Bajaj tasted success with the V15 in the market. The unusual motorcycle did grab a lot of customers. Looking at the way the Bajaj V15 received a warm response from the market, Bajaj has launched the smaller capacity V12 in the market. The motorcycle is priced at Rs. 56,283 (ex-Delhi).
The V12 is powered by the 125cc engine, but it has been re-tuned for the bike. The air-cooled, single-cylinder engine develops a maximum of 10 BHP at 7,500 rpm and 10.98 Nm at 5,500 rpm. Bajaj has tuned the engine to have a stronger output in the lower range, making the engine more relaxed, which will help it during the long cruises.
The V12 also gets an updated equipment list where some features have been deleted. The smaller sibling gets 130mm drum brakes instead of the disc brake at the front, which is present in the V15. The tyres also shed some weight to become thinner There is 2.75-18 at the front while 100/90 profile 16-inch tyre at the rear.
The V12 also becomes shorter in length. It measures only 2,040mm instead of 2,044mm. The height has been lowered by 4mm and is now 1,066mm. Visually, the motorcycle remains the same the V15, which is the motorcycle’s one of the biggest USPs. The motorcycle will be targetted at the premium commuter segment buyers, who want to ride in style without fuel economy getting affected.
Bajaj launched the V brand last year. The name V comes from the INS Vikrant whose scrap metal is being used to manufacture the model. Bajaj recently updated its Pulsar range with new colours. Also, the manufacturer has launched the long-awaited Dominar, which has now become the flagship model of the company. Reportedly, Bajaj is also working on the return of the legendary brand, the Chetak. In 2017, Bajaj plans to launch many new products in the market.