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 SS400 Review
Slowly spreading its cards this year, the Ace of Bajaj Autos is still not on the table. With the expectations like Pulsar 400SS or Pulsar SS400, the Ace (400SS) would be the commander of the Pulsar series. It would be a benchmark for the other motorcycle manufacturer’s as the competition for more performance oriented bikes will definitely rise this year. It is expected to be launched in India within next 9-12 months.
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Shades||Yellow/White, Red/White, Blue/White, All-Black|
|Summary||Bajaj Pulsar SS400 is one of the two concepts that rocked the Auto Expo and led to the production of RS200. Bajaj Auto has never hinted at any possible launch for the same while it is expected to carry the same spirit as RC390, sharing its engine with the mighty sprinter. It will definitely weigh more but coupled with Bajaj DTS-i and triple spark system, it can return a nice mileage and performance figure.|
Design and Style
The 400SS is said to share its design with the recently launched RS200. Sharing each and every curve, the bigger Pulsar would be a replica of the smaller one, with more power under the faired body. Twin projectors at the front and LED tail lights will all be the same for both the bikes.
Bajaj will be sharing its most advanced instrument console on all its 200 and above cc bikes in the future. From the 200NS to the RS200, and now to the SS400 and maybe the same for the CS400 also, Bajaj has a semi-digital, a good looking console which evenly fits all. With a tachometer in the center and the digital speedometer at right, it looks pretty much perfect to the Pulsar family.
Engine and Performance
It comes with a 373.2 cc engine, which is expected to produce 40-42 Bhp of maximum power and 33-35 Nm of maximum torque. The engine will be a single cylinder unit with triple spark technology. It would be a liquid cooled unit using fuel injection as standard if it arrives in more than 1 variant. Pulsars are known for their raw performance stats and this beast would be again proving the quote to be universally true. A 6-speed manual transmission will be used with an expected slipper clutch being standard on it.
Expected Acceleration and Performance
Bajaj Pulsar SS400 can reach a top speed of above 150 kmph and will take about 7-8 seconds to reach 0-100 kmph acceleration along with an expected mileage of 25 kmpl.
Suspension and Brakes
The front of the new Pulsar would have Telescopic Upside down forks and the rear would get a monoshock with few steps adjustment. The front disc brake is expected to be a 300 mm, equipped with ABS and the rear is a 230 mm, also with ABS. The dual-channel ABS provision is expected to be Optional for the Pulsar 400 SS. Metzeler tyres would be used, which would be larger compared to the RS200.
Expected Variants, Shades, and Ex-showroom Price
EXPECTED PRICE & LAUNCH DATE
|Expected Price||Rs 1.60 lakh|
|Launch Date||Not Announced Yet|
Bajaj Pulsar SS400 will be available in two variants which includes the Pulsar SS400 and the Pulsar SS400 ABS. It will be available in four exciting shades of Red, Yellow, Blue and Black.The expected ex-showroom, Delhi price of Pulsar SS400 is INR 1.60 lakhs and INR 1.75 lakhs for the Pulsar SS400 ABS, which may vary.
Technical Specification Of Bajaj Pulsar SS400
WHEELS & TYRES
|Front Tyre||Metzeler Tyre|
|Rear Tyre||Metzeler Tyre|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat||
|Battery Type||Maintenance Free|
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)|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic suspension|
Source: autos.maxabout, And wikipedia.org.