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When it comes to creating Indian bikes with mass appeal, Bajaj has proven itself to be a master of the game. They did it with their flagship product the Bajaj Pulsar, and then they did it again with the Bajaj.
This unique bike comes with its own little piece of history. The INS Vikrant was the first warship and aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. It played a crucial role in the India-Pakistan war of 1971. It was decommissioned in January, 1997 and eventually scrapped in November 2014. This is the origin story of the Bajaj Vikrant bike. A part of the bike's fuel tank is made from the scrapped metal from the INS Vikrant, giving it a patriotic appeal to all Indians.
The original Bajaj V bike was launched in India in March 2016, and by October 2016, had already crossed the 1,60,000* mark in terms of units sold. This prompted Bajaj to conceptualize and create a lower-cost version of the bike- the Bajaj V12, which was released in January 2017.
However, this left a lot of us wondering what exactly is the difference between the two Bajaj V bikes.
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If one was to compare the Bajaj V12 vs V15, they would find a few very subtle differences. The following table shows how they compare in terms of certain key performance indices-
|Specifications||Bajaj V12||Bajaj V15|
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 2-Valve, SOHC, DTS-i Engine||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 2-Valve, SOHC, DTS-i Engine|
|Engine Displacement (CC)||124.5 cc||149.5 cc|
|Power||10.7 ps @ 7500 RPM||13 ps @ 8000 RPM|
|Top Speed||109 Kmph||109 Kmph|
|Low Fuel Warning Lamp||No||Yes|
|Step up Seat||No||Yes|
|Brakes||Front- Drum, Back-Drum||Front-Disc, Back- Drum|
As you can see, there's not much to separate these two bikes. In addition to the information above, it is also important to note that the mileage and top speed for both are also the same- approximately 57 kmpl and 109 kmph.
However, the Bajaj V15 trumps the V12 when it comes to additional features. It comes with several value additions such as a Tachometer, low fuel warning lamp, step-up seat, and passenger footrest. But the key improvement on the V15 is the front disc brake, which is significantly better than a drum brake. So this Bajaj Vikrant bike review seems to indicate that the V15 is a better option than the V12.
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When it comes to price, the latest price of the Bajaj V12 is around Rs. 58,906*, while that of the V15 is Rs. 65,626*. So, when it comes to the Bajaj Vikrant bike price, the V12 edges out the V15. However, the difference isn't too much and one may easily choose to shell out a little bit extra if they are keen on experiencing the additional features of the V15.
Whichever choice you make, we understand that it can be difficult to pay for a bike upfront. In fact, for most people it's better to get a loan which they can pay off at their own comfort, rather than make a single large investment. Bajaj has endeared itself to bike lovers across the country even more by coming up with one of the best options in this regard; the Bajaj finance 2 wheeler loan.Apply For Two Wheeler Loan