The new Bajaj Pulsar 400 CS production-ready variant was spied in disguise when performing its test rounds earlier. With five vibrant shades, the gusty tourer has now been rendered, unveiling its splendid livery. Back in Auto Expo 2014, the concept was first showcased in front of people. The anticipated launch of the bike is likely to take place in mid-2016.
No modifications have been done on the design of the motorcycle by far. The styling cues remain intact as were seen on the concept exhibited during the Expo. Although, some of the changes, which have been discarded on the prod-ready version are the upside down forks up front, alloy wheels and the design of the pillion couch. The new model will get a split up seat instead of the single one from the concept variant. It will be raised up by a few mm.
Under the hood, the Bajaj Pulsar 400 CS packs a 373cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine taken from the KTM Duke/ RC 390. Likely to be delivering a higher low-end power and mid-range torque, the sports cum cruiser machine is a perfect on-off road combo. The mill churns out 44PS of power and 35NM of torque combined with a 6-speed gearbox.
Other delighting highlights of the motorcycle include LED headlamp and taillamps, ABS, broad tyres, muscular fuel tank, duo-digital display consoles (an extra one is on to the fuel tank, giving data about the speed of the vehicle and which gear is engaged).
When gets launched, it would lock the horns of Mahindra Mojo, Honda CBR 250R, KTM Duke 390, the forthcoming TVS Akula 310 and a few others. With a competitive price tag, the bike is expected to set in the range of INR 1.8 lakh.