Bajaj Pulsar SS400 Review
Finally, A 400cc Bajaj Pulsar!Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Bajaj Auto Limited is a world renowned Indian three-wheeler and two-wheeler manufacturing company with its headquarters in Pune, India and is a part of Bajaj Group. It was founded in the 1930s by Jamnalal Bajaj in Rajasthan and became the world's largest three-wheeler and second largest motorcycle manufacturer. It has its plants in Waluj near Aurangabad, Chakan in Pune and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand and the oldest one at Akurdi (Pune) which has now become a R&D center. Bajaj has also acquired a large number of shares in Austrian company, KTM Power Sports AG, thus started a joint venture in November 2007.
Recently, Bajaj Auto Limited surprised everyone by unveiling two models which will soon be a part of their line-up, the naked cruiser Pulsar CS 400 and the sports bike Pulsar SS 400 on February 5, 2014. Both of these were also on display at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. While, Pulsar CS400 will be launched next year, Pulsar SS400 will be making its way to the market in the second half of this year. Both the bikes are the perfect blend of sportiness, style, aggressiveness, technology, performance and speed and have attracted everyone's interest due to their stunning design and a powerful 373.2cc engine from KTM 390 Duke which may get a little tweaked for better figures. Let's check Pulsar SS400 in detail.
Bajaj Pulsar 400SS is a fully fared sports bike with an aggressive, sporty and stylish design which includes twin projector headlamps, black rear view mirrors, a faux air intake ahead of its large and well sculpted tank, raised clip on handlebars, a sporty riding position, an all-digital instrument console with a digital fuel gauge, speedometer and tachometer, two digital trip meters, a pass light and a low fuel, oil and battery indicators along with a stand alarm, self-start, stylish alloy wheels with Metzeler tires, rear grab rail, a stylish exhaust, small turn indicators, split LED tail lights at its rear mudguard and a rugged frame. There is no word yet about its dimensions and other technical details.
Bajaj Pulsar 400 SS has got the 373.2cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine with Bajaj's triple spark technology to give an expected maximum power of 44 bhp at 9500 rpm and an expected maximum torque of 35 Nm at 7250rpm and is mated with a 6-speed gearbox transmission. It will give a top speed of above 150 kmph and will take about 7-8 seconds to reach 0-100kmph acceleration with an expected mileage of 25 kmpl. Bajaj Pulsar SS400 has got disk brakes at both its wheels with the availability of ABS. The suspension system includes telescopic forks at front and monoshock absorbers at rear.
Bajaj Pulsar SS 400 will be available in two variants which include Pulsar SS400 and Pulsar SS400 ABS in a variety of shades at an expected ex-showroom, Delhi price of INR 2.10lakhs for the former and INR 2.25lakhs for the latter, which may vary.