Bajaj V15 Review
Applause for Bajaj Auto India on finding the idea to build V15 partly using a whole lot bunch of thanksgiving for one of the redeemer of our Indian Navy servicing since 1971, the INS Vikrant. Bajaj Auto always keeps the Indian customers close to its heart to understand and offer its customer’s satisfaction, did not fail to show patriotism this time is appreciable. The all new Bajaj V15 is a classic royal commuter bike, that retains the feel of being self-respect and antique of ride. The Bajaj V15 itself has a voyage ship stance, and the engine power has been tweaked to perform a quarter cent higher over its rivals.
The Bajaj V15 is really an attention seeker on the road and keeps reminiscing about the warship and has no rivals in terms of V15 inimitable appearance.
Outlook and design
Bajaj V15 is a commuter category cruiser with its all new classics and relaxed composite. The fuel tank appears special on the V15 and makes it further special due to the V-badge. Besides, the V15 headlamp evokes the CT boxer when viewed from side, and the bike appears to wear a tribal mask like headlamp is just interesting.
The front and rear extent mudguards are different and decent, while the whole lot back view gets a slope with a suitable danger light attached.
The side doors of the V15 are given with decent shades of decals and stance short and fleshy. Kept the design to be classic, the engine shade of the V15 is maintained in gray rather coating a black treat on the engine.
The exhaust arms out of the Bajaj V15 engine and extends blowing in the end with chrome surroundings in the middle and end. The rear view mirrors and handle bar is mounted well for the comfy ride and retains the olden day classic.
Dimensions of Bajaj V15
The double down tube frame of the bike is keen for the construction V15 intact and a neat fit. The design of the V15 is well proportioned with the dimension measuring 2044 mm in overall length, 780 mm in width, 1070 mm in height and a wheelbase of 1315 mm.
The ground clearance of 165 mm and seat height of 780 mm handles the pot holes and ridges on the road, though the bike may appear shorter.
Engine and transmission
The Bajaj V15 engine is tweaked to gain more power and fun out of it. The 149.5cc, single cylinder, air cooled, 4-stroke DTS-I engine generates maximum power delivery of 11.83 bhp at 7500 rpm and peak torque of 13 Nm at 5500 rpm. The SOHC, 2-valve engine manages gaseous exchange of the engine and connected to a five speed gear box for transmission. The gear shift requires refinement and feels clunky.
Bajaj V15 mileage and Top speed
The engine remains fair on heavy throttle, but responds hard to perform. The bike remains calm and smooth between 50-70 kmph and capable to reach a top speed of 110 kmph. The vibrations though slightly come into action when the speed is increased, the riding quality is on the better side.
The mileage of Bajaj Vikrant is pretty impressive that the combination of rides both on city traffic and highway returned 44-48 kmpl. The fuel tank capacity of the V15 holds 13 liters at a stretch and remains on the positive side with this mileage.
The integrity of the Bajaj V15 is maintained by the classic analogue meters having room for Speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, Gear and Low Battery Indicators. Not to be felt bland about the instrument cluster of V15, from the linage of the bike composite is of conventional and to keep the corners cutting for affordability.
The V15’s olden days tailoring is maintained by the 33 mm conventional Telescopic Forks at the front and the rear side is loaded with dual spring loaded hydraulic type filled with gas, rather using a modern single mono shock absorber. This in turn also feels the Bajaj V15 smooth on damaged roads and potholes.
The braking systems of the Bajaj V15 are supported through the 240 mm single disc with two pot floating calipers in the front and rear 130 mm conventional drum brakes. Though the Rear disk is the missing, the feel on drum brakes takes the rider back to those days to enjoy with minimum technology.
The size of the tyres of the Bajaj V15 is cleverly selected that the rim size with the stock tyres shows the front side higher as compared to the rear tail end. The V15 features a 90/90-18 51P tyre on an 18-inch rim in the front and 120/80-16 60P tubeless tyres on 16-inch rim at the rear, respectively.
Rear wheel featuring less than two inches is interesting and the sizes are appropriate to match the entire look of the motorcycle. The 10 spoke alloy wheels of the bike also looks fair to match the V15 back ground.
Bajaj V15 Colours
Heroic Red, Ebony Black and Pearl White are the three shades that are made available presently for the sale of Bajaj V15. The Black colour appears more on the road than the other two colours offered.
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