Upon its launch, the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 will become the homegrown motorcycle maker’s flagship model in India.
Expected to be priced at Rs 1.80 lakh, the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 will be the company’s flagship model in India.
Images of the production-ready Bajaj Pulsar CS400 have been surfaced on the web ahead of its India launch. The spy images reveal the overall design and body graphics of the bike. The much-awaited Bajaj Pulsar CS400 will finally go on sale by the end of August 2016, confirmed the Bajaj Auto’s CEO Rajiv Bajaj during the company’s Annual General Meeting. The company is already done with the product calibration & testing, and now the pre-launch preparations too have been completed .
Besides the Pulsar CS400, the company might also introduce another motorcycle under its V brand during this year’s festive season. To be positioned above the existing Bajaj Pulsar range, the CS400 will be the company’s first ever 400cc motorcycle India and will become its flagship product upon launch. It will also be the most powerful motorcycle from the home-grown bikemaker that might also be launched in some other markets. The company might use its facility to produce export units as well.
In the name, ‘CS’ stands for ‘Cruiser Sport’. With aggressive styling and powerful engine, Bajaj’s new performance bike will appeal buyers looking for an entry-level sportbike at a really competitive price range.
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As mentioned earlier, the Bajaj Pulsar CS 400’s national launch will happen towards the end of August 2016. Though it might take another 1 month to reach across all Bajaj dealerships in the country.
|CS400 Non-ABS||Rs 1.80 lakh|
|CS400 ABS Model||Rs 2 lakh|
The Bajaj Pulsar CS 400’s prices are likely to start at as low as Rs 1.80 lakh. There will be an ABS version as well, which will be priced a little higher than the regular one.
|Engine||373.2cc, 4-valve, single-cylinder liquid-cooled|
Since it will be a 400cc sports bike, we don’t think it will be too fuel efficient. We expect it to return a combined mileage of around 25kmpl (city+highway).
– Digital console
– Stepped saddle seat
– Large headlamps
– Flat set handlebar
– Sculpted tanks and body cowls
– Large alloys
– Gear shift indicator with white backlight
Braking system of the bike consists of single drilled disc brakes coupled with anti-lock braking system. Unlike the concept that was equipped with USD forks up front, the final version will come with the regular telescopic forks suspension. At the rear axle, it will feature the same mono-shock setup.
The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 seems to have taken its styling inspiration from the Ducati Diavel. Though it will be a more compact, practical and affordable sports tourer to attract masses. This performance bike carries the 200NS silhouette, but is big in proportion. The slightly raked front fascia of the bike further enhances its overall aerodynamics. It also sports a large LED headlamp and well-designed front cowl with a sweptback visor. The tank contours have been borrowed from the old Bajaj NS 200.
Unlike the RS400, that features the clip-on handlebars, the Pulsar CS 400 gets a flat set handlebar. The new Bajaj 400cc motorcycle also features a split instrument cluster with two units, gear shift indicator with white backlight and LCD display on the fuel tank. What add more to its sporty appeal are the sculpted tanks and body cowls. Instead of sporty split seats, the Pulsar CS400 riders will have stepped saddle seat. The bike rides on a pair of large alloy wheels. The rear profile of the motorcycle, with signature Pulsar twin-slash LED taillights, shares strong resemblance with the Ducati Diavel.
At the heart of the Pulsar CS400 will be a single-cylinder, 373.2cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection and triple spark technology. This is the same engine that powers the KTM Duke 390 & RC390. It will also be used for the upcoming RS400. This power mill will offer power close to 40bhp and 32Nm of torque. It will be capable to achieve a top speed of 175kmph. Transmission option on offer will be a 6-speed close-ratio manual unit.
Spy Image Courtesy – Autocar