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400cc Bajaj Pulsar NS400 Launch Date Revealed

speculative render of the bajaj pulsar ns400 2

Bajaj Auto is all set to add their launch of a new bike to the iconic Pulsar lineup. The launch of the Bajaj Pulsar NS400 is scheduled for May 3. Upon launch, this will be the most powerful bike in the Pulsar range of motorcycles.

400cc Bajaj Pulsar NS400 Launch Date Revealed
A speculative render of the Bajaj Pulsar NS400 by Abin_Designs_511

The engine and the power figures are the main highlights of this naked street-fighter motorcycle. The NS400 will be equipped with the same 373 cc engine that we have seen in the likes of the Dominar 400, KTM RC 390 and 390 Adventure.

This engine makes 40 Bhp to 43.5 Bhp on different bikes. It is not confirmed if this engine will run the same tune as the Bajaj Dominar 400, which has 40 hp of power, or the tune from KTM bikes, which deliver 43.5 hp of power. The former is likely.

Talking about the gearbox, the NS400 will feature a 6-speed gearbox combined with a slip and assist clutch. The presence of a quick-shifter in NS400 has not yet been confirmed. In terms of design and chassis, the Pulsar NS400 is expected to borrow heavily from its smaller sibling, the NS200.

400cc Bajaj Pulsar NS400 Launch Date Revealed
Another speculative render of the Bajaj Pulsar NS400 by Abin_Designs_511

The Pulsar NS400 will be based on the NS200’s perimeter chassis, which is known for its robust handling capabilities. The chassis will undergo certain modifications to accommodate the much larger 373 cc engine. Such changes could lead to a lighter motorcycle than the 193 Kg Dominar 400, giving the NS400 an edge in agility and performance. The design of the motorcycle will be similar to other NS bikes, with some minor changes and refreshments.

The NS400 will come with similar tech, which we have seen in other Pulsar NS series bikes. This includes a fully digital console upfront with multiple trip meters, distance to empty, gear position indicator, and digital tachometer. It also offers a Bluetooth connectivity option, which will show information such as call and SMS alerts, phone battery status, signal strength status, and the option to accept or reject calls on the go using the buttons.

Additionally, it will come with an all LED setup with DRLs and USD forks. It will not compromise safety either with dual channel ABS, dual disc brakes, or traction control. The pricing for the NS400 is yet to be officially announced.

Reports suggest that it will be positioned below the Dominar 400 which is currently priced at Rs. 2.31 lakhs (ex-showroom). If priced according, the NS400 could be the most affordable 400 cc bike in the Indian market. It will compete with other motorcycles such as KTM 390 Duke, BMW G310 R and TVS Apache RTR 310.

Talking about the Pulsar range of bikes, it started back in 2001 with the Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 180. The current Pulsar lineup includes the Pulsar 125, 150, NS160, NS200, RS200, the recently launched Pulsar N250 and the Pulsar 220F. With the launch of Pulsar NS400, Bajaj will further expand its Pulsar lineup in the higher segment bikes. The Pulsar NS400 will be the biggest engined Pulsar that Bajaj has ever built. It’s expected to find a lot of buyers given the massive recall that the Pulsar brand has in India. Exports are also likely for the new bike.