September 14, 2016 – The much-awaited Bajaj Pulsar VS400 might take some more time to hit the Indian roads. Talking to a media channel, S Ravikumar, President-Business Development, Bajaj Auto has confirmed that the launch of the Pulsar VS400 has been pushed to meet the rising demand for other volume-based products this festive season. It is expected that Bajaj will launch the cruiser sport in November or December, 2016. We expect the bookings for the bike to commence in November, while deliveries could begin by the end of the November or early December. Also Read- Upcoming New Bajaj Bikes in India in 2016-2017
We have reported earlier that the Bajaj’s much-awaited 400cc motorcycle will be called the Bajaj Pulsar VS400. An automobile enthusiasts Binny Jacob managed to click the motorcycle during its commercial shoot. In the name, VS stands for ‘Vantage Sportz’. Set to go on sale by the end of this year, the Pulsar VS 400 will be the company’s flagship model. Upon its launch, it will also become the fastest Pulsar.
The spy images make it clear that the production-ready version of the Bajaj Pulsar VS400 shares strong resemblance with the CS400, and that’s a good thing. As can be seen in spy images, this will be the first Bajaj bike to feature an all-digital instrument cluster. It’s also visible that the motorcycle will have disc brakes both at the front and the rear. There will also be a single-channel ABS (Anti-lock braking system) variant on sale. Also Read- Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Vs KTM Duke 390
Expected to be priced quite aggressively, the Bajaj Pulsar VS400 will be a great option for buyers looking for an entry-level sportbike at an affordable price range. While the launch of the vehicle is expected to take place by the end of November or early December, it will take another 1 month for Bajaj Auto to deliver units to all its dealerships across India.
Similar to several other Pulsar models, Bajaj Auto will export the VS400 too to several markets from India.
Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Launch Date
The Pulsar VS400 is likely to be launched towards the end of November or early December, 2016. Bajaj Auto aims to capitalize on the festive season (Diwali), and the company will leave no stone unturned to bring it on time. The festive season will begin from the middle of the next month, when majority of the two-wheeler sales take place.
Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Price in India
|Non-ABS variant||Rs 1.50 lakh|
|ABS Variant||Rs 1.80 lakh|
The new Bajaj Pulsar 400’s prices are likely to fall between Rs 1.5 lakh – Rs 1.8 lakh (ex-showroom). This will make it the most affordable 300cc-400cc motorcycle in the country. Exact details on this will only be revealed upon its launch.
Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Specifications
|Engine||373.27cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled|
|Max Power||35bhp @ 8,000rpm|
|Max Torque (estimated)||30Nm|
|Top Speed (estimated)||150kmpl – 155kmpl|
The Bajaj Pulsar VS 400 will source its power from a 373.27cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that serves a maximum power of 35bhp (25.74 kW) at 8,000 rpm. This powertrain has been borrowed from the KTM Duke / RC 390, though the company has reduced its power to achieve higher fuel efficiency. On KTM Duke 390 and RC390, this powertrain delivers a maximum power of 43.3bhp.
Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Mileage (Expected)
Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Styling
The Bajaj Pulsar VS400 has taken a few of its design elements from the Ducati Diavel, though the former is kept quite compact. It also shares its features with the Pulsar 200NS, though the VS400 is bigger in overall proportion than the former. Going by the pictures, it is visible that the production-spec model looks largely similar to the concept that was put up on display at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2014. The VS400 does not look like a conventional cruiser, but features a more modern styling that sits somewhere between a cruiser and naked streetfighter. Designed for highway cruising, the bike comes with a raked fascia. The sporty front cowl sports a large LED headlight and sweptback visor.
The Pulsar VS400 features split instrument cluster, while the smartly placed flat-set handlebar houses LCD display. Other design highlights include sculpted fuel tank and body cowl, and twin-slash LED tail-lamps. This is for the first time that Bajaj bike comes equipped with an all-digital instrument cluster. The muscular tank sports contours that seems inspired from the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200. To make it a comfortable sports tourer, the company will install stepped saddle seat instead of the split seats that we find in most bikes of this capacity. The upswept tail section features signature Pulsar twin-slash LED setup for the taillamp, which gives you glimpse of the Ducati Diavel.
The concept model showcased at the Auto Expo was equipped with USD forks upfront; however, the production-spec model comes with regular telescopic forks. The rear end gets a mono-shock setup. With chunky box-section swingarm and long wheelbase, the bike has been designed to give an improved high-speed stability. It comes fitted with MRF RevZ C1 tyres instead of the Metzelers available in the KTMs.
Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Suspension and Braking System
The 400cc cruiser sport features single drilled disc brakes, which are coupled with a single-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). Rumour has it that the company might introduce a dual-channel ABS at a later stage. While the concept model was equipped with USD forks up front, the production model will get regular telescopic forks. The rear axle comes with the mono-shock setup.
Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Rivals
Based on the RS200 platform, the Pulsar VS400 will be the most powerful bike from the homegrown two-wheeler maker. This 400cc bike will take on the Benelli TNT 300, Mahindra Mojo, KTM Duke 390 and likes. However, Bajaj’s sports cruiser could be be priced lower than most of its rivals.
Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Key Features
– LED Headlamps
– Telescopic forks up front
– ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
– Gear Shift Indicator with white backlight
– Twin LED Taillamps
– Sculpted tanks and body cowls
– Digital Console
– Mono-Shock suspension setup at rear
– Stepped Saddle Seat
– Black Alloy wheels
– Flat set handlebar
This is all what we have for now, we’ll update you more on this as soon as the company makes an official statement. Stay tuned!