India’s FASTEST Pulsar, the CS400, is just months away from an official launch. Here are a bunch of production images and the actual launch details of the motorcycle. The Pulsar CS400 was first showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, and the bike will finally make its debut in the July-September quarter of this year. The motorcycle will be the biggest, fastest, most powerful and most expensive Pulsar ever built.
The bike will use a 373cc, liquid cooled four stroke engine based on the KTM Duke 390’s motor. Expect a peak power rating of about 40 Bhp. A 6 speed gearbox, telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear are other details that we know about the motorcycle. Expect prices to be pegged well below that of the Duke 390, which means that a 1.5 lakh rupee price tag could be a reality. At that price, the Pulsar CS400 will be killer value.
The motorcycle will be marketed as a sports cruiser, a-la-the Ducati Diavel. In fact, the CS400 will be India’s first home-grown sports cruiser and that explains the CS (Cruiser Sports) moniker. Intended to be a muscle bike, the CS400 will have sporty yet relaxed ergonomics. An upright seating position and comfortable seating for two adults is a given. Disc brakes at both ends, and ABS will be standard.
In the months to follow, the CS400 will be joined by a full-faired sibling, the SS400. The Pulsar SS400 will be slightly pricier than the former, but will undercut the KTM RC390 in terms of price and positioning. Bajaj will not only sell these bikes in India but will also export them to markets around the world. Both motorcycles will represent affordable performance. Lest we forget, the CS400 is also likely to be the “fastest Indian” motorcycle, with a top speed in excess of 160 Kph. In terms of speed, no other homegrown motorcycle has ever gone where the CS400 will.