Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Review: One Twin Unfolded!

Behold the Pulsar Twins have been unveiled! Bajaj showed their twins Pulsar SS400 and Pulsar CS400 at Auto Expo 2014. These are the new two upcoming from Bajaj Group and everyone have high expectations of them. However we are only going to review the Bajaj Pulsar CS400. Therefore if you are interested in this bike, don`t go anywhere else. We have mentioned everything here!

First look Video by Power Drift.

Introduction

The new 400cc sports bike from Bajaj Auto, it`s among the most exciting bikes shown at Auto Expo 2014. Boosting aggressive styling, this bike have high attention detail well the credit goes to Pulsar Brake Backing for promising a tasteful production model.

This cruiser sports bike will be a naked sibling of upcoming faired SS 400 as its baring the style in bikes. These two bikes share almost everything. Important thing is CS is the same bike promised by Bajaj Auto. While many of us hoping that this company will be bringing a new generation. Instead we had the CS 400 and Avenger. If you pay attention, we are not disappointed but rather we are excited about Bajaj`s future plans.

Engine

The Bajaj Pulsar CS400 engine is the same fuel injected as featured in SS400. A liquid cooled 4 valve single cylinder with 375 displacement. This powerhouse is combined with 6 speed manual gear and is widely based on KTM 390 Duke. There are good chances that the max power and max torque will be boosted not, at this point we can`t go in much details but we are going to share what we know. Disc brakes are installed on both ends.

The Advanced Braking System better known as ABS have been standardized. In addition, we have fuel injection and all digital consoles. As for suspension, Bajaj Pulsar CS400 features mono suspension for rear and upside down telescopic forts at the front.

Made on almost the same platform as KTM 390 Duke. Engine and chassis are shared here. However, Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Performanceis focused as a Tourer.  With raked out front and longer rear swing arm, this bike uses gas charged shocks from 200ns. A quick and comfortable cruiser made for straight line, in addition of Indian roads!

General Specifications

  • Naked Body
  • Step Up Seats
  • Expected Max Power 44 BHP at 9500 RPM
  • Expected Max Torque 35Nm at 7250 RPM
  • 2cc Displacement
  • Triple Spark Single Cylinder 4 Stroke Engine with Liquid Cooling
  • 6 Speed Gearbox
  • 300mm Disc Front and 230mm Disc Rear Brakes
  • Mono Shock Rear and Telescopic Front Suspension
  • Digital Instrument Console
  • Halogen Headlamps

Design

Bajaj Pulsar CS400

Pulsar CS400

Making Pulsar the identical name when referring to new generation of bikes in India.  As we already know two versions were introduced at the Auto Expo 2014. Bajaj as retuned engine for triple spark injection. Well that was about the power, now let`s move towards how it looked!

Made as the cruiser version of its younger siblings the 200NS. Chunky looks and bulk makes it different from 200NS and makes it a tough competitor of KTM 390.Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Designalso includes some minor modifications such as oval headlamps, split seats, conventional handle bar. Apart from that we have beefy forks in order to provide this bike with a naked look. In addition of previous mentions, we now also have small muffler and exposed chain for adding a sporty touch in this bike. The foot peg and split seating makes the sporty CS400 the crossover between cruiser and commuter market (this shall attract a lot of buyers).

Design aspiration have ben varied, the front comes as a reincarnation of 200NS. Same case is with Fuel Tank. Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Body also reminds me of Ducati Diavel. But with all of these combined, the final product is dazzling! Thanks to its sharp blend of athleticism with lots of muscle, the visual mass is well centralized and have attention to even the smallest detail. As for wheels, footrest hangers with swing arms are precisely stunning.

How it will affect the Indian market

As it have been made clear that both of these bikes will be assembled locally, the new age of tin pulsar siblings will be affordable at entry level sports bike. With Bajaj already learning the art of pricing and packaging, it doesn`t take the wisdom of a 2,000 year old man to predict future plans of Bajaj. This company is all set for riding the fortune of its pulsar series and by their help, Bajaj will rule the premium class of bikes in Indian Market.

Riding Dynamics

Hearing all specs, you must be wondering that Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Handling would be tough.  Hold your horse gentlemen as this bike has been made for quick pick up and cornering. So you can relax, it is not a nimble and have long radii. Hearing all that, don`t mistake CS400 for a boring one. It`s fun, quick ad safe. The neutral foot pegs instead of forward lower ones make it more like a cruiser. That being said, the clearance with bends won`t be a problem as well!

Release Date and Price

Thanks to 200NS understated Presence, its true nature was never revealed! However, this is not the case with new Bajaj Pulsar CS400, we all can see it screams power! What was applied to SS400 has also been included in CS400. The Good News for Indian consumer is, this bike like its distant relative will be placed in lower price segment. As Duke is priced at 2 lac, CS 400 will be available for 1.8 Lac. As expected the Official Launch is a year away (probably April 2015) however we would really like to have a first ride!

Final Take

No doubt Bajaj is offering the 400cc segment for lowest price tag. In order boost the sales, great effort have been exerted to make this bike consumer friendly. Considering all aspects, from engine to looks, from performance to handling. The company made sure upcoming Pulsar CS400will win hearts. But will it survive the market, I mean competitors such are KTM 390 Duke and Kawasaki Z250 on already on large. Will it survive it or not, we will have to wait and see!

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  1. Siva November 3, 2014
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