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Dubbed as the 'Power Up', the bike is essentially a V15 which has been tweaked to produce more power and torque. It also features new body graphics and a sportier one-down-four-up gear shift pattern. Priced at Rs 66,739 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike commands a premium of around Rs 1,500 over the model it replaces. The V15 was introduced as Bajaj Auto’s premium 150cc commuter motorcycle. Positioned below the Pulsar lineup, the Bajaj V15 shares metal with the legendary INS Vikrant, an aircraft carrier that was decommissioned in 1997. This patriotic connect makes the V15 a unique proposition in a sea of commuter bikes. Its design leans towards classic curvy lines and looks fresh when compared to other run-of-the-mill rivals. Powering the Bajaj V15 is a 149.5cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generates 13PS at 8000rpm and 13Nm of torque at 6000rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed transmission with a revised "one-down-four-up" gear gearshift pattern. The motorcycle employs a dual-cradle frame with 33mm telescopic front forks and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. For braking, the bike uses a 240mm front disc and a 130mm rear drum. Unfortunately, it misses out on ABS. Its 18-inch front and 16-inch rear alloys come shod in 90/90 and 120/80 rear tubeless tyres respectively. The Bajaj V15’s chief rivals include Honda CB Shine 125 SP, Hero Achiever 150 and Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0.
Bajaj V15 Power Up Pros and Cons
Things We Like in V15 Power Up
- Distinctive design
- Low seat height
- Torquey engine good for city use
- One of the most affordable 150cc bikes in the country
Things We Don't Like in V15 Power Up
- Basic Instrument Cluster, No Tripmeter
- Tiny Pillion Seat
- Needs more power for highway use
- Old School all up gear shift pattern
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V15 Power Up Price
|V15 Power Up STD57 kmpl, 149.5 cc||Rs.66,739|
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Bajaj V15 Power Up Mileage
Bajaj V15 Power Up gives a mileage of 57 kmpl as claimed by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
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Inspired by the rich history of the country’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, the Pune-based two-wheel manufacturer has crafted a robust and tough body dynamics for Bajaj V15 Power Up. The offering comes as a 150cc commuter motorcycle built from the pride metal of INS Vikrant and fills the space between Bajaj Discover 150 and Bajaj Pulsar 150. Bajaj V15 sports a sturdy body dynamics that displays the look of a bold café racer and provides the riding comfort of a modern cruiser. The front portion of the bike follows a conventional no-nonsense design theme, while the side look is a conduct of smooth flowing lines displaying toughness. The distinguished neo-retro styling of the bike flows effortlessly to the rear portion, which is complemented by a classy tail lamp unit.
The commuter draws power from a 150cc, single cylinder, air cooled, DTS-i engine that produces a maximum power output of 13PS at 8000rpm and 13Nm of torque at 6000rpm. Along with the decent power figures, Bajaj V15 is claimed to offer a mileage figure of 57kmpl. A 5-speed trasmission with a one-down-four-up shift pattern transfers power to the rear wheel. The V15 features sure-footed rear tyre unit and an appreciable riding experience inferable from its suspension assembly consisting of telescopic fork suspension at the front and Nitrox twin shock absorbers at the rear end. Bajaj V 150 cc allows you to choose between 4 equally impressive colour options that include – Ocean Blue, Ebony Black, Pearl White, and Heroic Red. Bajaj has priced the V15 Power Up at Rs 66,739 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) to compete against the likes of Honda CB Unicorn 150 and Hero Achiever 150.
Design and Features
The Bajaj V15 pays homage to the famed aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, and uses metal from India’s first aircraft carrier. The bike exudes a neo-retro feel, with smooth lines on the front and sides and a curvy tail section. Bajaj has equipped the motorcycle with an analogue instrument cluster that houses a speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer and other tell-tale lights. For added pillion comfort, the 2018 model gets a cushioned backrest too.
The Bajaj V15 draws power from a 149.5cc single-cylinder engine which pushes out 12PS at 7500rpm and 12.7Nm at 5500rpm. Mated to a 5-speed transmission, Bajaj says this motor helps the V15 return 55kmpl in real-world conditions.
Braking and Handling
The Bajaj V15 rolls on wide 120-section rear rubber and a 90-section front tyre. They offer pretty decent grip for normal usage, but does not exactly inspire confidence for spirited cornering. The 33mm front telescopic forks and Nitrox twin shock absorbers at the rear offer good ride quality over bad roads.
The braking setup consists of a 240mm front disc and a 130mm rear drum. They offer good bite but could do more with progression and feel. Unfortunately, they do not feature CBS nor ABS, even as an option.
Safety and Features
The 2018 Bajaj V15 now comes with Auto Headlamp On (AHO) unit that ensures better visibility during daytime, thus reducing the risk of accidents marginally. Bajaj has not offered ABS or CBS for this motorcycle yet. Expect the brand to introduce single-channel ABS soon to comply with upcoming safety norms.
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