Available in Drum and Disc Brake variants, the Bajaj V12 is priced at Rs 57,003 and Rs 60,000 (ex, Delhi) respectively.
Bajaj Auto has added a new front disc brake variant to its V12 premium commuter lineup. The 2017 Bajaj V12 disc brake version is being offered at Rs 60,000, thus making it Rs 3,000 (approx.) more expensive than the standard drum brake variant that costs Rs 57,003 (all, ex-showroom Delhi). Save for the disc brake, no other changes have been made to the bike. Launched in late 2016, the Bajaj V12 is essentially the stripped down version of the V15 sharing lots of components with its elder sibling.
With a neo-retro design, the Bajaj V12 targets young urban buyers. Styling elements such as new headlamp with chrome surround, a muscular fuel tank, redesigned alloys, slimmer tyres and trendy removable rear cowl add more to its appearance. As for the power source, Bajaj V12 uses the down sized version of the 149cc engine powering the V15 – i.e. 10.8bhp, 124cc, air-cooled unit.
Despite the new entrants in the commuter segment, Bajaj Auto witnessed a total sales downfall of 21% sales in the domestic market. Interestingly, the company registered 44% sales increase in the export market. The Pune-based bikemaker exported 1,32,002 units in April 2017. Read More – Bajaj’s Most Powerful & Fastest Bike – Dominar 400
|Drum Brake||Rs 57,003|
|Disc Brake||Rs 60,000|
Positioned below the V15, the Bajaj V12 is among the most affordable commuters in the country. Initially, the bike introduced the standard drum brake version priced at Rs 57,003. Now, the company has expanded the lineup with a new front disc brake model offered at Rs 60,000. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
|Engine||125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
The new Bajaj V bike derives its power from a 125cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine making 10.8bhp at 8,000rpm and 10.8Nm at 5,500rpm. As mentioned above, this DTS-i powertrain is the stripped down version of the V15’s 149cc unit. Transmission duties on the bike are performed by a 5-speed gearbox. The 2017 Bajaj V12 meets the BS4 emission norms.
|Highway||65kmpl – 70kmpl|
The new Bajaj V bike is quite fuel economical returning a mileage around 60kmpl on the urban roads. On the freeways, the commuter delivers an average between 65kmpl – 70kmpl.
Taking design inspiration from the Bajaj V15, the new Bajaj V bike looks identical to its elder sibling. Similar to the donor commuter, the V12 has its patriotic association with the INS Vikrant warship. Featuring trapezoidal headlamp with chrome surround, new alloy wheels, chrome-tipped matte black exhaust pipe and body graphics, the bike has classic retro appeal. The bike also gets removable rear seat cowl, LED tail-lamp, and new speedometer cluster with a dual-colour fuel level indicator.
Designed on the double down-tube frame, the new Bajaj V bike comes fitted with 18-inch front and 16-inch alloys and slimmer 100/90 rear tyres. Components such as new set of alloys, tubed tyres (instead of tubeless) and instrument cluster helped the bikemaker crabbing its manufacturing cost. Braking power is drawn by disc up front and rear drum bake. Dumping duties are taken care of by telescopic forks upfront and twin-spring loaded hydraulic type rear unit.
The new Bajaj V bike comes in a choice of 4 colour schemes – Ebony Black, Pearl White, Red and Ocean Blue.
The overall length, width and height of the V12 stand at 2040mm, 785mm and 1066mm respectively. The bike sits on a 1,315mm of wheelbase, and has a ground clearance of 165mm. This new Bajaj V bike is slightly (4kg) heavier than its bigger sibling V15.
Front – Telescopic
Rear – Twin Shock, Nitrox (Gas Filled)
Front – 130mm Drum
Rear – 130mm Drum
Front – 2.75-18, Tube type
Rear – 100/90-16, Tube type
Bajaj V12 shares most of its design elements and features with the V15 premium commuter. Powering the bike is the downsized version of the 149cc engine that powers the Bajaj V15.