Bajaj Kratos VS400 is the re-named Bajaj Pulsar VS400; Launch in November


While the Pulsar range has been the hot favorite amongst affordable performance bike buyers, Bajaj think its only apt to doesn’t sell its upcoming 400cc under the Pulsar moniker. Hence, the long awaited Bajaj Pulsar VS400 (aka CS400) will be now known as the Bajaj Kratos VS400. The Kratos VS400 will share in plenty with the Duke 390. However, it remains largely true to the Pulsar CS400 concept we saw at the 2014 Expo. The erstwhile 200NS is the first Pulsar to borrow from its Duke cousin. This time around, Bajaj has decided to come up with a higher displacement product based on the KTM 390 Duke. Powering the Bajaj Kratos VS400 is a re-tuned version of the Duke’s 373.2cc engine. The Bajaj Kratos VS400 launch will happen in November. Read on for Bajaj Kratos VS400 Price, Top Speed, Mileage, Specifications and Features.bajaj kratos vs400 side image

Bajaj Plans to launch more models in the Kratos series. Also, the ‘VS’ in the ‘VS400’ stands for ‘Vantage Sportz’. The manufacturer is likely to market this bike is a long distance cruiser. We have already posted many videos and spy images of the VS400. However, the latest image (above) has to be the clearest picture of the upcoming bike. The Bajaj Kratos VS400 launch is likely to be followed by the launch of RS400.

Also See – Pulsar RS400 | Pulsar 150NS

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Launch Date

Model Launch Date
Kratos VS400 November 2016

The Bajaj Kratos VS400 launch date will fall in November, 2016. The launch of the Kratos VS400 was earlier scheduled to take place in October. However, BAL decided to push if to November to concentrate on higher sales during festive seasons. Bookings for the Kratos VS400 are likely to begin in October. The Kratos VS400 borrows in plenty from the Duke 390. Powering the VS400 is the same 373cc engine, albeit in a different state of tune. We believe that the Kratos VS400 will have a top speed of roughly 155 KMPH. The new Kratos VS400 is the second Bajaj bike to launch this year. BAL launched the Bajaj V150 commuter earlier this year.bajaj kratos vs400 launch date

The Kratos VS400 will be the highest priced Bajaj product on sale. The bike will share its engine and many cycle parts with the KTM Duke 390. Performance is likely to be at part with most of the rivals. Another highlight of the VS400 is its world class design. The Kratos looks like a slightly toned down Ducati Diavel, no? The Bajaj Kratos VS400 launch should mark a really important event.

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Also See- List of all Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar bikes in India | Pulsar VS400 vs Mahindra Mojo

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Price in India

With Single-Channel ABS Rs. 1.68 Lakh
With Dual-Channel ABS Rs 1.80 Lakh

The Bajaj Kratos VS400 is likely to go on sale for Rs 1.68 Lakh. Top model could cost Rs 1.80 lakh. The Kratos VS400 will be priced below the 390 Duke.

Also See- New Avenger | Pulsar VS400 vs KTM 390 Duke | Suzuki Gixxer 250

Bajaj Pulsar CS400 pics from the 2014 Auto Expo

Also See: New Pulsar 150 | Pulsar 150 AS Price | Modified Pulsar 220 | TVS Apache RTR300

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Specifications

Engine Displacement 373.2 cc, Triple Spark Plug
Power 35 BHP @ 9,000 RPM
Torque 33 Nm@ 7,000 RPM
Cooling Liquid-Cooled
Number of Cylinders 1
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
Front Brake 300 mm Disc
Rear Brake 230 mm Disc
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Gas-charged Monoshock
Wheel Size 17-Inch
Wheel Type Alloy
Tires MRF Tubeless

Please Note- Above are Estimated Bajaj Pulsar VS400 Specifications

Powering the Kratos VS400 is the same 373 cc, single-cylinder engine that powers the KTM 390 Duke. The engine comes mated to a six speed manual transmission. The Kratos VS400 will have a max. power-torque output of 35 PS-33 Nm. This will make the VS400 considerably less powerful than its Duke cousin. However, the lower power could have led to higher mileage. The Kratos VS400 is likely to benefit from BAL’s DTSi Triple Spark Plug technology. The Kratos VS400 should have a top speed of 155 km/h. Braking comes from disc brakes at both ends. Other highlights include stylish 17-inch alloy, ABS and gas-charged monoshock.

While the CS400 concept has upside down front forks, the Kratos VS400 makes do with conventional telescopic forks. Apart from this slight change, the Kratos VS400 mirrors the Pulsar CS400.

bajaj kratos vs400 spy photo

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Mileage

City  27 KMPL
Highway  33 KMPL
Overall  30 KMPL

Lower power than 390 Duke should help the Bajaj Kratos VS400 Mileage to be roughly 30 kmpl.

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Also See- New Bajaj Platina ComforTec Gives 104 KMPL

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Features

  • LED Headlamps
  • Front and Rear Disc Brakes
  • All-Digital Speedo Console
  • Gear-shift Indicator
  • Stylish End-can
  • Gas-Charged Monoshock Rear Suspension
  • Split Seats
  • Stylish black Alloy Wheels
  • Aircraft-type Fuel Filler Cap
  • Tank Extensions
  • Split Grab Rails
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Stylish Twin LED Taillamps
  • Tank Guard
  • Backlit Switchgear
  • MRF Tubeless Tires
  • Engine Cowl
  • Auto-cancelling indicators
  • LED turn indicators

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Review Walk-around Video

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Design Review

The Bajaj Kratos VS400 looks almost same as the CS400. The world-class design continues to impress. Designers of the Kratos VS400 seem to have looked at the Ducati Diavel for inspiration. The Kratos VS400 is likely to excite many. The Bajaj Kratos VS400 also looks like an elder sibling of the 200NS. The front fascia gets an aggressive look and the LED headlamp impress. The Kratos VS400, however, misses out on the upside down forks featured on the CS400. The VS400 also makes do without clip-on handlebars. However, this enhances its street fighter image. The Kratos VS400 boasts a fully digital speedo cluster. It displays speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel level and gear shift indicator. It also shows tell tale signs for air filter replacement and other such things.

The Kratos VS400 comes with a split-seat setup. The CS400 had a single seat. Other features of this bike’s design are- muscular tank, aggressive headlamp, sporty tail section and LED taillamps. The VS400 won’t have any garish body graphics. We feel that the Bajaj Kratos VS400 launch will lead to advent of mean-looking, powerful Indian sports cruiser.

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Colours

The Kratos VS400 will go on sale in- Red, Black, Yellow, Blue, Silver colours.

Official details on colours will come out during launch.

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Competition

The Kratos VS400 will compete with compete with Mahindra Mojo 300 and Royal Enfield Himalayan. It could also rival the upcoming BMW G310 R. 

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Engine and Transmission

Powering the new Bajaj Kratos VS400 is a 373cc single cylinder engine. This engine comes from the KTM Duke 390. Power output is around 35 PS and peak torque roughly 33 Nm. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Kratos VS400 boasts disc brakes on both ends. We also like those stylish 17 inch alloy wheels.

Bajaj Kratos VS400 Braking and Suspensions

The Pulsar CS400 Concept from Auto Expo 2014 featured USD forks up front. However, the Kratos VS400 gets conventional telescopic forks. The rear gets a mono suspension. The Kratos VS400 gets a long wheelbase and a box-section swingarm for high speed stability. The Kratos VS400 is likely to come with MRF RevZ C1 tires. Please note that the KTM 390 Duke gets ultra sticky Metzelers. The Bajaj Kratos VS400 gets disc brakes at both wheels. It also gets single-channel ABS as standard fitment.

The Bajaj Kratos VS400 launch date will fall in November, 2016. Prices could start at roughly Rs. 1.68 Lakh. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Bajaj Kratos VS400 price in India, launch date, top speed, mileage and specifications.

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