Popular two-wheeler-maker Bajaj Auto commenced March 24 the delivery of the much-awaited V motorcycle in India. The V, the motorcycle that contains metal from the INS Vikrant, has been priced at Rs 62,076 (ex-showroom Karnataka).
The V, which started its journey Martyrs' Day (March 23) on Indian roads, has also joined hands with the Indian Navy to undertake a multi-city tour to encourage the Indian youth to join the Navy. The Bajaj V Invincible Ride, which started March 23, will cover 23 forts of Chhattrapati Shivaji.
Bajaj V, a 150cc bike from the Pune-based two-wheeler maker, gets a special embossing on the fuel tank that reads: "Made with the invincible metal of INS Vikrant." Bajaj is said to have procured enough material from the dismantled warship INS Vikarant — India's first aircraft carrier — to manufacture the V for the next two years. The V is available in two colours — ebony black and pearl white — and is open for bookings in the country.
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.
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 litre.