- 2 min ago No Using Mobiles While Riding/Driving In Bangalore From 20th June — Hefty Fines Apply
- 34 min ago Toyota’s Accessible People Mover To Debut At Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
- 1 hr ago Ford Recalls The Endeavour SUV In India — Voluntary Inspection Of Faulty Airbag Inflators
- 2 hrs ago Protean Can Help You Pull Off Donuts In The Same Spot: Here’s How
- Education ICSI CS Foundation June Result 2019 Likely To Be Declared On This Date
- News What you should know about TMC’s July 21 Martyrs’ day rally
- Movies Leaving Salman Khan Behind, Shahid Kapoor Reacts To Uri & Kabir Singh Being The Most Liked Films
- Technology Samsung Wireless Power Bank: Fast-Charging Comes To Power Banks
- Sports CoA stuns BCCI, Lodha asking India captain, coach to decide on WAG travel schedule
- Finance Canada’s Brookefield To Invest Rs 25,215 Cr In Reliance’s Tower Trust
- Lifestyle Mahira Khan Makes Us Want To Attend A Wedding Right Now With Her Breathtaking Sari
- Travel Magical Destinations To Visit In South India During Monsoon
Bajaj Auto is said to have discontinued their premium commuter motorcycle, the V15 in the Indian market. According to reports from BikeWale, the production of the Bajaj V15 has been stopped, although the official website still lists out the motorcycle.
Bajaj launched the V15 in the Indian market back in 2016. The motorcycle performed well initially thanks to its design, ride comfort and reasonable price tag. It also became popular due to its connection with Indian Navy's warship, INS Vikrant; whose metal was used in the bodywork of the V15. However, over the last few months the sales and demand of the motorcycle have fizzled out.
Reports also suggest that the production of the Bajaj V15 was halted after the new safety regulations came into effect from the 1st of April 2019. According to the new regulation, all 150cc and above two-wheelers are mandated to come equipped with ABS as standard. This is something the V15 missed out on, as Bajaj didn't update the motorcycle on time.
The V15 premium commuter motorcycle is powered by a 149.5cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine producing 12bhp and 10.7Nm of torque. It is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
The Bajaj V15 is priced at Rs 65,626 ex-showroom (Delhi). However, by updating the motorcycle to comply with the new safety regulation, prices would have gone significantly higher. Bajaj instead decided to focus more towards its more successful Pulsar range and have discontinued the V15.
Reports also suggest that the 'V' brand from Bajaj might make a comeback at a later stage. It will also bring out the V12, which was discontinued from the market last year. The new V12 will come equipped with the latest features, including the combi-braking technology; made mandatory for all two-wheelers less than 150cc.
Thoughts On The Bajaj V15 Discontinuation
The Bajaj V15 is said to have been discontinued from the Indian market, although it is still listed on the official website. The motorcycle offered good styling and decent performance. However, the drastic reduction in sales and demand for the motorcycle over the past few months had made Bajaj re-think its strategy for the premium commuter. It will be interesting to see if Bajaj bring any updates or replacement to the above motorcycles.