Bajaj Avenger Street 160 In-Depth Review
Sep 02, 2021
If you're thinking of adopting motorcycling as a hobby, you will do yourself a lot of good by investing in a high-quality motorcycle. Most especially, you'd enjoy motorcycling more with any motorbike model from Bajaj Auto Ltd. As one of the dominators
of the industry, Bajaj produces high-quality motorbikes that cater to the needs of their target audience.
Although their headquarters sits in India, their product range is pretty widespread and used around the world. In case you've been up and about thinking of the best yet affordable Bajaj bikes on sale, you're in the right place. The Bajaj Avenger Street 160 is a bike you should look into. Thankfully, it doesn’t only have its cute name to it. There are a lot of reasons why we love this bike model. Don't worry. We'll explore everything you should know about this bike. Let’s get right into it.
While the Avenger line-up of products from Bajaj has been a great hit, every model in the line-up always goes through improvements. Ever since the launch of
the Avenger bike 160, it sealed its feet as a threat to other avenger bikes in the line-up.
For instance, it led to Bajaj discontinuing the production of the Bajaj 220. Please think of the Avenger 160 as the Bajaj avengers bike model star because it sells out fast. Wondering why that happens? Let’s quickly explore some of its key features.
Outlook and Ergonomics
When we first saw this motorcycle, we thought it reminded us of one of the models of the Harley Davidson's. Nevertheless, we love what Bajaj did to the design. It follows a simplistic yet sophisticated design that you’ll be proud to park in your house.
A few of its parts jumbled together in an area of the bike adds to its cosmopolitan outlook.
On one part of the bike, you’ll spot the telescopic suspension, front-wheel fender, headlights, alloy wheel, handlebar with a sporty design, and the circular fuel tank on the part of the bike. Let's not forget the two rearview mirrors sitting pretty in front too.
You'll see the side panels at the back of the motorcycle that rests just below the seat and around the pillion grabrail. Trust me when I say that the side panels look gorgeous. Generally, Bajaj carved all the Avenger Street 160 bike parts to give a stylish retro yet urban street look.
To complement the fantastic look, the seat attached to this motorcycle is comfortable. Coupled with the high handlebar and the front foot-pegs, you'll find sitting on this bike a pleasure. You won't have to strain your waist or back like some other bikes that condemn you to sit awkwardly while you drive.
With a laid-back sitting posture, you won’t feel like you’re straining your muscles or bones. To top it all, Bajaj reinforced the pillion grabrail of this bike with a cushion for added comfort.
Engine and Transmission
If you enjoy cruising with motorcycles, the Bajaj Avenger 160 Street is one motorcycle you'll enjoy cruising with. It can enable you to cruise within 70-90 km/h. Anything above would probably result in a disaster. So, to an extent, this motorcycle is
a cruiser. You have to cruise within the capacity it offers. Furthermore, the top speed you can get with this bike is 105 km/h
The Bajaj Avenger Street 160 draws power from the single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine when it comes to its source. As an air-cooled, fuel-injected 160cc bs 6 engine, it gives off 15PSS power at maximum level. You’ll get the max power at 8,500 pm.
But that's not all, as this single-cylinder engine would also deliver a max torque of 13.7-newton meters at 7,000 pm. Of course, Bajaj didn’t forget to add a 5-speed gearbox to the engine portfolio of this bike.
Dimension, Weight, and Ground Clearance
This bike shows how much effort Bajaj put into making it a well-balanced and comfortable bike. With a weight of 154 kgs, it's relatively heavy, but anyone can ride it. The 737 mm height of this motorbike is comfortable, coupled with a 169 mm ground clearance
that’s perfect for any road type.
Thanks to the ground clearance, the Avenger bike 160 remains a versatile bike that can smoothly run on minor roads and highways.
Suspension, Brakes, Wheels
There’s nothing special about the suspension, except that it is a blend of softness and rigidity that are well balanced. You can easily glide over potholes with the suspension. Also, the brakes are similar to what we've seen before. The Bajaj Avenger
cruise 220 inspired the brakes of the avenger street 160.
On that note, this bike has a 130mm rear drum brake and a front disc brake that’s 280 mm. The 156kg kerb weight of the bike and the seating posture support this bike's braking system.
ABS is one of the most crucial safety features in modern vehicles as it drastically changes how your brakes are going to respond. Unlike regular rakes, with ABS, you have a lower risk of wheels locking up and, therefore, because skidding. It also reduces the braking distance on a large scale, which can be a lifesaver on slippery surfaces or potentially dangerous braking conditions.
Mileage and Electrical
Regardless of the beauty of a bike, its fuel efficiency is more important. Thankfully, this bike has considerably good fuel efficiency.
Although it is versatile, it does a great job maximizing your fuel. For instance, riding in the economic condition in the city results in total fuel efficiency of up to 38-42 km/l.
Driving on the highway would get you a little higher fuel efficiency than the previous one. You'll get a figure close to 42-47 km/l. Frankly, that’s not bad at all. Generally, a full tank of petrol gets you a 550-600 km riding range.
- + Comfortable seat that offers excellent sitting posture.
- + Excellent Fuel efficiency.
- + Wide Rear Tyre encourages stability during a ride.
- + It is equipped with rear-lift protection.
- + Great engine performance
- - The pillion seat isn't wide enough
- - Lacks a dual-channel ABS.
Bajaj Avenger Street 160 ABS - Specifications
Price and Availability
Price - Check Here
CC Category - 160cc
Category - Cruiser
Distributor - Uttara Motors Limited
Product Availability - Available
Dimensions & Fuel Tank Capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity - 13 Liter
Reserve Capacity - 3.8
Ground Clearance - 169 mm
Height - 1070 mm
Overall Width - 806 mm
Overall Length - 2210 mm
Seat Height - 737 mm
Weight - 156 Kg
Wheelbase - 1490 mm
Engine & Transmission
Displacement - 160 cc DTS-i
Engine Type - 4-stroke Twin Spark, Single cylinder, 2 Valves
Max Power - 15 Ps @ 8500 RPM
Max Torque - 13.7 NM @ 7000 RPM
Number of Speed Gears - 5-speed
Transmission Type - Manual
Clutch - Wet Multiplate
Drive Type - Chain Drive
Engine Cooling - Air-Cooled
Fuel Supply - Carburetor
Ignition Type - Digital Twin Spark Ignition
Starting System - Electric Starter
Brakes, Wheels & Suspensions
Brake Type - Single channel ABS
Front Brake - 280 mm Disc
Rear Brake - 130 mm Drum
Front Suspension - Telescopic with Double Anti-Friction Bus
Rear Suspension - 5 steps adjustable Twin shock absorber
Front Tire - 90/90-17
Rear Tire - 130/90-15
Tire Type - Tubeless
Wheel Type - Alloy
Top Speed and Mileage
Mileage - 45 Kmpl (Average on city roads)
Top Speed - 105 Kmph (Approx.)
Battery and Lights
Battery Type - 12 V, 4 Ah VRLA type
Headlight - 12V (DC) 55/60W (Halogen)
Truthfully, from the stylish design of the Bajaj Avenger Street 160, you can tell that Bajaj designed it for regular, daily street commuters. Of course, that doesn’t
mean you can’t take it out for a weekend spin when you’re in the mood.
Consider this bike as a family-friendly motorcycle. It comes with a lot of comfort that there's absolutely nothing threatening about its build. The tires and the handlebar put you in control of the bike. Also, this bike is straightforward and cheap to maintain.
The wheels, suspension, and brake system are fantastic, and all the parts contribute to the bike's balance. Depending on how you use it, you’ll most likely ride this bike for years without too many issues arising.