|Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC 2 valve, Air cooled, DTS-i|
|11.83 BHP @ 7500 rpm|
|Engine type||Single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC 2 valve, Air cooled, DTS-i|
|Maximum Power||11.83 BHP @ 7500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||13 NM @ 5500 rpm|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|No. of Gears
|Starting system||Electric Start|
|Clutch||Wet Multi Plate Type|
|Kerb Weight||135.5 kg|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13 litres|
|No. of Seats||2|
|Suspension Front||33mm Telescopic Forks|
|Suspension Rear||Twin-Spring loaded hydraulic type- with gas filled|
|Front Brake||240mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||130mm Drum|
|Front Tyre||90/90 – 18 51P|
|Rear Tyre||120/80 -16 60P|
|Battery||4 Ah 12 V|
|Low Fuel Indicator||✓|
|Low Oil Indicator||✓|
|Top Speed||109 kmph|
|Mileage (City)||45 kmpl|
|Mileage (Highway)||55 kmpl|
|Mileage (City & highway)||50 kmpl|
|Heroic Red||Ocean Blue||Ebony Black||Pearl White|
Bajaj V15 Review
Bajaj is regarded as the top motorcycle manufacturing company based in India which used to launch their products in Bangladesh along with some other countries. Due to reasonable price with the latest configurations, Bajaj has successfully achieved the popularity in Bangladesh. In every calendar year, they used to launch different new products or brought update versions of motorcycle. By following the sequence, they have launched their first cafe racer bike in Bangladesh named Bajaj V15 which is 150 cc motorcycle just few months ago.
Bajaj V15 is completely a new model of Bajaj which is powered by 149.5 cc engine with 11.83 @ 7500 rpm maximum power and 13 Nm @ 5500 rpm maximum torque. The most important things of this motorcycle is it’s fuel tank which is made by using the metal of INS Vikrant, an Indian retired warship. So, Bajaj placed a logo to commemorate the INS Vikrant on the product of V15. The looks of the bike is pretty classic. However, recently Bajaj company stated that they have still enough metal of the retired warship to produce V15 in next two years. They will also carry the same logo of the retired warship.
However, V15 is an important product of Bajaj though it holds 150 cc displacement but the company has kept the price reasonable. Considering the price of V15, it can compare with 125 cc bikes which are available in market currently.
Design & looks: Firstly, we have to admit it’s unique body shape and outlook. It’s mainly a cafe racer bike which made by the metal of retired Indian warship. So, it possesses a patriotic flavor. Besides, it’s front fairing and windshield are almost alike with Kawasaki Boxer. Also it’s rear part is seems same as an Avenger along with better looking ten spoke alloy wheels. However, it’s seating position is bit low and complete suitable with the design.
Engine performance: The engine quality of Bajaj V15 is good with b149.5 cc displacement which can develop 11.83 @ 7500 rpm maximum power with 13 Nm @ 5500 rpm maximum torque. With five speed gearbox, Baja V15 can run with more than 110 km per hour top speed. Though, V15 is a bike which is not suitable for race of speed. It is more alike with cafe racing model which can be used for style. However, Bajaj V15 also possesses DTSi engine which is completely trustable for long term use.
Dimensions & seating position: It seems, the dimension of the motorcycle is bit smaller than regular standard bike which is (2044 mm * 780 mm * 1070 mm) respectively. Though, the seat height is a bit low but comfortable no doubt. Seat height of V15 is 780 mm where it’s wheelbase is 1315. With 165 mm ground clearance, speed breaker can easily be crossed by this machine. Fuel tank is bit bigger which can contains almost 13 litres but seating position for the pillion is not suitable. Like the cafe racer, rider needs to remove cowl for the pillion which gives a different looks.
Suspension & Brakes: The riders are not satisfied with the suspension of the bike which is a bit hard. It should be more flexible for different roads. Telescopic suspension is used for the front wheel and twin spring loaded suspension which is hydraulic type with gas filled is used for rear position. No offense about the braking system of the bike which consists of front hydraulic disc brake and rear drum brake. The brakes have enough power to control 135 kg bike in any speed.
Mileage: Due to be a cafe racer which is comparatively better with the mileage. It can give highest 55 km mileage on highway if proper maintaining the speed but on city road where it can face so many obstacles, it can give more than 45 km mileage. So, we can say, it can give almost 50 km mileage.
Instrument Panel & Features: Complete update instrument panel makes it more attractive though, speedometer and tachometer are both analog system but updated. Bajaj V15 has number of special features which has odometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator, low battery indicator. However, along with kick start, the bike consists of electric start system as well.
Colors & Price: Though, V15 is a 150 cc bikes but it’s price is comparatively lower than rest same segment bikes. According to the latest update, it’s price is BDT 1,59,500. Total four colors are available in market named Heroic Red, Ocean Blue, Ebony Black and Pearl White. Though, all four colors would not available in Bangladesh.
Bajaj V15 Rating
V15 can not compete rest available 150 cc bikes in Bangladesh. Bikers used to select it due to it’s amazing and totally uncommon looks. Besides, it’s controlling is also well. Riders also feel comfort to ride it but pillion used to face problem. Due to remove cowl, it’s looks change. More than 110 km per hour top speed seems enough for this cafe racer and as well as it’s mileage is also good. However, it’s engine power is not sufficient for highway and suspension needs to update. Besides, the gear shift model of this bike is completely old model with all up and there is no engine kill switch added. Overall, V15 is an uncommon creation of Bajaj which would be great select within the price tag.