Reviews of Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

Overall rating:

4.5
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Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 Reviews

Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220

Ex-showroom, Mumbai

₹ 1,18,957

Rating Parameters:

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

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  •  5Driven 9500km only 4 months ago by Rajesh
    Avenger cruise 220 first owner.New in condition, driven occasionally 9500 km only. Excellent mileage of 45 to 50. Bike is rarely in use that's why condition is same as new. Pickup and well is service. Parts condition is absolutely .No noise on riding. Easy and smooth ge...
    Avenger cruise 220 first owner.New in condition, driven occasionally 9500 km only. Excellent mileage of 45 to 50. Bike is rarely in use that's why condition is same as new. Pickup and well is service. Parts condition is absolutely .No noise on riding. Easy and smooth gear changes. Cruise seat comfort ability have no comparison in segment of bikes.
    • 5

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    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  1Do not buy 3 years ago by Sunil Yadav
    Style ok engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine is very noisy and it stops at any time, i have checked with all possible setting, engine still stops when riding on 1-2 gear at low speed. I can feel the engine heat on my legs just after 5-6 km ride. Ride qua...

    Style

    ok

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    engine is very noisy and it stops at any time, i have checked with all possible setting, engine still stops when riding on 1-2 gear at low speed.

    I can feel the engine heat on my legs just after 5-6 km ride.

    Ride quality & handling

    fiber parts, you can feel it if you hold it ……… unless it’s made of carbon fiber .

    Chrome part on the petrol tank and windshield started to have scratches in just 1 month. I do take care while washing or cleaning the bike … still. &Hellip;

    final words

    fuel meter is just a joke,

    it was showing me that the fuel is about to hit reserve ( just above 2nd red mark on the fuel gauge ) but i still went 30 km in on . Bangalore traffic is worst so i thought to be on safer side ( did not want everyone screaming on me in middle of the road ) and put it to reserve mode. Later on, after 8-9 km of ride is filled 7lts of petrol and it was full and about to over flow thank god, i did not ask for 8lts

    i would recommend “do not buy avenger 220 cruise”

    do not waste 1.2 Lakh on it ... I have owned pulser 150cc for 6 -7 year without any problem even once. Sold it to my close friend, he is happy with the bike. So i went for bajaj again .. Big mistake.

    Hope bajaj has not reached their peak and the only way is down fall from here, as there are many international brands selling bikes in india now.

    Areas of improvement

    all

    pros

    looks, mileage

    cons

    many almost all

    • 2

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    • 1

      Comfort

    • 1

      Value for Money

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  •  1Cranking problem 1 month ago by Anil
    I bought from the showroom get closed after 6 month and then i had to go to different dealer for servicing.Every time there is some problem in bike, with in 1.5 years (18 months) of use i had to change battery And the most worst problem is it's starter every time there ...
    I bought from the showroom get closed after 6 month and then i had to go to different dealer for servicing.Every time there is some problem in bike, with in 1.5 years (18 months) of use i had to change battery And the most worst problem is it's starter every time there was problem in starter in this bike.
    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Reliability

    • 4

      Performance

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  3It is a nice cruise bike  2 years ago by Sahil Mhatre
    Avenger cruise 220 its a nice bikeIt can have beautiful shine . I can ride this bike to 80 km highest. It is have nice sound . But it is have more care from owner.Any cruiser lover can buy this bike . It is a more comfortable bike. I like this bikes exhaust sound .It is...

    Avenger cruise 220 its a nice bike

    It can have beautiful shine . I can ride this bike to 80 km highest. It is have nice sound . But it is have more care from owner.Any cruiser lover can buy this bike . It is a more comfortable bike. I like this bikes exhaust sound .It is suitable for long drives. Its not for street area'

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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  • Style you get noticed on the road with the styling that new avenger cruise has. People turn back, slow down and watch the bike, some even ask for mileage and price. Stands out different in many parked vehicles. Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine perform...

    Style you get noticed on the road with the styling that new avenger cruise has. People turn back, slow down and watch the bike, some even ask for mileage and price. Stands out different in many parked vehicles.

    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine performance: throttle response is crisp. Very good pickup for a cruiser. Engine is smooth and refined. Seems more rev-ready.

    Fuel economy i have driven the bike for around 350 kms and i am getting the fe of around 40-42 kmpl in city riding (before first service). Just that i drive below 60 kph on 5th gear and below 50 kph on 4th gear. Need to see if fe still improves after run-in period.

    Gearbox gear shifting has been buttersmooth till now. With practice, you are easily able to find neutral. Gear shift happens well even if you press the foot very gently and there no noise during shift. Taller gear ratios have ensured you use 5th gear for stressfree cruising. Bike goes to 60 when on 5th gear easily and you won't notice! you need to ride the bike on proper gears else the engine slugs (when higher gear is engaged prematurely).

    Ride quality & handling have driven little on highways. My most of the driving is in city. Ride quality is good due to relaxed seating posture and tall m shaped handle bar. Increased foam in the sear adds to comfort. Handling is eary and maneuveribility is good too. If you are used to any commuter bike or sports/naked bike earlier, you will feel the difference in handling in traffic for first 2-3 instances but after riding for some 100 kms, you will get used to it. I don't feel any problem now even in bumper-to-bumper traffic. If you are taller than 5'6", the wind blast from the optional wind shield will come directly to your helmet/face when you ride above 60 kmph. So, it is advisable not to install windshiled if you are a tall person.

    Final words it's more than value for money. Many of my friends/relatives were stunned to know that such a nice and royal looking bike is available for just 93k (on road pune). They were thinking it should be around 1.5L or more this being a cruise bike.

    The bike is very comfortable with great engine performance on long drives.

    Areas of improvement i expected bajaj auto to modify engine of this new avenger (probably a detuned version of pulsar 200 ns) for still better performance. Hope to see the same in near future.

    Rear pillion seat is still narrow which will not be very comfortable for the pillion during long rides.

    Pros

    crisp throttle response, power, comfort, looks/style, weelbase, improved breaking.

    Cons

    rear suspensions, pillion seat width.

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 5

      Value for Money

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  •  1waste of money 2 years ago by Manish Rajpal
    This bike is truly a horrible machine waste of money don't even think of buying this type of machine within a month of purchase start facing gear change problem,noisy chain,noisy braking also so don't ever make a mistake like me of buying this type of bike its a truly a...
    This bike is truly a horrible machine waste of money don't even think of buying this type of machine within a month of purchase start facing gear change problem,noisy chain,noisy braking also so don't ever make a mistake like me of buying this type of bike its a truly a horrible experience of buying this type of bike.
    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Reliability

    • 1

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 1

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  3A neglect 4 years ago by J Singh
    Style its a great styling created originally by kawasaki. Evern harley street 750 / 500 are rougtly modeled on this design. Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox good engine but i was expecting a ktm tuned up 200 and 390 engines. That would have been great and a ...

    Style its a great styling created originally by kawasaki. Evern harley street 750 / 500 are rougtly modeled on this design.

    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox good engine but i was expecting a ktm tuned up 200 and 390 engines. That would have been great and a real challange for harley 500.

    Ride quality & handling good for city as well as highways.

    Areas of improvement i am disappointed. Just cosmetic changes after such a long wait. No tubeless tyres is a real surprise and a huge disappointment. Particulalry for a cruiser. No allow wheels either.

    They could have given the ktm 390 and 200 engines just like they are doing for rs200 and cs 400. That would have been a dream bike. Buit they lost the opportunity. I have been waiting but will have to go for bullet now. The problem is that even bullet has no tubeless tyres.

    Pros

    everything

    cons

    no bigger engine. No tubeless tyres

    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 3

      Value for Money

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    • Got mileage of

  •  5Mersal man avenger 2 years ago by Sundar
    Wild look..Mersal bike...Makes me proud..When i'm driving i'm feel like a man..Amazing feel..Smooth engine..Great balance even 130 km speed..It's my favourite bike..After a year its feel like a new bike..When you are driving every body's looks you..Because of this bajaj...
    Wild look..Mersal bike...Makes me proud..When i'm driving i'm feel like a man..Amazing feel..Smooth engine..Great balance even 130 km speed..It's my favourite bike..After a year its feel like a new bike..When you are driving every body's looks you..Because of this bajaj avenger cruise 220..Low maintenance..Feel like a best friend.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  3Poormans harley davidson 2 weeks ago by Snehasis
    Looks: totally subjective. Wish a more beefy fuel tank.Buying experience: average. Riding: very comfortable, i must say, on of the most comfortable seats in this price range. Seat is broad and well curved for support and movement. But pillion seat could have been more w...
    Looks: totally subjective. Wish a more beefy fuel tank.Buying experience: average. Riding: very comfortable, i must say, on of the most comfortable seats in this price range. Seat is broad and well curved for support and movement. But pillion seat could have been more wider. Pillion comfort is not very good like rider comfort. the part i want to talk about is gearing, well.... I dont like the gearbox. Its okay, but not like yamaha or suzuki gearboxes. Shifting doesn't have that feel and accuracy. Very short gearing ratios, becomes cumbersome in city traffics, for example, 1st gear upto 10 to 15kmph, 2nd gear 15 to 25kmph, 3rd gear 20 to 35 kmph, 4th gear 30 to 50,55kmph, 5th is beyond 55kmph. So needs very frequent gear changing in city. Its not like gixer 250 where 3 rd gear is all u need in city.. If gear shifting is not done properly, bike doesnt pull and engine starts knocking. Simply, in city, you will be busy with gearbox. So city riding is bad in this bike with traffic. Also every gearing has sweet spot where there is minimal vibrations.During highway speeds, vibrations come beyond 70 to 80kmph. Upto 65 kmph, it gives smooth ride. So, if you are enthusiast and love to rev the engine this is not the bike. Go for gixer 250 or duke 200,250. Its a cruiser bike and it is for those who love highway relaxed cruising. But if we compare it to royal enfield classic 350 or thunderbird 350, avenger 220 is much more smooth engine. No vibrations on mirrors upto 80 to 90kmph. Servicing cost is cheap. Takes almost 600 to 700 rs for one service. Fuel economy is okay. Depends on how u ride the bike, gives best economy when, 55 to 65 kmph at 5th gear and 35 to 40kmph at 4th gear... Gives upto 32 to 35kmpl if ridden carefully. Don't rev hard and brake aggressively if u want more mileage. One very bad thing is bajaj did not provide rpm meter in avenger, but pulsars have rpm meter. Always try to ride below 4000rpm to get relaxed ride. I achieved 120kmph top speed, frankly it should not be done. I thik, upto 80 to 90 kmph speed is safe and adequate.Quality of parts are not good, well its cheap in price also compared to duke 200,250 nd gixer250. Many parts tend to get rust in rainy season.I have faced one gross issue with this bike, battery went down and i had to replace it with a new exide 9v solid state battery of 2000rs, at that time, lockdown was going on, so did not get any customer support. See, my bike is only 8 months old, and this battery issue is not expected from a bike of this price. I have also heard about battery issues of avenger from other guys in fb group. Replacing it with new battery has resolved all problems but this should not have occurred in first place within one year of buying.Headlights are decent and looks badass from distance.I recommend if u want to go for it, then take street bcs street 220 gives tubeless tyres. But cruise 220 gives more raised handlebar and upright posture.In mountains, best is 2nd and 3rd gears to pull this bike uphill.Pros: very comfortable, relaxed, big bike feeling and minimum vibration(compared to enfield bikes), also low seat height is good for short riders and novice riders, long seats help during bag packing in back seat.Cons: long base, so handling is not great in traffic, narrow streets and bad roads, cornering is not confidence inspiring, brakes are average and low end torque is not good.Verdict: its a bike for mature riders who loves comfortable speed highway cruising and touring, not a good performer in bad roads but absolutely gem in highways. Wish it would be available with dominar 400 engine and premium components.
    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 3

      Performance

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5A Cruiser is a cruiser  2 years ago by Hyper Bikers
    As this bike is from bajaj buying experience is very good second thing riding experience is so good very comfortable but if you are tall like more than 6.4 you will face some problems, look is very cool like a don really a eye catcher whenever i take my bike in market m...
    As this bike is from bajaj buying experience is very good second thing riding experience is so good very comfortable but if you are tall like more than 6.4 you will face some problems, look is very cool like a don really a eye catcher whenever i take my bike in market most of the people stare it as it has engine of pulsar 220 it has lot of power of 19.5 bhp which is very good if we compare it to bullet 350 its 350cc engine produces same bhp and avenger looks so classy and stylish and it will not suit on thin people good Servicing by bajaj and maintenance is also not so much means low maintenance cost there are no problem at all in this bike power is good handling is good riding experience is best in all the bikes i have ride comfort level is like 1000 percent cons heat problem but it will be reduced after 1st service.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Comfortable riding position
    • Strong dealership network 
    • One of the most affordable cruisers
  • Could be Better

    • The engine has vibrations
    • Gearbox could be more precise

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