Keeping the legacy of INS Vikrant — India's first aircraft carrier — alive, the V motorcycle continues to register strong sales in India. The V, which has been made from the metal of the dismantled INS Vikrant by Pune-based two-wheeler maker Bajaj, has recorded sales of 1 lakh units in India within four months of its entry into the market.
Bajaj V was launched in March and managed to become one of the best selling motorcycles in India within two months of its entry into the market. Bajaj said that the company will increase the production of the V from September to meet the scaling demand.
"The invincible V was launched with the intent of giving a piece of history to every Indian. We are thrilled with the overwhelming response from the Indian customers. We are ramping up the production by September as we are very positive that these numbers will only continue to grow and sustain the Bajaj V as one of the bestselling premium commuter motorcycles in the country," said Eric Vas, President (Motorcycle Sales), Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Available in three colours — ebony black, red and pearl white — 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.
Bajaj V has been priced at Rs. 62,076 (ex-showroom Karnataka). It is powered by 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 commuter motorcycle had received over 10,000 bookings in the country within a few days of its launch.