Thinking of buying a used Bajaj Avenger 220? Here are the pros and cons
Do you want to buy a used Bajaj Avenger 220? Be sure to read our list of pros and cons before making a decision.
The classic design of the Bajaj Avenger 220 remains popular even today
The Bajaj Avenger 220 is the silent soldier in the Bajaj Auto portfolio that does great performances every month without too much screaming. The Avenger 220 has been on sale for a decade now and is one of the most economical entry level cruisers on sale. The Avenger 220 has been on sale for over a decade now and is currently only sold in the Cruise variant. The older examples, however, have a follow-up with the Kawasaki Eliminator-inspired design that a lot of people still love. If you are a fan of this style and are looking for a used Avenger 220, here are some pros and cons you should be aware of.
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1. The Bajaj Avenger 220 certainly looks out of the room and is instantly recognizable for its design. The old models also had the old school charm which looks good.
2. The Avenger 220 was a cruiser, but it was also a fairly light motorcycle compared to a conventional cruiser. This has made it easier to manage for new 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 find. Spare parts and affordable and maintenance is also not grueling. For those looking for a cruiser on a budget, a used Avenger 220 is a strong point.
4. The long wheelbase and 19 Nm of maximum engine torque always work in its favor. The bike feels comfortable with triple-digit gears and is quite stable.
5. An 8 year old Avenger 220 will easily cost between 30,000 and 35,000. And that can be a good deal for a well-maintained one.
1. The Bajaj Avenger 220 has always been built at a cost, so you will find rust issues around the exhaust and chunks of chrome on older examples.
2. Passenger seat comfort has always been decent and not too comfortable on the Avenger 220. The low seat height and advanced footrests can take a while for the rider to get used to.
3. While the braking system was adequate, Bajaj never provided a rear disc brake, which continues to be the case today. The front sports a disc while the rear is equipped with a drum brake. The older examples also did not get ABS.
4. The long wheelbase gives a strong presence, but it also makes the bike more likely to scratch the stomach due to the low ground clearance. It also made maneuvering the bike in slow traffic or a little more difficult.
5. Unlike conventional cruisers which are designed to be high-torque by nature, the Avenger 220 has always looked like part but used a street-oriented 220cc engine from the Bajaj Pulsar 220F. So if you are looking for an authentic cruising experience, the Avenger 220 may seem more street-friendly.
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