It looks like Pune-based two-wheeler maker Bajaj is putting its soon-to be-launched Kratos VS400, the power cruiser, through its final tests on the Indian roads. The Krato VS400, which is popularly known by its concept name the Pulsar CS400, has been spied undergoing tests once again and this time without camouflage.
Bajaj has been testing the Kratos VS400, which is also known as the Pulsar VS400, on public roads for quite a long time and the bike was caught on camera numerous times. Now the latest set of images of the Kratos VS400 comes from Thrustzone.
Bajaj has confirmed that the Kratos VS400 will be launched in the country in November, after the festive season. Although the Kratos VS400 was earlier rumoured to come with the Pulsar branding, it has now almost been confirmed that the new power cruiser will not carry the Pulsar tag as the company is aiming at a different territory with the new model. The Kratos VS400 is also expected to mark the entry of a new sub-brand of Bajaj in India. The model could also spawn more models in the coming years.
Coming to the specifications of the Kratos VS400, the final version of the bike is expected to stay close to the styling and design of the concept the Pulsar CS400, which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. The VS in the Kratos VS400 stands for Vantage Sport.
Powering the VS400 is likely to be a 373.27cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple-spark, fuel-injected mill mated to six-speed transmission. A leaked report had said that the base variant of the Kratos VS400 would pump in 34bhp of power, while the high-end version would be tuned to churn out 43bhp and 35Nm of torque.
The cruiser will get twin instrument console — one on the handlebar as seen in other bikes and the other on the fuel tank -- and wide tyres. In India , Kratos VS400 is expected to be offered in two variants -- with ABS and without.
Bajaj Kratos VS400 is expected to be priced between Rs 1.7 lakh to Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.