Bajaj Avenger 220CC Dtsi
Driven 13000 km
Top speed: 120 kmph (Tested)
|Type||4-stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i, air cooled with oil-cooler|
|Max. Power (Ps @ rpm)||19.03 @ 8400|
|Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm)||17.5 @ 7000|
To be honest it’s not city boy, demanding gearbox makes it harder in city traffic. You may be busy in shifting gears and balancing the heavy machine in slower speeds, but when you out of the city you can feel the stability, the road presence in higher speed is impressive. The throttle response of 220cc DTSi will not disappoint you at all but brakes may. It takes time to slow down the heavy boy and may feel the dis balance on hard braking. Due to larger wheelbase and low ground clearance potholes and breakers may touch the bottom of chassis sometime. Parking and meneuvouring could be a problem in tight space.
The twin spark plug lies opposite to cylinder and are controlled digitally by ECU which also handles the fuel injection and valve timing. The two spark plug over come the cold start problem but there lies a problem. The ECU cut the fuel supply when the accelerator is release to increase the mileage but initially engine takes time to warm up and during that time band the engine keeps shutting down the moment accelerator is released.
Vintage style speedometer looks ok and fuel indicator on petrol tank add on to style. Windshield which is optional protect rider from dust and fast moving wind. Handle lock is bit a hard job to do and may take time to get use to. On long stretches you’ll find un comfort on narrow rear seat. Gear box is little notchy too. Chrome plated mirror looks good but broader mirrors could have added for more visibility.
If your work place is in outskirts of city should go for it. It’s a perfect highway cruiser but want to ride in city before buying better join gym.