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  • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versionshttp://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcycle-ownership-experiences/4942-ba

    Originally posted by Metalhead27 View Post
    Hi Gaurav..this review is for Street 150 or 200 .as planning to buy in first week of feb...can u please tell..what is the mileage u are getting after first servicing..m really confused between 150 and 220...need power and good milegae..expecting atleast 45..
    Hi what I have come to know people are getting like 60 in 150cc. I will be telling you after 18 as on this day going to buy the 150cc which is already booked. Days are counted for now. Excited as this would be my first cruiser bike
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    • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versionshttp://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcycle-ownership-experiences/4942-ba

      Originally posted by arjunb25 View Post
      Hi what I have come to know people are getting like 60 in 150cc. I will be telling you after 18 as on this day going to buy the 150cc which is already booked. Days are counted for now. Excited as this would be my first cruiser bike
      Any waiting period??

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      • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versionshttp://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcycle-ownership-experiences/4942-ba

        Originally posted by gaurav241 View Post
        So I finally received the bike on 2nd December 2015.

        Filled up the tank to the brim and Started riding.


        Immediately you feel the difference in the smoothness of the bike over the previous generation. The bike just wants to go and is happy to be revved.
        Keeping it under 60 is real challenge on open roads. And as my previous bike was a 110 cc Honda Twister its a substantial power upgrade.
        The bikes a looker on the streets. Everyone notices it and i have received a lot of positive feed back.

        The ride quality has improved a bit but i don't feel any difference in the cushioning or softness of the seat. The street handle bar does make it easier to maneuver around the tight corners and gaps compared to the previous model.
        Although it takes time to get used to the mammoth turning radius. Tires have good grip on the tarmac and are satisfactory. Coming to the brakes the rear brakes lack bite but the front disc is too powerful, hit the disc hard and it can make things bad almost immediately, it takes time to master the correct braking formula by combination of rear and front braking.

        Suspension is improved and the rear pillion complains lesser than the previous version but due to the slim seat at the back its mostly a touring bike for single riders from my point of view.

        The new speedometer looks good at night with and the headlight has satisfactory throw.
        From a full tank of gas to reserve that is around 10.5 liters the bike did 420kms on the clock. A mileage or 40kmpl much better than expected before first service.


        Coming to the first service as usual suryoday bajaj goregoan west was a disaster.
        First impression It was a very small service center like a private garage able to handle only 4 bikes at one time .(4 Ramps or working space).

        The Following things were to be done on the bike.

        1)Engine Oil Change.
        2)Engine Oil Flush (though i Know its a gimmick to loose money i thought about just doing it this once.)
        3)Chain Lubrication

        Total cost 880.00

        Problems reported by me
        1)Sometimes the fuel gauge fluctuates with speed happened once or twice and then rectified once tank was filled again
        2)Check for vibrations from rear end.

        The bike has clocked 613 kms when i handed over the keys to them.

        They promised the bike within four hours from 12 pm to 4 pm

        Reached at 4:10 asked to sit for sometime. The service adviser which attended me earlier is no where to be seen. Greeted by a new fellow.
        Told me that they checked the fuel gauge and it will be replaced under warranty once the part arrived in second service. ( At this point i am assuming the fuel gauge is at least working how much it was before).
        I make the payment and move on to the washing area and see the bike washed and kept there. Switch on the ignition and the fuel gauge doesnt move much I assume the tank is empty.

        On further checking the odometer it says 623 kms as opposed to 613.
        I asked for an explanation of 10 km of running. The Service adviser says they had to take the trial of the bike to which i say this is not done, Hes very causal about it.I let it go and make sure i never visit this center ever again cause i know its been used for joy riding.

        I tank up from the petrol pump near the service center and the fuel meter doesn't move.

        I go back to the service center to report its not working at all now to which they say when they checked it , it wasn't working at all and it will be replaced under warranty i just have to wait till second service.
        I tell the manager its their fault and i will take the complain about my experience higher. To which he promises to source the fuel gauge within a month.Not satisfied with this answer i take my bike to my trusted mechanic.

        He opens the seat and the tank re aligns the gauge which goes under the tank and voila it works perfectly.
        This is the kind of service and level of expertise suryoday bajaj workers have, they surely messed up the tank gauge but didn't even try to fix it.

        Finally I have decided to forgo the remaining two free services of my bike or get it done somewhere else.

        I would request everyone to stay away from suryoday bajaj Service and showrooms.


        The bike has clocked 100 more kms after the service it runs fine, and the fuel gauge is working flawlessly.

        Will keep updating more on this.
        It is good to know that you are enjoying your machine to the fullest. Keep riding safe bro. Some photos of your new machine would be treat to eyes. One question brother, are the tyres of street220 tubeless types or tubed one and can I use the alloy wheels in old avenger 220?
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        • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

          Guys i have heard new avenger 220 get more bassy exhaust... Is tat anything like this? ;-)


          More mods coming soon like spot lights, custom mirrors, custom paint job!!!
          Suggestions welcomed

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          • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versionshttp://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcycle-ownership-experiences/4942-ba

            Originally posted by Metalhead27 View Post
            Any waiting period??
            For the 150cc yes as there are alot of booking for this well in my city. More over I am waiting for 2016 lot to come as I have waited for 2016 to arrive. As they are promising me that on 10 of jan the lot which is coming to them would be of 2016 batch just crossing my fingures.

            Originally posted by AbhiAvvy13 View Post
            It is good to know that you are enjoying your machine to the fullest. Keep riding safe bro. Some photos of your new machine would be treat to eyes. One question brother, are the tyres of street220 tubeless types or tubed one and can I use the alloy wheels in old avenger 220?
            No the tyres which are coming in the 220cc street,or the 150cc are non tubeless ones even if the company has given alloys with it. An enquiry which I took from a dealer in tyres well he had to say if you put a tubeless tyre like in avanger the fuel efficiency will reduce as compared to the non tubeless ones when I confirmed this from bajaj I still await a reply from the companies end. As for the dealers what you say them it is always correct they are just concerned for the sales. Rest they won't help you a single bit. For fitting the new alloys in the old avanger I think the service center might help you on this well so far I have not seen anyone going ahead with this mod.

            Anyways I await for my ride to come in then good numbers of photo graphs would be there for your eyes my friends for sure. And I hope as this would be a new cruiser for me as for the first time I am entering in the cruiser field I hope I enjoy every single bit of it and not regret it.
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            • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versionshttp://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcycle-ownership-experiences/4942-ba

              Originally posted by arjunb25 View Post

              No the tyres which are coming in the 220cc street,or the 150cc are non tubeless ones even if the company has given alloys with it. An enquiry which I took from a dealer in tyres well he had to say if you put a tubeless tyre like in avanger the fuel efficiency will reduce as compared to the non tubeless ones when I confirmed this from bajaj I still await a reply from the companies end. As for the dealers what you say them it is always correct they are just concerned for the sales. Rest they won't help you a single bit. For fitting the new alloys in the old avanger I think the service center might help you on this well so far I have not seen anyone going ahead with this mod.

              Anyways I await for my ride to come in then good numbers of photo graphs would be there for your eyes my friends for sure. And I hope as this would be a new cruiser for me as for the first time I am entering in the cruiser field I hope I enjoy every single bit of it and not regret it.
              Thanks for your reply brother. You are right about the mentality of the dealers. They should have the basic knowledge about the bike not only the sales. And about your feelings I can assure you that you will definitely enjoy this cruiser a lot.
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              • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versionshttp://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcycle-ownership-experiences/4942-ba

                Originally posted by AbhiAvvy13 View Post
                Thanks for your reply brother. You are right about the mentality of the dealers. They should have the basic knowledge about the bike not only the sales. And about your feelings I can assure you that you will definitely enjoy this cruiser a lot.
                Thank you so much well even I am looking for ward for the bike to arrive at my house as till date there is no news of the 2016 model on which date the dealer will get it.
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                • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                  Guys i need your honest reply...
                  Wat about widening front tyres from 90/90-17 to 120/80-17 or 110/80-17 tyres... Can i keep the same old spoke rim and fit tyre ? Has anybody done it ?
                  And also 150or 160/80-15 rear tyre?
                  Recently i was just browsing and happened to see KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR V ...one of awesome model...
                  I wish to post pics...but cannot see any optons to do so

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                  • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                    Friends bought my bike finally she is here. Avanger 150cc it is very good bike trust me. Very good for city ridding. Just did like 80 km in one day itself.

                    I was going through the book. It's fun to read one you get to know your seed. I want to confirm here from all. The bike is 150cc correct how come bajaj is saying to use 20w50 engine oil on the bike. As normally I have seen 20w50 being used above 180cc. Have they changed the grade on there 150cc cruisers. This is having the same pulsar 150cc engine right.
                    Guys please correct me or should I get a confirmation from bajaj themselves well it is written. In the book. I guess I won't be a miss print for sure.
                    Do reply shall be waiting.
                    Last edited by arjunb25; 01-19-2016, 02:16 AM.
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                    • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                      My experience so far for a 100 km mark. This is one of the best machines I happened to come accross. Very silent vehicle smooth no vibs. I normally ride the bike in 40 to 50 speed hence I am enjoying my seed.
                      The breaks are good I was under the expression that I will have a tough time in adjusting myself with the seed but as time passed the pain in the back also got over and the bike has made me comfortable with it accordingly to the ride.
                      I am happy I got this 150cc as I don't like to ride fast.
                      Yes in the morning you have to pull the choke for at least 1 min and then keep the bike idle for another 1 min with non choke.
                      After words when the engine becomes good heated up the bike is ready to roll. Without jerks. As it is having an air flow system hence some special care has to be taken. Also the headlight at night is superb no words to it. Loving this bike like anything.
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                      • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                        I filled the tank with 14 ltrs plus .50 more which the company had given now as written in the book 3.5 is for reserve. Now if we minus 14.5-3.5=11 ltrs which is used for on use. Well the vehicle has done 220 km but still it is showing full. On the meter. Now let's see what does my seed gives me. But riding in city is fun but painfull on the highway. Lack of speed hehe.
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                        • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                          Recently I was getting a sound coming from the middle portion of my bike. It was like hitting something whenever I am going through some little potholes. Went to the mechanic and he showed me the problem. The rear suspension of my bike was half gone(My Phoenix is 3 years old). Repaired the rear suspension and now the sounds are gone.
                          Happy mile munching brothers.
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                          • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                            Originally posted by AbhiAvvy13 View Post
                            Recently I was getting a sound coming from the middle portion of my bike. It was like hitting something whenever I am going through some little potholes. Went to the mechanic and he showed me the problem. The rear suspension of my bike was half gone(My Phoenix is 3 years old). Repaired the rear suspension and now the sounds are gone.
                            Happy mile munching brothers.
                            Which rear shock were you using ,stock or gas ? And also what do you mean by repaired?

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                            • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                              Originally posted by bencherian View Post
                              Which rear shock were you using ,stock or gas ? And also what do you mean by repaired?
                              I am using the stock one. The bush and seals were replaced. Previously the rear shocks were dampened without seating of anyone and thus the ability of shock absorbing was reduced.

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                              Originally posted by arjunb25 View Post
                              I filled the tank with 14 ltrs plus .50 more which the company had given now as written in the book 3.5 is for reserve. Now if we minus 14.5-3.5=11 ltrs which is used for on use. Well the vehicle has done 220 km but still it is showing full. On the meter. Now let's see what does my seed gives me. But riding in city is fun but painfull on the highway. Lack of speed hehe.
                              It's good to know that you are having a great affair with your new steed. Keep enjoying and do post some photos also.
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                              • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                                Got My avenger street 150 delivered today☺ Waiting for the Registration,gonna hav lots of fun riding long long way.
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