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Image gallery: Bajaj V15 first ride

Team OD  /
02 Mar 2016

Bajaj has taken the wraps off its newest motorcycle, the V15. The bike is priced at Rs 62,000, ex-Delhi. The V15 will be on sale by early March 2016. The motorcycle is positioned between the traditional 125cc commuter and the class of 150cc commuters. The motorcycle did create a buzz before the unveil when Bajaj announced that it had acquired metal from India's aircraft carrier the INS Vikrant which had been scrapped. This metal has been refined and is now part of the metal that makes up the V15's tank. The Vikrant association is going to be lifelong for the V15, says Bajaj - they have enough metal - and it isn't a limited edition.

We have already ridden the Bajaj V15 and here is our first impressions story

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Bajaj V15 (15)Our test bike came with 90/90-18 and 120/80-16 Eurogrip tyres. Bajaj says MRF also supplies tyres for the V15

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Bajaj V15 (18)Tell tale lights on the meters are hard to read in the sun. Neutral light excepted

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The V uses a styling package that Bajaj says is about strength and invincibility. It articulates this with a powerful looking tank, 33mm front forks (thicker than the segment's norm) and a silhouette that's halfway between a cruiser and a cafe racerThe V uses a styling package that Bajaj says is about strength and invincibility. It articulates this with a powerful looking tank, 33mm front forks (thicker than the segment's norm) and a silhouette that's halfway between a cruiser and a cafe racer

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Bajaj V15 (2)The V created quite the buzz by announcing that Bajaj Auto had acquired the metal from the scrapped INS Vikrant and used that in the making of the V. A logo making sure this patriotic streak doesn't escape you is on the fuel tank cap of each Bajaj V

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Bajaj V15 (3)The V15 uses a completely new 149.5cc engine, Bajaj's first undersquare (bore is less than stroke) engine in ages. The engine is tuned for low-down torque and peak power is 12PS at 7,500rpm

Bajaj V15 (8)Bajaj says peak torque is 13Nm at 5,500rpm and as much as 12Nm is available at 3,000rpm

IMG_1598In the feature set is a rear seat cowl which is removable via an Allen key that's part of the motorcycle's ignition key

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he rear wheel is a 16-incher which wears 150-section tyres, the front is an 18-inch rim wearing a 130-section tyre. The bikes at the launch wore Eurogrip tyres but Bajaj officials said there are two suppliers - the other one is MRFThe rear wheel is a 16-incher which wears 150-section tyres

IMG_1604The front wheel is an 18-inch rim wearing a 130-section tyre. The bikes at the launch wore Eurogrip tyres but Bajaj officials said there are two suppliers - the other one is MRF

In the feature set is a rear seat cowl which is removable via an Allen key that's part of the motorcycle's ignition keyIn the feature set is a rear seat cowl which is removable via an Allen key that's part of the motorcycle's ignition key

The Bajaj V15 prices have not been announced. Exact prices will come later but prices will be between Rs 60,000 and Rs 65,000. Production starts February, and deliveries should start by March, 2016.

Also see:

Bajaj V15 first ride review

Bajaj Auto unveils the Bajaj V, positioned between practical and sporty commuters

Spec comparison: Honda CB Shine vs Bajaj V15 vs Discover 150S vs Pulsar AS150

Video: Bajaj V15 quick walkaround

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Bajaj V15 2016
Price (Delhi)
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Engine
  • 150cc Displacement
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Transmission
  • Manual

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