If the ARAI document is to be believed, our speculations are in fact true. The new Bajaj Pulsar VS400 makes lesser power than the KTM Duke 390, which churns out 43.5bhp. It will need to be seen though as to what will be the torque output on the sports cruiser.
As for the new nameplate, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Bajaj has changed the moniker on the production version of the CS400. If you would remember, the Pulsar RS200 started life as the SS400 concept that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. This does raise the question as to what does ‘VS’ stand for. Is Bajaj trying to rub the V15’s success on its flagship offering? That would be an interesting take.
In terms of features, the leaked brochure and document convey little, but we do know that the Bajaj Pulsar VS400 will be coming with a host of tech including an all-digital instrument console and a fuel tank mounted digital display, dual channel ABS, split seats, telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear suspension setup as well as a stubby side mounted exhaust. The 373.27cc engine will be liquid-cooled and will come with Bajaj’s trademark triple-spark technology, while spy shots have revealed the LED headlight and tail light clusters on the production ready models.
A lot is riding for Bajaj with the new VS400 and the company is banking on the success of the new model to drive its growth in the premium motorcycle segments. With an expected price tag of ₹ 1.8 lakh (on-road), the VS400 will appeal to the masses and will be gradual transition over the RS200, the bike maker’s current halo product. Clearly, the buzz around the biggest Pulsar is only going to get higher from here. We expect to here from Bajaj very soon now.