Scheduled for an Indian launch in August 2016 (next month; confirmed), the Bajaj Pulsar CS 400 has now become a frequent poser. Here’s another one striking a pose, but this time, there’s not a trace of camouflage to be seen. Also, this is the first occasion where we’re seeing one finished in black, and we must say that it looks quite sinister.
Ever since it made an appearance at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Pulsar CS 400 has been sending pulses of the average Indian motorcycle enthusiast racing. The CS, which stands for Cruiser Sport will be a mellowed down avatar of the performance oriented KTM Duke 390. Upon launch, the Pulsar CS400 is expected to be priced between INR 1.5-1.8 lakhs (ex-showroom), making it the most expensive Bajaj till date.
The Pulsar CS 400, as reported earlier, will looks exactly similar to the concept motorcycle displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo. And that will include highlights like the LED headlamp (a first for an Indian motorcycle), a split instrument cluster, a muscular fuel tanks and the trademark, split LED tail lamps. Unlike the concept however, which featured USD front forks, the production version will come with conventional telescopic front forks.
The Pulsar CS 400’s heart will be derived from KTM’s 373.2 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, and will feature Bajaj’s patented triple-spark technology. Power output is expected to be below the 40 bhp mark, down from the KTM’s 43 bhp output. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed transmission, with different gear ratios from the KTM. Other features will include ABS, rear disc brake, and MRF tires.
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