A test mule of the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 has recently been spied testing in India near Pune. As seen at the 2014 Auto Expo, the bike spotted testing carries a similar design language and features. Although the bike spied testing is quite similar to the concept design, noticeable differences include a telescopic front fork instead of the inverted suspension on the concept as well as a new split-seat as against the old single piece. While the conventional setup is provided as a cost effective measure, the new split-seat is aimed at ride comfort. Also Read: Bajaj Pulsar CS400 likely to be launched by May 2016
The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 concept was first showcased at Auto Expo2014 in Delhi. Bajaj is trying to enter the sports cruising segment with the CS400 where CS is an abbreviation for ‘Cruiser Sport’. As Rajiv Bajaj puts it, “Cruising does not needs to be slow and boring” and hence the introduction of the Pulsar CS400. The Pulsar CS400 is expected to be powered by a 373cc, single cylinder, and liquid cooled engine while the bike is based on the KTM Duke 390 platform. There is not much details available for the engine specifications but Bajaj did reveal that the engine will come with the company’s patented Triple Spark DTSi technology.
The bike features a LED headlight, completely digital instrument console, LED taillights and a secondary speedometer on the muscular fuel tank. The Pulsar CS400 sports a modified pressed steel perimeter frame, wide handlebars with an upright seating position, new aluminium swing-arm and a gas charged rear monoshock. The bike features twin petal disc brakes while dual-channel ABS will be offered as standard. The CS400 will also get soft compound tyres from MRF. The bike sports new alloy wheels that were showcased at the 2014 expo.
The Pulsar CS400 is expected to be powered by a 373cc, single cylinder, and liquid cooled engine that does its duties on the KTM Duke 390. While there is no clarity on the engine mechanicals, the same engine on the Duke 390 produces a maximum power of 43.5bhp and a peak torque of 35Nm. Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed gearbox. The Pulsar CS400 is expected to be launched by September 2016 and would be priced between INR 1.8 lakh – INR 2.0 lakh (on road Delhi).