5 things we know about the Bajaj V – IAB Picks
Ashwin Ram N P, Ashwin is a guy with a slightly unorthodox perception of everything. His struggle to choose a career path, between art and automotive engineering, has landed him in the field of auto journalism, where he has paved way for himself to practise both.
Here are five things we know about the Bajaj V.
1. Relation with INS Vikrant:
Bajaj Auto bought the scrap metal of the INS Vikrant and used it to make a part of the fuel tank of the Bajaj V. The motorcycle is marketed as a a way to preserve the memory of the nation’s first aircraft carrier.
2. Product Position:
The Bajaj V slots between the Bajaj Discover 150 and the Bajaj Pulsar 150. The former is a high-displacement commuter while the latter is an entry-level performance commuter. The Bajaj V is touted as a premium commuter and a niche product.
The motorcycle is powered by the familiar 149.5 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine with DTS-i, that produces a maximum power of 11.8 bhp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 13 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The motor is paired with a five-speed transmission.
The Bajaj V is equipped with a standard fork, conventional rear suspension setup, disc brake upfront, drum brake at the rear, analog-digital instrument cluster with colour-changing LED indications, alloy wheels, wide-profile tyres, premium-textured seat upholstery and removable rear seat cowl.
The Bajaj V15 is reportedly priced at INR 63,160 (ex-showroom, Pune), and INR 72,260 (on-road, Pune) The on-road Mumbai price is INR 72,000, all as per reports based on information from dealerships. Deliveries of the motorcycle is slated to start sometime next month.