Some very interesting details about the new Bajaj brand V executive commuter motorcycle have emerged online along with a few teaser images. To be called as the Bajaj V150, the V in the brand name stands for Vikrant as in INS Vikrant.
The motorcycle pays homage to India’s first aircraft carrier which played a huge role in 1971 Indo-Pak war by not only deriving its brand name from it but also by using the metal from the vessel’s remains. The teaser shows a marine decal on the motorcycle which reads “Made with the invincible metal of INS Vikrant”.
The low slung motorcycle features a retro classic styling with a bikini fairing, a long slender fuel tank, a curvy seat and a stopped in place of pillion seat. A simple taillamp, alloy wheels and a low set handlebar completes the design.
We expect that until the company runs out of metal from INS Vikrant, the Bajaj V150 would be marketed as a very special collectible. The company is estimated to have enough raw material to continue production for about 2 years post which, a more affordable and regular version of the motorcycle is likely to hit the market.
To be positioned between the Discover and Pulsar, the Bajaj V150 is reported to derive its 14.3 bhp 150 cc air-cooled engine and 5-speed gearbox from the Discover 150F. Pricing would be at a premium compared to the Discover.
More details of the motorcycle would be revealed at its launch on February 1.