Bajaj has unveiled three bikes in the Pulsar range at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo in Delhi, these include the Pulsar 200 NS, 400 SS and 400 CS. While the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS gets a new paint job, the other two, the Pulsar 400 SS and the Pulsar 400 CS are all new bikes.
With the unveiling of these bikes Bajaj has showcased it’s intent at making the Pulsar brand even more focused and extend the range of affordable sport-biking. The new 400cc bikes extend the range of the Pulsar brand which till now was limited to 200cc. The new bikes will also get some features as standard including ABS, which complement the added power that these bikes will get.
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
The Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS (or Naked Sports) gets a new dual-tone paint job, which would add to the appeal of the bike to potential customers. Using a blend of stickers and paint, the new colour combo looks good and brings out more of the design features on the much acclaimed bike.
Video Walkaround: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
Bajaj Pulsar 400 NS
The Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS (or Super Sports) is the final variant of the bike which was rumored to have been named the Pulsar 375. It is a fully faired version of the Pulsar CS (we will talk about that a bit later) and borrows the engine from the KTM 390 Duke.
Though Bajaj has not revealed much about the bike, here are some pointers about the Pulsar 400 SS:
- It features twin projector lamps at front along with twin pilot lamps
- The front fairing is highly stylised, some may like it some may say it’s overdone.
- The design while viewed from the side is an evolution of the Pulsar 200 NS, with the large tanks, stepped seats and sharp tail-section.
- The Pulsar 400 SS gets a stubby exhaust, unlike the underbelly exhaust on the 200 NS
- Like most of the other features on the bike, the tail-lamps are a like-it or hate-it design. They are not placed on the body of the bike, rather they are placed on the extension which houses the number-plate.
- Some of the features mentioned during the unveiling include a 375cc, liquid-cooled engine featuring Bajaj’s patented triple-spark technology. The engine seems to have been borrowed from the KTM 390 Duke. The bike also gets a six-speed transmission along with ABS.
- Some of the features that we could see on the bike include clip-on handlebars, a digital-analogue gauge, single-discs at the front and rear, telescopic forks at the front, single-swingarm mounted shock at the rear, 150 mm section tyres at the rear and 110 mm section tyres at the front.
Video Walkaround: Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS
Bajaj Pulsar 400 CS
The Bajaj Pulsar 400 CS (or Cruiser Sports) is the streetfighter variant of the Pulsar 400 SS and shares most of the mechanicals and features with the bike. It is powered by the 375cc engine found on the KTM 390 Duke but features Bajaj’s patented triple-spark technology, the bike also features inverted front forks, mono-shock suspension, ABS, radially-mounted brake calipers, among other features.
The bike showcased at the Expo was pretty well put together and fit-and-finish showed that the bike was production ready. Though Bajaj has not revealed much about the bike, here are some pointers about the Pulsar 400 CS:
- The headlamp is consists of multiple elements, including HID and LEDs
- The bike features inverted front forks
- ABS is available, the biek featured single-disc units at the front and rear
- The seat is a single unit though there is a slight step between the front section and the rear section
- The bike features an two all-digital instrument cluster, the one above the handlebars features the rev-counter, the one on the fuel-tank (yep, there is a secondary smaller one) which shows the speed and gear-position.
- The bike does not feature clip-on handlebars, which is surprising
- The tail-lamp is not as radical as the one on the Pulsar SS, the ones on the SS look like a natural progression to those found on the current lineup of Pulsars
- The exhaust is similar to the one found on the 400 SS, but features a dual-tone cover
Video Walkaround: Bajaj Pulsar 400 CS
So what do you think of the Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS and Pulsar 400 CS? Let us know in the comments section below.