Ba­jaj Avenger street 180

The lat­est Avenger tries a change of habi­tat from high­ways to streets. We try to see if it be­haves well in new ter­ri­tory

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Ba­jaj’s lat­est ur­ban cruiser put to the test

THe Lat­est Trailer of Avengers: In­fin­ity War had me won­der­ing how much the first avenger, Cap­tain amer­ica, had evolved over the span of the se­ries. in his lat­est avatar, with long hair and a fresh suit, he looks um... fash­ion­able. How­ever, that does not hide the fact that he was buried in ice for a long time. Clock­ing a re­laxed 95 km/h astride the lat­est avenger from Ba­jaj, i couldn’t help won­der­ing how much it had in com­mon with its su­per­hero name­sake.

Chris­tened the “avenger street 180”, this mo­tor­cy­cle is a con­tem­po­rary ver­sion of the first-ever avenger from Ba­jaj and, like Cap­tain Rogers, it has been given a makeover.

in terms of styling, the Ba­jaj avenger street 180 is a car­bon-copy of its larger sib­ling. the 17-inch wheel at the front and the 15-incher at the rear give the mo­tor­cy­cle a beefy ap­pear­ance that is fur­ther ac­cen­tu­ated by its low-slung stance and the fully ex­posed en­gine. the front is dom­i­nated by a re­freshed head­lamp that now fea­tures DRL. Crown­ing the head­lamp is a mi­nus­cule fly-screen that com­ple­ments the mo­tor­cy­cle’s “street” im­age. the vis­ual line slopes down from the slim fuel tank to the rider’s seat and con­tin­ues to the cen­tre panel be­fore cul­mi­nat­ing in the swoop­ing rear sec­tion that has also been given a con­tem­po­rary touch.

the street 180 does not come with the full-dig­i­tal in­stru­ment con­sole seen on the 220 twins and on its Ja­panese ri­val. the ana­logue speedome­ter has a dig­i­tal read­out for the odome­ter and trip me­ters, and may be ap­pre­ci­ated by Cap­tain amer­ica and sim­i­lar old-school rid­ers. the

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