Bajaj Avenger 400 is going to take power from a 375cc single cylinder engine sourced from the KTM Duke 390
Bajaj Auto is one of the most popular two-wheeler brands in Indian market. While with Pulsar range the company has seen immense success, it has introduced the most affordable cruisers to the country market as well. Bajaj Avenger was first introduced in last decade, and since its launch the motorcycle grabbed attention from those customers who seeks the style and comfort of cruisers at an affordable pricing.
Last year Bajaj introduced the new Avenger line-up with revised styling and features. Since then avenger series has seen pretty good success, as the sales figure for the Avenger line-up has increased. In recent times, Indian customers are showing more interest toward different concepts and designs instead of only basic commuter motorcycles.
Taking inspiration from outgoing Avenger line-up’s success Bajaj Auto is preparing to roll out a more powerful and larger engine powered Avenger, which will sit on top of the line-up. Christened as Avenger 400 this motorcycle is under work and expected to launch in early 2017. Bajaj has already cleared its intention to challenge Royal Enfield with its new products, and in that attempt upcoming Avenger 400 is going to be one of the products.
Since the new Avenger’s styling has been very impressive and garnered appreciation as well, expect upcoming Avenger 400 to don the similar styling. Some additional design element and features could be added as well. On powertrain front, it will take power from a 375cc single–cylinder engine sourced from KTM Duke 390, which is capable to kick out 43 bhp of peak power.
Having said that, Bajaj Auto wants to challenge Royal Enfield with its Avenger 400, the motorcycle will be priced very competitively. Therefore expect it to be priced around Rs. 1.50 lakhs (ex-showroom). Meanwhile, we will take a look at the so-far known facts of upcoming Bajaj Avenger 400.
Bajaj Avenger 400 Launch
Bajaj Avenger 400 Price
Bajaj Avenger 400 will surely be priced very competitive, as the company wants to put it as a competitor against Royal Enfield models. Expect the upcoming Avenger 400 to be priced around Rs. 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Affordability is certainly Bajaj Auto’s strong point, and the company doesn’t to waste that USP while offering the upcoming avenger 400.
Bajaj Avenger 400 Engine and Transmission
Bajaj Avenger 400 will share its power source with KTM Duke 390. The 375cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine will be paired with a 6-speed transmission and this engine will churn out 43 bhp of peak power at 9,000 rpm and 35 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. This engine in Bajaj Avenger 400 will deliver a fuel economy around 35 kmpl.
Bajaj Avenger 400 Brake and Suspension
Bajaj Avenger 220 Street and Cruise both come equipped with disc brakes, but on front wheels only. Both the motorcycles get 260mm disc brake on front wheel, and a 130mm drum brake doing duty on rear wheel. While every customers are impressed with the styling and design of this bike, having no disc brake on rear wheel has brought some complains for outgoing Avengers.
Expect upcoming Bajaj Avenger 400 to come equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels. Also, ABS could be offered with the top-of-the-line Avenger model, which will surely take its game up. On suspension front, the bike is expected to come sporting telescopic front suspension and twin shock absorbers at rear, like the outgoing models.
Bajaj Avenger 400 Design and Dimension
While updating the current Avenger models, Bajaj Auto hasn’t change the basic silhouette of the motorcycle, but gave it slight cosmetic makeovers, which enhanced the style quotient. The new paint job, chrome elements has done the job perfectly. Expect the upcoming Bajaj Avenger 400 to come featuring similar design, and therefore the basic design of the motorcycle will remain similar to its smaller siblings.
Avenger 400 could come donning new colour theme though. Also, it could get extra chrome elements. But expect the outgoing model’s retro touch to continue in the upcoming models as well. Therefore the Avenger 400 will get a round headlamp, wide and fat fuel tank. The instrument cluster is very likely to get a single-pod appearance with a digital display integrated like the outgoing models.
Outgoing Avenger 220 comes in two different guises, Street and Cruise. Expect all-new Avenger 400 also to come in similar appearance. The seat could come much thicker and wider offering more comfortable riding experience. The headlamp of the model could get projector unit, while taillight is likely to get LED units, which will enhance its appeal further for sure.
Dimensionally speaking Bajaj Avenger 400 is unlikely to get major change at all. Outgoing Avenger 220 Street measures 2,177mm in length, 801mm in width, 1,070mm in height, 1,490mm of wheelbase and a ground clearance of 169mm. The 220 Cruise comes with 4mm of extra width and 72mm of extra height on paper.
Bajaj Avenger 400 Key Rivals
Once launched, the upcoming Bajaj Avenger 400 with its 375cc powerful and efficient engine, aggressive pricing is likely to give tough competition to Royal Enfield Classic 350, Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, both of which have become quite popular in Indian market.