Evaluating The Bajaj Avenger: Low Cost Cruiser Motorcycle.

The fulcrum of motorcycles is slowly shifting towards the east. China and India are now the bigger motorcycle manufacturers in the world having replaced the western nations. The result is that even the big names of the motorcycle industry like Harley Davidson and Ducati have entered the Indian market. But these bikes cost a pile of money and are generally outside the reach of the average Indian whose purchasing power is pretty low.

The fulcrum of motorcycles is slowly shifting towards the east. China and India are now the bigger motorcycle manufacturers in the world having replaced the western nations. The result is that even the big names of the motorcycle industry like Harley Davidson and Ducati have entered the Indian market. But these bikes cost a pile of money and are generally outside the reach of the average Indian whose purchasing power is pretty low.

However Bajaj Auto Ltd which is one of India's oldest two wheeler manufacturers has a bike though not as sophisticated as the big machines yet packs a powerful punch. More important it is value for money. The company started as an importer of two wheelers in 1945.

By 1959 the wheel had turned full circle and the company had started production of two wheelers. They started by launching the Italian designed Vespa 150. Subsequently they launched their own brands.

The company made significant technological developments and these stood them in good stead when they launched the Avenger. This bike has the distinction of being the first cruiser bike launched in India and is manufactured at the Pune plant of the company. It is modeled on the Kawasaki Eliminator and for its price is excellent value.

The Bajaj Avenger was launched with a lot of publicity. This had its effect and the bike caught the imagination of the Indian public. The engineering department of Bajaj must be complimented on producing a world class bike. The Avenger is a handsome bike and stands out among the other two wheelers because of its distinctive looks. Moreover you can zip through the heavy traffic in Cities like Mumbai with ease and also at a faster speed thus saving on time.

The bike has been supported by advanced technological specification known as the DTS-I technology which is incorporated in its engine. A DTS or Dynamic technology system is a quality provider of information technology solutions.

Bajaj engineers have put in a lot of hard work on the bike. Hence they have developed the Avenger with special features that suit the Indian environment. The bike can negotiate the well developed highways or the underdeveloped muddy paths so peculiar to India with startling ease. The quality performance of the bike is complimented by the low slung sleek look. The chrome texture makes the bike shine in day light making it standout among other two wheelers.

The avenger weighs 152 kg and has a178cc engine with a top speed of 109 km an hour. The bike develops 16BHP which when compared to the bigger capacity bikes is quite puny. But the bike zips along with a pep that does it credit.

The bike is priced at about Rs 80,000 and in case you wish to own a cruiser bike at this price than the Bajaj Avenger is definitely your cup of tea.

 


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