Bajaj Auto Limited is a global two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturing company. Bajaj Auto manufactures and sells motorcycles, scooters and auto rickshaws. Bajaj Auto is a part of the Bajaj Group. It was founded by Jamnalal Bajaj in Rajasthan in the 1940s. It is based in Pune, Mumbai, with plants in Chakan (Pune), Waluj (near Aurangabad) and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand. The oldest plant at Akurdi (Pune) now houses the R&D center ‘Ahead’.
Bajaj Auto is the world’s sixth-largest manufacturer of motorcycles and the second-largest in India. It is the world’s largest three-wheeler manufacturer. On May 2015, its market capitalization was ₹640 billion (US$10 billion), making it India’s 23rd largest publicly traded company by market value. The Forbes Global 2000 list for the year 2012 ranked Bajaj Auto at 1,416.
Bajaj Pulsar RS400 – All You Need to Know!
Bajaj Auto Ltd has repeatedly hinted at the fast-approaching launch of the biggest Pulsarflagships ever. Bajaj launched the Pulsar RS 200 and the Adventure Sports models last year and the Dominar 400 this year. Now, it looks like the company is all set to launch a 400cc Pulsar in India. From our estimates, the Bajaj Pulsar RS400 launch isn’t very far in the offing.
There are really very good chances that this motorcycle would launch by the end of the current fiscal. Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, earlier said that the Pulsar 400 will be launched “some point in this financial year”. Here, in this post, we have put together all the important details on the Bajaj Pulsar RS400 launch.
Bajaj Pulsar RS400 Launch Date
|Bajaj Pulsar RS400 Launch Date||By March 2018|
The Bajaj Pulsar RS400 launch is scheduled to take place around the before the beginning of the next financial year. As aforementioned, Mr. Rajiv Bajaj has already confirmed that the Bajaj Pulsar RS 400 launch will take place in the ongoing financial year. The RS400 (SS400) will be the most expensive bike from Bajaj. It will be even pricier than the VS 400. The SS400 will get its engine from the KTM RC390. It should come with similar performance levels but slightly higher fuel mileage. The RS400 will play the elder sibling to the RS200, The Bajaj Pulsar RS400 launch will be really important for Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Pulsar RS 400 Price in India
Quite obviously, the Pulsar RS 400 will be significantly cheaper than the KTM RC390. However, it will be more expensive than the Dominar. Our guess is that in terms of pricing, the RS 400 will be positioned just a tad higher than the Dominar 400.
|Pulsar RS400 with ABS||INR 1.45 Lakh|
|Pulsar RS400 without ABS||INR 1.37 Lakh|
Bajaj Pulsar RS 400 Specifications
|Engine Displacement||373.2 cc, Triple Spark Plug|
|Power||42 PS @ 9,000 RPM|
|Torque||34.5 [email protected] 7,000 RPM|
|Number of Cylinders||1|
|Front Brake||300 mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||230 mm Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Gas-charged Monoshock|
In essence, the Pulsar RS400 will be a not-so-distant cousin of the KTM RC390 and much like the Austrian model would have a full front fairing and sporty ergonomics. Powering the bike is the same 373.2cc single-cylinder engine. The Pulsar RS400 could offer 42 PS-34.5 Nm. Its engine will feature BAL’s DTSi Triple Spark Plug technology. Bajaj Pulsar RS400 could have a top speed of roughly 175 km/h. It will boast disc brakes at both ends and even have stylish 17-inch alloys. Here’s the Bajaj Pulsar RS400 specifications table based on our estimates.
Bajaj Pulsar RS400 Mileage
The Bajaj Pulsar RS400 Mileage could be roughly 26 kmpl. Mileage will be a bit lower than the CS400 because of higher kerb weight.
Bajaj Pulsar RS400 Design Review
The Pulsar RS400 looks almost exactly like the RS200. The only little differentiation comes from slightly different sticker-job near the headlamps. The RS400 is based on the SS400 concept we saw at the 2014 Auto Expo. Staying true to the concept, the RS400 will look really sporty. It will boast of a full front fairing that will house twin projector headlamps.
Furthermore, the headlamps will be accompanied by LED DRLs. There is a large windscreen upfront which should offer sufficient wind protection. The tank looks neatly sculpted and the usage of decals adds some more excitement. In terms of design, the Pulsar RS400 is world-class! Moving on, it gets a split seat setup. The tailpiece looks sufficiently modern bit isn’t the prettiest of designs. The LED taillamps look bold enough.
Technical Specification Of Bajaj Pulsar RS400
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Shades||Yellow/White, Red/White, Blue/White, All-Black (expected)|
|Summary||Bajaj Pulsar RS400 would be the next big thing for the Indian motorcycle manufacturer, most probably serving as the flagship motorcycle in the coming time. It will be truly based on the RS200 in terms of design and may carry the same frame as Dominar 400 for better rigidity. The engine would be shared with the KTM family, most probably producing around 40+ BHP and 35 Nm of torque from the liquid cooled and fuel injected motor. The best part would be its high rpm limit, making it a hard revving model when compared to the Dominar 400. It would rival KTM RC 390 and other motorcycles with 300+cc of engine displacement.|
EXPECTED PRICE & LAUNCH DATE
|Expected Price||Rs 1.60 lakh|
|Launch Date||Not Announced Yet|
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|No. of Gears||6|
|Maximum Power||40-42 Bhp (Est.)|
|Maximum Torque||33-35 Nm (Est.)|
|Engine Description||373.2, Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, Triple Spark, Liquid-cooled, Engine|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Brake||300mm Disc (Expected)|
|Rear Brake||230mm Disc (Expected)|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||Optional|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Suspension|
WHEELS & TYRES
|LED Indicator Lights||
|Low Fuel Warning Light||
|Low Battery Indicator||
|Engine Check Indicator||
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|