As already reported earlier Bajaj Auto has unveiled its highly anticipated all new commuter brand with the Bajaj Valor and it should be priced around INR 60-65000 Ex-Showroom New Delhi, and the final prices will be announced at the time when deliveries start. This launch makes the Bajaj Auto's range of commuter's, a four brand strong portfolio consisting of the Platina range, The CT100 range and the Discover range before it. Positioned below the Discover range this new sub-brand from Bajaj brings in old world charm to the commuter segment in India that has become more or less stagnant in design terms.
With its Cafe Racer like styling, the Bajaj 'V' or 'V15', looks beefy and muscular among the current crop of slender almost identical commuters from all the brands in the country and should work well for it too. Also, adding to the fact that , it is being made out of the metal that was scrapped from the Iconic INS Vikrant, which was our first ever Aircraft Carrier and had a rather more than 20 proud years of service for the nation.
The Bajaj Valor incorporates the 149.5cc single cylinder unit from Discover 150 , however, this unit has been designed to be more fuel efficient thus it makes a slightly less power figures at 12ps@7500rpm while the peak toque output is 13Nm@5500rpm where almost 12Nm of torque is produced as low as 3000rpm as compared to the Discover that makes, 14.5Ps and 12.75Nm of peak torque. The front is a 18 inch 90/90 tyre while the rear is 16inch 120/60 tyre tied to a double cradle frame. The headlamp is a powerful 60W unit as compared to 35W standard in the segment. The bike features a bolt on cowl for the rear seat making it a authentic cafe racer feeling bike that can be removed or installed within a minutes with the help of allen key that can be used with an inbuilt keyfob thereby not needing screw drivers to be carried along all the time. The bike will be available in two colour shades, Ebony Black and Pearl White.
The instrument cluster on the Bajaj V is inorporated with dual colour LED fuel level indicator while there is also a pretty neat and upmarket looking LED tail light assembly, that as per Bajaj gives the 'V' a characteristic no-nonsense muscular appeal. In other specifications the large fuel tank on the 'V' has a capacity of 13 liters out of which 1.7 are for reserve. The front forks are 33mm thick and have dust proff add-0ns to make them suitable for tough Inidan road conditions.
The INS VIkrant Emblem is marked on the fuel lid mounted on the tank. As per Eric Vas President Bajaj Motorcycles the 'V' brand creates a new segment just like mini-SUVs did for 4 wheelers. The need for such as bike came in to being because of the following reasons.
1. Ever growing City Distances.
2. Unfinished Infrastructure meaning broken roads and hard city commutes.
3. Growing car population requiring a motorcycle that can stand on its own against cars.
4. A design that is different than the current design ethos of commuter segment. Thus brings more pride and connect to the bike.
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