Bajaj Teases Biggest Pulsar Yet - Will It Be The Pulsar NS400?
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Bajaj Teases Biggest Pulsar Yet - Will It Be The Pulsar NS400?

News by Team Drivio | Feb 13, 2024

Bajaj has teased its biggest Pulsar yet, speculated to be the Pulsar NS400 that will take on the middleweight motorcycle segment.

  • The teaser video hints at a sporty, athletic 400cc Pulsar
  • Expected to share parts with Pulsar NS200 but have upgrades
  • Could be powered by the Dominar 400's 373cc engine

The Indian bike maker has released a new teaser that suggests the launch of its biggest Pulsar motorcycle ever. This new Pulsar 400 is projected to be called the Pulsar NS400 and will be designed to dominate the crucial sub-400cc middleweight bike category. The teaser hints at an aggressive sporty styling for the NS400 along with upgraded components. After launch, Pulsar 400 will rival Triumph Speed 400, KTM 390 Duke and Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the segment.

Expected Specifications

Engine373cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine (likely from Dominar 400)
PowerAround 40 hp
TorqueAround 35 Nm
Transmission6-speed gearbox
SuspensionUpgraded suspension - likely USD (upside-down) front forks
Brakes300mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes with ABS
TiresTubeless tire (spec unknown)
FeaturesLED headlamp, fully digital instrument cluster, rear tyre hugger, engine cowl

Pulsar 400 Targets Sub-400cc Middleweight Segment

The upcoming Pulsar 400 is likely to be positioned below the Dominar 400 in Bajaj's lineup, making it more accessible and affordable to buyers looking for a powerful yet budget-friendly motorcycle. The middleweight 400cc segment is viewed by manufacturers as having strong growth potential in the maturing Indian market. Global brands like Triumph and Harley-Davidson have already entered this space.

Unique Styling and Profile Expected for Biggest Pulsar

To differentiate the new Pulsar 400, Bajaj aims to give it a distinctive styling and profile compared to other models. When Bajaj first considered a 400cc motorcycle, the Pulsar brand was an option but the Dominar 400 was launched instead. However, Dominar sales have been below expectations. The Pulsar 400 gives Bajaj a second chance in the 400cc space.

Teaser Hints at Athletic Pulsar NS400 with USD Forks

The teaser video suggests an athletic, sporty design for the upcoming bike, likely to be called the Pulsar NS400. It will share some parts with the popular Pulsar NS200 but have upgrades like USD forks, split seats, and new graphics. The perimeter chassis from the NS200 will be strengthened to support the bigger 400cc engine. The NS400 is expected to be lighter than the 193kg Dominar 400.

Dominar 400 Engine to Power the NS400

Bajaj will likely utilize the 373cc, liquid-cooled engine from the Dominar 400 for the Pulsar NS400. This engine generates 40hp and 35Nm of torque, matching rivals like the Jawa Perak and Honda H'ness CB350. The KTM 390 Duke has a higher 46hp and 39Nm output. But using the proven Dominar engine will keep costs low.

Pulsar NS400 Price Expected Around Rs. 2 Lakh

Thanks to sharing parts with existing models, Bajaj can potentially price the Pulsar NS400 attractively around Rs. 2 lakhs ex-showroom. This would make it the most affordable 400cc, 40hp motorcycle in India. The pricing will pose serious competition to the upcoming Hero Xtreme 400R and other rivals.

Overall, the teaser hints at an exciting new addition to the Pulsar range that could shake up the middleweight segment. More details of the biggest Pulsar yet will likely be revealed soon. Enthusiasts have high expectations from the Pulsar NS400.