New Bajaj Avenger 220 Street and 150 Street: Official release, image gallery and all you need to know

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2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street - Still Shots (1)

The new, cosmetically enhanced range of Bajaj’s econo-cruiser, the Avenger, has been launched in India, much to the excitement of some and to the disappointment of a lot more. Bajaj Auto unveiled three new Avenger motorcycles – the Avenger 220 Cruise, 220 Street & 150 Street. The new Avenger 220 Cruise retained much of the characteristics of the classic cruiser but the real show-stopper was the all new Avenger Street duo.

Designed for easy city riding, the new Avenger Street range drops almost all the chrome, and with the black alloy wheels, looks suspiciously identical to the Harley-Davidson Street 750 Dark Custom. The new Bajaj Avenger Street range comprises of two models – the Avenger 220 Street and 150 Street, the latter being aimed to bring a cruiser experience to the large set of emerging 150cc users.

2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street - Still Shots (4)

The Avenger 220 Street comes wrapped in a stealth matte black and brushed silver finish paint job while the 150 Street receives midnight blue colour. The Avenger Street series has a new, lower and flatter handlebar which is aimed to provide better manoeuvrability in city riding. Adorned with new graphics and updated design, the new motorcycle also features bright white light headlamps, clear lens indicators and low slung seats with thicker dual density foam for enhanced riding comfort.

The Avenger 220 is propelled by Bajaj’s 220cc DTSi engine that churns out 19 PS of power and 17.5 Nm of torque. The 220cc variant of the bike comes with oil cooler to help the engine maintain engine oil temperature and viscosity irrespective of external riding conditions. The Avenger 150 Street’s engine, on the other hand, is a 150cc DTSi, which has been slightly re-tweaked to suit the cruiser character of the motorcycle. The 150cc motor delivers 14.5 PS of power and 12.5 Nm of torque which is claimed to have been enhanced for better low and medium rev performance.

2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street - Still Shots - Side View (1)

Here are some changes that are common on both – Street and Cruise – Avenger motorcycles:

  • Seat height is increased by 15mm by increasing foam thickness for enhanced rider comfort
  • New drive chain with improved life by 15-20 percent
  • Second spring rate in rear suspension changed for better bump stop to delay bottoming-in on bad roads
  • Improved Capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) for faster input to throttle and other improvements for better noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) characteristics
  • White hue headlamp for better visibility during night rides
  • New design speedo with LCD for odometer and trip meter
  • Flexible indicators which are more durable

2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street - Still Shots - Left Side (3)

Here are some claimed features that are specific to the 150 Street:

  • A new engine configuration to go with the motorcycle’s cruiser character
  • Flatter and stronger torque curve at low and mid range. Up to 10% higher torque than Pulsar 150 in low/mid range
  • Larger air filter that aids in improving bottom end and also improving NVH characteristics
  • 38 rear sprocket teeth for better low and mid range
  • Maintenance free VRLA battery

Meet the new Bajaj Avenger 150 Street and 220 Street in detailed images below:

2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street - Still Shots (5)

The Avenger 150 Street and 220 Street are near identical to each other except for the engine and the slightly smaller disc brake on the lower displacement model

2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street - Fuel Tank - Handlebar - Instrument Cluster

Both Street series motorcycles – the 150 Street and 220 Street – receive lower and flatter handlebar for better steering in city riding

2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street - Rear - Tail Light (2)

The Street series does not get a pillion backrest

2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street - Front Disc Brake (2) 2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street - Front Disc Brakes (2)

Any guesses which wheel belongs to the 150 / 220 Street? The 220 Street in the picture above comes with a slightly bigger disc brake upfront (260mm) than the 150 Street (240mm) in the image showing the ByBre brand

2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street - Still Shots - Left Side (3) 2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street - Still Shots (4)

The easiest way to differentiate between the 150 Street and 220 Street is the paint job

2015 Bajaj Avenger Street - In details - Explained

Here are some more details of the changes on the new motorcycle

Bajaj expects that by bringing in an additional style variant such as the Street, and by offering a 150cc capacity motor, the company will expand the cruiser segment. With the new Avenger models joining the Pulsar range, Bajaj Auto hopes to strengthen the product offerings to discerning customers in the Indian market.

The Avenger range will be manufactured at Bajaj’s motorcycle plant at Chakan near Pune. The Avenger Cruise 220, Street 220 both will be priced at Rs 84,000/- and Street 150 at Rs. 75,000/- (all prices Ex-Showroom Delhi).

Technical Specifications:

ParameterAvenger 220 Cruise / StreetAvenger 150
Engine (cc)219.9149.0
Power (PS) @ rpm19@840014.5@9000
Torque (Nm) @ rpm17.5@700012.5@6500
Transmission5-speed5-speed
Wheelbase (mm)14901480
Overall length (mm)21772177
Overall width (mm)806 / 801801
Height (mm)1142 / 10701070
Ground Clearance (mm)169169
Kerb weight (kg)155 / 150148
Tyre size – Front]90/90×1790/90×17
Tyre size – Rear]130/90×15130/90×15
Fuel tank (lts)1414
Brakes: Front (mm)260 Disc240 Disc
Brakes: Rear (mm)130 Drum130 Drum
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Instrument Panel (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street Rear View Mirrors (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street Rear View Mirrors (1)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Switchgear (3)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Switchgear (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Switchgear (1)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Still Shots (6)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Still Shots (4)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Still Shots (3)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Still Shots (1)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Side Panel
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Side Lock (1)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Rear Suspension
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Rear Brake Lever
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Instrument Panel (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Ignition Keyhole
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Handle Lock Keyhole
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Gear Lever
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Fuel Gauge (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Front Disc Brake (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Footrest
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Exhaust Pipe
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Engine (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 220 Street – Chain Adjustment Bolt
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Turn Indicators (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Turn Indicators (1)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Switchgear (3)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Switchgear (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Switchgear (1)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Still Shots – Left Side (3)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Still Shots – Left Side (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Side Panel
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Rear
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Rear View
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Rear Brake
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Rear Brake Lever
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Rear – Tail Light (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Key Hole
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Instrument Panel
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Horn
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Handlebar (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Handlebar (1)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Gear Lever
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Fuel Tank
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Fuel Tank – Handlebar – Instrument Cluster
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Fuel Gauge
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Front
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Front Wheel
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Front Disc Brakes (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Exhaust Pipe
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Exhaust Pipe (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – engine
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Engine (2)
2015 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street – Chain

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  • KARTHIKEYAN says:

    Plz reply me. bajaj avenjer street 150cc. tyres , TUBE or TUBELESS tyres

  • augustin says:

    Nice

  • Vishnu Kumar says:

    Why use the same engine again?! The NS/AS engine with 6 gears is a proven touring unit, linear power delivery, good mileage, easy repair-ability, low maintenance and vibe free characteristics. All they had to do was re-engineer the current diamond chassis of the avenger to accommodate the engine and handle the increased power output. Now, their still stuck with an engine that vibrates post 90 kmph, which IS the ideal cruising speed.

    And tube tires?! Why will you have tube tires when spoke wheels are being used? It seriously deters riders looking for a bike for long range riding.

    The good thing they did, was launch the street variant. I think it looks properly menacing and aggressive.

    Overall, I think they will sell it in hot numbers, but they missed out on a big opportunity to give it a thorough makeover, rather than just a face lift. The Indian consumer nowadays is aware of the technicalities of bikes and cars, and are well informed before making a decision. So, they should have done more. With the AS engine and transmission and tubeless tires, they could have built a proper touring bike that would impact RE sales. Could have…

  • sreedhar reddy says:

    Still the Switch Quality remains same….