The Bajaj Avenger 220 is basically the improved version of the old Avenger 180. The new bike features an elegant design, longer handlebars and a large windshield. You also get a pretty big tank which features an ergonomic design and delivers a pretty generous range.
The engine was borrowed from the Pulsar 220 and Street Fighter 220. It develops a maximum power of 19.03 @ 8400 and 17.5 Nm of torque @ 7000. The engine features digital twin spark ignition for efficient combustion. For increased performances the Avenger 220 is also equipped with the ExhausTEC system which improves engine torque at low revs without compromising anything at mid or high engine revs.
Another interesting feature is the third generation throttle ignition control system. This system allows you to control the ignition by operating the throttle. It also helps in achieving a good balance between driveability and optimum ignition spark advance, resulting in an almost perfect ignition spark advance for every throttle opening and engine rpm.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Bajaj Avenger 220.
|Forward foot riding posture for driver.||Comfortable and relaxed riding posture.||Strain free ride.|
|Low saddle height - broad saddle seat.||Bucket seat for comfort over all drives.||Fatigue free driving.|
|Special backrest for the pillion.||Pillion too has been taken care.||Safe and comfortable feeling.|
|Low centre of gravity.||Better road grip and stability while on drive.||Good road holding - stability.|
|Wide tyres at front and rear.||Better grip available.||Excellent Road holding characteristics.|
|Duel foam density seat.||Ensuring comfort for driver as well as pillion.||Comfort on any kind of road.|
|Push button indicator cancellation.||Just push the indicator button to cancel.||Easy to ride without any driving/operating/maintenance hassles.|
|Low Battery level indicator.||Get the warning before battery conks off.|
|Tripmeter to record distance travelled.||Better to claim conveyance bills.|
|Bigger front disc brakes||Confidence inspiring brakes.||Safety on drive by better braking/lights.|
|Modified rear brake arrangement.|
|Low-slung cruiser looks with a classic tank-set fuel gauge and an optional windshield||Low slung,dynamic cruiser looks.Flamboyant silver -chrome looks all over.||Look completely different from other motorcycle drivers.Style staement of your own.Just makes you feel like god.|
|Chrome plating for the flamboyant silver look|
|Beautifully sculpted tank for a special retro feel.|
DTS-I stands for digital twin spark ignition. This technology employs twin spark plug instead of single spark plug. Twin spark plugs coupled with digital CDI ensures efficient combustion. The flame coverage is higher in the combustion chamber leading to complete combustion of air fuel mixture and elimination of any unburned fuel. This leads to a very good combination of power and mileage. Employing this technology Avenger produces stupendous power of 19.01 Ps without compromising on mileage.
IGNITION WITH A DIGITAL C.D.I.
A Digital C.D.I. with an 8 bit microprocessor chip handles the spark delivery. The programmed chip’s memory contains an optimum ignition timing for any given engine rpm, thereby obtaining the best performance characteristics from the combustion chamber. Working together with the TRICS III system, it delivers optimum ignition timing for varying load conditions.
Throttle responsive ignition control system IIIrd generation. It is a means of controlling the ignition by operating the throttle. Depending on the needs of the rider whether it be cruising, acceleration or max speed, the ignition requirements constantly change. Based on a particular amount of throttle opening, the magnetic field generated by the magnet opens or closes the reed switch. The reed switch is connected to the digital cdi, which signals the cdi to change/switch, the desired ignition advance timing maps. This helps in achieving a good balance between driveability and optimum ignition spark advance, resulting in an almost perfect ignition spark advance for every throttle opening and engine rpm.
ExhausTEC (Patent Number 231498) is a device incorporated in exhaust system of ‘Avenger DTS-i engine. ‘TEC’ stands
for ‘torque expansion chamber’. This world-first technology developed by Bajaj Auto improves the ‘scavenging’ process.
The exhaust system has this revolutionary feature incorporated, which drastically improves engine torque at low revs without compromising anything at mid or high engine revs. It has been extensively optimised to get the maximum possible performance out of the engine. The silencer also has a characteristic tonal quality to it. It gives out a pleasant sounding
low frequency ‘boom’ sound. While meeting the mandatory current noise norms, it gives the bike an identity, which is different from any other bike, so as to make it very unique.
|Engine Type||4-stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i, air cooled with oil-cooler|
|Max. Power (Ps @ rpm)||19.03 @ 8400|
|Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm)||17.5 @ 7000|
|Suspension Rear||Hydraulic Shock Absorber|
|Brakes Front||Disc, Dia. 260 mm|
|Brakes Rear||Drum, Dia. 130 mm|
|Tyre Front||Tubetype Unidirectional - 90 / 90 x 17"|
|TyreRear||Tubetype Unidirectional - 130 / 90 x 15"|
|Total litres(reserve, usable)||14 liter full (3.4 liter reserve)|
|Head lamp||60 / 55W|
|Ground Clearance||169 mm|
|Kerb Weight||154.5 kg|
Bikedekho ---- "The Bajaj Avenger 220 is cruiser bike and one should not buy it for economical mileage. It may hardly give a fuel economy of around 35 kmpl in city."
Myindianguide ---- "The cruiser bike Bajaj Avenger 220 has a very similar look of older Bajaj Avenger 200cc. The cruiser bike of India from Bajaj has very attractive and robust look."
Zigwheels ---- "the Bajaj-Kawasaki tie-up gave a potent 175cc true-blue cruiser in the form of the Eliminator."
Indianriders ---- "Take your riding experience to the next level of success with the Bajaj Avenger 220 which is the modified variant of its predecessor Avenger 180."