Bajaj has officially launched the replacement of Avenger 180 in the form of Avenger Street 160 ABS. The cruiser is launched at an ex-showroom cost of Rs. 82,253. The bike is launched with a single channel front disc setup and is featured in two paint schemes : Spicy Red and Ebony Black. The 160 ABS is Rs. 8,000 cheaper than the outdated 180 Avenger, which never got any updates in its lifecycle. Bajaj has borrowed the Pulsar 160 NS engine for the Avenger 160 ABS which uses 160 cc engine displacement capacity to produce 15.5 hp of power at 8,500 rpm and 13.7 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. Bajaj also mentioned that the power and torque delivery feels similar to the likes of now discontinued Avenger 180.
Apart from minor body works, the Avenger 160 ABS remains identical to the Avenger 180. It has the same ground clearance of 177 mm, and even weighs the same as the Avenger 180 at 150 kg (kerb weight). However, the bike does misses out on digital instrument cluster as seen on the 220 and comes with a conventional analog setup. There isn’t much competition in this field with Suzuki Intruder (Rs. 1.01 lakh, ex showroom) being the only direct rival, that too being undercut by a big price margin. The Bajaj Avenger 160 ABS continues to remain the cheapest cruiser out on the Indian roads.