Captur. Moreover, the car will also be a nice alternative for those who are planning to buy the more affordable, lower variants of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the MG Hector.

Kia Seltos final teaser front quarter

The teaser starts with the car parked inside a parking lot. Upon unlocking, the horn honks, giving an aural confirmation and we also see mirror mounted turn indicators on the side. The driver gets a three-spoke steering wheel which gets a huge number of buttons as well. The cruise control buttons are on the right while the buttons on the left control the infotainment system. The instrument console comprises two analogue dials, one for the car speed and one for the engine speed with a MID screen in between.

Kia Seltos final teaser rear quarter

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We also see the engine to be redlined at 6,000 rpm, and get a glimpse of the chrome accented gear knob suggesting that the car driven here is the 1.5-litre petrol manual. Kia will also offer a 1.5-litre diesel engine with the car, and both these engines are expected to come with an automatic option. In the teaser, we also see the SUV going on rough terrain, which would be easier with the off-road mode button we saw in the teaser images released by the Korean brand. We also see the presence of an automatic climate control system and a sunroof in this teaser. With just a day go to the unveiling of this car, keep looking at this space for more updates on this car and detailed coverage straight from the unveiling event of this car. In the meanwhile, do have a look at this teaser uploaded by Kia linked below.

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KTM RC125 Launched At A Price Of INR 1.47 Lakh https://www.motoroids.com/news/ktm-rc125-launched-at-a-price-of-inr-1-47-lakh/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:25:10 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350336 Following huge hype, the Austrian bike maker KTM has finally launched the RC125 motorcycle in the Indian market. With an ex-showroom price tag of INR 1.47 Lakh, the bike, in terms of price, is far away from any 125 cc motorcycle in the Indian market, but then, the RC125 is unlike any other motorcycle in the Indian market. A popular offering in the international market, the India-spec RC 125 looks a bit different and also comes with some changes, like the exclusion of a side exhaust and incorporation of a saree guard. The motorcycle can now be booked across all dealerships for a deposit of INR 5,000 and deliveries are expected to begin by the end of this month.

KTM RC 125 rolling side

Offered in a dual tone shade of black and orange, the RC125 is quite a looker. The mechanically superior trellis frame of the bike is painted black while the wheels are orange. This frame is the same as the one seen on the larger siblings, the RC200 and the RC390, which would make the skilled riders happy as they have a brilliant chassis to play around with. At the heart of this frame rests the 125 cc, single cylinder, fuel injected, liquid cooled motor. This engine is tuned to produce 14.5 PS at 9,250 rpm and a twisting force of 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The recently launched Duke 125 from the Austrian brand uses the same engine.

KTM RC 125 Static front quarter

Also Read: KTM RC 200 Raids Its MotoGP Cousins’ Wardrobe

The RC125 also borrows the brake setup from its sibling, the Duke 125. It uses a 300 mm disc at the front and a 230 mm disc at the rear, governed by a single channel ABS unit and rear wheel lift mitigation system as standard. Suspension duties are done by a USD fork in the front a pre-load adjustable mono-shock at the rear. At INR 1.47 Lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, it indeed is a bit more expensive than its competition, the Yamaha R15 and the Pulsar RS200, both of which have an ex-showroom price tag of INR 1.39 Lakh. Is the Austrian worth the extra money? We shall find out soon when we do an in-depth review of the motorcycle very soon, stay tuned.

KTM RC 125 Static front quarter
KTM RC 125 Static side
KTM RC 125 rolling side

]]> Mahindra To Update Its Entire Range Of Personal Cars With New safety Features https://www.motoroids.com/news/mahindra-to-update-its-entire-range-of-personal-cars-with-new-safety-features/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:07:46 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350327 AIS 145 safety norms will be enforced by the government of India from the 1st of July, 2019. As part of these norms, manufacturers must offer a range of safety aids across all variants as standard. The list of safety features includes a driver side airbag, seat belt reminder for driver and co-driver, rear parking sensors and an over-speed alert as part of standard equipment, even from the base trim level. The cars will indeed benefit from these safety features, and leading Indian car manufacturer, Mahindra, is prepared to offer these features on all its cars from the first of July, 2019.

2019 Mahindra TUV300

However, these safety aids will also be accompanied by a price hike. Mahindra will have to pass on the cost of these safety aids to the customers. While Mahindra does not tell us the exact amount that they will add to the price of their cars, however, the company says that prices will rise by up to INR 36,000 across models. SUVs like the Scorpio, Bolero, TUV300 and KUV100 NXT shall receive a steep rise. This is due to the fact that base models of these cars did not come equipped with even basic safety aids.

Compact SUV Mahindra XUV300

However, the XUV500 and the Marazzo MPV will get a marginal rise considering that even the base models of these cars come with many safety aids. There is no mention of the new XUV300, which is very likely to not get a price hike, considering it already comes with all these, and many more safety features in the base variant itself.

Mahindra TUV 300 Plus review front quarter

According to Rajan Wadhera, President – Automotive Sector, M&M Ltd., “At Mahindra safety has been at the core of our product development process and we welcome the regulatory requirements relating to safety upgrades. We value every road user’s life and have been effectively contributing to the evolving safety ecosystem. However, the safety regulatory requirement has led to some cost increases. Consequently, we are taking a price hike across some of our passenger vehicles, effective July 1, 2019.”

Mahindra Marazzo

Also Read: Mahindra Thar 700 Is A Limited Edition Farewell To The Legendary Off-Roader

Talking about Mahindra, we recently drove the AMT transmission equipped XUV300, which is about to be launched in the market by the end of this month. Linked below is our video which talks about the details of this transmission and our take on its performance, do have a look.

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718 Cayman GT4 & 718 Spyder Are Porsche’s Offering For Purists https://www.motoroids.com/news/718-cayman-gt4-718-spyder-are-porsches-offering-for-purists/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:48:24 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350312 Porsche is one of those few renowned brands that are still listening to automotive purists, and delivering what they want. Sure, most of their cars are now turbocharged, their cars do not come with a flat six all across the range anymore but despite that, every now and then, new models come up in their line up which makes us withdraw these complaints. The latest cars to follow the purist philosophy are the new 718 Cayman GT4 and the 718 Spyder. With these cars, Porsche brings in the naturally aspirated flat-six engine and a proper manual gearbox. Read ahead to know more about these Porsches.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 front quarter from top

Both the cars would come with a naturally aspirated, 4-Litre, flat six engine. However, this is not the same engine as the one found in the 911 GT3 model, but Porsche has used the 9A2 flat-six from the 911 Carrera range, removed the turbochargers, and added some new upgrades, including cylinder deactivation and piezo fuel injectors. The result is an engine that generates 414 horsepower at 7,600 rpm and 420 Nm of twist which is available from 5,000-6,800 rpm. This makes both the cars sprint to 100 kmph in a rather quick 4.4 seconds. The Cayman gets a top speed of 303 kmph while the Spyder tops out at 301 kmph.

Porsche 718 Spyder rolling front quarter

 

The power is put on the ground via a proper three-pedal system. The gearbox also comes with an auto-blipping system, which would automatically rev match the car while downshifting, but since purists would not appreciate it, Porsche gives you an option to shut it off. The gear ratios on the car have been kept a bit longer, so that these cars would comply with the ever so strict emission norms all over the world. Talking about strict emission norms, that has also forced Porsche to include a larger starter and battery for the auto start/stop system and a pair of exhaust particulate filters which brings the total weight of the car to a bit more than 3100 pounds, 200 pounds more than the previous model.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 interior

Also Read: The Porsche Cayenne Coupé Is Here to Challenge the X6 and GLE Coupé

Compared to the previous model, there also have been some aerodynamic changes done to the cars, which include a new diffuser generating 50% more downforce than before. Porsche will also offer its latest torque vectoring setup, a mechanical limited-slip differential, new active dampers, and some more. The Cayman GT4 currently retails for $99,200(INR 69,11,214) while the Spyder retails for $96,300(INR 67,09,172), which may be a bit pricey, but for purists, it might be worth every penny.

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Skoda Rolls Out The 1,00,000th Rapid Sedan From Chakan https://www.motoroids.com/news/skoda-rolls-out-the-100000th-rapid-sedan-from-chakan/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:39:53 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350300 Skoda’s entry-level sedan, the Rapid has recently crossed a major production milestone. The Czech manufacturer recently rolled out the 1,00,000th unit of this sedan from their manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. First offered in the year of 2011, this sedan was given a facelift in 2016. Not too long ago, Skoda also introduced a new, Monte Carlo edition of the car, which currently sits at the top in the model line up. It was this very variant which rolled out as the 1,00,000th unit from the plant, finished in a bright shade of Flash Red. The Skoda Rapid competes against the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento in the Indian market.

1,00,000th Skoda Rapid rolled out

The Rapid is currently offered with a total of two engine options, one petrol and one diesel. The petrol motor, a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder MPI unit is tuned to generate 105 PS of peak power and 153 Nm of peak torque. The oil burner, a 1.5-litre TDI unit is tuned to generate 10 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Both these engines are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, however, optional automatic gearboxes are on offer. The petrol engine gets a conventional torque converter type automatic, with 6 gears, while the diesel motor uses the 7-speed DSG gearbox. Listed below are the ex-showroom prices of this sedan:

  • 1.6 L Active – INR 8,81,916
  • 1.6 L Ambition – INR 9,98,599
  • 1.6 L Style – INR 11,15,599
  • 1.6 L Ambition AT – INR 9,99,000
  • 1.6 L Style AT – INR 12,43,599
  • 1.5 TDI CR Active – INR 10,06,139
  • 1.5 TDI CR Ambition – INR 11,29,599
  • 1.5 TDI CR Style – INR 12,73,599
  • 1.5 TDI CR Ambition AT – INR 12,49,599
  • 1.5 TDI CR Style AT – INR 13,99,599

Rapid Monte Carlo Edition front quarter

Also Read: Skoda Teams Up With Kamal Kishore Auto To Expand Its Footprint In Uttar Pradesh

The Monte Carlo Edition of the Rapid was introduced in the month of February this year. This new variant of the sedan comes with a number of changes, on both the exterior as well as the interior. On the outside, Skoda offers a blacked out grille, wing mirrors, roof, B-pillar, faux diffuser and spoiler. Dual tone alloy wheels are also offered. Changes on the inside include a flat-bottom steering wheel, leather-wrapped gear knob, leatherette upholstery, steel floor pedals and scuff plates along with Monte Carlo inscription. This Monte Carlo edition is priced between INR 11.16 Lakh to INR 14.26 Lakh.

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Electricity Powered Renault Kwid(K-ZE Concept) Captured In Spy Video https://www.motoroids.com/news/electricity-powered-renault-kwidk-ze-concept-captured-in-spy-video/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:35:31 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350062 The future of cars is indeed electric, which has forced many mainstream auto manufacturers to work and produce electricity powered cars. Renault, a major French carmaker too, has decided to adopt this technology and has been working on an all-electric hatchback, based on the Kwid. Called the K-ZE concept, this car has been primarily made for the Chinese market, however, there have been rumours of this car making its way to other international markets, even the Indian market as well. Making us believe these rumours is the fact that a camouflaged car, matching the visuals of the eKwid, was captured undergoing tests in this video, do have a look.

Renault e Kwid front view

One can notice the bumper mounted headlight on this test mule. The DRLs are placed higher, on the edge of the bonnet, very similar to the designs of SUVs like the Harrier, MG Hector, Hyundai Venue that we have seen already. One can also notice the 3 lug nut wheels on the car, which suggests that some steps have been taken to reduce the overall costs, which is quite necessary for a price sensitive market like ours. Moving in pairs, one of the test mules also sports wheel caps. In terms of appearance, the overall shape of the car pretty much resembles the Kwid hatchback.

Renault e Kwid front rear

To be called the e-Kwid, this little hatchback is expected to come with lithium-ion powered batteries, which are also found in other, well established electric cars from brands like Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and more. A range of somewhere between 100 to 150 km would make it perfect for city work, however, considering the fact that Renault has used only 3-lug nuts for the wheels, do not expect a performance-oriented EV with a relatively low speed, which can be handled by three bolts.

Also Read: Renault KWID Surpasses The 3 Lakh Sales Milestone

However, these test mules could also be part of an extensive road test programme, being conducted by Renault. Indian roads offer quite a number of challenges to cars. Renault may be doing a thorough road test of the car in other countries, before launching in the Chinese market. However, a launch in the Indian market cannot be ruled out too. With too many questions rising right now, we will have to wait for some time before these questions get answered. In the meanwhile, do have a look at this video showcasing the test mules.

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Tata Motors Partners With Janani Tours To Deploy Tigor EVs In Bengaluru https://www.motoroids.com/news/tata-motors-partners-with-janani-tours-to-deploy-tigor-evs-in-bengaluru/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:30:31 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350197 Today, Tata Motors, announced their next milestone on its journey of electrification, by partnering with Janani Tours, to deploy over 25 Tigor EVs (Electric Vehicles) in Bengaluru. Janani Tours is one of the leading tour operators in Bengaluru. They have now decided to begin their e-mobility journey to serve their corporate clients and fleet customers while also improving sustainability. The first batch of Tigor EVs was handed over today by Tata Motors’ Dealership – M/s Prerana Motors to Janani Tours officials, at their office in HSR Layout, Bengaluru.

Tata EV 1

Also Read: Tata Tigor Gets 2 More AMT Variants, Prices Now Start From INR 6.39 Lakh

Tata Motors is playing a leading role in proactively driving electric mobility in the country. To build a sustainable future for India, the company has been working collaboratively on various electric and hybrid vehicle solutions. Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. It also has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 109 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.

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Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shailesh Chandra, President- Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors said, “We are delighted to partner with Janani Tours on their pragmatic initiative of inducting zero-emission vehicles in their fleet. We are confident that Tigor EV will address the growing demand of the city to travel in electric vehicles. We remain committed to the sustainable mobility mission and will continue to work towards bringing aspirational e-mobility solutions for customers, leading the drive towards faster adoption of electric vehicles in the country.”

tigor EV in bangalore

Also Read: Tata Harrier Gets A Price Hike, Range Now Starts From INR 12.99 Lakh

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ram Ramakrishnan, CEO, Janani Group of Companies, said “Keeping in line with our commitment of being pioneers in mobility service providers, we are excited to begin offering Tigor EVs to Bengaluru citizens. We are excited to partner with Tata Motors for offering eco-friendly mobility solutions to our customers and commitment to society. We believe the inherent benefits of zero-emission and lower operating costs of EVs will be the ultimate game-changer for commuting in the city. We see a positive response from our clients to reach 1000+ vehicles in the next 6-9 months under the brand JenNext.”

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Bajaj Avenger Street 160 First Ride Review https://www.motoroids.com/reviews/bajaj-avenger-street-160-first-ride-review/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:57:02 +0000 https://www.motoroids.com/?p=350202 It’s that time again when Bajaj Auto reshuffles their product’s individual portfolio and this time it’s the Avenger Street which got picked. If like us, you too wondered what’s the whole point of this exercise, we were invited to sample the Avenger Street 160 and parked that same question in their parking lot. They picked it, told us that Bajaj Auto is a company which is bold, likes taking risks, never stagnates, believes in evolution which makes things better for their customers and asked us to go sample just that.

Also Read: Bajaj Avenger 220 Range Gets Updated With ABS

Bajaj Avenger Street 160 Review Side Rear

Makes sense, considering the fact that the Avenger Street 160 (With ABS) is priced only INR 700 more than the now discontinued 150cc model (Without ABS) and about INR 6,000 less than the Street 180, which is no longer on sale either. The 160.4cc drops the axe on their necks as the new engine makes 0.5 PS and 1 NM more than the 150cc motor and only 0.5 PS and 0.2 Nm less, in comparison to the 180cc engine.

Bajaj Avenger Street 160 Front

Unlike what many think, this 160cc engine is a 2-valve setup, is air-cooled and isn’t a straight lift from the NS160. Since styling is similar to the Avenger 180 cc Avenger Street, let’s talk about the new addition here, which is the engine.

How’s The New Engine?

Bajaj calls this Avenger a Street Cruiser, which will excel if you want an easy-riding, comfortable motorcycle for your daily commute. The 160.4cc engine develops 15hp at 8,500rpm, 13.5Nm at 7,000rpm and has been tuned to deliver its strengths in the low and mid-range, where it excels and also sounds a little characterful and healthy. The 5-speed gearbox is smooth to operate and the clutch pull is light and effortless. However, this isn’t an engine which likes heavy acceleration and high spinning speeds.

Bajaj Avenger Street 160 Review engine

As long as the motor is asked to deliver in a mature manner, everything feels easy and relaxed. However, if you wring it, and when the speedometer crosses 70 km/h or so, vibrations do creep in at the handlebar, and the buzz then spreads to the forward set pegs and then to the tank if you keep at it. In terms of top speed, we managed to see the 117 km/h mark on the speedometer on a slight slope with a 77-kilo rider in the saddle.

Bajaj Avenger Street 160 Review front low

But the Avenger 160 Street is happiest as long as you cruise at 80 km/h or keep it under that. If you want more, the Avenger 220 is what you should be looking at. In terms of efficiency, depending on your riding style, expect anything between 35 – 45 Km/l in everyday riding conditions, where the latter is what Bajaj claims for the bike too.

Little Things

Tipping the scales at 150 kilos (kerb) and with low saddle height, the Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is a breeze to ride and manageable for folks of all kinds of sizes. The rider’s seat cushioning is on the softer side, however, the bike on its own isn’t being positioned as a long-distance machine so that’s okay. The suspension at both ends has been wound up to soak everyday road conditions and keep the rider comfortable. That long wheelbase spells great stability, however, the bike is pretty flickable too and should allow for some fun filtering through traffic as long as you are aware of the length.

Bajaj Avenger Street 160 Review Fuel Gauge

There is an analogue fuel gauge for the 12-litre tank and tell-tale lights for low battery, high beam, neutral and the trafficators. The speedometer console also gets a digital display for overall distance covered and a tripmeter which can be reset. Tyre size up front is 90/90 on a 17-inch wheel while the one at the rear is a 130 section on a 15 incher. Both ends get alloy wheels and tubeless rubber.

Bajaj Avenger Street 160 Review speedometer

The 260 mm front disc brake is nicely calibrated at the lever and braking feels progressive and positive. However, the rear brake is a 130mm drum and there is no option for a disc brake. As a result, the Avenger Street 160 has to do with single-channel ABS. Build quality overall is par for the course and the bike is available in shades of Red and Black.

Summing It Up

At INR 82,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) the Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is a stylish, old-school, yet, charming motorcycle for someone who needs a comfortable ride for urban conditions. At the price for which it is being offered, it is about INR 20,000 less than its immediate rival, the Suzuki Intruder, and that makes it a true Bajaj at heart, where all their products aim to be value-for-money champs in their respective segments.

Bajaj Avenger Street 160 side front

If you want more ‘GO’, there’s always the 220 Street or the Cruise you can consider. But if you want to ride a cruiser-style motorcycle within the city, where speeds even on a good day rarely cross a seriously low threshold, the Avenger Street 160 builds a strong case for itself.

Bajaj Avenger Street 160 side front
Bajaj Avenger Street 160 Review speedometer
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