Bajaj V, the latest offering of the Pune-based two-wheeler maker, seems to have already captured the imagination of biking enthusiasts in the country, at least that is what early numbers are indicating. The V, which made its market debut earlier in March, has already garnered over 10,000 bookings in India, according to the latest reports.
A report of Autocar Professional says that Bajaj is also planning to ramp up the production of the V at its manufacturing plants at Pantnagar and Waluj to 1,000 units considering the increasing demand. The company had initially opted to go slow in terms of production to gauge the response for the bike in the market.
Priced at Rs 62,076 (ex-showroom Karnataka), the V commuter motorcycle that has been made from the metal of the dismantled INS Vikrant — India's first aircraft carrier -- commenced the delivery March 23. The V, which keeps the legacy of India's most celebrated aircraft carrier INS Vikrant alive, gets a special embossing on the fuel tank that reads: "Made with the invincible metal of INS Vikrant."
Powering the V is a 149.5cc single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled DTS-i engine that can churn out a maximum power of 11.8bhp at 7,500rpm and 13Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. Bajaj V features a fuel tank of 13 litres and is available in two colours — ebony black and pearl white.
In terms of dimensions, the V measures 2,044mm in length, 780mm in width and 1,070mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1,315mm. It comes with a ground clearance of 165mm and kerb weight of 135.5 kg.