Priced at Rs 56,283 (ex-showroom Delhi), the new Bajaj V12 premium commuter sits below the V15 motorcycle.
Basically a scaled down version of the V15, the Bajaj V12 was launched as a premium commuter in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 57,003 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new V bike takes on the Honda CB Shine, Hero Glamour and Yamaha Saluto. It takes most of the styling cues from the V15, and the new 125cc engine is the only major change between the two urban commuters.
Featuring a neo-retro look, the new V12 comes equipped with a muscular fuel tank, trendy removable rear cowl and new headlamp with chrome surround. In order to achieve aggressive pricing, the motorcycle gets different alloys and instrument cluster. Instead of tubeless tyres, this motorcycle gets tubed tyres. At the heart is a 124cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that churns out 10.8bhp of maximum power and 10.8Nm of torque. For transmission duties, there is a 5-speed gearbox. As a reminder, the V12 is positioned below the Bajaj V15 which was launched in March 2016. The bike has been receiving excellent response from buyers with over 2 lakh sales mark in the country. Read More – Bajaj’s Most Powerful & Fastest Bike – Dominar 400
With a smaller capacity engine, the Bajaj V12 is slightly more affordable than the V15. The new model is available at Rs 57,003 (ex-showroom Delhi).
|Engine||125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
This new entrant in the Bajaj V bike category is propelled by a new 125cc, single-cylinder engine. The same engine also powers the Discover 125, but it has been tuned to offer better performance and fuel efficiency. The DTS-i motor is capable of producing a maximum power output of 10.8bhp at 8,000rpm and a peak torque of 10.8Nm at 5,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels of the bike via a 5-speed gearbox.
This engine has been calibrated to meet the BSIV emission norms. As a reminder, Bajaj has recently introduced the BSIV versions of its entire range in the country
The company hasn’t revealed the exact engine details of the motorcycle. However, the V12 is expected to return around 60kmpl in city and about 65-70kmpl of fuel efficiency on straight roads
Design and styling of the new Bajaj V bike shares a strong resemblance with the Bajaj V15. It continues to retain its patriotic association with the INS Vikrant warship. Featuring the classic retro appeal, the new model is only bike in the 125cc category to offer retro feel. Feature-wise, the V12 comes equipped with removable rear seat cowl, LED tail-lamp, trapezoidal headlamp and new speedometer cluster with a dual-color fuel level indicator.
The Bajaj V12 sits on the double down-tube frame that also underpins the V15. This new Bajaj V bike is assembled with 18-inch front and 16-inch rear alloy wheels shod with 100/90 tyres. Braking system of the bike consists of disc upfront and drum brake at the rear. Suspension duties are performed by telescopic forks upfront and twin-spring loaded hydraulic type rear setup.
It is available in 4 color options – Ebony Black, Pearl White, Red and Ocean Blue
Dimensionally, the V12 is 2040mm, 785mm and 1066mm in length, width and height respectively. The bike comes with a wheelbase of 1315mm, which improves its overall riding in city roads. It has a ground clearance of 165mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle urban roads. Interestingly, the V12 is 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