Bajaj plans to expand V Series; comes bearing the legacy of INS Vikrant
Bajaj Motorcycles has created quite a sensation with its V15 motorcycle. The V15 150 cc executive commuter was launched with much pomp. Now the two wheeler maker plans to expand the V series lineup with two new models. After the 150 cc V15, now the new models might come as a 200 cc V20 and a 400 cc V400. Not to be mentioned, all these motorcycles will come bearing the legacy of INS Vikrant.
The Bajaj V15 was built with the metal salvaged from India’s much celebrated aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. The fuel tank and other metal parts of the motorcycle have been built with the metal from INS Vikrant. The V15 has received such immense popularity and positive response, which gave the company confidence to introduce a 200 cc and even a 400 cc motorcycle in the V series.
According to Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, the next V series model might launch sometime around November, this year. And the third model is expected sometime around May, 2017; as the models will be launched with a gap of 6 months between them. The company expects that the V series will give it a growth boost for next 2 years, with all these three models.
Bajaj Auto already has the 200 cc and 400 cc engines ready for the upcoming V series models. In that case the Bajaj V40 might get the engine from upcoming Bajaj CS 400. Despite being a commuter the V15 features an unique design, which looks like part café racer and part cruiser. Expect the same design to be followed by the future V series models.
Bajaj V15 is powered by a 149.5 cc air cooled DTS-i single cylinder four stroke engine. It generates 12 PS of peak power at 7500 rpm and 13 Nm of peak torque at 5500 rpm. The motorcycle weighs 135.5 kilogram. Dimensionally, it sports 2044 mm of length, 780 mm of width, 1070 mm of height, 1315 mm of wheelbase and 165 mm of ground clearance.
Source: The Hindu Businessline