In the last 20 days, Bajaj Auto has launched three new Pulsar motorcycles. This is a new record in itself. Never before has Bajaj launched so many new Pulsar motorcycles in such a short period of time, ever since the brand was introduced way back in 2001.
The launch onslaught does not end here. Bajaj has confirmed three more Pulsar launches, one each in May, June and July. Though Bajaj did not reveal what these new Pulsar’s will be, it is expected to be in the form of 150 NS, 180 NS and updated 200 NS with FI.
Post these, Bajaj Auto’s next target is to launch the most powerful Pulsar – Pulsar 400 in the current fiscal. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the launch of new Pulsar AS150 and AS200 yesterday in Delhi, the information was revealed by none other than Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto.
The new range of Pulsar 400 includes Pulsar 400 SS and Pulsar 400 CS (SS stands for Super Sports and CS stands for Cruising Sports). To be powered by a 375 cc liquid cooled, 4 valve, triple spark engine, both these motorcycles were showcased as concepts at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. ABS and Fuel injection will be offered as standard.
The engine on-board these two Pulsar will be based on the same engine which powers the KTM Duke 390 and RC 390. On board the KTMs, the engine delivers 43 hp power and 35 Nm torque. Expect the Pulsar twins to deliver power in the range of 40-42 hp, and torque in the range of 30-33 Nm.
No doubt that KTM twins will remain segment benchmark, but Bajaj claims Pulsar 400 twins will be India’s No 1 sportsbikes. No indication about price range was revealed. But considering the difference between price of Duke 200 – NS 200 and RC200 – RS200; we expect the Pulsar 400 CS to be priced in the range of Rs 1.50 lakhs, and that of Pulsar 400 SS could be in the range of Rs 1.75 lakhs.
via ET Auto