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Bajaj V12



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₹ 60,296
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Bajaj has discontinued the V12 and the bike is out of production.

V12 Key Highlights

Engine Capacity124.5 cc
Mileage - ARAI
65 kmpl
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight133 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity13 litres
Seat Height780 mm

Bajaj V12 Summary

The Bajaj V12 is a scaled down version of the company's popular premium commuter – the V15. While it carries over most of styling cues, at the heart of the V12 is a 125cc engine which makes it a rival to the Hero Glamour, Honda CB Shine, Yamaha Saluto, TVS Phoenix and the Suzuki Slingshot+.
 
The Bajaj V12 gets a neo-retro look thanks to the muscular fuel tank, trendy removable rear cowl and the chrome-rimmed headlamp, all borrowed from the V15. However, a few bits like the alloy wheels and the instrument cluster have been revised to cut cost. It rides on tubed tyres in place of tubeless ones on the V15, while the aluminium finish on a few componensts have been replaced with a gloss black finish.
 
Powering the V12 is a 125cc single-cylinder engine, delivering 10.5bhp and 11Nm of torque. Unlike its rivals in the price range, the V12 gets a five-speed gearbox. However, a front disc brake is an option now. The engine has been tuned to offer ample torque in the low-end and mid-range. Efficiency is also a priority considering the target audience. The V12 is offered in four paint schemes – blue, red, black and white. The V12 is priced at Rs 58,300 for the drum brake version and Rs 61,000 for the disc brake version (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

Bajaj V12 Expert Opinion

The Bajaj V12 has an interesting recipe - the eye-catchy and successful styling of the V15 combined with a smaller and efficient 125cc mill at its heart. 

What is it?

Why would I buy the Bajaj V12 Disc?

The Bajaj V12 Disc stands out in a crowd full of conservatively designed and stereotypical commuter motorcycles. Plus, the disc brake is an added bonus. 

Why would I avoid the Bajaj V12 Disc?

Unconventional riding triangle and a stiff suspension setup. The Bajaj V12 Disc doesn’t have many features or technologies that it can boast of. 

The Bajaj V12 has an interesting recipe - the eye-catchy and successful styling of the V15 combined with a smaller and efficient 125cc mill at its heart. While the Discover 125 is targeted at an audience looking for a conservative motorcycle, the V12 is aimed at someone looking for exclusivity and style. However, since it was launched in January, the Bajaj V12 has failed to match the numbers generated by its rival, or its elder sibling for that matter. With the aim of catering to a wider range of audience, Bajaj launched a new disc brake variant of the V12 a couple of months ago. 

I wouldn’t go as far as calling it attractive, but the fact that the V12 is a conspicuous motorcycle is undeniable. Be it the well-publicised connection with INS Vikrant or the unconventional styling, the V12 grabs eyeballs everywhere it goes. This is a feat that a Discover, Honda CB Shine or the Hero Glamour can hardly pull off. 

How is it to ride?

The first thing that caught my attention while riding the Bajaj V12 Disc is the refinement. Bajaj engines are generally associated with vibrations, but the V12 is quite the opposite. It is only when you touch 70kmph in the fifth gear that a slight buzz creeps through the handlebar, footpegs and the tank. But this would be normal in any small capacity commuter bike.

At the heart of the Bajaj V12 Disc is a 124cc single-cylinder engine, which delivers 10.5bhp and 11nm of torque, most of which is concentrated in the low and mid-range. The flat torque spread is something you instantly notice when you are riding it - just the thing for the city. While we have to come to expect a burst of torque from small-capacity commuter bikes as you get off from a standstill (which makes them fun wheelie machines), the V12 Disc is relatively undramatic. The first three gear ratios are closely packed while the fourth and fifth are tall. The V12 effortlessly chugs through city traffic in any gear; it is even possible to do as little as 25kmph in the fifth gear. Mind you, the V12 is no fire-breather, but rev the engine generously and you can extract decent city speeds out of it. 

The suspension on the Bajaj V12 has been set up for a stiff ride, which is quite unexpected in a commuter motorcycle. While it does iron out the bumps and potholes at higher speeds, the low speed ride quality feels compromised. Nevertheless, this helps make the V12 feel planted through corners. The beefy tyres might give the V12 a hefty appearance, but they also affect the agility. The V12 feels nowhere as nimble in the traffic as a CB Shine or Glamour, and a part of the blame goes to these tyres and the long wheelbase.

The front disc brake is the biggest talking point of this motorcycle. The callipers bite well and there is enough stopping power. However, the setup lacks the progression that you would usually expect in a Bajaj bike. Nevertheless, the setup is good enough for the kind of speeds that the V12 is capable of. And besides, this is trend observed in all motorcycles across this segment.

Anything else I should know?

At first glance, the V12 might look identical to the V15, but there are a few points of distinction. The front fender is black instead of being body-coloured, the tail lamp misses out on the chrome surround; it gets a different set of alloy wheels and skinnier tubed tyres. The instrument cluster gets an analogue fuel gauge and the components like the rear foot peg hangers are finished in glossy black instead of the aluminium finish in V15. It does, however, retain the trendy cowl for the rear seat which transforms the bike into a single-seater. This cowl, along with the sculpted fuel tank and chrome-rimmed headlamp, give the V12 a neo-retro look. 

 

As with the Bajaj V15, the V12 Disc gets a low seat, neutral-set footpegs and a raised handlebar which make for an unusual seating position. This along with the cushy seat make it comfortable for small runs. However, spend an appreciable period of time and you might end up with a sore back, which is down to the unnaturally long reach to the handlebar. 

The V12 Disc is a barebones motorcycle. While the competition has upped the game and started offering technology like digital displays, i3S and combi brakes, there isn’t any equipment that the V12 Disc can boast of.

Should I buy one?

On paper, the Bajaj V12 Disc offers the best of both worlds – looks of the V15 and a smaller and efficient 124cc powertrain. However, there are a few chinks in the armour. The seating, for one, isn’t very comfortable on long rides and the suspension could do with better damping. It also needs a few creature comforts like a digital display, trip meter(s) and tubeless tyres which are now a norm in this segment.

Nevertheless, there are some things it does well – the front brake is markedly better than a drum setup, the styling is conspicuous and the engine is surprisingly refined. So if you need a flamboyant, hassle-free and efficient motorcycle for short runs, the V12 Disc fits the bill. 

Where does it fit in?

The Bajaj V12 is priced at Rs 59,552. It shares the lower rung of the motorcycle food chain with well-established 125cc commuter bikes like the Hero Glamour i3S Disc, Honda CB Shine CBS and the CB Shine SP Disc, which are priced at Rs 60,860, Rs 61,726 and Rs 63,181 respectively. For a similar budget, you also have the Bajaj Pulsar 135LS, a bigger and sportier offering, priced at Rs 60,704. All the prices are ex-showroom.

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Gear Check

1. Zeus ZS-811 Speedster helmet – 

Lightweight and comfortable budget helmet with good noise isolation. It gets ECE 22.05 safety rating and Double D-ring mechanism, which means you can use it on race tracks too. Price - Rs 4,600.

2. Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 jacket – 

An extremely versatile all-weather jacket. In this guise, it is being used as a ventilated mesh jacket, though it ships with two more liners - waterproof and thermal. Price – Rs 20,000.

3. Ixon Moto HP gloves – 

High quality full gauntlet leather gloves suited for city riding, touring and track use. Offers good ventilation and a high level of protection. Expensive though. Price - Rs 9,500.

4. AGV Sport Airtex pants – 

Riding pants with mesh in the crotch, calf, back of legs and thigh areas which is a real boon in our hot weather. Price -Rs 6,500.

5. Sidi B2 boots – 

All-round street and sportbike riding shoes also suitable for track days. Not ventilated, which can make it uncomfortable for everyday use. Price - Rs 17,000.

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Bajaj V12 mileage

Bajaj V12 mileage

The ARAI mileage of Bajaj V12 is 65 kmpl. The average of the V12 is 55 kmpl, as per the owners of the bike.

V12 mileage details

V12 Specifications & Features

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      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          124.5 cc
        • Max Power
          10.6 bhp @ 7500 rpm
        • Max Torque
          10.98 Nm @ 5500 rpm
        • Mileage - ARAI
          65 kmpl
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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          Telescopic Fork
        • Rear Suspension
          Twin Shocks
        • Braking System
          -
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc
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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          133 kg
        • Seat Height
          780 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          165 mm
        • Overall Length
          2040 mm
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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Standard Warranty
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        • Standard Warranty
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      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
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        • Instrument Console
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        • Odometer
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        • Speedometer
          Analogue
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      Bajaj V12 User Reviews

      4.3/5

      (220 Ratings) 56 Reviews

      4

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      3

      Service Experience


      3

      Value for Money

      5

      Performance

      Single person driving very good bike

      19 weeks ago


      Jignesh

      Comfortable front seat, but back to adjust. Bajaj dealer service is very poor, but Performance is very good. Parts not available in the market.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      3

      Visual Appeal


      3

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      very poor service from bajaj dealers

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      0


      Bajaj V12 Review.

      1 year ago


      Amaran

      A good bike, light in weight, good power125cc, DLR, 45 to 50 km/l, with fuel level indicator and gear and neutral position indicator. Ideal for college students and office-going and factory workers. Easy maintenance, ride comfort with broad seat. No problem experienced so far. Getting good service by Bajaj workshops. Getting reliable spares through dealerships with affordable pricing for spares and service.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

      Tips for other riders

      As per manual

      Was this review helpful?

      2


      1


      Unique & limited edition one of a kind bike. You will fall in love.

      3 years ago


      Pankaj Kapoor

      It's a mini bullet. It sounds very very good, you can feel it's beats when you ride, like bullet. Actually, I was planning for bullet but finally ended up with v12, which was a perfect decision for me. That's why I have started the review with this comparison. The bike is so so beautiful, it's one of a kind bike, and icing over the cake is it no more in production, that means limited edition bike made with vikrant's metal, our Indian pride. Rest the bikes design and comfort is awesome.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      < 3 months

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Got mileage of

      55 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      2


      4

      Vikrant 12

      3 years ago


      Devendra

      I have a bajaj v12 bike from january 2018.Superb bike for city rides and long tour's.First thing , it is not sport bike u can say it bullet. Best sound heavy bike, speed. When you will run it feels like awesome.I love my bike. Average is also very good service charges very less. If you want a bike with low budget u can choose it but remember it's like cruise bike so don't compare with any other sports bike.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      52 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      4


      1

      Its just love!!!!

      4 years ago


      Harish Ahire

      If you are looking for a bike which is compatible for every ride...Then this is the one... Ride it on highway... City...Or off road. It'll stand aggressively.. Looks are damn good as it has great torque in 125cc segment. Mileage is about 52-55 kmpl in city and on highway 58-60 kmpl approximately. Great comfort no back pain. I've driven her from mumbai to banglore in two days around 800km. Seriously no aching in my arms. Feeling lucky to have her in my garage.. Love her.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      58 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Use only DTS i tech oil from nearly service center.

      Was this review helpful?

      4


      0

      Feel the bajaj v12

      4 years ago


      Vaibhav Mishra

      The bike very good in every aspects. Their is no problem at all. Good mileage, performance, grip, weight etc. Fulfill every criteria for a customer. The engine sounds and the exhaust sound is much more like ( bullet )royal enfield. You have to do servicing timely for good mileage. Enjoy this amazing experience now.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      55 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Keep servicing timely.

      Was this review helpful?

      2


      1

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