The Biggest Pulsar To Break Cover In India On May 3

The Biggest Pulsar To Break Cover In India On May 3

News by Team Drivio | 12 Apr 2024

The Bajaj Pulsar NS400 will be powered by the Dominar 400’s engine 

  • The 373cc liquid-cooled engine on the Dominar 400 makes a solid 40PS and 35Nm
  • That said, the Dominar 400’s biggest issue is its 193kg kerb weight
  • Rivals for the NS400 will include the likes of the KTM 390 Duke, Triumph Speed 400 and even the QJ Motor SRK 400

Earlier, we were ahead of the curve in breaking the news about Bajaj's ambitious project – the development of its largest Pulsar model to date, the Pulsar NS400. Now, with certainty, we can announce that the much-anticipated bike is slated for launch on May 3. 

While stalwarts like the Bajaj Dominar 400, KTM RC 390, and 390 Adventure continue to utilise the tried-and-tested 373cc single-cylinder engine, yielding power outputs ranging from 40 to 43.5hp, the power figures for the NS400 are still shrouded in mystery. Upon launch, Bajaj Pulsar NS400 will face off with rivals like the KTM 390 Duke, Triumph Speed 400, Triumph Scrambler 400X and even the QJ Motor SRK 400.

SpecificationsBajaj Dominar 400
Engine373cc liquid-cooled engine
Maximum power40PS
Maximum torque35Nm

It's a waiting game to see if it will match the Dominar's 40hp or boast the full-throttle 43.5hp akin to its KTM counterparts. The NS400 will retain the familiar 6-speed gearbox equipped with a slip-and-assist clutch, but the potential inclusion of a quickshifter remains speculative.

SpecificationsBajaj Dominar 400
Front suspensionInverted Fork
Rear suspensionMonoshock
Front tyre17-inch alloys
Rear tyre17-inch alloys
Front brakeDisc Brake
Rear brakeDisc Brake
ABSDual-channel ABS

The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar NS400 is expected to inherit the robust perimeter chassis from its NS200 predecessor, renowned for its capability to handle greater power than the 200's modest 25hp output. It's anticipated that this chassis will undergo reinforcement and customization 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.

Regarding design, while specifics are yet to be unveiled, one can anticipate a semblance 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 persist.

Positioning-wise, it's speculated that the forthcoming Bajaj Pulsar NS400 will occupy a slot below the Dominar 400, priced at Rs 2.31 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This strategic placement would render it the most economical option among the 400cc performance-oriented motorcycles available in the Indian market.