Mumbai: In a unique endeavour, the Indian Navy has organised a multi-city ride on the Bajaj V that is aimed at encouraging the Indian youth to join the Navy. A fleet of 15 Naval Personnel on their invincible Bajaj V Bikes have embarked on a Motorbike cum Trekking Expedition across Maharashtra, to spread the message of joining the Indian Navy, conserve water and Go green.
The ride which commences on World Martyr’s Day (23rd March 2016) will cover 23 Forts of Chattrapati Shivaji, who was also recognized for his naval capabilities. On the way, the Navy personnel will interact with youth from schools and colleges, to educate and empower them about India’s naval legacy and how they can contribute to fortifying and protecting the nation.
Commenting on the endeavour, Rear Admiral S N Ghormade, Nausena Medal (Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area) of Indian Navy said, “We would like to attract enterprising Indian youth to join the Navy. On the occasion of Martyr’s Day our team has set out on a Motorbike cum Trekking Expedition to 23 forts in honour of Chattrapati Shivaji. We felt that the Bajaj V was the ideal vehicle for this initiative as it contains the invincible metal of the INS Vikrant and ‘V’ also stands for victory.”
Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Sumeet Narang, Vice President (Marketing) said “We are glad to partner with the Indian Navy for spreading an inspiring message for the youth to join the Indian Navy. This initiative represents invincibility in many ways-starting with the invincible Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Invincible Indian Navy and the Invincible Bajaj V containing the metal of the Invincible INS Vikrant. We are therefore proud to associate with this Invincible Ride.”
This ride was flagged off from the Kohli Stadium at Navy Nagar Colaba and will cover 23 historic forts of Chattrapati Shivaji like Shivneri, Raigad etc. The team will be visiting schools and colleges enroute to inspire the youth to join the Navy. The Chief Guest for the flag off event was Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of Staff Western Naval Command.
The “V”, with its 150 cc DTS-i engine, is capable of delivering an invincible torque of 13 Nm at 5500 RPM, and an invincible power of 12 PS power at 7500 rpm. With its invincible stand-tall form and high torque performance, the bike promises a proud riding experience to its customers. The deliveries of the bike will also take place today, on the 23rd March to mark the significance of Martyr’s Day. Till now The V has received an overwhelming initial response with 10,000 vehicles being delivered across the country today.
The Bajaj V is available in two colours Ebony Black and Pearl White.