Aamir Khan, the notorious Bollywood actor, has bought his first ever bike and since it being the first you might expect something big, right? Maybe as peculiar Aamir Khan is, you can give an easy guess and put the money on an exotic motorcycle especially as the actor roamed around on a bike in Ghulam and Dhoom: 3, but it turned out to be not the case.
The Mumbai born actor has made sure he would be much talked about from the well endorsed biking enthusiasts. He has bought a Bajaj V15 commuter motorcycle which pays homage to the heritage and history of the Indian Naval force by being manufactured from the scrapped metal of the country’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.
It has been reported that the 51-year-old actor is an avid Vikrant fanatic and he booked the 150 cc stylish and affordable commuter a while ago. The rumours further suggested that he was so keen to get it delivered on Friday. INS Vikrant was a vital enforcer in the battle in East Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. After decommissioning in the first month of `1997, it was preserved as a museum ship in Cuffe Parade.
It was sold in an online auction to a Darukhana ship –breaker before Super Court signalling the green light to scrap the iconic war ship. Aamir Khan’s obsession towards the INS Vikrant has pursued him to buy the Bajaj V15 as he wanted to own a piece of history. It even has an ‘A’ inscribed on the fuel tank of the bike specially for Amir.
The Bajaj V15 is powered by an all-new 150 cc air-cooled single-cylinder DTS-i engine that produces a maximum power output of 12 bhp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 13 Nm delivered at 5,500 rpm and comes coupled with a five-speed constant mesh transmission. It was launched in India recently with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 62,000 and is being offered with two colour schemes namely Ebony Black and Pearl White.