Buoyed by the success of the V motorcycle in India, Pune based two-wheeler maker Bajaj is reportedly looking to spawn more models on this platform. It was reported earlier that Bajaj may have more bikes in its V line-up, if the model proves to be successful in the country.
A report of Rushlane now suggests that Bajaj could actually be working on V20 and V40 models based on the V motorcycle as the company already has 200cc and 400cc engines. The report adds that Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto said that the company will roll out another executive motorcycle in India by November and the third model could come after a gap of six months. However, it adds that he did not specify the displacement of the model. Bajaj could use the metals of the scrapped aircraft carrier for the upcoming V offerings too.
Bajaj V, the commuter motorcycle that has been made from the metal of the dismantled INS Vikrant — India's first aircraft carrier –has earned good response from the bike lovers in the country. It is powered by a 149.5cc single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled DTS-i engine, can churn 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. Priced at Rs 62,076 (ex-showroom Karnataka), the V commuter motorcycle comes with a ground clearance of 165mm and kerb weight of 135.5 kg.
Bajaj has recently introduced a new shade for the V-- Heroic Red. The V is also available in Ebony Black and Pearl White shades.