The Pulsar SS400, previously known as the Pulsar 375, was another star attraction at the Bajaj Auto pavilion in addition to the sexy looking Pulsar CS400. The SS400 will share its engine, transmission, frame and other mechanical bits with the CS400, but will be a fully faired, sporty version of the platform, unlike the more rider-friendly SS400.
Looking at the features and gear, it seems the CS400, which is a more unadulterated embodiment of Pulsar brand’s original streetfighter character – will be the flagship model. The SS400 doesn’t have some of the goodies we saw on the CS400. It doesn’t have the HID+LED headlamps, it doesn’t have the full digital instrumental console, it doesn’t have the tank mounted speedo and it doesn’t even have the upside down forks of the CS400. Yet, the SS400 has a lot to drool about. In some ways, it even manages to look sexier than the CS400, while from some other angles, it looks a bit overdone. We believe that the engine character of the Pulsar SS400 will be on the sportier, reviver side while the CS400 will have a more mid-range focus.
Here we have the details of the Pulsar SS400 listed out for you. Don’t forget to check out the image gallery of the Pulsar SS400 after this post
1. The headlamps comprise of twin projector lamps which have black surrounds and a matt silver lining below them. There are two pilot lamps above the headlamps on the front fairing, acting as the ‘brows’ of the angry ‘owl’ eyes of the Pulsar SS400. There is three tone stickering above the pilot lamps, which pronounces the ‘brow’ look.
2. In profile, the Pulsar SS400 manages to look sharp, angular and sporty overall. However, we must also point out here that there’s just too much happening there. There are just too many panels, colors, cuts and other elements coming together. It’s not a simple design, which may not come across as a cool thing to some.
3. The fuel tank of the SS400 is more upright and taller than the one on the CS400, It’s also more angular and muscular looking
4. The swing-arm of the Pulsar SS400 is the same as that of the CS400, however, the exhaust is differently styled. It’s stubby and two-tone, but we don’t quite like that tail pipe peeping out of the exhaust unit. The end-can would have looked much neater without that little tube protruding out of it.
6. The tail of the SS400 is also longer than that of the CS400. It extends all the way till the end of its wheels, while the CS400 ended halfway.
8. Unlike the CS400, the SS doesn’t have a fully digital instrument console. It has a digital-analogue combo, which is a totally different unit, similar to the one of the smaller Pulsar range
9. The riding position of the SS400 is lower and sportier than the CS400. It also features clip-ons, which are not available on the CS400.
10. Alloys on the Pulsar SS400 are different as compared to the CS400. Tyre sizes are the same though.
11. Since it doesn’t have the upside down forks of the CS400, the SS400 also doesn’t get the radially mounted brake calipers.