Bajaj Pulsar NS400 Launch Soon: Know 5 Features That Make It Irresistable

Bajaj Pulsar NS400 Launch Soon: Know 5 Features That Make It Irresistable

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 30 Apr 2024

The NS400 will pack the same 373cc engine from the Dominar 400

  • The engine makes a solid 40PS and 35Nm
  • It comes mated to a six-speed transmission, one that was not so smooth on the Dominar 400
  • Underpinnings include an inverted fork along with a monoshock 

Bajaj is gearing up to unveil its largest Pulsar model yet, the NS400, in the Indian market. With anticipation building around its arrival, many enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting its debut. As we await its official launch, here are five standout features that warrant your attention:

Bajaj Pulsar NS400: Engine

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar NS400 400
Engine373cc liquid-cooled engine
Maximum power40PS
Maximum torque35Nm

Previously, we were at the forefront of unveiling Bajaj's ambitious endeavour - the creation of its most substantial Pulsar model yet, the Pulsar NS400. Now, with certainty, we can confirm that the highly anticipated bike is scheduled for launch on May 3.

While stalwarts like the Bajaj Dominar 400, KTM RC 390, and 390 Adventure continue to rely on the proven 373cc single-cylinder engine, delivering power outputs ranging from 40 to 43.5hp, the power specifications for the NS400 remain veiled in secrecy. Upon its debut, the Bajaj Pulsar NS400 will confront rivals such as the KTM 390 Duke, Triumph Speed 400, Triumph Scrambler 400X, and even the QJ Motor SRK 400. The question remains whether it will match the Dominar's 40hp or boast the full-throttle 43.5hp akin to its KTM counterparts. The NS400 will maintain the familiar 6-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch, with the potential addition of a quick-shifter remaining speculative.

Bajaj NS400: Design 

Regarding its design, while specifics are yet to be unveiled, one can anticipate resemblances to the existing NS lineage, which recently underwent a rejuvenating facelift. Features such as the USD fork and the LCD dashboard with Bluetooth connectivity are expected to endure. That said, leaked shots have revealed some bits of the NS400’s design and it does have that slight old-school vibe like the NS200. While some will like it, some might not like it that much and would want a more modern appeal. 

Bajaj NS400: Features

The forthcoming Bajaj Pulsar NS400 is poised to inherit the sturdy perimeter chassis from its NS200 predecessor, known for its ability to handle higher power outputs than the 200's modest 25hp. It's projected that this chassis will undergo reinforcement and customisation to accommodate the larger 373cc engine, promising a reduction in weight. Consequently, the NS400 is likely to tip the scales at less than the Dominar's 193kg.

In terms of pure features, we think the NS400 could get the LCD instrument console from the new generation Bajaj Pulsars, including the N160, the NS160 and the NS200. That said, it will likely get more features than its 160 and 200cc siblings. Its features will be more in line with something like the N250 which has multiple levels of traction control and features turn-by-turn navigation as well. 

The 373cc engine was a great tourer on the older generation 390 Duke and the Dominar 400 and we are sure many people will go touring on the NS400 as well. So for such people, turn-by-turn navigation would be quite useful. 

Bajaj NS400: Suspension

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar NS400
Front suspensionInverted Fork
Rear suspensionMonoshock
Front tyre17-inch alloys
Rear tyre17-inch alloys
Front brakeDisc Brake
Rear brakeDisc Brake
ABSDual-channel ABS

Suspension for the NS400 will obviously include an inverted fork at the front along with a monoshock at the rear, which will likely be preload adjustable. Now Bajaj is spoilt for choice here, because they could give the NS400 the inverted fork from either the Triumph Speed 400, the Dominar 400 or even the new generation KTM 390 Duke. Heck, given how much the brand engages in part sharing, it might even dump the fork from the KTM 250 Duke onto the new NS400. That said, it feels like quite a nice suspension on the 250 Duke so we are not complaining. 

Bajaj NS400: Expected Price 

PriceBajaj Pulsar NS400
Ex-showroom DelhiRs 2.00 lakh 

The Bajaj Pulsar is anticipated to be priced around the Rs 2.0 lakh (ex-showroom) mark and will compete against the TVS Apache RTR 310, KTM 390 Duke, Triumph Speed 400, and the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401