Priced at Rs. 63,001 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Bajaj V15 is positioned above the Discover 150.
In order to keep sales going post Supreme Court decision of banning BS3 Compliant vehicles, Bajaj Auto has introduced BSIV engine in its entire range of motorcycles in India. The company has also launched the 2017 Bajaj V15 equipped with BS4 engine and AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) function. As a reminder, the V15 is the first motorcycle from the homegrown two-wheeler maker in its new ‘V’ brand. Positioned between the Discover and the Pulsar range, this motorcycle has been marketed as lifestyle commuter. The most interesting aspect of this bike is that it contains metal from the INS Vikrant – India’s first aircraft carrier.
Just so you know, the INS Vikrant had played a crucial role in 1971 Indo-Pak War. First commissioned in 1961, the INS Vikrant served the country for over 36 years before finally getting decommissioned in the year 1997. After that it was kept as a museum ship in Mumbai, and was sent to scrapyard in January 2014, but Bajaj didn’t let that happen. Read More – Bajaj Dominar 400 Launching In December 2016
First launched on February 1, 2015, Bajaj has managed to sell over 2 lakh V15’s in the Indian market. The company has also introduced a new dual-tone color – Ocean Blue – to celebrate the success of this motorcycle. Adding to it, Bajaj Auto has introduced the new V12 motorcycle which is positioned below the V15. The 2017 V15 motorcycle is priced at Rs 63,001 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Though it was claimed a niche bike, it has also affected the sales of mass-segment 150cc bikes like Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha R15, etc. The company is offering a compulsory accessory package that costs an additional Rs. 1,000, while the stock Bajaj V bike is priced at Rs. 62,001. Check Out: Modified Bajaj V15 Looks Even More Attractive
Offered with new BSIV compliant engine and added AHO function, the new V15 sees a slight hike in price hike. The new model is priced at Rs 63,001 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
|Engine||150cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Maximum Power||12bhp @ 7,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||13Nm @ 5,500rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed constant mesh unit|
The new V15 is powered by an all-new 150cc, air-cooled single-cylinder DTS-i engine, which is now compliant to BSIV norms. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 12bhp at 7,500rpm and a peak torque of 13Nm at 5,500rpm. This powertrain is claimed to offer ample reserves of torque at any RPM for different riding terrains, which let a rider enjoy it at all speeds. Transmission duties are performed by a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox, which is the same that is used by the Discover series. For shock absorption, the Bajaj V15 gets 33 dia telescopic forks upfront and twin-spring loaded hydraulic type with gas filled rear suspension, which is largest in its segment.
The new V15 is basically launched as a premium city commuter, which also offers impressive fuel efficiency. On city roads, the motorcycle delivers around 45-50kmpl while on highways, this bike returns around 55kmpl.
Bajaj V15 is available in a total of four colour options – Ebony Black, Pearl White, Cocktail Wine Red and new Ocean Blue.
– INS Vikrant badge
– INS Vikrant’s metal made fuel tank
– Trapezoidal headlamp
– LED tail lamp
– Bold stance
– Ergonomic handlebars
– Removable rear seat cowl
– New speedometer cluster with a dual color LED fuel level indicator
Dimensions of the new Bajaj V bike measure 2,044mm in length, 780mm in width and 1,070mm in height. The bike has a wheelbase of 1,315mm, and a saddle height of 780mm. With a ground clearance of 165mm, this premium commuter offers smooth control on patchy Indian roads. The Bajaj V15 bike carries a kerb weight of 135.5kgs.
With scrambler + cafe racer like styling elements, the Bajaj V15 2017 looks quite attractive. The bike contains metal from the INS Vikrant – India’s first aircraft carrier – which is the most interesting aspect of this stylish motorcycle. Talking about styling, the V15 gets the classic retro appeal and is the only bike in its league to have this retro feel. The bike share several design components from the Avenger cruiser. Bajaj Auto claims that its upright stance signifies solidity and attributes of the invincible INS Vikrant.
The Bajaj V15 features a cafe-racer inspired front fascia, INS Vikrant badge, removable rear seat cowl, LED tail lamp ergonomic handlebars and bold stance. Based on the double down-tube frame, the bike gets a new neo-retro design featuring both classic as well as modern elements. The rear gets removable seat cowl and neat chrome work. The homegrown two-wheeler maker claims that the bike’s trapezoidal headlamp is 60 per cent brighter than other bikes in its league. There is an all-new analog instrument panel featuring speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge. The new speedometer cluster comes with a dual colour LED fuel level indicator.
The new V15 motorcycle features 5-twin spoke aluminium die-cast wheels that are fitted with 90/90 – 18-inch front and 120/80 – 16-inch rear tyres. The bike’s tyres are claimed to offer best-in-class road grip and stability. Braking system of the bike comprises of large 240 dia disc upfront and 130 dia rear drum brake.
Front suspension – Telescopic forks
Rear suspension- Twin-spring loaded hydraulic type (gas filled)
Front brake – 240-dia Disc
Rear brake – 130 dia Drum
Front tyre – 90/90 – 18-inch
Rear tyre – 120/80 – 16-inch