Bajaj Pulsar 400 : The new BUMBLEBEE

Bajaj has come a long way. Making motorcycles for the common commute to new sport series. Introducing KTM in India for most of the sport bike enthusiast, Bajaj has revolutionize the two wheeler motorcycle in India. A company which has fans across the country, and pleading for a more powerful bike for decades. This time Bajaj auto is back in market with an eye catchy fearless monster, all new model’s of India’s most loved Pulsar series. Better and racier than ever before. Everyone is entering into 250cc segment, but nobody had ever expected what Bajaj had done in Auto Expo early this year. They exposed two new models in Pulsar series. The Delhi Auto Expo 2014 had been a biggest turning point for Bajaj auto with the prototype launch of the full-fairing Pulsar SS400 and the naked style Pulsar CS400 concepts. These bikes are prototypes and near to production stage. The RC 390 by KTM was expected to compete with the 400cc pulsars. But it seems like Bajaj has planned strategy for staying active and dominate over a 200cc range of bikes in country and that’s why i think they launched a carbon copy of 400SS i.e. the Pulsar 200ss which is expected to be launched in December 2014.

 

2015 Pulsar 400SS

2015 Pulsar 400SS

Both vehicle probably have liquid cooled 375cc single-cylinder engine, which is borrowed from KTM Duke 390, four stroke with fuel injection and has borrowed chassis from sibling Pulsar 200 NS. This engine comes mated to a six speed manual gearbox and is based on that of the KTM 390 Duke and hence, there are very good chances that the two new bikes boast of healthy power figures. But it is expected engine may get slightly detuned during the production stage. The 400 SS looks absolutely bonkers. Both 200SS and big brother 400SS are to be bold new segments on Indian roads, definitely gives biker a all new level of power and style which was previously never available in Pulsar series. The new motorcycle boasts of a really aggressive styling, has high attention to detail. It comes with full-fairing and two droid like LED projector lamps which gives adds much needed racing characteristics to the bike. It comes with Mono suspension at the rear and Upside Down Telescopic forks at front for riders comfort during touring. The Bajaj Pulsar SS400 marks a departure from the original white back light used and now comes with a dark shade of blue with a stubby exhaust which was never seen before in Bajaj line up. Both models comes with ABS system for better braking. Pulsar 400CS is a street fighter, which is a Power cruiser with minimal body work.  Considering the fact an Indian company is behind Pulsar 400, it is expected not to priced to high compare to its competitor KTM, which is a renowned foreign racing expertise with 60 years of experience. KTM RC 390 most likely to be priced around 2.4 lakhs ex-showrooms.While bajaj will price Pulsar below this bracket. The speculated price of the Pulsar 400 SS when realesed was around 1.9 to 2.1 lakhs. Similarly , same in case of 400 CS, it will be priced lower than its distant relative. It will be priced around somewhere between 1.7 to 1.85 lakhs.

2015 Pulsar 400CS

2015 Pulsar 400CS

 

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