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Key specs
  • Displacement149.5 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported50 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight135 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 66,448

Bajaj V15 is now discontinued in India.

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Bajaj V15 Summary

V15 key highlights

Engine Capacity 149.5 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 50 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 135 kg

About V15

The V15 is Bajaj’s first motorcycle under its new ‘V’ brand. Marketed as a stylish commuter, the V15 will sit between the Discover and the Pulsar range.

The most interesting aspect of the V15 is that the bike contains metal from the INS Vikrant – India’s first aircraft carrier. In terms of design, Bajaj has stuck to a classic retro appeal, something this segment doesn’t have. But at first glance you’ll be reminded of the Avenger because there’s a certain amount of design inspiration from the cruiser.

The Bajaj V15 gets a 150cc single-cylinder engine, based on the same DTSi engine from the Avenger. It delivers 12bhp at 7500rpm and peak torque of 13Nm at 5500rpm. This engine is  mated to a five-speed transmission. There is a new-for-2019 version called the ‘Power Up’ which offers one extra bhp and a universal gearshift pattern. This brings it to 13 bhp and adds a ‘one down, four up’ gearshift pattern. The 18-inch front wheel rides on conventional 33mm telescopic front forks while the 16-inch rear wheel rides on dual springs. The brake setup is made up of a 240mm disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum in the rear. In terms of dimensions, the V15 is 2044mm long, 780mm wide and 1070mm tall. The wheelbase stands at 1355mm and the bike tips the scale at 135.5kg.

Bajaj Motorcycles is offering the new V15 in just two paint schemes – pearl white and ebony black. It competes with the Hero Achiever, Honda CB Unicorn and the Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0. The V15 is priced at approximately Rs 66,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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Bajaj V15 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Offers a good ride quality
    • Known for great pickup
    • Gets a fat rear tyre
  • Could be Better

    • Has a bit of quality issues
    • Not a friendly ergonomics for long ride

BikeWale's Take

The V15 is an entry-level premium motorcycle from Bajaj. It is known for its good ride quality, decent looking instrument cluster and a powerful 150cc engine. However, the overall quality isn't great. 

Bajaj V15 Review

The new Bajaj V15 is the Pune based bike maker’s answer to its dwindling sales in the commuter class courtesy some experiments gone wrong with the Discover brand. And to stand out in the crowd, this mass-market commuter motorcycle now comes in a fancier avatar. The V15 is positioned between the Discover 150F and the Pulsar 150 but it has a confused identity; it doesn’t know what genre of motorcycling it belongs to. But, of course, the biggest talking point about the V15 – at least in Bajaj’s books – is the use of a tiny amount of metal from INS Vikrant for the making of all V15s fuel tanks.

What is it?

The new Bajaj V15 is the Pune based bike maker’s answer to its dwindling sales in the commuter class courtesy some experiments gone wrong with the Discover brand. And to stand out in the crowd, this mass-market commuter motorcycle now comes in a fancier avatar. The V15 is positioned between the Discover 150F and the Pulsar 150 but it has a confused identity; it doesn’t know what genre of motorcycling it belongs to. But, of course, the biggest talking point about the V15 – at least in Bajaj’s books – is the use of a tiny amount of metal from INS Vikrant for the making of all V15s fuel tanks.

How does it ride?

Once you’re done looking at this new Bajaj (it is different looking but it still does catch your eye) and you hop on, the V15’s seating instantly impresses. It has a wide handlebar, low seat height and neutrally positioned footpegs. The seating is commuter-ish all the way and a comfy one. If here’s any problem, it is the design of the fuel tank, which makes it difficult to grip it with the thighs properly.

Get moving and the Bajaj V15’s lack of weight, its flickable nature and the easy leverage its handlebar offers, makes it a fun bike to filter through traffic with. It weighs 135.5kg kerb weight making it one of the lighter 150cc motorcycles. What also impresses is the V15’s ride quality. The telescopic front forks and gas charged twin shocks at the rear have adequate travel and have well damped characteristics. Broken roads, speed breakers, bumps, what have you, are dispatched with the plushness one mostly associates with more expensive bikes. The only draw back of sorts is the front bottoming out through some pronounced potholes. For those looking at commuting over long hours in the city, the V15 should work really well.

The engine on the V15 is a 150cc single-cylinder motor that produces 11.8bhp at 7500rpm and peak torque of 13Nm at 5500. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox, which has all-up shift pattern. This engine produces decent amount of low- and mid-range torque, which makes overtaking easy, at least at city speeds. The V15 manages 35kmph in fifth gear and feels good till 60-70kmph. But once it crosses that mark, vibrations can be felt. It was also disappointing to see the lack of refinement and the presence of slight harshness on this engine. The braking though is sorted. The 240mm disc at the front and 130mm drum at the rear provide good stopping power. And feel.

 

Anything else should I know?

The Bajaj V15 uses the metal of INS Vikrant for a bit of its fuel tank. And it will make V15 owners feel proud. We wont be surprised if some customers buy the bike for this fact alone. Credit then to the brilliant marketing team at Bajaj.

Plus, the attention to detail on the V15 is good. The exposed wires in front of the tank has been neatly covered with a black rubber flap; the black lid on the fuel cover adds to the premium feel; the thin padding on the cowl looks right and is useful; and it also gets an in-built allen key as part of the motorcycle’s key to aid removal of its rear seat cowl. The 3D logos on the tank and side panel look nice as well. The quality levels overall and the fit and finish – particularly the paint quality – is a huge step up over older Bajaj bikes too. Furthermore, the instrument cluster on the V15 is simple but attractive thanks to the choice of fonts and the overall design. The seat is well padded and comfy. And the V15’s styling, barring the headlamp design, is very attractive. And it must stand out to make any sort of in-roads into the established competitions stranglehold. The tank is muscular, the decals are thoughtfully used, and the usage of an 18-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel, also works well towards giving the V15 its cruiser or café-racer like stance. Interestingly, the tread pattern on the Nylogrip tyres also adds to the whole muscular stance.

Depending on your mood, you could ride the V15 as a single seater (café-racer) thanks to the seat cowl. Or remove the latter with the turn of a couple of screws to reveal a reasonably comfortable pillion seat with smartly styled grab rails (cruiser, anyone?). The grab rail too, has been nicely integrated on the V15 and is pretty useful. 

Why should I buy one?

Buy the Bajaj V15 if you’re looking for a motorcycle for the city that’s unique, fresh, and comfortable. Bajaj has hit the right note with the launch of the V15. While the design of the V15 is surely interesting and fresh, the fuel efficiency is something we haven’t tested yet but Bajaj claims it to be between 50kmpl and 55kmpl in the real world. Then, of course, there’s the patriotic pitch thanking INS Vikrant. But there’s also the pretty attractive price tag of Rs 62,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) to consider which makes it a pretty good deal.

 

Where does it fit in?

At 62,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Bajaj V15 is Rs 4,115 more expensive than the Honda CB Shine SP – its closest competitor. But, if we talk 150cc motorcycles, then there’s the recently re-launched Honda CB Unicorn 150 to consider. It is Rs 5,778 more expensive than the V15. But, Bajaj’s main focus with the V15 is the existing 125cc owners club. It wants Shine and Glamour customers to upgrade to the V15. And if it can convince even a small percentage of this lot to buy the V15, it’s job done for Bajaj.

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Bajaj V15 mileage

As reported by V15 owners, the real mileage of Bajaj V15 is 50 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of V15 is 57 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 11.8 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 13 Nm @ 5,500 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 149.5 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 57 mm

    Stroke 59 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 9.8:1

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Carburetor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.7 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 650 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 57 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 50 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 240 mm

    Front Tyre Size 90/90 - 18 51P Tubeless

    Rear Tyre Size 120/80 -16 60P Tubeless

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size --

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic

    Rear Suspension Twin-Spring loaded hydraulic type- with gas filled

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 135 kg

    Overall Length 2,044 mm

    Overall Width 780 mm

    Wheelbase 1,315 mm

    Ground Clearance 165 mm

    Seat Height 780 mm

    Overall Height 1,070 mm

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Features

Odometer Analogue

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm --

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type --

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator No

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockNo

Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeBulb and Reflector Type

Headlight Bulb Type55/60 W

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Bajaj V15 User Reviews

4.1 (684 ratings) 286 reviews
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    Reliability

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    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 3

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  •  5Vikrant(Gorgeous one) 6 days ago by Salman Khan

    Bajaj v 15 is awesome bike with awesome sound and mileage Iit is very comfortable and its looks are great. My model is power up and really this bike is very powerful. My bike colour is red and black and its backrest is very comfortable. This bike gives 55 km/l mileage a

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  •  5Good Bajaj V15 1 month ago by Hprasad, Bangalore

    Buying experience - excellent deal, riding experience - excellent details about looks, performance etc. good, servicing and maintenance good, buying experience, riding experience, details about looks, performance etc., servicing and maintenance.

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  •  5Riding experience 2 months ago by Anant, Pune

    Awesome bike when I ride on it. I feel very comfortable and confident that I applied for that. Great comfort and style for me. All negative impact were gone. So I feel that I have to buy this bike that product made by INS vikrant armed ship and that's why I love that bi

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  • Bajaj V15 discontinued in India
    Bajaj V15 discontinued in India
    10 July 2019
    Anuj Mishra

    The motorcycle had been failing to fetch acceptable sales numbers in the country owing to which the company discontinued the production of the V15. 

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  • Bajaj V15 might be discontinued this month
    Bajaj V15 might be discontinued this month
    05 March 2019
    Pratheek Kunder

    The V15 from Bajaj is one special motorcycle, thanks to the metal it uses from the famous INS Vikrant aircraft carrier. It’s also special due to the marketing activities that Bajaj carried out for the bike. But in 2018, everything has fizzled out and that means the V15...

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