An Old Ally of Liberation War returned in the form of a motorcycle. Leading Bangladeshi automobile importer, assembler, and marketing company, Uttara Motors launched Bajaj’s new commuter motorcycle, Bajaj V, in a grand ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
V is made from the metal of India’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which played a decisive and heroic role in Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971. INS Vikrant was used significantly to fight decisive battles at Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Khulna and Mongla Port during the war.
INS Vikrant was preserved as a museum ship in Mumbai from 1997 to 2012 and was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns. In January 2014, the ship was scrapped for metal and Bajaj decided to use the invincible metal of INS Vikrant to make the Bajaj V.
Infused with the metal of INS Vikrant, the invincible Bajaj V embodies the spirit of liberation. The Bajaj V defines understated toughness with a solid and powerful body and a powerful 150 CC engine pumping in 12 PS of power and 13 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle rightfully upholds the spirit of Liberation War in Bangladesh.
The Steering Wheel of INS Vikrant lies at the Liberation War museum in Dhaka. It stands testament to the great sacrifices made during the Liberation War in 1971.
Honorable Senior Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan NDC presided over the event as the chief guest. Liberation War Veteran Major General (Retd.) K. M. Safiullah, Bir Uttam shared memories of 1971 and the contribution of INS Vikrant to Bangladesh Liberation War as a guest speaker.
Mr. Matiur Rahman Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Durand Mehdadur Rahman, Deputy Managing Director of Uttara Motors Ltd., along with the team of Uttara Motors Ltd, dealers, and top executives from Bajaj Auto Ltd. (India) were present at the launch.
Bajaj V is a tribute to the freedom fighters who snatched victory and established Bangladesh as an independent country on the world map. Bajaj V follows the legacy of the heroes, and owning a V is owning a piece of history.
The Bajaj V goes on sale in Bangladesh from today at all Uttara Motors showrooms across the country and the ex-showroom price of the same will be 177,500 BDT.