Bajaj Avenger 180 DTS-I




Make Model

Bajaj Avenger 180 dts-i




Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valve


178 cc  / 10.9 cu in

Cooling System

Air cooled







Max Power

12.2 kW / 16.5 hp  @ 8000 rpm

Max Torque

15.2 Nm / 1.55 kg-fm / 11.2 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm


5 Speed 

Final Drive


Front Suspension

Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Hydraulic shock absorbers , 5-way adjustable

Front Brakes

Single 260 mm disc

Rear Brakes

Drum, 180 mm

Front Tyre

90/90 17

Rear Tyre



Length: 2184 mm / 86.0 in
Width: 749 mm / 29.5 in


1491 mm / 58.7 in

Ground Clearance

162 mm / 6.4 in

Seat Height

710 mm / 28.0 in


154 kg / 340 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

14 Litres / 3.7 US gal

Bajaj Avenger 180cc DTS-I is one of the highly competitive two wheeler machine introduced into the cruiser bike segment after the Kawasaki Eliminator. Those who owned Kawasaki Eliminator said that the bike was underpowered with a 125cc engine.

The Kawasaki Eliminator users were impressed by the finish of the bike, material quality and cruiser experience in the bike. Avenger has been upgraded to have a better riding position, comfort and it also is integrated with the cruiser qualities. Extra long wheelbase and laidback riding position are exclusive features of the bike.

Style and Look of the Bajaj Avenger 180cc DTSi

The bike has got the low designed cruiser having a chrome outlook. The Bajaj Avenger wheelbase is 1475 mm as compared to Bajaj Pulsar which has a 1,330 mm wheelbase. The front wheel of Avenger is set out and the stroke front fork is longest of 140 mm that helps the wheelbase to be fitted into it. The Kerb weight of Avenger comes around 154 Kg. The bike is extremely stylish and is a high speed machine.

Engine, Power, Torque

The engine of the bike is four – stroke and the displacement is 180cc.The bike power reaches 16.5 bhp / 12.15 kW @ 8000 rpm maximum and torque is high at 15.22.The front suspension of the bike is telescopic and it is one of the longest in its kind. The rear suspension has the triple rate spring that is 5-way adjustable. The rear suspension is also equipped with Hydraulic Shock Absorbers.

The ExausTEC technology is integrated to the bike to have comfortable exhaust facility in low and high revolutions and for an easy low-end torque. The riders of the bike can experience the fast carburetion and light throttle feel. The low-end and mid range groan sound of the bike can be heard on carburetion.

Comfort and Ride

The bike is extremely comfortable. It has wide saddler seat, brackets designed for pillion and a low saddle height. The forward foot riding position makes the rider and also the one sitting on the back seat to get high comfort. The 60/ 55 watt halogen headlamp are helpful in a night journey. The bike seat has lowest centre of gravity. The bike is equipped for longer travel of 140mm long front telescopic suspension.

Engineering and Styling

The front brake is hydraulically operated and is operated by 260mm disc brake. The rear brake is 130mm drum. The carburetor gives instant response with a light feel of choking. Bajaj Avenger gives the high performance and comfort riding to the biker. The bike owners having Eliminator wished to have a bike having more power engine and the Bajaj Avenger 180cc DTS-I was introduced by the Bajaj engineers into the market with a bigger engine and high style to meet the demand of bikers.

Striking features of the bike are

The engine of the bike has the capacity of 178.6 cc and is equipped with air-cooling
It is a four-stroke bike having single piston and kick start facility
The peak power for the bike is 16.5 hp @ 8000 rpm
The peak torque for the bike is 15.22 Nm @ 6500rpm
Bike has the tubular double cradle with rectangular swing and longest wheelbase (1475mm) to make it appear sporty
The braking is very efficient

Some positive and negative specifications of the bike

Completely re-tuned legendary DTS-i technology especially designed for India’s first cruiser.

Positive features of the bike are

The riding of bike on road is comfortable and smooth
Average given by the bike is good.
Stylish and cruise look are impressive.
Power delivery is linear
Brakes are efficient.
Mileage given by the bike is good.

Negative features of the bike are

Gear shifting is sometimes uncomfortable
The placement of ignition key is also uncomfortable
The bike is not comfortable for curves and heavy traffic
The front break pad is placed badly to brush with the disc even after adjusting
Rear view mirrors have limits on adjustment
Gravity problem can be created in case the pillion is used for riding.