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Bajaj Pulsar N400 and F400 caught testing on video

Last year, Bajaj finally launched the much-awaited Pulsar 250 in the Indian market. Now, two test mules of the motorcycle are again spotted on road. The video is uploaded on YouTube by Car Blogger and it is a short video. The uploader believes that the tests mules were of the Pulsar N390 and Pulsar F390.

If this is the case, then the new motorcycles would most likely be called Pulsar N400 and Pulsar F400. Because Bajaj denotes the 373 cc engine as 400 with Dominar also. There are no prominent cosmetic differences between the Pulsar 250 and the new test mules that have been spotted.

If these motorcycles are running the larger engine then they should at least get wider tyres to increase the amount of grip level. The engine would be derived from the KTM’s 373 cc engine which is currently being used on the RC390, Duke 390 and the Adventure 390.

Bajaj Pulsar N400 and F400 caught testing on video

KTM’s 373 cc unit is a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 43.5 PS of max power and 37 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. KTM also offers a bi-directional quick-shifter.

Bajaj retuned the engine heavily for mid and low-end torque. You would have to take the engine to its top-end of the rev range to extract power from KTM’s unit. Also, the engine would heat up in city traffic. Bajaj’s version of this engine is also 373 cc and is also liquid-cooled. It has a DOHC setup and uses Bajaj’s triple spark technology. The engine produces 40 PS of max power and 35 Nm of peak torque. Unlike, KTM, the torque from this engine comes in much earlier and is spread throughout the rev range. Because of this, the rider does not have to rev the engine out.

Bajaj Pulsar N400 and F400 caught testing on video

If the test mule that was spotted has a bigger engine then it would be some iteration of Dominar 400’s engine. It is important to note that Bajaj has not yet released any information about a more powerful Pulsar coming to India.

With the Pulsar 250’s launch Bajaj has now discontinued the legendary Pulsar 220F. Slowly, Bajaj will be discontinuing all of the Pulsar line-ups and replacing them with the new generation of Pulsars that will be based on the same platform as the new Pulsar 250.

Bajaj Pulsar 250

Bajaj heavily redesigned the Pulsar 250 but still kept some of the design elements the same so that the motorcycle is still recognizable as a Pulsar. Bajaj also finally updated the instrument cluster of the Pulsars. It is now called the “infinity display console” and still comes with a tachometer in the middle.

Bajaj Pulsar N400 and F400 caught testing on video

The engine is all-new. It is a 2 valve, 250 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. It is air-oil cooled and also has Bajaj’s DTS-i technology. The engine produces 24.5 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 21.5 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox with slip and assist.

The engine has an abundance of torque and you do not have to use the gearbox much. The ride quality is very good. It is neither too stiff nor too soft. Bajaj is still not offering a dual-channel Anti-lock braking system with the Pulsar 250.