Bajaj V15 turned out to be popular product for the Indian manufacturer. The motorcycle crossed 1 lakh sales figure after just 4 month of the launch and is still pulling a large crowd because of its unconventional design. Now Bajaj is preparing a cheaper variant of the motorcycle to target even a larger portion of the market.
What is it about?
The motorcycle is confirmed by Eric Vas, President (motorcycle business), Bajaj Auto at a recent event. The new motorcycle will be powered by 125cc engine and will carry a price tag of only Rs. 56,200 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Just like the current motorcycle, V15, the V12 will also receive a part of metal from the decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in its body. The production of the V12 has already started and the motorcycle will be launched in December with the deliveries starting subsequently.
The styling of both the motorcycles will remain almost identical but the V12 would not get the seat cowl like the V15. Other changes will include different alloy wheels and use of drum brakes instead of disc brakes.
The V12 will be powered by a 125cc long-stroke engine. It will not be the same engine that powers the other commuter motorcycles from Bajaj. The engine will be the downsized version of the 150cc engine that powers the V15. The motorcycle will produce a maximum power of 10.84 BHP and maximum torque of 10.8 Nm. It will get a 5-speed transmission.
Why a new V?
The V15 as mentioned above has received a very warm response from the market. Bajaj plans to sell more than 2 lakh units of the motorcycle by the end of this year. The V brand holds an iconic status with its body metal consisting of a part of decommissioned air carrier, INS Vikrant. Bajaj will launch more motorcycles under the V Series to offer