Pulsar RS400: All You Need to Know!
India’s finest motorcycle manufacturer, Bajaj, is roaring to introduce its biggest Pulsar ever
Since 2015, Bajaj has claimed that the firm is aiming to launch the biggest Pulsar ever. However, six long years have passed by, but the world has not received the Pulsar in a contemporary avatar. Indeed, the company launched the Dominar 400, a sports cruiser that took the market by storm, but for the Pulsar lovers, the Dominar was honestly not enough.
Now, in 2021, there are rumours on the internet that the Chakan-based plant is gearing to launch the RS400, a bigger form of the company’s fully-faired motorcycle, the RS200. Although no official comment has been distributed by the company on the RS400, here are the things you should know about the motorcycle.
Although nothing is assured, the RS400 is expected to borrow its powertrain from the KTM RC390 or it could take the engine from the Dominar 400. Be it the KTM’s engine or Dominar’s, the engine is likely to be tweaked to suit the personality of the motorcycle. The motorcycle is prone to be powered by the same 373.2cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with power figures of around 40-44hp and a peak torque of around 32-35Nm. Not to forget, we expect the availability of a slipper and clutch assist.
Moving on to the rest of the hardware, we hope Bajaj will incorporate a fully digital instrument cluster in the RS400, which is not the case with the RS200. For the unversed souls, the RS200 is still available in the market with an outdated semi-digital instrument cluster. Not to forget, it misses out on basic features such as Bluetooth connectivity and gear position indicator.
Furthermore, we strongly expect the motorcycle to show up with premium parts such as suspension setups from WP, adjustable windshield for extensive tours and slicks from premium brands such as Metzler, Michelin or Pirelli.
About the design of the vehicle, plenty cannot be expressed at the momentbecause spy shots of the motorcycle have not emerged on the internet. However, we foresee the RS400 to carry a slightly unique design than its younger sibling. Given how Bajaj creates motorcycles for the price-sensitive Indian market, the RS400 is to bear a slightly costlier price tag than the Dominar 400.
Last but not least, the launch date of the RS400 could be in the month of December 2021.