Bajaj V15 Review: Will It Defeat Its Rivals Like The INS Vikrant?

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Bajaj V15 is made from the decommissioned INS Vikrant metal, will it rise like a phoenix and capture new markets? Read through our review to find out.

Also Read: Bajaj Aims To Sell 50,000 V15 A Month

Bajaj V15 Exterior Design

The first look of the V15 brings you back images of a Cafe Racer on the road, however, as you look further, the motorcycle blends into more of a commuter style biking.

bajaj v15 first look review design

So when you ride through the city traffic, you can be assured to have a second glance of the bike. It also features a body-coloured cowl to transform it into a single seater, this can be easily removed with an alan key.


bajaj v15 first look review design

The emblem of 'Made With The Invincible Metal Of INS Vikrant' is prominent on top of the fuel tank. The rear of the bike looks well finishes flowing through the clustered LED taillamp, which is away from the rear seat.

The V15 is available in two colours - Ebony Black and Pearl White.

V15 Engine Specifications & Features

The V15 is powered by a new 150cc engine, Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC 2 valve, air cooled, DTS-i which produces 12bhp at 7,500rpm and torque at 13Nm at 5,500rpm, this has been mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

bajaj v15 first look review specs and features

The bike features ergonomic handle bar which is appropriate for seat position. The exhaust is extremely thunderous and it is quite different to the commuter bikes we see on the road today.

bajaj v15 first look review design

Bajaj has made sure that there are premium feel to the bike by offering five double spoke alloy wheels, premium textured seat and instrument panel which turns red when you come to reserve.

Bajaj V Performance & Mileage

The engine is well positioned to give a good performance, the low torque of the bike helps you ride the bike effortless in traffic without multiple gear shifts.

Mileage of the Bajaj V15 will vary between 60 to 70kmpl, depending on how you ride the bike.

Bajaj V15 Pricing

The bike is well positioned to take on its rivals and is priced at Rs. 62,000 ex-showroom (Delhi).

V15 Verdict

Bajaj is looking to dominate the commuter segment with an altogether different approach, giving it a new look on similar engine specification available in the market.

Apart from its nostalgic feel of the metal made from the INS Vikrant, the headlamp seems to be unfit to the motorcycle. The bike makes it up with the performance with good torque and easy to commute in the traffic.

The motorcycle will compete against the Honda Unicorn CBZ 160cc, Suzuki's Gixxer and Hero CBZ Xtreme.

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Story first published: Friday, March 11, 2016, 17:25 [IST]
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