This is actually quite surprising that Bajaj did not make any sort of announcement before they introduced the V12 in India. We already have reported earlier that the Bajaj V12 was spotted at some dealerships some time back and looked identical to the more powerful variant.
The Bajaj V12 is priced at INR. 56,283 (ex showroom) and is powered by new powertrain. The V12 houses the 124.5 cc single cylinder, air cooled, DTS-i unit which most probably also powers the Discover 125. The engine is capable of producing about 10.7 PS of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 10.98 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 4 speed gearbox.
Now to keep the prices in check, Bajaj Auto has done some cost cutting as well. The V12 gets slightly thinner travel forks instead of the fatter 33 mm forks seen on the V15. The V12 also gets 35 watt headlamps instead of the 55 watt headlamps seen on the V15. Lastly the Bajaj V12 features tube based tyres instead of the tubeless tyres found on the slightly more premium V15.However the most disappointing thing is that the V12 does not get front disc brake even as an option. For stopping the V12 motorcycles relies on 130 mm drum brakes at both its front and rear.
The Bajaj V12 measures 2040 mm long, 785 mm wide, 1066 high. The new 125 cc motorcycle will take on other premium 125 cc commuter motorcycles of the Country like the TVS Phoenix and Hero Ignitor.