The Internet is buzzing with renderings of a purported Bajaj V22 – a new Bajaj V motorcycle with more power, rumoured to be powered by an engine from the Bajaj Pulsar 220. The renderings have been released by Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi, who runs a website with an impressive portfolio of bike designs – using motorcycles from a wide range of manufacturers, In his website, Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi says that the design of the renderings are inspired by three “popular motorcycle tastes” – the Glam Roadster, Café Racer and Scrambler styles.

Bezzi says he ran the renderings for Bajaj V primarily because it’s “an interesting brand – dynamic and ready for the world”. “In general, all motorcycles of Indian manufacturers are rapidly raising their level, and as a designer of motorcycles, I’d like to work with these manufacturers. These works show my skills to the leadership of the factories,” Bezzi replied to a query from “Having in the past collaborated with many motorcycle brands regarding the design, I developed a broad view of the market and where, and with what models the brand can be placed in the best way,” he added.

Bajaj Bikes
Pulsar 150
Pulsar 125
Pulsar NS200
Platina 110
CT 100
Pulsar 220F
Pulsar NS160
Pulsar 180
CT 110
2019 Dominar 400
Pulsar RS 200
Dominar 400
Avenger Street 160
Discover 125
Avenger Cruise 220
Avenger Street 220
Discover 110
bajaj v22 scrambler concept
(Bajaj V Scrambler Concept)

Yes, the renderings are quite nice; the bikes look very desirable and extremely attractive, especially the scrambler concept. And if you start thinking about a price point and general running costs of a Bajaj motorcycle, it could start and generate a lot of interest – a 220cc café racer or a scrambler at a competitive price point could well be the motorcycles to shake up the Indian market, considering one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian motorcycling market right now is the 200-250cc segment. But how true are these rumours of Bajaj Auto actually working on a Bajaj V22? Will Bajaj introduce an entry-level performance model or models in the V series? Will it spawn three different models like the renderings portray?

The short answer is – maybe not. When the V series of motorcycles was launched in early 2016, with the Bajaj V15, it was launched as a new commuter class motorcycle, positioned alongside the Discover series, and just below the Pulsar brand. In fact, the Bajaj V15 was positioned as a 150cc motorcycle at the price of a 125cc motorcycle. Moreover, the ‘V’, made with some amount of metal from the scrapped aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, was marketed as a slice of history and legacy of a war hero. Targeted primarily at the urban commuter, the V15 became a commercial success for Bajaj with a few short months since its launch. Less than a year after the V15’s launch, Bajaj added a 125cc V series motorcycle with near identical design – the Bajaj V12.

bajaj v cafe racer concept
(Bajaj V Cafe Racer Concept)

So, will Bajaj ride on this success and go all out to introduce a ‘performance-oriented’ V22? All indications are – no. According to a source in Bajaj Auto, the V series, including the V15 and V12 bikes, are positioned purely as commuter class motorcycles and will remain a commuter brand. AS such, there are no plans to introduce any performance models in the V series, the source added. Bajaj already has the Pulsar 220 and the soon-to-be re-launched Pulsar 200NS in the entry-level performance and performance touring models.

Only recently, Bajaj launched the Dominar 400 – its flagship product and most powerful motorcycle yet. And in future, Bajaj intends to add more models to the Dominar family of motorcycles, positioning them as ‘performance-oriented’ motorcycles. Adding one more entry-level performance model under the V series is not something the company wants to explore at this point, since that would make it one too many entry-level performance products from the same company, denting the identity of one product over the other.

(Images Courtesy: Oberdan Bezzi)

For the latest auto news and reviews, follow CarandBike on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Compare Bajaj Pulsar 150 with Immediate Rivals
Bajaj Pulsar 150
Pulsar 150
Honda CB Unicorn 150
CB Unicorn 150
Honda CB Unicorn 160
CB Unicorn 160
Honda SP 125
SP 125
Bajaj V15
Hero Xtreme Sports
Xtreme Sports
Honda X-Blade
Yamaha SZ RR V2.0
SZ RR V2.0
Hero Splendor iSmart
Splendor iSmart
Hero Glamour Fi
Glamour Fi

Renault KWID Concept
Renault showcased it all-new KWID Concept at the Delhi Auto Expo and here are a few pictures of it in the flesh
Personal Loans @ 10.99% for Salary Above 25K INR – India’ Top Finance Portal
Ultra Modern Homes From Mahindra At Gurgaon from 3.63 cr*
Mahindra Lifespaces, Gurgaon
Build a Career in ML and Artificial Intelligence.
Electronic Insect & Pest Repellent Device
Get Rs. 50 Lakhs Term Insurance at Just Rs 225*p.m. Buy Now!
Rs. 2.17 लाख तक सस्ती हुईं टोयोटा की कारें, जानें कौन सी कार की कीमत हुई कितनी कम – NDTV CarAndBike
जीएसटी बिल लागू होते ही कंपनियों ने अपनी कारों के दाम घटाने शुरू कर दिए हैं. पहले मारुति सुज़ुकी और अब टोयोटा ने अपनी सभी कारों की कीमतों में 2.17 लाख रुपए तक की बंपर कटौती की है. जीएसटी का निगेटिव असर भी पड़ा है और हाईब्रिड कारों पर इसकी गाज गिरी है. जानें टोयोटा की कौन सी कार की कीमत हुई सस्ती?
Yamaha YZF R1 Price, Mileage, Review – Yamaha Bikes
Explore Yamaha YZF R1 Price in India, Specs, Features, Mileage, Yamaha YZF R1 Images, Yamaha News, YZF R1 Review and all other Yamaha bikes.
Get 1 Crore Term Life Cover @ ₹490/Month. Covers Against Death, Disease & Disability.
Ayodhya Order “Faulty”, But Will Ask Muslims To “Move On”: Yashwant Sinha
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday criticised the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Ayodhya issue, but said the Muslim community should accept it. Mr Sinha was speaking at the Mumbai Lit Fest.

Sponsored Links You May Like – Find Your Life Partner Today! Register Free!
Promoted Links