The V12 motorcycle will be temporarily discontinued by Bajaj Auto. It will be back in the market within a few months though. The V series beauty was initially launched the previous year.
The reason is mainly suspected to be the rapidly decreasing sales number of the two wheeler. 1737 units were sold in January, 687 in February, 484 in March, 321 in April of the running year which has come to zero in May. The dealerships have stopped taking bookings for the V12 and also a number of them has stopped receiving any stock. The bike is a trim below the Discover 125 and V15, both of which brings home enough sale every month unlike the V12. The Discover 125 had 6000 units sold during the same time period.
The motorcycle is a part of the INS Vikrant warship inspried V series. Its designs are somewhat similar to the V15 with lower number of chrome inserts and redesigned 18 inches alloy wheels with tube tyres and 130 mm drum brakes on both of them. The motorcyle was available in four colours, namely, blue, red, black and white. It had a mileage of 65 kmpl. The suspension system was handled by telescopic fork in the front and twin shocks at the rear. The double cradle motorcycle weighs 133 kgs, with dimensions, 2040 mm in length, 785 mm in width and 1066 mm in height. The wheelbase is 1315 mm and the ground clearance is 165 mm. The seat height is 780 mm.
The motorcycle runs on a 124 cc single cylinder air cooled engine making a power of 10.5 bhp at 7500 rpm and torque of 10.9 Nm at 5500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a five speed manual gearbox. The fuel tank has a capacity of 13 liters with reserve fuel capacity 1.7 liters. The fuel efficiency range is 845 kms. The bike was available at Rs.58906 (ex showroom Mumbai). As the Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS had been discontinued and later went on sale again with moderation in design and installation of new features. It is expected that the fate will be the same for this motorcycle too, it will come back in a new form with a slight reduction in market price.
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