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A worker walks beside newly built motorbikes at the Bajaj Auto Ltd. plant in Pune, about 130 km (82 miles) from Mumbai August 9, 2007.Reuters File

While we have been told for quite some time that Pune-based two-wheeler-maker Bajaj is getting ready to pull the wraps off its new offering in India on 1 February, there has not been any news on which motorcycle from the Pulsar-maker is getting ready to hit the roads.

The latest buzz on the Internet is Bajaj is likely to roll out its much-awaited Pulsar CS400 in the country on 1 February. Although the company has kept the details about the launch under wraps, Zigwheels has reported that this could be the CS400. Rajiv Bajaj, Bajaj Auto's Managing Director, had last year hinted that the company might bring the Pulsar 400 models to India in this financial year. There have also been reports that Bajaj on 1 February will introduce a new commuter motorcycle under its rumoured new sub-brand, which will add more models in the 125-150cc range.

Speaking of the new Pulsar CS400 (Cruiser Sport 400), what is probably Bajaj's first offering in its new power cruiser segment is expected to draw power from a 375cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple-spark engine and come mated to six-speed transmission with fuel injection. In India, the bike is likely to be priced in the range of ₹1.7-1.85 lakh (ex-showroom) and also be the company's first to come with 375cc engine.

Built on the same platform as the KTM 390 Duke, the Pulsar CS400 is expected to get disc brakes at the rear and front and may also be offered with ABS.