Bajaj Makes Bajaj V From The Metal of Warship INS Vikrant
India’s oldest bike-maker Bajaj Auto has introduced another series of bikes – Bajaj V. The new bike will be priced around Rs. 60,000-70,000/-. The commencement of production of Bajaj V will start later this week followed by deliveries in March’ 2016.
The ‘V’ Factor:
According to the company, the V will be crafted using the metal extracted from the decommissioned warship INS Vikrant for its production. Bajaj Auto is looking to portray V as a premium ‘strong’ commuter bike by associating it with the iconic warship. Bajaj Auto is claiming the V to be strong as its made from the metal used in a warship.
Bajaj Auto has planned the production of Bajaj-V to the capacity of 20,000 units per month. The bike is likely to be kind of a ‘limited edition’; since the metal extracted from the INS Vikrant is limited in quantity. “Bajaj therefore can only produce the V till the metal lasts,” said Rajiv Bajaj, managing director, Bajaj Auto.
Bajaj V Features:
With detachable pillion seat, the stance of V is more of a cafe racer than a regular commuter bike and hence, it is more likely to be positioned in the premium commuter segment. The all-new Bajaj-V is powered by a new 150 cc DTS-i engine; which delivers 11.76 bhp and 13 Nm. his engine, mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The bike delivers 25% more torque as compared to other bikes in the 125cc segment, as claimed by Bajaj Auto. The V comes with an 18” Eurogrip front tyre and 16” rear tyre. In addition, the bike will also bear INS Vikrant badge on its fuel tank.
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