Bajaj Vikrant 125 Disc
Bajaj V12 is the downsized version of the V15, a popular cafe racer styled motorcycle built from the metal of iconic INS Vikrant. The Bajaj V12 Disc Brake variant is equipped with all the attributes of standard Bajaj V12, which includes as similar bulky body proportions, chiseled fuel tank, unconventional chrome-rimmed headlamp, beefy exhaust system and a removable plastic rear cowl. Besides, the motorcycle has also observed an addition of disc brake at front wheel for enhancing safety measures on the V12. There is no changes on powertrain end.
Bajaj Vikrant 125 Disc Full Specifications
|Engine Type||4 stroke, SOHC, DTS-i, BS-IV Engine|
|No. of Cylinders||Single|
|Valves Per Cylinder||Two|
|Maximum Power||10.7 BHP @ 7500 RPM|
|Maximum Torque||10.9 NM @ 5500 RPM|
|Starter System||Self Start/Kick Start|
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
|Front Suspension||30 mm Fork Travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin shocks, Nitrox(Gas filled), 106 mm rear wheel travel|
|Front Brake||240mm Disc Brake|
|Rear Brake||130 dia Drum|
TYRES AND WHEELS
|Front Tyre Size||2.75-18|
|Rear Tyre Size||100/90-16|
|Wheel Size (inches)||16|
|Tyres Types||Tube Type, Unidirectional|
|Tail Light||Classic LED|
|Headlamp||HS1 35/35W, Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Ground Clearance (mm)||165|
FUEL ECONOMY AND CAPACITY
|Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)||13|
|Fuel Consumption City (kmpl)||50.00|
|Fuel Consumption Highway (kmpl)||55.00|
SAGMart Reviews on Bajaj Vikrant 125 Disc
FYI, the Bajaj V12 was always under development since the time V15 was conceptualized. The V12 is also developed on a similar concept from bodywork to the metal used of the decommissioned Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vikrant, an aircraft carrier as like the V15. The Pune based bike maker tried to make the V12 an affordable offering with the use of a 125cc motor and losing out on some equipment.
Power and Mileage:
As per the Bajaj, the V12 uses an all-new 125 motor developed inspired from the Discover powertrain. Its a BS-IV compliant, air-cooled, single cylinder engine with displacement 124.4cc. Mated to a five-speed gearbox, the motor is capable of generating the peak power of 10.7PS at 7,500rpm and 11Nm at 5,500rpm. The five-speed gearbox transmission offers good highway speeds as compared to the competition in the market. Besides being a commuter, the engine is good in supplying torque in the low and mid rev range.
Riding and Handling:
Based on the similar chassis in use of elder sibling the V15, the V12 now suspends over the narrower front forks while the rear shocks are as same as of the V15. with such setup, the ride quality has been improved to the next level for which the customers were complaining about the V15. the suspension now easily absorbs that bumps and undulations without feeling a jerk to the rider. Also, the manoeuvring of the vehicle now allowed making slight sharp cuts than the V15 and in easily passing at traffic conditions.
At the safety front, the placement of narrower tyres yet MRF Kurve units as against to the Ceats of the V15 is a great decision by the company as it offers much better grip than the latter. Also, the equipped drum brakes are more responsive and powerful like a disc brake which ensures the safety of both the rider and the pillion.
Priced at INR 56,283 (ex-Delhi), the Bajaj V12 is a completely different proposition for the prospective 125cc buyer. It has unique look, nice engine and excellent ride quality in the 125cc segment. Also, the availability of one more gear gives evident highway speeds than the competition. In the 125cc segment, those who are looking for such thing the V125 is a good choice.