The new Avenger 220 Cruise and the Avenger 220 Street are examples of Bajaj’s ingenuity. They are here to rejuvenate the long-standing Avenger brand. While the models are similar under the skin, the Avenger 220 Cruise and the Avenger 220 Street are targeted at slightly different sets of buyers.
The former is a take on the authentic old school, highway cruiser with an overdose of chrome all around. From the oil-cooler to the handlebar, from the suspension, spoke wheels, headlamp and the turn indicators to the grab rails, it’s all nice and shiny. The Cruise also sports the quintessential high-rise handlebar and a teardrop fuel tank finished in an elegant grey.
The Avenger 220 Street is more of an urban machine and one that seems to be inspired by the Harley-Davidson Street 750. Compared to the Cruise, the Street gets a blacked-out frame, a flat handlebar, alloy wheels and a matte black paint scheme for the engine. Otherwise, the tank, the body panels, the cycle parts et al are all identical to the Cruise.