India’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers, Bajaj Auto Ltd is all set to launch its new motorcycle brand, BAJAJ V on 1st February 2016. The first official teaser was released on this 67th republic day! This ad is high on television channels these days.
The bike, Bajaj V is made by dismantling of INS Vikrant.
INS VIKRANT TO BAJAJ V – HISTORY
INS Vikrant is the first majestic aircraft carrier. It was officially constructed for British Royal Navy in order to participate in the World War II. Though, it managed to complete only after the end of the war! Later, in 1957 Indian government bought the ship and in 1961, the then Prime Minister of the country offered it to the Indian Navy.
The INS Vikrant fought many wars. It served Indian navy for three and half decades. INS Vikrant participated in liberation of Goa from Portuguese in 1961. Years later, in 1971, it also participated in Indo – Pak war, the fight that led to the formation of Bangladesh.
After serving its part, the ship was ordered to be decommissioned. The warrior ship was then kept in museum of Mumbai for many years and was later sold for 60 crores, for commercial use!
After the auction, Chief Engineer of INS Vikrant quoted, “I will keep complaining about the lack of public spiritedness, value of history and mis-governance. We sold our nation’s pride for a mere Rs 60 crore.”
INS VIKRANT TO BAJAJ V – THE FINAL DESTINATION
Bajaj Auto Ltd recreated the INS Vikrant into their new brand model, named Bajaj Valor/Vikrant (V). The first bike in the series is scheduled to launch on 1st February 2016. The 150 cc bike was created to preserve a significant piece of military history of India.
Bajaj is playing a vital role in keeping the legacy of India’s first aircraft still alive.
The president of Bjaja, Eric Vas, said in a press release, “For decades, the INS Vikrant has been celebrated as the pride of our country and is synonymous with Indian military capabilities and power projection. We are proud that Bajaj Auto is playing a role in keeping the legacy of India’s first aircraft carrier alive.”
The bike was built with a motive to enhance a feeling of patriotism in the youth of the country, so that they can have a feel that they ride an Indian history’s most important naval ship.
BAJAJ V – SPECIFICATIONS (ESTIMATED)
- Engine – single cylinder, air – cooled, 144.80 cc
- Mileage – 45-50 km/l
- Maximum Torque – 12.75 Nm
- Maximum Power – 14 bph
Watch BAJAJ V first look…
With alloy wheels, the bike looks classy. As gratitude, there is a logo of INS Vikrant, engraved on the petrol tank. Bajaj is about to release the bike with a hope that nation won’t miss to ride the country’s pride and have a part of Indian naval history.
Watch BAJAJ V official teaser here –