Test mules of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar CS400 have been spied on more than one occasion as the company gets ready to launch the bike in India.
A few days ago, a Yamaha R15 rider tried to play catch up with the Bajaj Pulsar CS400. This time around, a Duke 200 rider tries to do the same. Though there is no comparison between the two, one is powered by a 200 cc and the other is powered by an almost 400 cc mill. But it is interesting to note how efficiently the Pulsar 400 leaps forward.
Bajaj Auto has confirmed launch in India around the festive season in September-October period. Unveiled in concept format at the 2014 Auto Expo, Bajaj Pulsar CS400 has been two years in the making and finally is in the last stages of testing ahead of launch.
Bajaj Auto’s first motorcycle in the 400 cc segment, Bajaj CS400, with CS standing for Cruising Sports. The test mule was noted to be strikingly similar to the concept displayed at the Auto Expo with the only difference noticeable were the absence of USD forks in the front and a slightly revised seat layout.
Bajaj Pulsar CS400 sports a fully digital instrument cluster, digital display on tank indicating speed and gear. It also gets tail lamp with LED strips.
Bajaj Pulsar CS400 closeups
Bajaj CS400 will be powered by an engine based on KTM 390 Duke. This will be in the form of a 373cc liquid cooled single cylinder, triple spark engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. This engine on KTM offers 44 PS peak power and 35 Nm peak torque and is capable of top speed well over the 160 kmph mark.
Slated to move into company showrooms later this year, price of the Bajaj CS400 expected to be around INR 1.6-INR 1.8 lakhs.