Popular two-wheeler maker Bajaj is set to begin the delivery of the V motorcycle in India March 23 onwards. The V, the commuter motorcycle that has been made from the metal of the dismantled INS Vikrant — India's first aircraft carrier -- has been priced at Rs 62,076 (ex-showroom Karnataka).
The V, which is open for bookings in the country, is available in two colours -- ebony black and pearl white. Bajaj hopes to sell around 50,000 units of the V in the country in the next 12 to 18 months. Bajaj, which may also consider more bike models based on the V platform in the future, will offer a welcome kit for the customers who place their order for the V until March 20. The welcome kit will include an official ownership certificate and a memorabilia key chain.
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. The motorcycle measures 2,044mm in length, 780mm in width and 1,070mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1,315mm. The V comes with a ground clearance of 165mm and kerb weight of 135.5 kg.
Bajaj V, which is positioned above the company's Discover range, gets a special embossing on the fuel tank that reads, "Made with the invincible metal of INS Vikrant."
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]