Bajaj Auto launches Avenger 220 DTS-i

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The rumors of the Avenger 220 DTS-I having already been ‘launched’ have been floating on quite a few automotive sites for more than a week now. However, Bajaj has confirmed the launch of the bike on 26th of July. The company has confirmed the launch of the new 220cc Avenger DTS-I, featuring more power and an array of new inclusions.
The new Avenger, now with a higher capacity engine boasts of better power and torque output statistics. The bike now produces a peak power of 19.03 Ps (against 17.5PS delivered by the earlier version) and a peak torque of 17.5 Nm (against 16.8Nm of the previous version).

Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i

Apart from the increase in the power output, the bike now also comes with a DC circuit that gives it a constant light intensity even while riding at low rpms. Some more features have been added like dual density seating, battery charge level indicator on the tank, maintenance free battery etc. The bike is also claimed to feature a new, low trigger start rpm which helps the bike come to life at a lower rpm, helping it start more conveniently.
Commenting on the launch, Mr.S.Sridhar, President (Motorcycle Business) Bajaj Auto, said:  “I am very pleased to showcase the 220cc Avenger DTS-i. The journey that our R&D team started few years ago continues its forward march and today we have further enhanced the pleasure of riding a genuine cruiser bike. It is a tribute to bikers who appreciate a technologically superior and stylish product and a ride experience different from any other.”
Added Mr. Milind Bade, GM Marketing, Bajaj Auto: “Our internal research suggested that bikers are looking for more power. Yes while they ‘Felt like God’ while riding the Avenger, yet they preferred more power. The long-and-low new Avenger 220 now has everything from power and performance to comfort, to fully realize the dreams and aspirations of this motorcycle consumer.”
The 220cc Avenger has been priced at Rs 69000/- ex-Delhi showroom, and comes with a longer warranty period of 18 months.

Page 1 of 2. Click next for detailed specs, prices across the country, Hi-res image gallery and a list of changes over the previous version.

Type                                             4-stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i, air cooled with oil-cooler
Displacement (cc)                          219.89
Max. Power (Ps @ rpm)                  19.03 @ 8400
Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm)               17.5 @ 7000
Starting                                         Electric
Suspension                   Front    Telescopic
Rear    Hydraulic Shock Absorber
Brakes                          Front    Disc, Dia. 260 mm
Rear    Drum, Dia. 130 mm
Tyre                              Front    Tubetype Unidirectional  – 90 / 90 x 17″
Rear    Tubetype Unidirectional – 130 / 90 x 15″
Fuel tank capacity    14 liter full
3.4 liter reserve
Wheel base (mm)                      1475
Ground Clearance (mm)                169
Kerb weight (kg)    154.5
Battery                                           12V, 9Ah
Head lamp                                   60 / 55W
Horn                                           12V, 30W

New features of the Avenger 200 DTS-i

1)    DC lighting
2)    Maintenance free battery
3)    Battery charge indicator
4)    Oil level check window
5)    New exhaust (visually unchanged)
5)    Aluminum foot pegs with
rubber damper
6)    Fuel gauge
7)    New grapics
8)    Engine kill switch

Price of the Avenger 220

Delhi 69,930    Mumbai 71,603    Chennai 69,802    Kolkata 71,197    Bangalore 69,583

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