The highly anticipated Bajaj Pulsar CS400 has been spotted and photographed parked while in camouflage by enthusiasts. Ever since it burst on to the scene at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Pulsar CS400 has been a highly anticipated motorcycle. CS stands for Cruiser Sport among Bajaj’s various sport monikers.
The Pulsar CS400’s styling will stay true to the concept motorcycle displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo which garnered so much attention by being so far ahead in aesthetic design. The headlamp cluster has been replaced with a more economical unit which does not get the rather unique LED layout that was showcased within the headlamp in the concept motorcycle. In fact, the headlight looks a lot like the one on the now defunct 200 NS. The front suspension has been subject to practical considerations too. While the concept featured inverted front forks, the production version will come out with large conventional telescopic front forks.
The rear end will be damped by a Nitrox charged mono-shock. Also, the petal disc at the front is positioned on the right side of the front wheel on the production version of the motorcycle. The exhaust is an all-black unit and does not have the chrome detailing seen on the concept bike.
The Pulsar CS400 will also feature not one but two fully digital instrument consoles. There is the conventional instrument mounted atop the handlebars. The second instrument console is mounted on top of the fuel tank, just like the Ducati Diavel. The former will display engine RPM and a trip computer besides a wealth of other information, while the latter will display the speed in KPH and also indicate the gear currently selected via the gear position indicator.
The Pulsar CS400’s engine will be closely related to the KTM’s 373.2 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine but the Pulsar CS400 will employ Bajaj’s patented triple-spark technology.
Power and torque will be detuned slightly compared to the figures put out by the Duke 390, with more focus on fuel economy and good road manners, rather than outright performance. Power output is expected to be around 40 bhp, well down from the KTM’s 43 bhp output. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed transmission, with the gear ratios being oriented towards easy cruising and city riding rather than blistering pace and top end. The test bike spotted sported ABS. Other features from the concept like the split spoke alloy wheels, petal disc brakes, twin LED tail lamps and illuminated switchgear have been carried over to the production Pulsar CS 400.