To enter production at company plant in Pune, the new Bajaj V is a very special motorcycle, not only for Bajaj Auto but for all Indians. It comes with a special insignia on its fuel tank, which has been made from the steel that was procured from INS Vikrant – Indian Navy’s Majestic class aircraft carrier which was played a key role in the indo-Pak war of 1971. The vessel was de-commissioned in 1997 and later sold via online auction to Darukhana ship-breaker in end 2012.
Later in 2014, Mr Rajiv Bajaj was looking at developing a motorcycle to cater to a segment which was yet to be exploited in the industry. This is when the idea struck. Bajaj Auto procured all the available steel from INS Vikrant and this will be utilized in symbolizing their very own bike – The V.
Bajaj V15 is a product which is exclusively made for India, especially due to the sentimental value it embodies. Though there is a chance that Bajaj could export the motorcycle to Indians residing abroad, but at a later stage and if they have surplus products. The priority is Indian customers residing in India. As of now the company has set production capacity to 20,000 units, and if need be, they can easily increase this capacity even further.
Available in a choice of two colours, Pearl White and Black, Bajaj V is powered by a 150 single cylinder air-cooled engine which generates 12 PS power and 13 Nm torque. Features on offer with Bajaj V includes removable rear cowl when you have to seat a pillion, classic LED tail lamp in chrome casing, wider tyres, disc brakes in the front, comfortable seats, analogue instrument panel with LED fuel level indicator and much more.
Bajaj Auto will commence deliveries of V15 by March 2016. It is during that time that Bajaj Auto will also reveal the price and mileage figures. At the event today, Rajiv Bajaj confirmed that the price of new Bajaj V will be between INR 60,000 to INR 70,000.