Here's the release. Personally, I quite like the loping along sort of feel of the 200 engine, so it should fit right into the Avenger format.
Bajaj Auto launches the new 200 cc Avenger DTS-iRelated links:
Mumbai 11th October 2007: Bajaj Auto Ltd., India's premier two-wheeler automobile company has introduced the new 200cc Avenger DTS-i with the bike now available in Pro-broking showrooms across the country.
The Bajaj Auto R&D team has yet again delivered a bike with the ultimate riding experience. The new Avenger now comes with a powerful 200 cc oil cooled engine capable of generating a top-speed of 115 km/h. This engine delivers 17.5 ps at 8000 rpm with outstanding torque of 16.78 Nm at 6000 rpm. The Oil cooler helps this hi-performance engine to maintain the engine Oil Temperature even at high rpms, which in turn maintains the Engine oil viscosity. Thus, at high speed, the engine oil maintains its lubrication quality even at high speeds.
The tank-set neatly houses the all-new sleek tank mounted fuel gauge along with the other indicators. The bike also comes with the international standards windshield option. The windshield adds to the aesthetic value of the new Avenger.
A new low maintenance battery is incorporated to provide a hassle free ownership of the bike. It has unique vent mechanism that allows gas / vapors etc. to escape, but at the same time does not allow loss of electrolyte. Electrolyte spillage / evaporation are drastically reduced as there is no drainpipe. Electrolyte level check once a year is enough to ensure that the cells are always immersed in electrolyte.
Says Mr. S. Sridhar, CEO(2WH), "The new 200cc Avenger DTS-i surpasses by far the performance of the of the 180 cc original. A typically low-slung cruiser, the Avenger 200 DTS-i compares to the finest in the world."
Added Mr. Amit Nandi, General Manager (Marketing), "We expect that this initiative will further enhance the pleasure of riding on Indian roads. We have also been able to offer it at an attractive price of 64830/- ex-showroom New Delhi. This upgrade will further strengthen Bajaj Auto's position in the Premium segment.."
More about New Avenger 200 DTSi
List of features
Engine displacement : 198.8 cc
Maximum Net Power : 17.51 PS(12.88 Kw)at 8000 rpm
Maximum Net Torque : 16.78 Nm at 6000rpm
Length : 2195 mm
Width : 750 mm
Height : 1070 mm/1300 mm (with windshield)
Wheel base : 1475 mm
Front : Telescopic (140mm travel)
Rear : Swing arm with 5-step adjustable Shock absorbers with triple rated Spring (90mm travel)
Front : 90/90 – 17 49 P
Rear : 130/90 – 15 M/C 66P