The busiest week on the Indian auto calendar has kick started with the unveil of an all-new 150 cc Bike from Bajaj, the V. The teaser of the bike has been doing the rounds of various media over the last few days. The V15 is made from the metal of now dismantled INS Vikrant, the first ever aircraft carrier of the Indian navy.
The bike will come with brand new air-cooled 150 cc DTSi engine that gives 12 PS of maximum power. Bajaj hasn’t yet revealed the mileage figures of the engine but says the torque levels on the bike are roughly 25% more than any 125 cc bike. The peak torque of 13 Nm comes in at 5,500 rpm but even at 3,000 rpm, 12Nm of that is available.
The bike has sporty looks which involves a very muscular design and looks like a cruiser, a café racer and a commuter have all been rolled into one. The V has a big imposing front fascia which houses in it a very powerful 60-watt headlamp. There’s a classic LED tail lamp and the bike comes with a removable cowl that instantly changes it from a single seater to a twin seater. The instrument cluster has an analog speedometer and a digital fuel gauge which changes colors at different fuel levels. The pumped up 13 litre fuel tank houses an insignia of the INS Vikrant.
The V15 comes with 18 inch wheels on the front and 16 inch wheels on the rear. There’s a double cradle design for good rigidity and the shock absorbers that according to Bajaj are largest in the segment. Bajaj will start production of the V later this week, and deliveries will start next month which is when we will get to know the exact price of the bike. The company has given enough indications that the V will be priced between Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 70,000.
The unveil was done just days ahead of the Auto Expo, where incidentally Bajaj is not participating this time around.