Jul 17, 2010

76 Avenger 220 DTS-i, Complete Details [With Price, Photos]

Complete (and accurate details) of the new Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i..

Yes, its confirmed now, Bajaj has upgraded the Avenger with its 220 cc engine. Posted below are its complete and accurate details along with its photos.

Those who were expecting some visual changes in the new model will be disappointed. The bike looks nearly identical to the older model. The styling, color, optional wind screen, lights, tyres etc. everything looks the same as the older model.

The changes in the New Avenger 220 DTS-i is actually skin deep.

What's new in the Avenger 220 DTS-i?

1. Upgraded Engine:
  • 220 cc engine (the older Avenger had a 200 cc engine)
  • Max. power of 19.03 Ps @ 8400 rpm (vs. 17.5 Ps @ 8000 rpm of older 200 cc engine)
  • Max. torque of 17.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm (vs. 16.78 @ 6000 rpm of older 200 cc engine)
  • Bigger Oil Cooler for the 220 cc enigne
  • Manual choke (unlike the auto choke on the Pulsar 220 DTS-i)

It means that the new Avenger 220 DTS-i is more powerful and has more grunt than the outgoing model. On paper the new engine seems to be develop more grunt at higher revs. This actually goes against the easy and laidback attitude of a "cruiser".

There is an automotive saying that "there is no replacement for displacement", but it would take a test ride to reveal how this new engine performs on the Avenger.

2. New electricals
  • DC lighting

Which means like all the other bikes from Bajaj Auto stables, the headlight will provide a flicker free light.

  • Intelligent auto shut off headlight

Which means that the headlamps would automatically shut off if the engine is off.. to prevent the battery from accidental drain

  • Low battery level indicator


3. Dual foam seat

As the name suggests, the seat is made up of form of varying density. The portion for the rider is made up of softer material and the rear portion of the seat for the pillion is made up of firmer foam . This has been done keeping in mind the comfort for both the rider and pillion.


4. Sealed "O-ring" chain

I am not sure if the older Avenger 200 had sealed O-ring chain, but this new Avenger 220 has got a sealed "O-ring" chain.

Since the Avenger has got a half chain cover, the chain is always exposed to dust. A sealed O-ring chain keeps the chain lubricated for longer periods, and for an exposed chain, its better that it is of the "O-ring" type.



A few incorrect information/speculation about the Avenger 220 DTS-i floating on the net.. here is the correct info

    1. The Avenger 220 DTS-i gets "Auto Cancel indicators" like the Pulsar 150/180/220.

    Correction: The Avenger gets the normal push to cancel turn indicators switches.

    2. The ignition switch of the Avenger 220 DTS-i has been positioned in the center, near the speedometer display.

    Correction: As it can be seen in the photo posted below, the ignition switch is still positioned (in the classic cruiser style) below the the felt side of the fuel tank.







Avenger 220 DTS-i Price, Vs. price of the Pulsar 220 S/F

  • Avenger 200 DTS-i: Rs. 76,876 (On Road Pune)

  • Pulsar 220S DTS-i: Rs. 79,125 (On Road Pune)

  • Pulsar 220F DTS-i: Rs. 82,400 (On Road Pune)

The above pricing indicates that the new Avenger 220 DTS-i is about Rs. 3,000 dearer than the older one and still about Rs. 2,000 cheaper than the Pulsar 220S DTS-i.



Avenger 220 DTS-i, Technical Specifications

Source: BajajAuto Official Website
  • Engine : 4 stroke, Single Cylinder, Air cooled with Oil Cooler

  • Bore X Stroke : 67.00mm x 62.40mm

  • Eng. Displacement : 219.89 cc

  • Max. Net Power : 19.03 PS at 8500 rpm

  • Max. Net Torque : 17.5 Nm at 7000 rpm


  • Transmission : 5 speed (1 down - 4 up pattern)


  • Front Tyre : 90/90 x 17

  • Rear Tyre : 130/90 x 15

  • Front Brake : Disc 260 mm dia

  • Rear Brake : Drum 130 mm dia


  • Length x Breadth x Height : 2195 mm x 750 mm x 1070 mm

  • Wheelbase : 1475 mm

  • Min. ground clearance : 169 mm


  • Kerb Weight : 154.5 kg


  • Fuel Tank Capacity : 14 lts (3.4 lts reserve)


  • Colors: Black, Red, Blue and Silver






Bajaj Avenger 220 DTS-i: Photos


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76 Comments:

Sajal said...

I'm dissapointed with this release!! Reasons being -

1) If this is the same engine doing the job on the Pulsar 220F, then why scale down the power and torque??

2) Why give the rear disk brake a miss??

3) Really man Bajaj should have really thought about making the bike visually a bit different than the predecessors.

Anonymous said...

adding to Sajal's post.

Bajaj could have given ATLEAST Fz like low profile 140mm tyres.

Payeng said...

@Sajal,

I agree the bike could have been made visually a bit different and a few new features could have been added. But then in the absense of any direct competition to Avenger, would such visual difference really push up the sales by a significant margin?

The market is all driven by competition.

Will have to take the new Avenger for a spin to see how the "mildly tuned" 220 cc engine performs on the Avenger.


@Anonymous above, the Avenger already has quite wide tyres, 130 mm.. and putting low profile tyres will only have the already slightly stiffer ride at the rear more uncomfortable.

pointblank said...

it would have been nice to see some changes..........

Sankoobaba said...

i really love this bike...
yet.. it is not something i would buy as it is not that practical for me.. in city.. but its really good..by making it 220.. they have made it even better

RAJGARG said...

i really love this bike. bpo

Siddharth Soni said...

Am sure, looking at these numbers, the bike feels enticing. However, having owned and driven the Avenger 200 for more than one year, here's my opinion.

As a cruising machine, this bike needs a hell lot more. Am not talking about power or things like that. Am just talking about very basic things.

The braking is rather 'jerky'. If you apply the brakes hard, the handle bar doesn't stay straight. It turns sideways; don't know why that happens. Is it coz it's too light? Is it coz the front wheel is too thin? Or is it just lack of consideration on dynamics of a cruise-biking? The front wheel just gives in... This is a serious problem with the bike. Anybody's who's driven it for some time might be able to vouch for this.

The chrome and all look good but this bike still lacks the refinement you would expect of a cruiser. Guess, the engine adapted from Pulsar falls way short even after a good amount of tweaking to give a great cruising experience.

Am not a person who dissect bike-engineering technically can but I definitely 'feel' there are some serious problems which cast a doubt on the character of this bike as a 'cruiser'.

Anonymous said...

THIS WAS ENTICER WHICH WAS SOLD GOOD IN CRUISE SEGMENT, OTHER THAN THAT AVENGER HARDLY PERFORMS FOR BAJAJ SO DOES NOT MATTER MUCH HOW CHANGED,WHT CHANGED

Anonymous said...

guess bajaj does not want to spend on new dies !

Akash said...

@both the anonymous guys above (publish your names if you dare)

the enticer was a SUPER DUPPER FLOP from Yamaha, the Avenger squashed it so badly that no other maker has the guts to make another cruiser in India

tell hero honda to replace the dies of the 17 year old splendor, 10 year old passion and the 7 year old karizma, then talk about the dies of bajaj

Payeng said...

@Siddharth,

You are correct about the braking issue.. I have experienced it too. What happens is that the front wheels lock up when the surface is loose, like on roads with gravel or dusty/sandy roads.

Also because of the classic cruiser style kicked out front forks braking on the Avenger (as I have found out) is different than regular road bikes. One needs to be easy on the front brakes, especially on bad roads and the rear brake also needs to be used a bit more than regular bikes.

About the enigine, yes the engine has been adapted from the Pulsars.. will have to check out how the new engine performs (as the latest Pulsar engines have improved in the refinement compared to the older engines).

Like Sankoobaba, there are guys who like cruiser styled bikes.

Anonymous said...

nice reply to "dies" payeng.

Anonymous said...

payeng, is the engine borrowed from pulsar 220 or its different?

GAGAN said...

never been an avenger fan..and have always believed that it is an overrated bike. however it is good that bajaj is paying attention to it.

satyenpoojary said...

In the comparison you referred P220 as P200 :)

Payeng said...

Thanks Satyen, for pointing out the typo

nikunj said...

i m thinking for avenger 220 should i go for it .....

anan said...

hey guys `m planning to take avenger 220.... help me out with ur suggestions ...... is my decision is right to take avenger 220 instead of pulsar 220!!!!!1

Payeng said...

@above,

A test ride would clear doubts whether you should go for the Avenger 220. Riding an Avenger is a different experience from other bikes currently in the market.

anan said...

The test ride made me feel good about the bike performance...... but what about the braking issue you have mentioned earlier ... was it so bad ...

SAISAURABH said...

SAISAURABH ASORIYA-
I HAV BUYED AVENGER 220 FROM NAGPUR PROBIKING COLOR-BLUE..
ITZ REALY ONE OF THE AWESME BIKE...
PICKUP IS NOW POWERFUL...I MEAN TO SAY THT I ALSO HAV YAMAHA R15, BUT 15 IS NTHNG BEHIND THIS BIKE'S POWER {CHEKED ON EXPRESS 4 LAIN HIGHWAY}...
WIT SOME OF THIS GAINS BIKE ALSO HAV SOME PROBLEMS
1.REAR BRAKE R VRY SLOW.
2.N FRONT DISK CANT B APPIED ON THE TURNS...
..
BIKE'S MERITS:
1.AWESME TORQE
2.FRONT WINDSHIELD ..SURELY GRAB THE ATTENTION
3."FAADU" FIRING..
4.COMFRTBLE SEAT
5.EVEN BETTER MILEAGE



BUT M SURE U'll just "FEEL LIKE A GOD" 4 SURE..!!!

anan said...

thanks sai for the information u have provided.......

Anonymous said...

man aftr riding avenger for 9months n thnk god recently got rid of it.....i would say it sucks.....big time.....if u go only for the whole looks it is d only cruiser but so much different from a cruiser on the inner side.....
1.)cruisers nvr have an engine that screams at normal speeds like 60kmph but avenger does
2.)as mentioned above brakes suck....u cant use disc....n back drum is aint any good...
3.)and u can nvr f***ing compare this deep shit to an enfield ever....
4.)aftr so many upgrades on almost 3/4 of the parts it can be of some purpose n its definitely not jux increasing engine capacity or dislacement lol......
i dnt give a damn to the dude who asked the name for talking facts ...

Omkar Joshi said...

Hi people,

I need a test ride of Avenger-220.I have called more than 10 Bajaj Dealers - Vashi,Kanjur,Thane etc. but they didn't offer quoting that it is not available anywhere !

Is this true?I will be glad to know about a dealer store which can give me the test ride.

Looking ahead for your responses.I can be reached at omkar1984@gmail.com

Thanks,
Omkar Joshi

Rawat said...

how much mileage dtsi having in delhi road

Anonymous said...

Rawat, the mileage is around 35-40 kpl under normal riding

Anonymous said...

Avenger Poor accessories..... Both rear and front indicators, headlight cover etc are maade from plastic. Not a good bike recommend. (i am using Avenger 200 since FEB 2008)

Only plus point i experienced is the great pickup.

Alok Kushwaha said...

Hi friends,
In october price increased by 2k , is there any chance of price slash in a month or so?

thanks.
Alok

Payeng said...

@Alok,

I don't think that there will be discounts on bike purchases in the coming months

sushant said...

Hello guys...
I'm confused between two bikes:
Avenger or Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark

Which one should i go for?
i have read both user reviews? what u say?
Thanks

Anonymous said...

hey dudes i am planing to buy dis avenger 220....... n alll ur reviews are frakiin m out wat shud i do now plz do sugesst m........

Payeng said...

@Above,

if you are freaking out because of my previous review on the Avenger 200, then you should not worry at all. I never said that the Avenger is a bad bike.. I just said that it was not my kind of bike.. That's all.

Go for the Avenger

syed said...

Hey guys any new avenger220 dts-i User? Please guide me shud i go for it? What's the mileage? And what about the braking issue ?? is it continuing in this version even??

Anonymous said...

I have tried both CBZ Xtreme and hunk and they are hell behind of avenger..
In my opinion i recommend it

syed said...

Hey guys any new avenger220 dts-i User? Please guide me shud i go for it? What's the mileage? And what about the braking issue ?? is it continuing in this version even??

Alok Kushwaha said...

Hi friends,
In october price increased by 2k , is there any chance of price slash in a month or so?

thanks.
Alok

Rawat said...

how much mileage dtsi having in delhi road

anan said...

thanks sai for the information u have provided.......

RAJGARG said...

i really love this bike. bpo

pointblank said...

it would have been nice to see some changes..........

Sajal said...

I'm dissapointed with this release!! Reasons being -

1) If this is the same engine doing the job on the Pulsar 220F, then why scale down the power and torque??

2) Why give the rear disk brake a miss??

3) Really man Bajaj should have really thought about making the bike visually a bit different than the predecessors.

khans said...

avenger 220 is the beautiful bike
i have exaperienced it

pankaj said...

its a power full beast on a road,,,,... awsm mileage 55 in highway with 70km/h speed...... bullet is 19.8bhp and this beast is 19.3 doesnt matter alot ,,bullet ki bhi faadi hai isne bullet rone lag gai the ,,,, ki mujhe aage jane do ,,, but this beast is NO 1,,,,

Anonymous said...

My avenger 220 will arrive in another couple of days.... Waiting to ride her..........

860000 Onroad Price in Bangalore

Anonymous said...

Hi,

This is Aaron from chennai. I saw the above comments and all your suggestions... I booked the Avenger 220-DTSi, awaiting for the bike... Within 6 Days i'll be get the bike. Am so existing about the bike... Thanks for all your comments.

Eppadikku Anbulla,
Aaron.P

Austin said...

Hi
i really liked the bike at first when i sat on it i had a back pain bcus i usually have the habit of riding pulsar but later i realized that the posture in which i was sitting was wrong n now m very comfortable riding it. i have booked it and it will be arriving soon. i am only a bit upset with the rear brakes as there is no disc brake.... but i still luv the bike.

Austin R D

Anonymous said...

I have this bike form abot 3 months..."i m feeling lyk god"
are pulsar,,CBZ,,Stunner,,,to har dusre londe k pas hoti he...so jst try somethg diffrent...so plz go for avenger..

Anonymous said...

whats the mileage of aveneger 220i???????

mubarek said...

i love dis bike. because of the royal looks and comfortable seating and posh looking really

Anonymous said...

huh!!!
m confused nw what to do...i was thinking of buying an avenger...but nw m giving a second thot..

Unknown said...

its a bike for d cruisers and it is truely up to its name...........i love d bike to the core

Aldo r k said...

This is a good bike on average comparison.......
Forgive the braking.......
Avenger is different.......

Feel Like God.

Anonymous said...

cheapest cruiser.... love it

sunny boy said...

why bajaj dosent made any 650cc to 1300cc pulsar for heavy bikes lover who import big bikes from another countries

abhilash nair said...

avenger 220 red owner for 40 days.my cousin owns an avenger for 2+ which i have ridden whenever i visits him. the more you ride the bike more you likes it.its certainly not a bad bike.you gets what you paid for.it lacks a lot what true cruiser haves.but you should have a look at the price tag.breaking is not that bad but the front wheel does lack some grip.do not compare it to sport bikes.it performs completely different.it does lack the tourque of a cruiser though but has a comparatively better acceleration than enfields(not classic).the material quality could have been better.the pillin seat is not comfortable.i have made some changes like custom made crash guards,studds side box(thought about leather but practicality won).got the same colour as the bike.the red bike does attract some attention(used the blue one for quite a while).changing the crash guard does change the look a lot.plans to change the pillion seat head light etc. spending around 10-12 rs could bring a lot of changes in the looks.also i plan to upgrade to k&n performance filers,sparkplugs ,larger oil cooler kits(25plates-found a compatible aluminium alloy fron the internet.looks good too). etc when the warranty period is overslightly wider front tires with better grip may be considered too but surely will affect the milage.i am getting aroung 40+in city(mostly using in the city)and close to 50 in highways after the first service.seating position is quite good .better than most of the bikes lightning,thunderbird,enticer(only comparable bikes).certainly misses the foot board.also bad road does affect the ride quality(but not as bad as some of u have mentioned).till 80 the bike is stable and doesnt vibate a lot(havent tried more than that since its a new one).eventhough it has the same engine from p220 it performs completely different.it does what it is made to do.laid back comfortable cruising for a lot less money.overall the bike will give more than what u paid for.

Anonymous said...

its nt better than R15.

YASIN MUHAMMED said...

THIS IS NOTHING TO GHOSTRIDER.DAMM GOOD..AVENGER220

Anonymous said...

Hey guys this is rajan frm hyd..
Suggest me wch byk is bettr? ?
Fz or avenger or r15?? Pls do suggest me i m damn confused

deepak tyagi said...

hey guys...i hv been using the new dtsi for last 7-8 months...no problm faced till nw...fr th rear brakin issue...u guys hv to re arrange the setting within a month or so...thts waht i do..n all goes fine again...n for the pick up...no 1 evr on th road ws able to leave me behind...except th p220 itself...n also i hd a non stop trip of 300 kms...i think bike is great for long trips due to th comfortable seatin arrangements...so i wud say definately go for it....

Anonymous said...

hey...can i knw d current price of avenger 220....i jst love dis bike...itz d god father of ol othr bikes...

Anonymous said...

Hi gouz,
my limit is 90000 .. please suggest me a goog bike with mileage and look both. i am having Fazer wanna buy differnt one..please suggest me ..

Anonymous said...

Pillion seating is very uncomfortable.

LUCKY said...

i booked 1 avangr 220 cc..lets c how it goes

Manoj Rana said...

wow wat a bike ist's amazing i like it n sure i buy it soon,,

Manoj Rana said...

i like tis byke very very much and i'll get it soon

danny Gaikwad said...

hey guys which bike shud i buy, unicorn dazzler , bajaj avenger 220 or yamaha FZ16......... please reply soon and also tell me any other good option

aakash chauhan said...

any body can tell me the actual mileage of avenger 220cc..

johnson conan said...

Hey Guys, M planning to go for AVENGER 220, Suggest me whether i shld go for it or not.....M damn CRAZY about AVENGER....

Balaji K said...

hi friends im planing 2 by avenger in tn .......but i need bike in ka regi .....it is possible

Anonymous said...

hi.. pls let me know the mileage of avenger 220cc ... im planning to buy in feb 2013.

Anonymous said...

hey guys can you tell me which byk
is better avenger 220 or apache 160
hyper edge...

parth Bhatt said...

Everything sucks Just go For Looks ....Avenger is awesome

umesh koirala said...

i have already booked black colour avenger220. i have read lot of comment in many blog and altogether i found from the comment that the brake and front tyre is the main issue as well as the mileage and repeated model without a noticable change since 180cc.
But guys the main thing is we can't find the looks and comfort in another bike within the same price range. so i think nothing is 100% perfect. when u c running this bike in the road you will be blind to the minor weak point and became crazy for it. so don't think too much just love it and buy it.

Anonymous said...

go for it. no bike is 100% perfect. i have already booked the black one and waiting for it impatiently.

Anonymous said...

hey evry1 , can i no d benefits n drawbacks f avengers 220cc cuz am planning 2 buy it soon !!@

Anonymous said...

Guys, believe me it's the best bike in indian market.
I'm riding bajaj avenger 200 since 2008.
and I have booked new Avenger 220.
I tried so many bikes but this is the best.
I was confuse this time to choose between Enfield and Avenger.
I have decided to buy Avenger.
Love it.

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