The Bajaj Pulsar CS 400 was spied testing near Khopoli. We have higher quality images this time as the bike was captured while parked. The bike seems to retain most design elements showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.
Bajaj doesn’t seem to get a break, its Pulsar CS 400 has been spied yet again. Bajaj seems to have stepped up their testing as the expected launch date of its CS 400 nears. This time we have good quality still images thanks to our reader Mr. Sushant Mhatre, who also got to ride pillion on the two-wheeler. The photos reveal more details of the rear, like the exhaust, tail lights and the tyres of the Pulsar CS 400. A clear side profile can also be seen from the pictures. The bike was spotted testing near Khopoli.
The images we received this time are of good quality, as the Pulsar CS 400 was photographed while it was parked. We can see that the rear exhaust on this test mule gets a full black finish unlike the previous ones. However, our reader reported that there were empty bolt holes on the exhaust which may mean that the faux-aluminium cover might have been removed on this bike. The tail light design is the same as spotted earlier.
From the photos it can also be seen that the seating of the Pulsar CS 400 is much more relaxed compared to the RS 200 which is parked beside it. The split seat for the pillion looks big and is placed at a lower height than the adjacent RS 200. The bike also gets the same rear indicators like that of the full-faired Pulsar. Compiling all the current reports, the bike seems to retain most of what was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The Pulsar CS 400 will probably be powered by a de-tuned version of the KTM Duke 390’s engine. The motor should output 40 HP of power and 32 Nm of torque. On the performance front, our reader reported that the ride was smooth and the bike managed to do 62 km/hr in second gear without breaking a sweat (the Duke 390 does 82 km/hr in second gear). The exhaust note was throaty and overall performance looks promising. The bike comes shod with MRF rubber front and rear. We were told that the braking performance was good. An unusual spot was that no ABS was found on this test mule. This might again point towards a possible variant being offered without ABS. The bike even had an O2 sensor.
The Pulsar CS 400 is expected to be launched by this festive season (third quarter as confirmed by Bajaj), and is one of the most awaited launches of this year. The Cruiser Sports Pulsar is expected to be priced around Rs. 1.9 lakhs (on-road Mumbai). The bike will have a sports cruiser persona and will be the highest capacity motorcycle sold by Bajaj, once it’s launched.
Bajaj Pulsar CS 400 Spied
– The Pulsar CS 400 was spied, this time near Khopoli
– No ABS was found on this test mule
– The bike gets MRF tyres and an O2 sensor
– It seems to retain most of its design features from the Auto Expo