Bajaj Auto’s V15 might not have been appreciated by some for its unusual styling but the bike is actually doing rather well sales wise. Banking on the name of the legendary warship Vikrant, of which it is partially made, the new Bajaj bike seems to have found favour among premium commuters. Bajaj Auto India, today, in an official statement revealed that the company has sold more than 1 lakh units of the model within a period of 120 days from the launch.
The new motorcycle, made partially from the metal of INS Vikrant, has emerged as one of the bestselling 150 cc commuter bikes in the country since its launch earlier this year. Following its launch, the V clocked 20,000 bookings across the country. In the month of April, Bajaj V entered the list of top 10 selling motorcycles in India. The Bajaj V now averages 25,000 bikes per month and has helped Bajaj Auto to increase its overall market share in the premium commuter 125cc+ segment by 10%.
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The Bajaj V is a 150cc commuter differentiated by a vertically aligned headlamp, tall proportions and a unique Neo-Classic styling. The Bajaj V15 is powered by a 149.5cc, single cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC 2 valve, Air cooled, DTS-i engine with a maximum power of 12bhp @7500 rpm and maximum torque of 13NM @5500rpm.
The launch of V was announced by Bajaj in February this year. Deliveries of the bike started on 23rd March with 10,000 customers driving away with it on the first day of availability. It even caught the eye and attention of Amir Khan who purchased the Bajaj V in April 2016.
The Bajaj V is available in 3 colours with a price tag of Rs 62,002/- (Ex Showroom – Delhi).
Commenting on the milestone, Mr Eric Vas, President (Motorcycle Sales), Bajaj Auto Ltd, said “The invincible V was launched with the intent of giving a piece of history to every Indian. We are thrilled with the overwhelming response from the Indian customers. We are ramping up the production by September as we are very positive that these numbers will only continue to grow and sustain the Bajaj V as one of the bestselling premium commuter motorcycles in the country.”
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