Last week, TVS introduced the Ronin, its first 225cc motorcycle, in India. The motorcycle has a wide range of features. If we were to discuss an engine-specific direct rival of the Ronin, it would be the Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220. Although both bikes are categorized as cruisers, the Ronin also has different personalities. In this article, we'll compare the TVS Ronin 225 vs Bajaj Avenger 220.
The Ronin 225 has an eye-catching design thanks to its tall seat, rounded headlamps, and a sort of free-floating instrument cluster. The Avenger, on the other hand, is well known for its lower seat and more cruiser-like look.
|Dimensions||TVS Ronin 225||Bajaj Avenger 220|
|Wheelbase||1,357 mm||1,490 mm|
|Seat Height||795 mm||737 mm|
|Ground Clearance||181 mm||169 mm|
|Kerb Weight||160 kg||163 kg|
In this context, the Ronin 225 is lighter and has better ground clearance, but the Avenger 220 has a larger wheelbase and a relatively low seat height. Avenger's low seat height makes it easier for shorter riders to grasp the handlebars and get their hands on the motorcycle easily.
Both motorcycles comes with almost similar engine specifications and performance. The Avenger comes with Bajaj's tried and tested 220cc engine while the Ronin comes with a 225.9cc engine.
|Specifications||TVS Ronin 225||Bajaj Avenger 220|
|Engine||225.9 cc Oil-cooled engine||220cc Oil-cooled engine|
|Max. Power||20.1 bhp||18.7 bhp|
|Max. Torque||19.93 Nm||17.55 Nm|
TVS's Ronin has a bit more power and torque output than the Avenger. Both motorcycles have a 5-speed gearbox, but Ronin comes with a slip and assists clutch that makes shifting smoother and more comfortable for the rider.
|TVS Ronin 225||Bajaj Avenger 220|
|Front Tyre Size||110/70 - 17||90/90 - 17|
|Rear Tyre Size||130/70 -17||130/90 - 15|
|Front Suspension||USD Forks||Telescopic|
|Rear Suspension||Mono||Twin shock absorbers|
|Front Brake||300 mm disc||280 mm disc|
|Rear Brake||240 mm disc||130 mm drum brake|
The TVS Ronin has the advantage here thanks to its larger brakes, all-terrain tyres, and option for dual-channel ABS.
TVS Ronin 225 Vs Bajaj Avenger 220 - Features
Since the TVS Ronin is a brand-new, modern motorcycle, it has Bluetooth connectivity, LED lighting all over, tubeless all-terrain tyres with a block pattern, and a SmartXonnect system with voice assistance, notification alerts, and turn-by-turn navigation.
The Bajaj Avenger, on the other hand, has certain standard features including a digital instrument panel, a tank panel with warning lights, and LED DRLs along with a primary headlight bulb.
The Ronin is available in three variants: SS, DS, and TD. The motorcycle costs Rs. 1.49 lakh and goes as high as Rs. 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom).
There is only one variant of the Bajaj Avenger 220 available, and it costs Rs. 1.38 lakh (ex-showroom).