Recently we heard that Bajaj will be dropping the Pulsar brand name for their upcoming sports cruiser VS400. Now, according to a report by Motorbeam it has been replaced by the name ‘Kratos’. This is a last minute adjustment, as the bikes that were spotted at a recent TVC shoot and during ARAI certification all carried the ‘Pulsar’ name tag.
The Kratos name does take time to get used especially since ‘Pulsar’ was always synonymous with the brand’s faster bikes. But overall this seems to be a good move and will help the bike to achieve its own unique identity.
What does Kratos stand for? Kratos is the Greek God of war signifying strength, might, sovereign rule and authority. This name has been used in many popular culture and seems apt for Bajaj’s new range as they’ve always tried to provide ‘power’ to the masses.
Powering the new Bajaj Kratos VS 400 is a Duke 390 sourced 373cc single-cylinder engine with their signature triple-spark technology, that produces 34.5 BHP. This mill is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The bike comes with a very muscular design with single headlamp set-up, LED DRLs, split seats, LED taillights and Dual channel ABS. Optional non-ABS variant should also be made avaialble.
The Bajaj VS400 will compete mostly with Royal Enfield motorcycles at the expected price tag of Rs. 1.55 lakhs. Future competition will include bikes such as the TVS Akula 310
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