A commuter bike that will have cafe racer type styling. This was a very good concept by Bajaj. Even though this concept was started by Hero on its Splendor Classic Pro. Bajaj got it on a 150cc bike. This will improve the performance and they tuned the exhaust for a good note. To add more value to it, there was the INS Vikrant metal added to it. This attracted more buyers to it. Bajaj as a brand has been innovative with this bike and the company is looking at adding more variants to the Bajaj V15 or as some call it Vikrant bike.
At the moment, it comes with a stylish design and high quality paint job. The 150cc engine churns about 12bhp of power and 13Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a five-speed transmission. This is the same engine like that on the Avenger, but it has been tweaked for different throttle performance.
Bajaj V15 Vikrant Bike Price in India
Bajaj Vikrant V15 Price
|Model||Price (on-road, Delhi)|
Bajaj Vikrant has been priced aggressively. This new 150cc bike costs INR 67,000 to INR 74,000, after taxes. This is almost 125cc bike territory. This makes the Vikrant bike highly affordable and good value for money. Bajaj seems to be doing everything right at the moment.
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Bajaj V15 Vikrant Specifications
|V15 Vikrant Specifications|
|Engine||150cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Power||12bhp @ 7,500rpm|
|Torque||13Nm @ 5,500rpm|
Bajaj V15 Vikrant Dimensions
|V15 Vikrant Dimensions|
|Saddle Height||780 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Kerb Weight||135.5 kg|
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Vikrant Bike Key Features
- INS Vikrant’s metal used on the bike’s fuel tank
- Alloy wheels
- Upward tilting exhaust
- Bar ends
- Stylish tail lamp
- New speedometer
- Premium quality
- Removable rear seat cowl and handle
- New instrument pod
- Smooth engine
Bajaj V15 Vikrant Design
The Vikrant bike looks fantastic as it gets the classic bike styling. This new bike gets a stylish front with cafe racer handles. The front is classy and the side is also very appealing. The bike comes with an option that makes the pillion seat disappear, just like a cafe racer. There is a cover that can be bolted on to the pillion seat. The rear looks classy making this bike look premium.
The paint job also is of high quality. Bajaj has changed the face of the commuter bike. The fuel tank lid has the Vikrant logo printed on it.
The instrument cluster on the bike is a simple one. It doesn’t look fancy with any digital meters. This goes in line with the classic look of the bike. There is a large dial with an odometer. The V15 doesn’t get a kill switch. The black exhaust pipe has a chrome tip. The front wheel is 18-inch while the rear is only 16.
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Vikrant Bike V15 Colours
Now, the Bajaj V15 is offered with White, black, red and blue colour options. These are the four colour options on this bike. The white is the most prominent colour, while the blue is the latest addition.
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Bajaj V15 Vikrant Engine
The V15 comes with a single cylinder, 150cc Twin Spark DTSi engine. This a completely new engine and has no similarities to the other 150cc units from the company. This 150cc engine churns out 12bhp at 7500rpm and has a peak torque of 13Nm at 5500rpm. It is mated to a five-speed gearbox that has an ‘All Up’ gearing pattern.
Press the starter and the Bajaj V15 fires up to a soft note. Blip the throttle and the engine note you hear is not shrieky but a refined and deep one that sounds mature. After you straddle the bike, it feels pretty wide especially the seat portion, something that you generally do not get on a Bajaj. It does not feel comfortable initially and takes a little time to get adjusted to.
An upshift into the first gear sets it in motion and the bike starts off seamlessly while the engine revs smoothly. This new 150cc engine from Bajaj quite a refined unit. The refinement levels are similar to what we had seen in the Avenger 150. It didn’t feel coarse at all and will get smoother after the initial running in. The vibrations are quite well controlled. The new generation engines from Bajaj Auto are much improved units.
The V15 accelerates in a silky way and the gearshift are also pretty smooth. The acceleration is pretty brisk for a 150cc engine and this makes it easy to ride in the city. The reason for this is the torque of 13Nm thats sets in pretty early and the bike has sufficient torque for its engine sizIn slow moving traffic, it provides that extra thrust to keep it going without jerks and also without putting in too much effort. The low-end torque of the V15 makes it effortless to ride in traffic.
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Bajaj V15 Vikrant Mileage
Bajaj V15 Mileage
We haven’t done an extensive test on the Bajaj V15, however it should return about 60-65km/l on a normal riding cycle within the city. This is a good mileage for a 150cc bike.
Bajaj V15 Vibrant Ride and Handling
The stance of the Bajaj V15 is upright and the handlebar is set a bit low. This makes commuting within the city very easy. The foot pegs are also not set too high hence you don’t squat while being seated. This applies to a medium-heighted rider like me (5’10”). The handlebar is wide and hence it aids in maneuvering the Bajaj V15 without flexing your muscles. The Bajaj V15 is designed mainly for commuting and do not expect it to handle like a sports bike, because it won’t.
The Vikrant bike is pretty stable even at reasonably high speeds of close to 100km/h, which is its limit. However, its not very agile while changing directions. It doesn’t feel heavy but just that it is a bit stiff. The Bajaj V15 is meant to be ridden below 80km/h where it finds its comfort zone. The larger sized front wheel is useful on bad roads and can tackle most of the terrains with ease. The manueverability is also good.
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One thing that is appreciable about the Bajaj V15 is the ride quality. It doesn’t come as a surprise as Bajaj has kind of mastered the suspensions on their motorcycles to suit Indian terrains. In the same manner, the Bajaj V15 has a pliant ride and can also tackle bad roads with ease, without unsettling the rider.
The Bajaj V15 comes across as a fresh product in the crowded motorcycle segment. In many aspects it is a revolution of sorts. The styling of this motorcycle is radical and hence it may appeal to some and some may not be too attracted towards it. During our ride we noticed a lot of heads turn and also get inquisitive about the Bajaj V15.
Also, most people who came to us to enquire about the bike thought it to be a premium segment motorcycle. The build seems quite tough and one which can handle our semi-urban and rural conditions pretty well. Even the fit and finish is very impressive.
Bajaj is trying hard to once again to establish their dominance in the 150cc commuter bike segment that once the Discover enjoyed. The Bajaj Vikrant is overall good and priced well too. This shows by the number of buyer getting attracted to it.
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