It is no secret that the entry-level sports bike segment of Indian two wheeler market is witnessing a lot of developments of late. Only recently, Bajaj launched the much hyped KTM Duke 390 and we also saw the launch of the new Kawasaki Ninja 300 at the beginning of this year.
It is a pretty well known fact that the onslaught of new bike launches from Bajaj won’t end with the launch of the 390 Duke. Similar to how the launch of the 200 Duke was followed by the launch of the Pulsar 200NS, the advent of the 390 Duke will be followed by the arrival of the much discussed Pulsar 375.
The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 375 is based on the new KTM 390 Duke and looks all set to begin a new chapter in the affordable performance bike scene of our country. Our friends at TeamBHP are saying that Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto Ltd, recently told EconomicTimes that the Bajaj Pulsar 375 would be launched during this year’s festive season. It seems like Bajaj wants to market the upcoming bike as a “Super Sports” motorcycle of India. He said,”first super sports bike to be launched in India by any two wheeler company”.
While we have no intentions of associating 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. The Pulsar 375 will be the first fully faired Bajaj bike and various spy pics reveal that it would sport twin projector headlights setup. The bike could also come with ABS.
Visually, the bike might look very unlike the 200NS at first glance but there definitely is enough to relate the styling of the current Pulsar flagship with that of the upcoming biggie. As can be made out from careful observation of all the P375 spy pics we have, 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. This isn’t all as the paint on the bike here seems to be of the same shade as that on the new generation 200cc Pulsar. 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 have a power output of 40PS.
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