It looks like Pune- based two wheeler maker Bajaj is working on a new Cruiser Sport (CS), which will have a smaller engine capacity than the company's upcoming Pulsar CS400.
Speaking to Auto Car Professional, Eric Vas, president of Bajaj Auto's motorcycle business, hinted at the company looking at entering the cruiser market with more products as the segment is very interesting.
Without giving a time line and any specifications of the upcoming Cruiser model, he added that the company could follow the product strategy of the Pulsar SS400 and RS200. The company had taken bike enthusiasts by surprise when it unveiled its Pulsar Super Sport 400 Pulsar (SS400) and Pulsar CS 400 (Cruiser Sport 400) at the Auto Expo, 2014 in Delhi.
"When we talk about creating new segments in the market, we think cruiser sports would be one such segment. Cruiser is a very interesting segment to be in and certainly it is one area we are looking at. I don't want to specify what form it will take, what cubic capacity it will take. That's because of our assessment of the market. Just like we showed a faired version of the 400cc Pulsar and we launched the 200cc variant. But yes, certainly we are looking at the cruiser sports (CS) segment and it is one way of growing the market," the publication quoted Vas as saying.
According to various reports on the web, Bajaj, which is expected to launch CS400 in the Indian market this year, is also likely to bring a smaller capacity Pulsar CS200. A report in Motoroids states that if this turns out to be true, the Pulsar CS200 is likely to be powered by the same 199.5cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine of Pulsar RS200, which can pump in 25.3 PS of power and 19.2Nm of torque. Chances are that the Pulsar CS200 could hit the showroom next year.
Bajaj's Pulsar CS 400 is speculated to come with 375cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple spark engine and a six-speed transmission with fuel injection. In India, the bike is likely to be priced in the range of ₹1.7 to ₹1.85 lakh (ex-showroom).