Bajaj V is one of the latest motorcycles from Bajaj and quite special as well. The V stands for INS Vikrant, the famous warship and the aircraft carrier which played a vital role in the various battles that India has fought. The V gets a part of its metal from the same warship. The engine is a 150cc DTS-i unit for the V15 churning out 12 PS of power and 13 NM of torque. and 125 cc for the V12 that produces 10.7 cc and 10.9 Nm of torque. The looks are quite unique and brawny in its own way. The wheel combination is an interesting 18-inch front and 16-inch rear which further adds to the overall design. The motorcycle comfortably seats two people while there’s also a rear seat cover to turn into a solo ride and increase the style factor.
Fuel tank made from the metal of INS Vikrant.
Front 18-inch and rear 16-inch wheels.
Powerful 55//60w headlight.
Bajaj V has a unique and an interesting design starting from the front headlight assembly which is held inside a small fairing. The fuel tank is the brawniest part of the motorcycle which dominates over all other parts through its wide appeal and knee recesses. The tail section is smooth having an integrated LED tail light. The 18-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear add its own variety to the overall styling. The fit-n-finish and the build quality is good and doesn’t leave much room for complaint.
Bajaj V might have a bit unique styling but it is still commuter motorcycle first and foremost. For this, the rider sits upright holding a chrome handlebar which is easy to reach. Handlebar switches are ergonomically well-placed as well. The seat has good cushioning and is comfortable for daily city riding. Front and rear suspension, though basic, do a fine job of tackling the irregularities of the road.
Bajaj V15 is powered by a 149.5cc single cylinder engine which produces 12 PS of power at 7,500 RPM and 13 NM of torque at 5,500 RPM. While the competition offers slightly more powerful motorcycles, the V has got enough punch to get through the city traffic in style.
Being a 150cc motorcycle, the V comes with a 5-speed gearbox which offers smooth gearshifts in both directions along with the light pull of the clutch.
The V comes standard with a 240mm front disc brake and a 130mm drum at the rear. The braking package is good enough and provides the required stopping power in a variety of conditions.
With 13 litres of fuel tank capacity, the V range is capable of providing long riding time than fuel stops.
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