New Delhi: Bajaj Auto has opened bookings of its new 150cc commuter bike, the ‘V’. Forged from recycled metal of the decommissioned INS Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier, the V has been priced at Rs 62,399 (ex-showroom, Hyderabad).
The domestic two-wheeler maker will be taking orders for the bike till March 20, with deliveries promised by March 23, the company has said.
The new Bajaj V is powered by a 150cc DTS-i engine, good for making 15Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.
The company hopes to sell 50,000 units of the Bajaj V in the next 12-18 months.
Bajaj VP Marketing (motorcycle) Sumeet Narang said that the company was ‘open to evaluate’ on whether to extend the ‘V’ brand to other bike categories, but that would depend on the acceptance level and to which category of consumers. “The brand will continue,” Narang said when asked what after the Vikrant metal gets exhausted.