Bajaj V15 is a unique offering in the commuter bike segment. The motorcycle stands but stands apart as there is an insignia on its fuel tank which is made from the scrapped steel of India’s first ever aircraft carrier and the hero of 1971 Indo-Pak war – INS Vikrant.
Being presented in Pearl White and Ebony Black, Bajaj V carries forward the legacy of over 40,000 war heroes. It is powered by a 149.5cc engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Sporting a tank of 13 liter capacity, it boasts of metal from the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant that served in the 1971 Indo Pak war. This highly decorated service vessel what decommissioned in 1997 following which it served as a Naval Museum. With the Indian Navy no longer able to keep it afloat, the vessel was dismantled and scrap metal was put up for sale. Bajaj Auto Limited procured this metal to use in the new 150cc commuter bike as a salute to patriotism.
On sale in India at INR 63,275, this commuter bike pulls at the heartstrings of every buyer as a constant reminder of its historic past. Bajaj V15 is positioned between the Pulsar and Discover 150cc bikes in the company lineup. It is noted for its outstanding styling with central set foot pedals, telescopic forks, and twin shock absorbers. It sports an analogue digital speedometer, LCD fuel indicator and LED tail lamp along with wide handlebars and removable rear cowl.
Showcased at 2016 Auto Expo earlier this year, deliveries of Bajaj V15 have already commenced with Aamir Khan also a proud owner of this historic bike. Aamir Khan’s Bajaj V15 is customized and embossing of the initial ‘A’ on the fuel tank along with “Chote Lal” inscribed on rear seat cowl.