Bajaj is certainly betting big on its upcoming motorcycles brand and is all set to etch a new chapter in its journey with its new range of motorcycles called 'V'.
Bajaj Auto, the Pune-based two-wheeler maker has announced the name of its new motorcycle series as 'V' and confirmed that the bikes will begin their Indian journey on 1 February. The interesting bit is that the new 'V' range of bikes will be made from the metal of the INS Vikrant, India's first aircraft carrier, which was sent to scrap yard in 2014.
The new Bajaj V, which is likely to be positioned between the Pulsar and Discover, will get the special embossing that reads, "Made with the invincible metal of INS Vikrant". The teaser video released by the company gives an early glimpse of the new 'V' motorcycle and shows the dismantling of India's pride -- INS Vikrant.
From the teaser images, it seems Bajaj 'V' has got a retro look with sporty rear. Other details about the new V are awaited; however, rumour has it that the first motorcycle of this new brand would be a 150cc executive commuter bike. The company will sell the new range of motorcycles alongside the current Discover range.
INS Vikrant, which was commissioned in 1961 as the first aircraft carrier of Indian Navy, was decommissioned in January 1997, after 36 years of distinguished service. She then served as a museum till 2012 and was dismantled in late 2014.
Watch the journey of country's most celebrated aircraft carrier INS Vikrant: