Bajaj Auto has launched the ABS-equipped variants of the Avenger 220 series in India, with prices starting at INR 1.02 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). The non-ABS equipped variants command a price tag of approximately INR 95,000, which means the ABS-equipped variants to come at a premium of about INR 6,700.
The Avenger 220 series, which include the Avenger 220 Cruise and the Avenger 220 Street, both receive a single channel ABS system. This feature is likely to be added to the Avenger 180 Street variant soon.
Powering the Bajaj Avenger 220 Series is a 220cc, single cylinder, oil cooled engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 19.03 PS at 8,400 rpm while the peak torque of 17.5 Nm comes up at 7,000 rpm. This engine comes paired to a five speed transmission.
The move to equip the Bajaj Avenger 220 series with ABS comes a few months ahead of the government deadline of April 1, 2019, that mandates all two wheelers with an engine capacity of more than 125cc should be equipped with ABS as a standard feature.