26 Jun 2020 Shakti Nath Jha
Bajaj Avenger is a very popular cruiser motorcycle in India. In fact, the Avenger 220 Cruise is the most affordable real-cruiser currently on sale in the country. The Avenger 220 Cruise is loved by all, thanks to its muscular looks, comfortable sitting posture and punchy performance. However, there is one major con which hinders the riders in taking it on long-distance touring. And, that is its tubed tyres. The Avenger gets spoke wheels and so is shod in tubed tyres. If you are also facing the same problem, fret not, we have some good news for you. Here, we have a detailed article that shows How To Convert Tubetype to Tubeless? Ft. Bajaj Avenger 220.
So, as you all know installing tubeless tyres with spoke wheels on a bike is a problematic task. It isn't impossible but it is cumbersome. This technology is very costly and is found on high-end bikes only. Some premium adventure motorcycles like Triumph Tiger 900, BMW R1250 GS, etc. get tubeless tyres with spoke wheels. However, we can't see tubeless tyres with spoke wheels on affordable motorcycles. So, here we have a Bajaj Avenger 220 that has got new sets of alloys and now runs on tubeless tyres.
A biker from South India replaced the stock tubed tyres of Avenger 220 with new alloys for ease of maintenance. According to the owner, his Avenger 220 Cruise has run around 48,000 kilometres on the stock MRF Zapper tubed tyres. In the process, it encountered three punctures on the rear tyre and one puncture on the front tyre. So, he decided to replace it with alloys and tubeless tyres. The Avenger 220 Street (now discontinued) used to get stock alloy wheels but the owner didn't like its appeal.
He purchased Parado after-market alloys from Chennai which was priced around Rs. 8,000/set. He shortlisted good tubeless tyres that can perform well both on dry as well as wet surfaces. Finally, he procured Apollo Actizip Series tyres from Pondicherry. The tyres costed him around Rs. 3,131/set. He chose 90/90-17 Actizip F2 tyre for the front and 130/90-15 Actizip R5 tyre for the rear. Some other miscellaneous charges include courier charges (around Rs. 120) and air inflation mouth & tyre fitting charge that together cost him around Rs. 700. So, all in all, the total expenses were Rs. 11,951.
The new Parado alloys on the Avenger 220 looks really good. Talking about the powertrain of the Avenger 220, so now it is powered by a BS6-compliant 220cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected, DTS-i engine. This motor churns out 19.03 PS of power at 8500 RPM and 17.5 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It gets telescopic front forks, dual-springs at the rear and a single-channel ABS. The 2020 Bajaj Avenger 220 BS6 is priced at Rs. 1.19 lakhs, Ex-showroom.
So, this was all about How To Convert Tubetype to Tubeless on a motorcycle, ft. Bajaj Avenger 220. What are your thoughts on this conversion? Tell us in the comments below. You can also join our 91Wheels Automobile Enthusiast group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners.
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