Bajaj V-series made from INS Vikrant’s metal (India’s first aircraft carrier), that had played an important role during 1971 Indo-Pak war was sent to scrap yard in 2014 after serving the nation for almost 4 decades will be launched tomorrow. The company announced this news on Republic day. Bajaj Auto had purchased the Vikrant’s metal for its upcoming V-series of motorcycle. This motorcycle seems to be fusion of cafe racer and commuter motorcycle as the teaser image shows different styling and feature elements ranging from low handlebar, round shaped front cowl, low saddle and tail portion to disc brake, alloy wheels and full length front fender.
The teaser video released by the company gives an early glimpse of the new ‘V’ motorcycle and shows the dismantling of India’s pride – INS Vikrant. This brand will be positioned between the brand Discover and Pulsar and is likely to appeal more to the premium commuter segment which has never been touched in India.
Still the price is not revealed, but the engine capacity of Bajaj V-series motorcycles will be around 150cc with a a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox which will make a good option for medium income group and those who wish to upgrade from Discover but find brand Pulsar a bit expensive. With this bike the company will target buyers looking for a premium motorcycle at an affordable price.
For decades, the INS Vikrant has been celebrated as the pride of our country and is synonymous with Indian military capabilities and power projection. INS Vikrant was commissioned as the first aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. After years of distinguished service, she was decommissioned in January 1997.