Bajaj plans to launch Bajaj V20 & V40 by next year. Both the new bikes, V20 and V40 comes based on the V-platform as of V15.
The Bajaj V20 will likely to arrive in Indian market by November 2016. But V40 will comes to Indian market by the middle of 2017 only. During a media interaction, Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, has confirmed that “the company will introduce an executive V commuter in November 2016. Within 6 months of its launch, there will be one more V bike, he revealed further.”
Bajaj V15 is the first bike of ‘V’ series which comes with 150cc engine. So we can expect that V20 will comes with 200cc and V40 will comes with 400cc engine. Since the Pune-based bikemaker already has powertrains at its disposal, it will help them reduce development cost. Though there is no official information about engine specifications, the new V bikes will continue to have a small extract of INS Vikrant’snmetal in their fuel tank.
Bajaj V15 becomes one of the 10 best selling bikes in April 2016. However, the company has share of 40,000 units only. Therefore the Bajaj V20 and V40 will be crucial products for Bajaj. Both V20 and V40 have a limit in production.