Bajaj V12 was discontinued a couple of months earlier, due to its poor sales performance. However, fresh reports say that it might be relaunched with CBS.
Last week, we reported that Bajaj might discontinue the V15 commuter bike in India. Primary reason is its close pricing to the Pulsar 150 Neon Edition, which is obviously a better looking motorcycle.
The “V” series was launched as a remembrance to the INS Vikrant, the legendary aircraft carrier. V15 and V12 are actually built from the scrapped metal of INS Vikrant.
Bajaj V12 was discontinued last year owing to its poor demand and sharp declining sales. If noticed, the 125cc motorcycle segment is wholly declining because, barring Splendor Plus and Honda CB Shine, which are actually performing well.
Speculations suggest that upgrading V15 with ABS for the upcoming Safety norms, which actually increase its price by a huge margin. It is originally a pure commuter motorcycle, but with a fusion of cafe racer and commuter bikes.
Possibilities are there of the Bajaj V12 making a re-entry in the Indian market, with CBS. The cost of upgrading a bike to CBS is much cheaper than upgrading to ABS.
V12 was originally priced at Rs 57,000. It is cheaper than V15 by Rs 8,000, which goes for Rs 64,000. At the same price, you can switch over to Pulsar 150 Neon Edition.
Talking about the sales figures, Bajaj V15 has seen a 91% Y-o-Y decline in January 2019. For the same period, Pulsar 150 has achieved a 122% growth, making it the best selling Bajaj motorcycle.
Recently, V15 was updated with slightly increased power figures and minor cosmetic upgrades. It uses the same engine that comes on Pulsar, with the same engine specs, but in a different state of tuning.
Bajaj V12 uses a 124.6cc air-cooled that produces 10.7 BHP and 10.98 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The fuel tank capacity stands at 13 Litres.
If relaunched, the V12 will compete with the likes of Honda CB Shine 125, Hero Glamour, Hero Splendor Plus and Yamaha Saluto.