The Bajaj Puslar CS400, which was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo and is currently in the advanced stages of testing, has been officially confirmed to be launched in the third quarter of 2016. This flagship Pulsar, which is the most powerful Bajaj bike ever made, will be targeting the touring segment with its comfortable riding position and high performance figures.
The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 (Cruising Sports) is a powerful naked bike with a semi low-slung stance, LED headlamps and taillights, thick tyres, stylish alloy wheels, fully digital instrument console and so on. The bike is equipped with front and rear disc brakes which will be thankfully governed by ABS in the top-end variant.
As usual the production model of the Bajaj Pulsar CS400 has undergone a few changes from the concept that was exhibited at the Auto Expo. The major difference comes in the form of regular telescopic front fork as against the concept’s upside down unit. The contoured single-piece seat has made way for split seats and the exhaust system has been tweaked a bit. The rest of the elements appear to have been carried forward from the concept without any changes.
The Pulsar CS400 will be powered by a 375 cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that features Bajaj’s patented triple-spark technology. Since the engine is based on the brilliant one that powers the KTM Duke and RC 390, you can expect the power-figures to be unlike anything else seen earlier on a Bajaj bike.
There are rumours afloat that Bajaj is also planning to release a new Avenger 400 which might just share the same KTM engine as the CS400. With the launch of these 2 bikes, Bajaj is going to make serious headway into the cruising and touring segments of bikes in India.