The entry-level sports bike segment of Indian two wheeler market is definitely coming of age! We saw the launch of the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 earlier this year and recently, the heat levels went further north with Bajaj launching the much awaited KTM 390 Duke. Two big launches already and the performance bike onslaught from Bajaj is far from over!
As is pretty much a well known fact, also coming our way this year will be the Bajaj Pulsar 375. The upcoming Bajaj flagship is currently in penultimate stages of development and should be here within few months of time. The P375 will be based on the new KTM 390 Duke and we feel that the upcoming bike could very well begin a new chapter in the affordable performance bike scene of our country.
Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto Ltd, recently revealed that the Bajaj Pulsar 375 would be launched during this year’s festive season. Also, it is likely that the boffins at Bajaj would market the upcoming bike as the first “Super Sports” motorcycle of India. While we really know better than to associate the P375 with the litre class faired machines, we are sure that the Pulsar 375 would soon become the sportiest looking product by Bajaj ever.
As can be made out from the numerous spy pics we have seen so far, the Pulsar 375 will be the first fully faired Bajaj bike! These pics have also revealed that the bike would sport twin projector headlights setup, conventional telescopic front forks (the 390 Duke comes with USDs) and ABS.
What we have here on this page today is a set of digital rendering of the upcoming Pulsar flagship. While the P375 might look far from what is shown by the artist, the rendering does give us a fair idea of what to expect from the Pulsar 375’s styling.
As can be made out from careful observation of all the P375 spy pics we have in next page, the bike seems to sport the same instrument cluster that is found on the Pulsar 200NS. Also, the pilot lamps on the P375 seem to have been placed in a typical Pulsar fashion. Other similar details include the typical Pulsar aircraft type fuel lid, a similar cowl around the instrument panel and tank design that has a hint of that of the 200NS.
As is obvious, powering the Pulsar 375 will be a revised version of the 375cc, single cylinder motor that powers the Duke 390. The P375’s engine is being expected to benefit from fuel injection, a 4 valve head and the DTSi tech. from Bajaj.
The Bajaj Pulsar 375 could be priced around INR 1.7 lakhs.
With a ‘never-seen-before’ styling and strong engine performance, the Indian bike buying lot is looking all set for a treat this Diwali. We really can’t wait to spend an entire day riding the Pulsar 375 on a well paved mountain road! What about you?
Go to next page for Bajaj Pulsar 375 images (spy pics) and specs
Bajaj Pulsar 375 Speculated Specification
- Engine: 4 stroke water-cooled single cylinder
- Engine capacity: 373.2cc
- Torque: 32Nm at 7,250rpm
- Power: 41.5HP at 9,000pm
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Dry Weight: 142Kg
- Clutch: Hydraulic operated
- Fuel system: EFI
- Ignition system: Bosch EMS83