Bajaj started the hype in style and at an ongoing event today in Delhi, they have launched their V15, first motorcycle from the new brand. A part of which (the tank) has been made from INS Vikrant warship. The motorcycle is being promoted as a (premium) commuter and comes with what Bajaj defines as neo-Classic styling, which is different and looks purposeful.
To us the design appears to be inspired from the Bajaj Boxer cafe racer that was on display at the CNR Expo in Turkey (check pics here). Most probably, Bajaj got the inspiration of V15’s design from the response the Boxer Cafe Racer received on the internet.
Nonetheless, the V brand will spawn more motorcycles in the future depending upon the demand.
V15 is powered by a 149.5 cc 2-valve air-cooled DTSi engine which churns out 12 PS of maximum power at 7500 rpm and 13 Nm of peak torque at 5500 rpm. Clearly, Bajaj’s focus on V15 has been road-usability which is evident from the torque figures, (which, by the way, are higher than Pulsar 150).
Bajaj’s V15 gets fat 120/80 16 inch tyre at the rear whereas the front makes do with a 90/90 18 incher. Braking duties are performed by a 240 mm front disc and 130 mm drum at the rear. Fuel tank has a capacity to hold 13 liter of fuel and the saddle height of V15 is 780 mm, which confirms that it is more of a lowish rider.
The headlamp is a 55/60 watt, which is segment best and the motorcycle weighs 135.5 kg (kerb). Bajaj claims that V15 comes with a “thunderous” exhaust note and has lent the bike a chubby canister. The rear seat cowl can be detached to seat the pillion instantly.
Bajaj V15 Colour Options
Bajaj is offering the V15 in a choice of two colour options..
- Ebony Black
- Pearl White
They will start sales and deliveries of V15 from March this year ie next month and have not revealed the prices yet.
However, Bajaj confirmed that V15 will be priced between Rs 60,000 to 70,000 (closer to 60K) and has a production capacity of 20,000 monthly units.