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Bajaj V20 and V40 in the making?


The V series will be Bajaj’s weapon of choice to increase its presence in the executive commuter space.

The Bajaj V15 has managed to make inroads in the executive commuter motorcycle despite being on the costly side, thanks in no small measure to its connection with the INS Vikrant battleship.

The positive response for the motorcycle which uses a bit of metal salvaged from the Indo-Pak war era aircraft carrier has given Bajaj enough confidence to spawn more derivates based on the V platform.

Bajaj V

There are at least two more V models in the pipeline.

The next logical step after the 150 cc V15 is a 200 cc V20 and even a 400 cc V40. Bajaj has the engines at its disposal already and this reduces development cost and lead time while enhancing the economies of scale. In a recent media interview, Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, has confirmed that the next V executive commuter will be launched in November this year. He said he would then leave a gap of six months before fielding the third one.

However, the top official was not specific about the displacements of the upcoming V offerings. Bajaj would continue to use a small amount of metal derived from the INS Vikrant on the new V models’ fuel tanks. This emotional appeal is the series’ USP.

New Bajaj V

The second V derivative will be launched in November, says Mr. Bajaj.

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Mr. Bajaj is confident that the V series has a volume potential that would drive growth at least for the next 2 years, increasing the brand’s market share in the executive commuter space in the process.


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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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  • Vinny

    The V15 is certainly a momentous design. A megaton bomb dropped on the automobile industry with may yield positive repercussions.

    But what kind of scrap this V20 and V40 is going to be made on? Hope Bajaj hereafter won’t desecrate any assets that belonged to the Armed Forces of India. The way things are going, if the public is not critical about this injudicious behavior, there’s nothing to stop Rajiv from digging the graves of the fallen soldiers and scraping their remains into the smelter and advertising the new bikes having the “Soul of the Brave, the pride of India” – He certainly deserve a freight train shoved up his behind.