With official launch around the corner, the new Bajaj V 15 premium commuter bike has been started arriving at company dealerships. Showcased a day ahead of 2016 Auto Expo, the new Bajaj V15 is now open for bookings. The booking amount ranges from INR 5,000 to INR 10,000 depending on the dealership.
Bajaj claims that the new V15 is their proudest product yet. Why? Because it has a part of INS Vikrant’s metal in it. Yes, Bajaj Auto managed to procure 3 tonnes of metal from the INS Vikrant scrap, and used in the making of Bajaj V15. Every unit of Bajaj V15 carries a part of the iconic war hero from the 1971 Indo-Pak conflict.
The 3 ton metal Bajaj bought cost them about INR 1.8 lakh. This metal was then processed via the extensive steelmaking process, which was then melted and used in the making of the fuel tank of Bajaj V15.
In the company line-up, Bajaj V15 will be positioned between Bajaj Discover 150 and Bajaj Pulsar 150. It will be available in two colour option of Pearl White and Ebony Black. The Bajaj V15 is powered by a 4 stroke, 149.5 cc, SOHC, 2 valve, single cylinder, air cooled engine capable of peak power of 11.83 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 13 Nm peak torque at 5,500 rpm mated to a 5-speed transmission.
Bajaj V 15 sports a single seat (pillion seat hides under a removable plastic cowl), 5 spoke alloy wheels, LED fuel level indicator and LED tail lamps. Disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear are evident while it proudly displays an INS Vikrant insignia on the fuel tank.
Bajaj V 15 finds no direct competitors in its segment, but in the price range, it will have many other rivals in the 150 cc segment.