Bajaj Auto have temporarily discontinued the sales of their 125cc commuter, the V12. Dealerships across the country have stopped accepting bookings for the motorcycle as of now. Reports suggest that Bajaj will bring back the V12, albeit with some cosmetic changes in the coming months.
Such happened some time back with the Pulsar 135LS. Bajaj decided to seize sales of the bike temporarily, but relaunched it some time later with additional features. This was mainly due to the decline in sales numbers for the bike.
The V12 has also seen sales numbers dwindling of late. Bajaj sold just 1,737 units of the V12 in January, far less than its 150cc sibling, the V15. Sales of the V12 came to an all-time low, with not even a single unit of the V12 being sold in May-2018.
The V12 belongs to Bajaj’s ‘V’ range of motorcycles, inspired by the iconic warship, the INS Vikrant. Engine-wise, the V12 is powered by a 124cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This engine is capable of delivering 10.5 BHP of power and 10.9 Nm of torque.
We can expect Bajaj to relaunch the V12 with some additional features and an aggressive price tag in the coming months. The V12, launched just last year, could not emulate sales numbers of the V15, which were on the rise. Initially, we can expect the refreshed V12 to find some takers, though we may not know it’s fate in the long run.
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