Bajaj Pulsar CS 400 is fully ready to be launched anytime now. Our sources say that testing has been completed (product specifications and calibrations have been finalized) and the launch should happen before the end of June.
Previewed as the near-production concept at 2014 Auto Expo, the CS (Cruising Sports) 400 was recently spotted in Pune with camouflage. The motorcycle aims to be a long distance tourer with a relaxed riding posture, comfortable seats and a big-bike like styling.
Not much is known about the technical aspects but the test mule revealed that the production version ditches the USD front fork in favor of a regular telescopic unit. The prototype was also found to have slightly different alloy wheels, and split seats. Rest of the design appears to have been carried forward from the concept.
The powertrain is expected to be closely related to the KTM’s 373.2 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine but the Pulsar CS 400 would employ Bajaj’s patented triple-spark technology. The motor will be mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The Bajaj Pulsar CS 400 would offer an LED headlamp cluster with integrated pilot lamps, meaty tyres, front and rear disc brakes (like with optional ABS), digital instrument console with an auxiliary fuel-tank mounted display, etc. The motorcycle is estimated to be priced at around INR 1.8 lakhs (ex-showroom). That would make it a viable alternative to the Mahindra Mojo and Royal Enfield Himalayan.