Bajaj Pulsar CS400- Lunch in India confirmed for August.
Bajaj’s newest flagsip- The CS400 will launch in India in August 2016, according the company’s Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj. He confirmed the much awaited launch at Bajaj’s recently concluded Annual General Meeting. This is in tune with our earlier report of a Q3 launch.
The bike will be very affordable in the range of Rs. 1.5 to 1.8 lakhs (ex-showroom), thus undercutting the Dukes. Cannibalism of KTMs sale is definite, but to what extend can only be known once the bike is launched.
It is also heard that a de-tuned version of the 375cc mill will be in place, possible outputs ranging from 35 bhp to 40 bhp. ABS is likely to be optional to keep prices low.
It is now heard that the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 will be called Bajaj Pulsar VS400 on launch in the country. Things will begin to clear out in the next two weeks.
Best Images of the upcoming CS400 comes out, prior to launch
Some of the best images of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar CS400 has been released by thrustzone.com.
The new pictures lets us take a much clearer look at the upcoming flagship from Bajaj. Aesthetically it is very much a ‘Pulsar’, with familiar cuts, creases and design. We’ve talked in detail about the bike below, and a proper one will be done once the bike comes out.
Bajaj Pulsar CS400 report- Expected specification, features and price
The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 was first showcased as a a concept at the 2014 Auto Expo Delhi, alongside the Pulsar 400SS. Since then the bike had remained mostly out of the limelight, that is up until now.
In a recent interview with ET Auto, Mr. S Ravikumar, Bajaj Auto President of Business Development & Assurance has said,
“We are planning to launch an upgrade for the Platina and a totally new Pulsar at the top-end in the next quarter”
The pulsar in the top end is most definitely the CS400, and had recently been spied testing at numerous places. The bike will thus be made available in the July to September period
Talking about the Bajaj Pulsar CS400, It will be a mellow down, more comfortable version of the KTM Duke 390 and thus share many parts with the bike. Being more affrdable, the CS400 makes perfect sense for Bajaj right now.
Powering the bike will be the same 373.2 cc single cylinder mill doing duty on the Duke 390 but the bike should be tuned lower for better drivability, comfort and efficiency. This is because the CS400 is not a an outright streetfighter. The bike falls in to a sports tourer category, and will compete with the Mahindra Mojo and Honda CBR250r on launch.
Bajaj continues to build hype surrounding the CS400 and this time the bike has been spotted testing alongside the Kawasaki Versys 650.
Unlike earlier spy shots, this time we get to see much clearer pictures of the headlight assembly and the secondary display. Though the shape of the headlight remains similar to the one showcased at the Auto Expo ’14, the unique LED array which caught our attention is missing. This makes it rather plain.
The secondary display is placed atop the fuel tank and acts as a speedometer and a gear shift indicator. Only a proper test ride will reveal how distracting it is. ABS rings can be seen but the silver accents on the exhaust is taken off (which may be temporary).
Check out this image from the website of a Bajaj dealership in Bangalore.
The power and torque figures for the RS200 are cited as 43 BHP and 35 Nm, with a top speed of 175 kmpl. This could very well be the figures for an upcoming bike such as the CS400. The page also says that the RS200 weighs 135 kg, has USD front forks, and 2 fuel tank capacities- 12l and 13l. So don’t take this too seriously.
via-SpawnNightKing via Rushlane.com