Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj has launched the new 2019 V15 in India at a launch price of Rs 65,700. The new 2019 Bajaj V15 which is referred to as the Power Up replaces the V15 in the motorcycle manufacturer’s lineup and as its name suggests comes with an upgrade in terms of power. However, the new Bajaj V15 Power Up misses out on ABS.
The new 2019 Bajaj V15 Power Up gets an upgraded version of the 149.5 cc single-cylinder engine from the V15. The engine now produces 12.8 Bhp and 13 Nm of torque which is an increase of around 1 Bhp and 0.3 Nm of torque over the performance figures for the V15’s powerplant.
The engine comes paired to the same 5-speed gearbox as before though the transmission unit now features the same one-down, four-up shift pattern found on the Pulsar. The original V15, on the other hand, featured an all up shift pattern for its gearbox.
Other changes on the new Bajaj V15 Power Up come in the form of cosmetic tweaks. These cosmetic changes include new colour options, revised body graphics and a new backrest for the pillion rider. The revised body graphics for the new V15 are only larger in size and feature a tweaked design as well.
The V15 Power Up retains the commemorative plaque on fuel tank from the INS Vikrant aircraft carrier, which was the biggest selling point of the original V15 when it launched a few years back.
The new Bajaj V15 remains unchanged otherwise and retains the same dimensions as the original V15. The Bajaj V15 measures in at 2,040 mm long, 785 mm wide and 1,069 mm tall. The V15 has a seat height of 780mm and it gets a 13-litre fuel tank. The bike has a kerb weight of 137 kilogrammes.
The suspension setup of the updated V15 Power Up remains the same as the original motorcycle. The revised bike gets telescopic forks up front and gas charged twin shocks at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a disc brake up front and a drum brake at the rear.
The new V15 Power Up misses out on ABS, which will become standard fitment on bikes with engine capacities of 125cc and above when new safety norms go into effect early next year. However, Bajaj is expected to launch an ABS-equipped version of the new V15 in India before the new safety norms go into effect for all 125cc+ bikes in April 2019 and there are reports suggesting that the ABS V15 is already undergoing testing, which suggests that a launch is imminent.
Bajaj had launched the V15 in India in February of 2016 and after its launch the bike sold in good numbers crossing the 1 lakh mark in around five months time.