While biking enthusiasts in India are still waiting to hear on the pricing of the new V commuter motorcycles from the house of Bajaj, emerging reports suggest that the new bike is likely to witness a great demand in the domestic market and has garnered over 3,000 bookings so far since its unveiling in February.
A report by Shifting Gears says that the bookings of Bajaj V have crossed 3,000 in the country and the company would start the delivery of the model starting from March 23. However, Bajaj is yet to issue any official statement on the cost and the availability of the V in India.
The company had earlier confirmed that the production of the V will begin on Feb. 5 with an initial output of 20,000 units per month. The V, a commuter motorcycle that has been made using metal from the dismantled INS Vikrant, India's first aircraft carrier, is expected to be priced at Rs 63,160. The bike is available for bookings across the dealerships of Bajaj for a down-payment of Rs 500.
The Bajaj V is powered by a 149.5cc single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled DTS-i engine, churning out maximum power of 11.8bhp at 7,500rpm and 13Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. The motorcycle measures 2,044mm in length, 780mm in width and 1,070mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1,315mm. The new bike comes with a ground clearance of 165mm and kerb weight of 135.5 kg. The V will be available in two colours: Ebony Black and Pearl White.
The V features speedometer cluster with a dual-colour LED, fuel-level indicator and an LED tail lamp. The fuel tank is where the metal from the INS Vikrant has been used.