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Bajaj takes the wraps off mightier Pulsars

autos Updated: Feb 05, 2014 15:27 IST
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Bajaj motorcycles on Wednesday showed off the much-awaited additions to its best-selling Pulsar line of motorcycles. The new motorcycles, Pulsar SS400 and CS400, are expected to hit showrooms within a year, with the SS (Super Sport) likely to come first sometime near the beginning of the next financial year.


The two bikes draw heavily on the Pune-based bike maker’s focus on sports motorcycles. The SS400 is a full-faired track-spec machine while the naked CS400 (Compact Sport) can broadly be looked at as a sports cruiser. Bajaj has, however, been mum on its exact plans, including the expected price.

Bajaj unveiled its bike CS 400 at the 12th Auto Expo in Greater Noida on Wednesday. The expo is the biggest motoring exhibition in India. (Vivek Sinha/HT Photo)

The models showcased sported a 375cc, 4-valve liquid-cooled engine. It is expected the engine is built on the joint expertise between Bajaj and Austrian bike-maker KTM. The engine in the new Pulsars would be similar to the one on the on-sale KTM Duke 390.



The two companies have been working closely since the launch of the Duke 200, a result of which is seen in the hugely-successful Pulsar 200NS.



At the Auto Expo on Wednesday, the SS400 was in a yellow-black avatar and the motorcycle sports two parallel projector headlamps in its fairing. Bajaj does not yet have a full-fairing sports bike in its stable, with the closest of the like being the semi-faired Pulsar 220.

Bajaj unveiled its bike SS 400 at the 12th Auto Expo in Greater Noida on Wednesday. The expo is the biggest motoring exhibition in India. (Vivek Sinha/HT Photo)

Both bikes features beefier front forks, a mono-suspension and anti-lock dual disc brakes.



These models would be the first time Bajaj offers anti-lock braking systems (ABS) in its vehicles even though its competitors TVS and Honda offer it on some of their motorcycles.