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  • #76
    which engine oil do you think works best for the avenger guys??

    i have put motul 300V(full SS) at 3000km on ODO and it started leaking after finishing around 1000KM...didnt feel great with this oil..any other try?

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    • #77
      Originally posted by arun6jacob View Post
      guys i am from kerala,i am planning to take an avenger 220 within a month or two, but i have heard it is difficult to get the parts of the same in kerala, is it true? what mileage should i be expecting for the bike?and i also heard that the bike is built to a price and the chrome finish is not good..is it true?guys please help
      Good choice friend . . .I am from Cochin and a proud owner of a avenger 220 for the past 6 months. The mielage is pretty decent in the highways at about 38 which is stable for me.

      never had a part replaced, so, no comments in that. But as mentioned, get a good service place or maska the existing service centre guys . . .since . .well, its bajaj!

      the fit and finish is pretty good actually . . the only issue i seem to have is the bulb in the rear park . .which has gone bust twice in 6 months.

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      • #78
        no takers for this thread???

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        • #79
          Avenger 220 Red - Bangalore

          Hi Guys,

          I always wanted to write about my own Avenger... but I hung back because of plain biking inexperience... Anyways you will know everything about me and my bike now...

          So... here goes...

          The Avenger is my first bike ever... (barring a kinetic honda... which i don't consider as a bike...). I am 24 years old and have never ridden a bike for more than 10 min before my Avenger . I got my 4 wheeler license b4 my 2 wheeler one.

          Ever since I saw the Eliminator I have drooled at any bike which remotely resembles a cruiser and having a peer group of Avenger fans helps in buying an Avenger.

          No one in my family approved because I am very thin (almost emaciated) and weigh only 51... But I stood firm and bought a red one in Bangalore in February 2011.

          Customer Service in Bangalore Pro - Biking Showroom is poor, though I heard they are improving.

          Anyways onto the bike... My first fall (which was inevitable) was on the third day when I bought my bike. Scratched the front fender badly. Afterwards I fell 4 more times and once I broke the gear foot peg. But the spare parts are easily found and anything can be replaced (except for a hurt ego...)

          Now I am more confident with the bike and can handle it pretty smoothly... But still there is a lot of raw inexperience to cover...

          I have ridden a lot more bikes after I bought my bike and one thing I can say is the Avenger beats most bikes in stability during curves... A curve which I can make confidently and with ease at 70kmph on the Avenger becomes dangerous on a CBZ Xtreme, a Honda Stunner or a Yamaha Fazer.

          I would've loved to see radials on the Avenger but that must be asking a lot. The Avenger can bend and handle most roads well enough, but sand and gravel are issues (I hope most bikes have these issues...)

          The Avenger (any color) looks really spectacular in the night parker under a street light or under heavy sun (the chrome shines splendidly). One must be really careful when removing the keys after a ride as the engine may scald your fingers if you are not familiar with where the key is. Best solution: wear gloves - always. Not only do they look good, but they really help. Cramster gloves are nice.

          One ought to go for open - faced helmets and good looking jackets if they want to look good on the bike.

          And there is a steady, mean growl with the occasional phut from the silencer. Though not on par with a Enfield, it does sound good. I hate the Avenger's horn, its too meek for the bike.

          The Avenger begs to be revved. Even at 80kmph, there is a lot of throttle to go through. Just to learn how much power I can get I opened up the throttle completely on the way to Nandi Hills. The Avenger moved like greased lightning. With all that pick - up u can cut through city traffic like a scythe (though I prefer not to. I like to pretend that my bike is a real monster - sized cruiser and hence do not go barging into all the small gaps in traffic like the little bikes do).

          Windlash is a hindrance with the Avenger and getting the optional windscreen when you buy the bike is my sincere recommendation.

          My close friend and roomie (who loves living frugally) makes my bike return an amazing 45 - 48kmpl (with my driving I decided not to bother about mileage for now)...

          Electricals are very poor with the Avenger (barring the headlamp...). It has been only two months and all three rear lights have gone out of action (thru no fault of mine... luckily they are cheap to replace... and no the warranty does not cover electricals...)

          The headlamp is wonderful... DC ensures that the moment u switch on the lights u get adequate visibility... low or high rpm's do not matter... Low beam should be sufficient in most conditions... High beam may cause temporary blindness to the vehicles coming in the opposite direction... (anyone knows where i can get better lights... read xenon for the Avenger?)

          Gear shift is as smooth as butter... AT THE RIGHT RPM's... anything else and the tell tale ka - chuk sound comes out... clutchless shift is also possible... but beware of stalling... also be ready for a lot of false neutrals until u get used to the bike... go over a speed breaker at very slow speeds and you may need to gear down to the 1st gear...

          Rider's seat is heaven and pillion seat is hell on the Avenger. When the temperature is a bit high and u r wearing jeans and are on the pillion seat then expect a lot of sweat and pain. The backrest helps a little but in summer do not get on the pillion seat. Also the pillion seat is small and narrow for big butts. If a person with a huge belly sits behind, the rider begins to feel congested.

          Shock Absorbers are cool enough... Only nasty bumps are felt by the rider... again here the pillion gets the raw deal...

          The Avenger is a heavy vehicle... You cannot move it easily by standing beside it... you have to sit on it to get it reversed from a mean inclination... and because of its weight you feel the need to ride faster so that you don't feel the weight... (wonder how people ride that monster Yamaha VMAX - 316 kgs,... wtf)

          And my final words will be:

          "If you are asking others whether or not to buy an Avenger then don't... You need to feel that desire to own an Avenger... Everytime you look at one on the road that desire should come to you... then alone should you buy it... else you will regret it..."

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          • #80
            Guys my frnd is bookin this vechile in a day or two..
            plz advise if this bike is good ? wat are the negative things and wat is the milleage ?
            any prob in the bike ?

            thank you
            GOT TO REPAIR HER UNTIL SHE BECOMES A BEAUTY ;)"

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            • #81
              Hey Srinu,
              Welcome to the Avenger Group
              Feels good to see someone who loves this bike as much as i do. My name is Sushant and own a black 200 Avenger almost 3 yrs old. you can check my bike's pics in my album. My fav Sunday breakfast ride is to Nandi Lets meet up and ride together next time you go to Nandi. What say?

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              • #82
                Hey Salman,
                the bike is a pleasure to have. you should buy it only if you are ready to accept it that its nothing compared to an enfield. Avenger is more comfortable in some cases as compared to a bullet ( but thats my opinion). Mileage is above 40 easily. Take it out on the highway and the mileage i got until now is 55kmpl. Go for it dude enjoy the low strung feeling and cruise

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Sushant.Ajnikar View Post
                  Hey Salman,
                  the bike is a pleasure to have. you should buy it only if you are ready to accept it that its nothing compared to an enfield. Avenger is more comfortable in some cases as compared to a bullet ( but thats my opinion). Mileage is above 40 easily. Take it out on the highway and the mileage i got until now is 55kmpl. Go for it dude enjoy the low strung feeling and cruise
                  hi sushant..got 2 questions for u

                  what are all engine oils u tried so far and which one u felt best for avenger??

                  and what speeds u ride at usually to get such incredible mileage??

                  tnx in advance

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by getbacktosrinu View Post
                    Hi Guys,

                    I always wanted to write about my own Avenger... but I hung back because of plain biking inexperience... Anyways you will know everything about me and my bike now...

                    So... here goes...

                    The Avenger is my first bike ever... (barring a kinetic honda... which i don't consider as a bike...). I am 24 years old and have never ridden a bike for more than 10 min before my Avenger . I got my 4 wheeler license b4 my 2 wheeler one.

                    Ever since I saw the Eliminator I have drooled at any bike which remotely resembles a cruiser and having a peer group of Avenger fans helps in buying an Avenger.

                    No one in my family approved because I am very thin (almost emaciated) and weigh only 51... But I stood firm and bought a red one in Bangalore in February 2011.

                    Customer Service in Bangalore Pro - Biking Showroom is poor, though I heard they are improving.

                    Anyways onto the bike... My first fall (which was inevitable) was on the third day when I bought my bike. Scratched the front fender badly. Afterwards I fell 4 more times and once I broke the gear foot peg. But the spare parts are easily found and anything can be replaced (except for a hurt ego...)

                    Now I am more confident with the bike and can handle it pretty smoothly... But still there is a lot of raw inexperience to cover...

                    I have ridden a lot more bikes after I bought my bike and one thing I can say is the Avenger beats most bikes in stability during curves... A curve which I can make confidently and with ease at 70kmph on the Avenger becomes dangerous on a CBZ Xtreme, a Honda Stunner or a Yamaha Fazer.

                    I would've loved to see radials on the Avenger but that must be asking a lot. The Avenger can bend and handle most roads well enough, but sand and gravel are issues (I hope most bikes have these issues...)

                    The Avenger (any color) looks really spectacular in the night parker under a street light or under heavy sun (the chrome shines splendidly). One must be really careful when removing the keys after a ride as the engine may scald your fingers if you are not familiar with where the key is. Best solution: wear gloves - always. Not only do they look good, but they really help. Cramster gloves are nice.

                    One ought to go for open - faced helmets and good looking jackets if they want to look good on the bike.

                    And there is a steady, mean growl with the occasional phut from the silencer. Though not on par with a Enfield, it does sound good. I hate the Avenger's horn, its too meek for the bike.

                    The Avenger begs to be revved. Even at 80kmph, there is a lot of throttle to go through. Just to learn how much power I can get I opened up the throttle completely on the way to Nandi Hills. The Avenger moved like greased lightning. With all that pick - up u can cut through city traffic like a scythe (though I prefer not to. I like to pretend that my bike is a real monster - sized cruiser and hence do not go barging into all the small gaps in traffic like the little bikes do).

                    Windlash is a hindrance with the Avenger and getting the optional windscreen when you buy the bike is my sincere recommendation.

                    My close friend and roomie (who loves living frugally) makes my bike return an amazing 45 - 48kmpl (with my driving I decided not to bother about mileage for now)...

                    Electricals are very poor with the Avenger (barring the headlamp...). It has been only two months and all three rear lights have gone out of action (thru no fault of mine... luckily they are cheap to replace... and no the warranty does not cover electricals...)

                    The headlamp is wonderful... DC ensures that the moment u switch on the lights u get adequate visibility... low or high rpm's do not matter... Low beam should be sufficient in most conditions... High beam may cause temporary blindness to the vehicles coming in the opposite direction... (anyone knows where i can get better lights... read xenon for the Avenger?)

                    Gear shift is as smooth as butter... AT THE RIGHT RPM's... anything else and the tell tale ka - chuk sound comes out... clutchless shift is also possible... but beware of stalling... also be ready for a lot of false neutrals until u get used to the bike... go over a speed breaker at very slow speeds and you may need to gear down to the 1st gear...

                    Rider's seat is heaven and pillion seat is hell on the Avenger. When the temperature is a bit high and u r wearing jeans and are on the pillion seat then expect a lot of sweat and pain. The backrest helps a little but in summer do not get on the pillion seat. Also the pillion seat is small and narrow for big butts. If a person with a huge belly sits behind, the rider begins to feel congested.

                    Shock Absorbers are cool enough... Only nasty bumps are felt by the rider... again here the pillion gets the raw deal...

                    The Avenger is a heavy vehicle... You cannot move it easily by standing beside it... you have to sit on it to get it reversed from a mean inclination... and because of its weight you feel the need to ride faster so that you don't feel the weight... (wonder how people ride that monster Yamaha VMAX - 316 kgs,... wtf)

                    And my final words will be:

                    "If you are asking others whether or not to buy an Avenger then don't... You need to feel that desire to own an Avenger... Everytime you look at one on the road that desire should come to you... then alone should you buy it... else you will regret it..."
                    nice take on the bike srinu...even i agree with most points mentioned by u..but how could u negotiate turns at 70kmph yar?? i still feel not OK with turnings at high speeds even after riding 5000kms..any tips??

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                    • #85
                      Hey Murthy,
                      Honestly i do not know what engine oil i use. I always get it serviced from bajaj service stations. let them handle my bike. All i tell them is that i need this bike ready for long rides... always. i get it serviced every 3 months. All i do is just check if the oil level is enough.

                      I ride normally at 80kmph, occasionally cross 120kmph. I have a windshield on as it helps me for my ride. I have not modified or put any performance filters etc. till date my bike has never let me down and i am proud of it.

                      Just one suggestion to all avenger riders, do not ride this bike like you would ride a pulsar or a yamaha, understand this bike is not built for these things. you cruise on this bike and only then people notice you and you get all jealous stares. In villages children come running and wave hands smiling at you, truck drivers let you overtake, car drivers slow down to notice you etc. Please enjoy the bike the way it is meant to.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Gangster View Post
                        U r welcome... also, lemme know if anyone needs modified handles for Avenger or RE...
                        Yeah... Hi, I am considering to go for a more wider TB Handle for my almost 3yrs old Avy...But worried if I need to change the entire cable set, If did, How long will these modified cables last and will they be reliable?

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                        • #87
                          Tsk...Tsk...Any Avys around?

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                          • #88
                            hay guys has anyone in xbhp bought the new 220cc avenger lately can u give me some briefs of the bike of how she is doing well my friend wants to buy well as for me I might go for it next year.
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                            • #89
                              My AVENGER220..aka "MAMMOTH"






                              This is my avenger220 modified........people say dis is for cruisin nly..but i say boss its n allrounder...
                              dis truely makes me feel like god.


                              My MAMMOTH has got a mod handle,k&n,iridium spark plug,splitfire,freeflow...and better use motuls semi synthetic or fully synthetic for dis bike..it becomes lot smoother n better for cruising in a constant speed an if mineral go for shell moto4gold.

                              P.S.:Hope my writing is understandable...coz m not gud at it..
                              Last edited by THEBIGDADDY; 05-20-2011, 11:18 AM. Reason: picture were small

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by THEBIGDADDY View Post





                                This is my avenger220 modified........people say dis is for cruisin nly..but i say boss its n allrounder...
                                dis truely makes me feel like god.


                                My MAMMOTH has got a mod handle,k&n,iridium spark plug,splitfire,freeflow...and better use motuls semi synthetic or fully synthetic for dis bike..it becomes lot smoother n better for cruising in a constant speed an if mineral go for shell moto4gold.

                                P.S.:Hope my writing is understandable...coz m not gud at it..
                                Well that's a nice mod. Like it alot. Well yes I shall go for a 220 avenger next year and full fill my last 2 wheeler wish.
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