Bajaj Auto, India's second-biggest bike manufacturer, today unveiled V, a new motorcycle partially built using metal from INS Vikrant, India's first aircraft carrier.
While production of the bike will happen later this month, pricing will be revealed later and deliveries are expected to happen in March. However, the company has hinted that the V will be priced between Rs 60,000 and Rs 70,000.
“Closer to Rs 60,000 than Rs 70,000”, said Rajiv Bajaj, managing director, Bajaj Auto. The company has built a capacity of 20,000 units a month for the new model.
The fuel tank assembly of the V is built using Vikrant's metal.
The Pune-based company claimed that V, powered by an all-new 150cc engine, will start a new category in the commuter bike segment. This is also a new brand by the company which comes after it repositioned the ailing Discover brand recently.
The slightly retro styling gives the V a very different look compared to other Bajaj bikes or even other 150cc bikes from the competition. While Pulsar is more sportier looking the Discover is a commuter looking bike.
Bajaj already has two bikes in the 150cc category, Discover 150 and Pulsar 150. V will be available in two colours, informed the company. An insignia is crafted on the fuel tank of the bike.