A more powerful version of the Bajaj V15 has started to grace dealerships, reports Thrustzone. The 149.5 cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC 2 valve, Air cooled, DTS-i engine on the V15 now delivers 13 PS of power instead of 12 PS. The engine will continue to offer a strong low and mid-range performance.
Apart from the mechanical changes, Bajaj has added revised graphics to the V15 for a refreshed look. The design and the hardware specifications remain identical to the outgoing model. The fuel tank gets the metal from Indian Navy’s now decommissioned and dismantled aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. The metal from INS Vikrant has been used only in the fuel tank.
The motorcycle retains the pillion backrest that is aimed to offer better comfort to the passenger. The alloy-wheel design and the semi-digital instrument console have also been retained on the 2019 model. A double-cradle chassis underpins the motorcycle.
Suspension duties are performed by conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin-sided shock absorbers at the back. A disc brake at the front and a drum unit at the rear provide the stopping power. The ABS equipped variants are yet to arrive at the dealerships. With the deadline of April 1, 2019, approaching, we should hear an announcement from Bajaj very soon. Bajaj will most definitely install a single-channel ABS to keep prices competitive.
Meanwhile, the video claims that the 125cc variant of the V series, the Bajaj V12 has been discontinued. The motorcycle continues to be listed on Bajaj Auto’s website at an ex-showroom price of INR 58,458 (ex-showroom Delhi).
[Source - Thrustzone.com]