The Bajaj V is an executive commuter series with a retro classic design appeal. The Bajaj V range commands a premium in India for its patriotic element – the inclusion of metal salvaged from INS Vikrant naval aircraft carrier. The battleship played a crucial role in the Indo-Pak war of 1971.
With Bajaj V12 and V15 already launched in India, unconfirmed reports claim that Bajaj is now workingon launching more powerful motorcycles in the V series. These would probably include one in the 200 cc segment and one in the 400 cc segment.
Based on this, a rendering artist – Oberdan Bezzi has created three exciting new renderings of what could be termed as the Bajaj V22. The renderings reveal that it could be a modern day café racer while other drawings showcase it with scrambler looks.
It is seen with upside down front forks though the production model could receive telescopic forks in front and monoshock at the rear. Brembo brakes, off-road tyres and ABS could also be a part of the Bajaj V22. However, these features are just renderings of the artist and could or could not make their way into the final model.
Bajaj V22 will be powered by a 220cc oil cooled engine offering 21.05 PS power at 8,500 rpm and 19.12 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox sending power to rear wheels. This engine could deliver mileage to the extent of around 30-40 kmpl.
At the time of the launch of V Series, Bajaj had stated that this a limited edition motorcycle, whose production is expected to last for about 2 years. The reason, the V series comes with a insignia which is made from the scrap metal of INS Vikrant. Post that, the V bikes will not get any metal insignia from INS Vikrant.