Bajaj Auto unveiled a new 150cc bike ‘V15’ that comes under its invincible ‘V’ arm which in turn contains metal from India’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. The mass production of this model will begin on February 5, with deliveries to dealerships starting by mid-March. The V’s pricing will be officially announced closer to end-March. The Bajaj V15 is powered by a new 150cc DTS-i twin-spark engine, which is tuned for low-end torque and develops 11.76bhp at 7500rpm and 13Nm at 5500rpm to straddle both the 125 and 150cc segments.

Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto at the unveiling of V Motorcycle

Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto at the unveiling of V Motorcycle

The bike is built on the double-cradle frame, large 33mm dia front fork and rear shock absorbers, a 55/60W trapezoidal headlamp (claimed to be 60% brighter than other motorcycles) and a removable rear seat cowl (which can be detached to seat the pillion). The motorcycle is fitted with an 18-inch tyre in the front and a 16-inch at the rear and will come with a front disc brake.


Eric Vas, President (Motorcycle Business) said, “The Bajaj V shall usher a new era in commuter motorcycling. We believe the Indian customer buying a commuter motorcycle deserves something that is substantial, solid and which moves with a sense of purpose. The V was designed and built to be invincible, and will change the experience of commuter biking much like the Pulsars changed sports biking.”


He further added, “The V contains metal from India’s first and most celebrated aircraft carrier, the erstwhile INS Vikrant. We are proud that lakhs of Indian citizens can now touch the metal of the legendary INS Vikrant.” The V will be available in 2 colours Ebony Black and Pearl White.

Bajaj V Black

Bajaj V Black

Bajaj V White

Bajaj V White

Bajaj “V”, contains the metal of the India’s first and most celebrated aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. The brave legacy of INS Vikrant will now remain alive in lakhs of Indian homes, in the form of “V”. INS Vikrant was commissioned as the first aircraft carrier of Indian Navy in 1961. After years of distinguished service, it was decommissioned in January 1997 and served as a museum till 2012. In November 2014, India’s most celebrated aircraft carrier was dismantled and sold as scrap metal. Bajaj Auto purchased the Vikrant metal and processed it to be a part of its new brand.The new bike will therefore preserve a significant piece of Indian Military history.


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