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Bajaj Pulsar CS400 makes KTM Duke 200 eat dust (Video)

 
Bajaj Pulsar 400 vs KTM Duke 200 (1)

Bajaj Pulsar CS400 is in final stages of testing ahead of launch later this year.

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 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.

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  • Net Troll

    Well how about someone racing the same pulsar 400 with Kawasaki Z800 and then we think of the outcome. Come on guys let’s make some sense here when you compare a motorcycle with two times the displacement and same compression ratio. I would be impressed the day Bajaj actually designs something really great in house and enter the competition in big bikes segment, until then I would grade Bajaj as my second disposable everyday use motorcycle.

    • Vinny

      CS400 vs Z800 if that really happens then Bajaj will be eating atoms and molecules.

    • Vinny

      What is your first disposable everyday use motorcycle?

      • Net Troll

        Pulsar 150 for everyday use and Street 750 / RD 350 for weekend rides. Had a Duke 390 for a year.

        • Vinny

          That’s sort of most expensive taste you got there. I can confidently say “Mine’s bigger then yours”. How? Because my first disposable everyday use vehicle is the public bus. Second is the call taxi. See both are much bigger. I am yet to buy a motorcycle after i sold my previous one 🙁