Powered by 125cc engine that makes 10.7 PS of power.
Bajaj Auto has introduced the second iteration of the new ‘V’ sub-brand of commuter bikes that is heralded for using the scrapped metal from the decommissioned INS Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier. It is the new V12, launched with a more affordable price tag of INR 56,283 (ex-showroom price, Delhi). Positioned below the already launched V15 model, the V12 is expected to be a volume spinner for the bike maker.
Design wise, the V12 is pretty much close to its bigger sibling V15, thanks to the cafe racer-inspired cowl styling that is very much new and exciting for cheaper commuter bikes. Although the styling is a bit toned-down as a matter of cost cutting, the V12 does boast sporty headlamp design, metallic paint graphics, and new alloys. It is available in four paint jobs – Ocean Blue, Wine Red, Pearl White, and Ebony Black.
The new bike measures 2,040 mm long, 785 mm wide and 1,066 mm high, with same wheelbase of 1,315 mm as the V15. Other differences are the thinner telescopic forks for front suspension and weedy rear tyre. The V12 also misses out front disc brake.
A new 125 cc single-cylinder air cooled, DTS-i engine powers the Bajaj V12, producing a max power of 10.7 PS at 7,500 rpm and of max torque at 5,500 rpm. This engine is similar to the one used in Bajaj Discover 125 in paper, and is paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
The V12 will take on the likes of Honda CB Shine, Hero Glamour, and TVS Phoenix in the 125cc commuter bike segment. Bajaj will sell this new bike alongside the Discover 125, although the company says that the target audience of both the models are different.
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