We have created a detailed video on the comparison of the 2 most versatile motorcycle, Bajaj Avenger 220 Street vs 220 cruise. Watch the full video below to know what you can expect from these 2 bikes and which is actually the best for you.
Today, we are going to compare the 2 most beautiful Bajaj Avenger motorcycles, which are Bajaj Avenger 220 Street and 220 cruise. Recently, both motorcycles received single-channel ABS for the safety of runners. To go further, there are no big differences between the two, because the two bikes are very identical. The main difference is the style and purpose. Read the article to know which one is the best and what makes them different.
Mechanically, Bajaj Avenger Street 220 and Cruise ABS continue to get a 220cc oil-cooled DTS-I engine, the same one from Pulsar 220F. The engine produces 19 BHP and 17.5 Nm of peak torque. For transmission purposes, the engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Talking about styling, Avenger Street 220 follows a modern-day styling with black inserts all over the body, whereas, the cruise follows a classic retro appeal and it is currently the flagship cruiser from the Indian manufacturer. Avenger Street somewhat appeals to the younger crowd, whereas Cruise fits for the older groups. Avenger Cruise gets heavy chrome inserts, subtle color options, and a big windshield as an additional plus point to form a complete look.
With respect to performance, if it is for regular commuting in the city, Street would provide you with the conventional handle which will make your life easy in traffic. The street control handlebar, along with its thick tires helps in getting better control over the motorcycle in heavy traffic.
Furthermore, if you focus on long drives, then you need a cruiser like a handlebar which is provided by the avenger cruise 220. The Cruise may offer a comfortable riding experience both in the city and on an extended journey. For both the bikes, brakes are in control with 260 mm Disc ABS at the front and Rear 130 mm Drum and a fuel tank capacity of 13L as well.
Talking about cruise 220, it is a perfect package for riders of all heights as it comes with a pillion backrest as a plus point and shares most of its parts with the other Avengers. While on the other hand, street 220 misses out the use of bigger windshield and pillion backrest due to its Street oriented use. This probably is a major difference between the 2 bikes. This makes the cruise 220 to feature more comfort in riding for a long time and on highways too.
Furthermore, both the variants offer LED DRLs, Auto-Headlamps, low-slung seating & windshield too. An Advantage Street gets is its alloy wheels. Talking about the kerb weight of the motorcycle, Avenger Street 220 is 4 kg lighter as compared to the cruise as the street is 155 kgs and cruise is 159.
This comparison clearly indicates that the street is easily maneuverable in urban traffic while the cruise is better driven on highways.