Indian Navy officers of Western Naval Command have commenced their Martyrs Day Ride with Bajaj V-15 to cover across the multiple cities of Maharashtra. The motorbike and trekking expedition will cover 23 forts of Maharashtra to honour Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The ride took off from Colaba, Mumbai on 23rd March, popularly celebrated as Martyrs Day.
The Bajaj V-15 motorcycle is created from the scrap metal of the dismantled warship INS Vikrant, where V stands for Vikrant and Victory. INS Vikrant was an aircraft carrier during the iconic 1971 Indo-Pak War and has brought glory to the Indian Navy. Bajaj V-15 with 150 cc, DTS-i engine has a power of 12 PS @ 7500 rpm and a torque of 13 Nm @ 5500 rpm.
The ride also spreads messages of going green and water conservation. The Indian Navy hopes to motivate and encourage youth to join the Navy with this unique ride.