Bajaj Auto has introduced the 2018 model year of the V12 premium commuter at Rs 58,549 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2018 Bajaj V12 gets a backrest adding more to the pillion comfort. Though, the entire design, features and engine remain unchanged. The Pune-based two-wheeler maker also launched the 2018 Discover 110, Discover 125, V15 and updated Platina commuter motorcycles. While, the 2018 Bajaj Dominar, Avenger Cruise 220 and Street 220, special Pulsar Black Pack Edition in 150, 180 and 220cc were showcased at the event.
First launched in late 2016, the Bajaj V12 is essentially the stripped down version of the V15 sharing lots of components with its elder sibling. Further expanding the model lineup, the bikemaker added the new V12 front disc brake variant in May, 2017. Save for the disc brake, no other changes have been made to the bike. With a neo-retro design, the Bajaj V12 targets young urban buyers. Read – Bajaj’s Most Powerful & Fastest Bike – Dominar 400
2018 Bajaj V12 Price in India
|Drum Brake||Rs 58,549|
|Disc Brake||Above Rs 60,000|
In the V series, the 2018 Bajaj V12 sits below the V15, and takes on the Honda CB Shine SP and Hero Glamour. Priced at Rs 58,549 (ex-showroom, Delhi), it’s among the most affordable commuters in the country. The commuter is available with both drum and disc variants.
2018 Bajaj V12 Engine Specifications
|Engine||125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
At the heart of the new Bajaj V is the 125cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine churning out a maximum power of 10.8bhp at 8,000rpm and 10.8Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. This DTS-i motor is the stripped down version of the V15’s 149cc unit. Transmission duties on the bike are carried out by a 5-speed gearbox. The 2018 Bajaj V12 meets the BS4 emission norms. Read About – 2018 Bajaj Discover 110 | 2018 Bajaj Discover 125
2018 Bajaj V12 Mileage
|Highway||65kmpl – 70kmpl|
In terms of fuel efficiency, the new Bajaj V bike is quite a performer. It can deliver a mileage around 60kmpl on the urban roads, and 65kmpl – 70kmpl on freeways. Check Out – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes in India
2018 Bajaj V12 Design
Deriving its design inspiration from the Bajaj V15, the new Bajaj V bike looks similar 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. It now gets a stylish backrest offering more comfort to the pillion.
Designed on the double down-tube frame, the new Bajaj V bike rides on 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. Read: New Bajaj Pulsar RS200 – All You Need To Know
2018 Bajaj V12 Colors
The new Bajaj V bike is available in four paint schemes – Ebony Black, Pearl White, Red and Ocean Blue.
2018 Bajaj V12 Competition
In the 125cc premium commuter segment, the new Bajaj 125cc V bike takes on the Honda CB Shine, Hero Glamour and Yamaha Saluto.
2018 Bajaj V12 Dimensions
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.
2018 Bajaj V12 Other details
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.