Bajaj Avenger 200 DTSi

16 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Bajaj Avenger 200 DTSi отключены
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The anticipation to ride a motorcycle by Bajaj’s 200cc engine has slowly been chewing up my This, especially after mini-tested the Pulsar 200 while I was and came back raving. Nandu, within a few days of got his hands on the not yet launched motorcycle and stop talking about the Pulsar ever. He then on to hound me in the following days what I was missing.

So here was my then Shumi was away and was a motorcycle powered by that talked about 200cc up for test. Only this it was strapped into Bajaj’s the Avenger.

Now, I’ve the 180cc version of the Avenger than a fair bit to know Bajaj’s cruiser is quite a little er. cruiser. They the cruiser culture with the EL or the Eliminator, the Kawasaki-Bajaj motorcycle. motorcycle grew into the basically the then-top of the line 180 DTSi engine bolted to the chassis. There were tweaks, of course, to help the adapt to the cruiser characteristics of the

So with the launch of the Pulsar 200 and the 220, it was just a matter of before Bajaj gave the a shot in the arm. We reckoned it be with the 220 motor, but the 200 it is.

Just the last time around, the gets a few tweaks, with the now delivering 0.5 bhp less than the 200 and torque down by just 0.4 kgm. These are changes are required so that the motorcycle less peaky and gets the laid back, cruiser

Subtractions aside, additions to the include a small fuel (No more ‘I ran out of fuel’ for being late, then on the tank cluster, with contemporary looking tell-tale The rest of the motorcycle, unlike the 200, looks as radically as George Clooney after his surgery. If there’s anything I really can’t tell by at the bike, so I climbed on it and rode

We decided to go up one of the few remaining hillocks on the of the city to shoot the motorcycle, a that a lot of regular BSM readers but will not, recognise. I blame them. Anyway, the still as delightful as ever and close to arrow straight, but we it.

And here’s why. The Avenger got the same 1475 mm wheelbase, but for reason it feels like it to go around corners. The low CG makes the so flickable, I can almost already the local Mumbai biker on their LED lit Avengers, zig-zagging traffic.

This cruiser to the highway, but feels rather at on the twisties. And if you’re worried ground clearance, everything well out of harm’s way. The that do scrape the tarmac are and have metal lugs on the to prevent the rubber from chewed up by the road. Needless to I had a field day around corners and them out (sorry, Bajaj!).

The suspension package remains the for the 200 and just like the older the bike smooths over and small bumps in the road, but through the larger ones. The see no change with the bump in but rightly so. Still sharp as they have enough power to cope with the bhp.

But once you’ve your already stretched and headed out on smooth blacktop, all is forgotten. The blurring scenery by and the unadulterated joy of cruising at three-digit with the engine humming a tone, is just super. engine isn’t as gruff as the from the Pulsar family and a lot more refined and a lot less too.

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Shumi was right all along, and will be forgiven. I’m to regret not having ridden the 200. This engine out torque rather low down in the rev and is not as peaky as the others, which make it a pleasure to ride in the The Avenger surges ahead with a linear delivery of and the 0-60 kph sprint takes 5.18 seconds, while it 100 kph in 20.03 seconds all of this any fuss.

Once the speedo to the ton, the needle begins to less rapidly. This is a and so may not need that top end grunt, but the is that the engine seemed to be a bit lean and the gigantic windscreen have been slowing the proceedings to the 114 kph top speed mark. The although an accessory, isn’t the of cosmetic touches for the motorcycle and the screen was not true (objects when seen through the

The Achilles heel of the great package is the gearbox. Although are quick and positive, finding was not as convenient as I wanted it to be. But this could be attributed to the fact our test bike was fresh out of the box and had to be properly run in.

That said, the 200 is the only proper cruiser in the market. It’s no different from the last generation but it could (and should) been. A few classic cruiser could have done for it.

Over the 180, the Avenger 200 is put together and the overall build seems to have gone up a Priced at Rs 65,943 (ex-showroom the Avenger is a whopping

Rs 4,500 over the 180, but for the tuned engine and the better quality, not to mention the fuel it seems well worth it. if you’re staring down alley, the Avenger is the best for money motorcycle in its class, of course you’re looking at close to a lakh on an old school thumper. BSM

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