Planning To Buy A Used Bajaj Avenger 220? Here Are The Pros And Cons
- The Bajaj Avenger 220 is one of the most affordable cruisers on sale
- The 5-7 year old examples can be had at competitive prices
- Spare parts are easily available with the bike still in production
The Bajaj Avenger 220 is the silent soldier in Bajaj Auto's portfolio that does handsome numbers every month without too much hue and cry. The Avenger 220 has been on sale for a decade now and it is one of the more value-friendly entry-level cruisers on sale. The Avenger 220 has been on sale for over a decade now and is currently sold only in the Cruise variant. The older examples though have a following over their own with the Kawasaki Eliminator inspired design that a lot of people still like. If you are a fan of that styling and are looking for a pre-owned Avenger 220, here are some pros and cons you should know.
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1. The Bajaj Avenger 220 certainly looks the part and is instantly recognisable for its design. The old models also had the old-school charm that does look nice.
2. The Avenger 220 was all about cruising but it was also a fairly light motorcycle over a conventional cruiser. This made it easier to manage for newer riders as well as those looking for a comfortable and powerful commuter.
3. The Bajaj Avenger 220 remains largely unchanged and parts are extremely easy to come by. Spares and affordable and servicing isn't backbreaking either. For those looking for a cruiser on a budget, a preowned Avenger 220 makes a strong case.
4. The long wheelbase and 19 Nm of peak torque from the engine still work in its favour. The bike feels at home doing triple-digit speeds and is quite stable.
5. An 8-year-old Avenger 220 will be easily priced between Rs. 30,000-35,000. And that can be a steal for a well-kept one.
1. The Bajaj Avenger 220 was always built to a cost, so you will find rusting issues around the exhaust and chrome bits on the older examples.
2. The pillion seat comfort was always decent and not too comfortable on the Avenger 220. The low seat height and forward-set footpegs can get a while to get used to for the rider.
3. While the braking system was adequate, Bajaj never provided a rear disc brake, which continues to be the case even today. The front sports a disc while the rear gets a drum brake set up. The older examples did not get ABS either.
4. The long wheelbase does it give a strong presence but it also made the motorcycle more prone to scraping the underbelly due to the low ground clearance. It also made manoeuvring the bike in slow-moving traffic or a tad bit more difficult.
5. Unlike conventional cruisers that are designed to be torque heavy in nature, the Avenger 220 always looked the part but used a street-oriented 220 cc engine from the Bajaj Pulsar 220F. So, if you are looking at an authentic cruiser experience, the Avenger 220 may seem to be more street-friendly.