The cheaper alternative is of KTM Duke 390 is coming and it is ready for the launch. The Bajaj VS400, which was earlier known as CS400 has been caught on camera completely undisguised. The VS stands for Vantage Sport and the styling of the motorcycle has been inspired from the higher capacity sports touring motorcycles.
The VS400 will be touring focused and many testing mules have been caught on camera. However, this time, the motorcycle has been caught testing while shooting for the advertisement in Ladakh.
It is very interesting to see how the motorcycle remains very similar to the concept model that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. The VS400 is a good combination of cruiser and street motorcycle like the Bajaj V. The motorcycle’s front fork are slightly raked out to give a comfortable highway ride.
The motorcycle will come with regular telescopic front forks, all-new LED leadlight set-up, mono-shock in the rear. The tank is very muscular and looks inspired from the Bajaj 200 NS. The seats look very comfortable while the pillion seat is wide. The tail-lamps have the signature Pulsar design.
The motorcycle will also get disc brakes at front and rear and there will be standard ABS. The Indian rules that will make ABS as a mandatory feature on the motorcycles in 2018 will see a lot of new motorcycles coming with standard ABS.
The engine will be derived from the KTM Duke 390’s engine. The 373cc engine makes around 44 Bhp in the KTM Duke but Bajaj will tone it down a bit for more mileage. The motorcycle will be priced around Rs. 1.6 lakh.