The Pulsar RS 200 has been Bajaj Auto’s flagship bike for years and one of the most successful motorcycles in the sports bike segment. The mantle was supposed to be taken over by the beefy and uber-stylish Pulsar RS 400 in 2018-19; the brand had even hinted at it during an automobile expo. While slightly delayed, motorcycle enthusiasts can rejoice as the Bajaj Pulsar RS400 is now finally expected to be launched in November 2020.
The Pulsar RS 400 is a beast of a machine with a muscular, sporty feel, huge fuel tank, a twin projector headlamp with LED DRLs, packed side fairing and race exhaust.
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Here are some of the expected performance specifications of the RS 400:
|Specifications||Bajaj Pulsar RS 400|
|Engine||Fuel-Injected, DOHC, 4-Valves, 4-Stroke|
|Engine Displacement (CC)||373.2 cc|
|Power||42 PS @ 9000 rpm|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled|
|Starting Mechanism||Electric Starter|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||15 L|
|Top speed||175 kmph|
|Clutch||Wet Multiplate Slipper Clutch|
|Front Brakes||300 MM 4-Piston Fixed Caliper Disc|
|Rear Brakes||230 MM 2-Piston Floating Caliper Disc|
|Chassis Type||Perimeter Frame|
|Front Suspension||USD Front Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Gas-charged Monoshock|
|Wheel Type||Alloy Wheel|
|Price||Rs 2 lakh – 2.3 lakh|
On account of its heavier kerb weight, the RS 400 is expected to deliver a city mileage of 24 kmpl and highway mileage of 29 kmpl – averaging about 26 kmpl, with a top speed of 175 kmph.
For the 2018-19 launch, Pulsar RS 400 price was speculated to be priced at around Rs 1.7 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. However, with the delay and possible upgrades, the Bajaj Pulsar RS400 price could now be between Rs 2 to Rs 2.3 lakh.
The expected design specifications of the RS 400
The Pulsar RS 400 will build upon the styling of its predecessor. However, it will be positioned as a sports tourer and not a faired sports bike like RS 200. The frontside of the RS 400 will sport a raised handlebar, full front fairing with twin projector headlamps, additional LED DRLs and a windscreen.
The driving console will have a fully digital instrument cluster and fairing-mounted rearview mirrors. The large fuel tank will have a guard and an aircraft-type fuel filler cap. There will be split seats and split grab rails, stylish 17-inch alloy wheels and crystal LED taillights at the back.
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The Bajaj Pulsar RS 400 promises to be a stiff competition to all top-end sports bikes. If you swear by your motorcycles and are looking to bring home a new one, you should definitely consider this bike once the bookings begin. Even though it comes with a slightly hefty price tag, you could get up to 95% financing with a Tata Capital two wheeler loan.
The bike loan is easy to secure with minimal documentation and swift disbursal process. The attractive bike loan interest rate and flexible tenure mean you can structure your EMI in terms most convenient to you.