Bajaj Auto, which had changed the name of its upcoming flagship motorcycle from Pulsar CS400 to Pulsar VS400, has now rescheduled the launch date of the bike. Emerging reports say that Bajaj Auto has pushed the launch to a later date.
The change in the plans has been reportedly done to enable the firm to focus more on its volume-based products during the festive season to capitalise on the increased sales in the period. "We have pushed the Pulsar launch to a later date, exact date we will announce a bit later, but right now, this and next month, we are going to be concentrating on feeding the festive demand," S Ravikumar, President, Business Development, Bajaj Auto, told Moneycontrol, confirming that the launch of the Pulsar 400cc has been postponed.
Biking enthusiasts have already seen several images of the Pulsar VS400 during its test runs across India. The latest one to be captured was from Ladakh, where the bike was seen posing for the camera for a television commercial.
It is commendable that the final spec version of the Pulsar VS400 does justice to the concept showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. The power 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. It will get an all-black exhaust, newly-designed split seats, disc brakes for both wheels, and alloy wheels with a new look.
The Pulsar VS400 will be powered by a 373.27cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple-spark engine that develops 34.5bhp at 8,000rpm. The motorcycle is expected to come in two variants — with ABS and without ABS. It is likely to get a price tag in the range of Rs. 1.70 lakh to Rs. 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom).