The launch of the 2017 Modenas V15 at RM5,989 is not a new segment for Modenas, a role having previously been filled by the Jaguh. In this case, the V15 is the third of Modenas’ new full-size motorcycle trio in collaboration with Bajaj Auto of India, a classically-styled cruiser.

Carrying a 149.5 cc, twin-sprk air-cooled single-cylinder DTS-i power plant, the Modenas V15 puts out a claimed 12 PS at 7,500 rpm and 13 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. With a kerb weight of 136 kg, the V15 is designed for the urban commuter market, a role it performs in India and 75 other countries around the world.

Braking is with a 240 mm brake disc in front and a 130 mm disc at the rear, and fuel is carried in a 13-litre tank. Features on the Modenas V15 are LED tail lights and a single-seat cowl that is easily removable.

The Modenas V15 comes in White/Red and Black/Red, and is available from selected authorised Modenas dealers in the Klang Valley, with roll-out nationwide within the week. Assembly for the V15, as well as the Modenas Pulsar NS200 and RS200, is at Modenas’ assembly plant in Gurun, Kedah.