The popular premium commuters from the Pune-based bikemaker, Bajaj V15 and V12 have crossed 2.34 lakh sales mark in financial year 2017. Launched early last year, the Bajaj V15 registered over 60,000 units sales within first two months and crossed one lakh sales mark in July 2016. Furthering expanding its V bike lineup, the bikemaker introduced the downsized version of the V15 – Bajaj V12 in January 2017.
Initially, the Bajaj V12 was made available in single drum brake variant. In May 2017, the company added the front disc brake version to the lineup. Considering the success of the V bikes, Bajaj Auto is planning to bring in 2 new bikes under this brand by the end of 2017-18 fiscal year.
Talking about the Bajaj V15, this V bike has a large contoured fuel tank with made from INS ‘Vikrant’s Metal’ badge on the fuel cap. The bike also gets first-in-segment removable cowl along with a sharp tail section. Powering the bike is a 149.5cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke SOHC air-cooled DTS-i engine making a top power of 12bhp at 7,500rpm and 13Nm of torque at 5,500rpm.
On the other hand, the Bajaj V12 comes fitted with stripped down version of the V15’s 149.5cc engine – i.e. 124.5cc, single cylinder unit. This DTS-i motor, paired to a 5-speed gearbox, pushes out a maximum power of 10.5bhp and 11Nm of torque. In terms of design, the V12 looks largely identical to the Bajaj V15. Also Read – Bajaj Dominar 400 Based Scrambler In The Works?
Unlike the V15 that has twin 5-spoke alloys with 90/90 rear tyre, the Bajaj V12 comes fitted with single 5-spoke alloy wheels with 100/90 rear tyre. The Bajaj V bikes are available in four colour schemes – Ocean Blue, Ebony Black, Pearl White and Cocktail Wine Red. Coming to the pricing, the Bajaj V12 comes with a price tag of Rs 57,003 and the V15 is priced at Rs 63,001 (all, ex-showroom Delhi).