Bajaj unveiled yet another 150cc motorcycle in the marketÂ today. Apart from the shout-out to the INS Vikrant (the metal for the bike, mostly in the fuel tank, has been sourced from the scrapped warship), the other highlight is that the motorcycle straddles the traditional commuter segment along with the low-end 150cc space.
Powered by an all-new 12PS/13Nm making 149.5cc DTS-i engine, the Bajaj V is intended for easy riding over long distances, with a fuel tank capacity ofÂ 13 litres with 1.7 litres in reserve. What makes it more cruiser-like than commuter-like, though, are the tyres its shod with â€“ 90/90-18 at the front and 120/80-16 at the rear.
The Honda CB Shine here, with its disc brake variant priced at Rs 62,400 (ex-Delhi), is the highest selling 125cc in the market. It features in this comparison due to its popularity in this particular market segment and its pricing which is closer to the 150s.
Bajajâ€™s own Discover 150S isÂ a more affordable and commuter-like 150cc bike and it’s priced at Rs 57,630 (ex-Delhi) for the disc brake variant.Â The Pulsar AS 150 happens to be the newestÂ of Bajajâ€™s 150cc bikes and represents the ‘Adventure Sport’-ier end of the spectrum. It’s alsoÂ setÂ to be the most expensive one here, at Rs 79,000 (ex-Delhi).
While the Bajaj V may not be a direct contender to the three bikes picked for this spec comparison, it does slot in between what all these three have to offer.Â The new Bajaj V is expected to retail at around Rs 60,000-65,000 (ex-showroom).
|Honda CB Shine (disc)||Bajaj V15||Bajaj Discover 150S (disc)||Bajaj Pulsar AS150 (disc)|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||125||150||145||150|
|Spark plugs per cylinder||1||2||2||2|
|Cooling system||Air cooled||Air-cooled||Air-cooled||Air-cooled|
|Maximum power (PS)||10.7||12||14.5||17|
|Maximum torque (Nm)||10.3||13||12.75||13|
|Ignition type||NA||DTS-i||DC- Digital CDI||Digital CDI|
|Clutch type||Wet multiplate||Wet multiplate||Wet multiplate||Wet multiplate|
|Chassis type||Steel diamond||NA||Semi double cradle||Perimeter|
|Front suspension||Telescopic fork||Telescopic||Telescopic||Telescopic|
|Rear suspension||Spring loaded hydraulic||Hydraulic||Monoshock||Monoshock|
|Brakes front type||Disc||Disc||Disc||Disc|
|Brakes rear type||Drum||Drum||Drum||Drum|
|Ground clearance (mm)||160||165||165||170|
|Fuel capacity (litres)||10.5||13||10||12|
|Reserve fuel capacity (litres)||0||1.7||1.9||2.4|
|Kerb weight (kg)||124||135.5||130||143|
|Price (ex-Delhi)||Rs 62,400||Rs 60-65,000 (estd)||Rs 57,630 ||Rs 79,000|
Also see: Bajaj Auto unveils the Bajaj V, positioned between practical and sporty commuters Â To stay at the cutting edge of automotive news in India, follow us on Twitter (@odmag) or on Facebook (facebook.com/odmag). Or download our app from the iOS or Android app stores today