Bajaj Auto Ltd has never been the one to rest on its laurels. Less than a year after launching the very successful V15 premium 150cc motorcycle, the manufacturer has now revealed the second model in its ‘V’ bike range. Dubbed as the Bajaj V12, the new entrant is a 125cc bike that will make the Bajaj V range a lot more accessible to an average bike buyer. The Bajaj V12 will be priced at Rs 56,200 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) when it goes on sale next month. Here are all the details on the upcoming 125cc commuter motorcycle from Bajaj Auto. Also See- Bajaj Dominar 400, Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar Bikes in India
Akin to the V15, the new V12 has been made using some metal from the defunct warship, INS Vikrant. It maybe noted, however, that the metal taken from the warship is very small in quantity and has been used only to pay homage to the INS Vikrant. BAL has already commenced the production of V12 125cc commuter motorcycle at its Chakan plant.
Powering the Bajaj V12 is a new 125cc engine that is basically a downsized version of the V15’s 150cc motor. V12 also shares much of its design with the V15. However, the V12 could miss out on the rear seat cowl that’s available on the V15. The extensive parts sharing between the two V bikes should help Bajaj keep a check on production costs. The Bajaj V12 will rival some established players like – TVS Phoenix, Honda Shine and Hero Glamour. However, the V12 is expected to repeat the success story of the V15.
Bajaj V12 Price
|Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)||Rs 56,200|
Bajaj V12 will go on sale at a price of Rs 56,200 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The extensive parts sharing with the V15 has helped BAL price the 125cc V bike pretty competitively.
Bajaj V12 Specifications
|Maximum Power||10 BHP (est)|
|Peak Torque||11.5 Nm (est)|
|Brakes||240 mm Dics; Rear – 130 mm Drum|
|Tires||Front- 90/90/18; Rear- 120/80/16|
|Suspension||Front- Telescopic Forks, Rear- Twin-Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type, Gas Filled|
|Fuel Tank||13 Litres|
The Bajaj V12 is powered by a new 125cc engine. This 125cc engine is a downsized version of the V15’s 150cc engine. Bajaj is yet to release the specifications of the V12. However, it’s for sure that the V12 will offer a good mix of performance and fuel mileage. In all probability, the Bajaj V12’s engine will be BSIV complaint.
Bajaj V12 Mileage
Safely expect the Bajaj V12 to offer up to 65 KMPL in average riding conditions.
Bajaj V12 Design Review
The new Bajaj V12 will look much like the V15. The two V bikes will share in plenty to keep the production costs low. The V12 too will boast a classic retro look that should find many takers. The V12 will become the only bike in the 125cc segment to have a retro design. However, the V12 will most likely miss out on the V15’s rear seat cowl. Also, it will have different graphics and alloy wheel design. However, the V12 will still look a lot like the V15, which should impress the prospective customers.
Bajaj V12 Features
- The Bajaj V12’s features list will include-
- LED taillight
- Bikini Fairing
- Trapezoidal headlamp
- Clear lens indicator
- Stylish speedo console
- Pilot lamps
- INS Vikrant decal
Bajaj V15 Images
Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more details on the Bajaj V12 Price, Specifications, Mileage and Features. Also stay tuned for a detailed review of the 125cc Bajaj V bike.