Earlier in August, on the way to Leh from Kargil, Pune resident Binny Jacob, travelling with family, stumbled across three, production ready examples of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar VS 400. It turns out that these motorcycles, without a trace of camouflage, were posing in the mountains for their TVC shoot. Out of the three motorcycles, Binny claims that there was a couple of black coloured examples, while one was finished in deep blue (pictured here).
Binny also reveals that the new ‘VS’ in the name actually stands for Vantage Sportz, after the whole nomenclature was revised form CS (Cruiser Sport) to VS. As reported earlier, the Pulsar VS 400 will be powered by a 373.2 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that’ll be closely related to the KTM Duke/RC 390’s engine. However, it’ll employ Bajaj’s patented, triple spark technology and produce a maximum power output of 25.74 kW / 35 HP at 8,000 rpm, while being matched to a 6-speed transmission.
Other notable features of the Pulsar VS 400 include a full-LED headlamps (a first for an Indian motorcycle), a split, fully digital instrument cluster, a mono-shock at the back and twin, petal disc brakes with optional ABS. The VS 400’s gross weight is rated at 332 kg. Upon launch, the Pulsar VS 400 will be the fastest and most powerful Bajaj ever made. Binny says that the crew for the shoot had also tipped him about the launch date, which is supposedly 27 August (in 3 days!), but we’d refrain from believing that for now. The Bajaj Pulsar VS 400 is expected to be priced around INR 1.5-1.8 lakhs (ex-showroom) and take on rivals such as the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo, and KTM Duke 390.