Bajaj reveals plans for VS400 India
Bajaj reveals plans for VS400 IndiaPR Handout

Bajaj Auto showcased its flagship motorcycle the Pulsar CS400 as a concept at the Auto Expo 2014. The power cruiser has been scheduled for launch this festive season, and a while back it was confirmed that the production bike will sport VS 400 moniker instead of CS 400. A new report indicates Bajaj Auto will also ditch the Pulsar badging and will instead be called Kratos.

Bajaj Auto's flagship motorcycle will be called Kratos VS400 reports MotorBeam. The Kratos stands for the Greek God of war known for personification of strength, might, sovereign rule and authority. The VS in the name stands for Vantage Sport, while the 400 denotes displacement of the engine.

The Kratos is expected to spawn a family of performance bikes of Bajaj Auto, in which Kratos VS400 will be the first product.

The production-spec has been caught testing sans camouflage recently during its TV ad shoot at Leh. It is commendable that the final product does justice to the concept model in terms of design. 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.

Reports indicate, the Kratos VS400 will be available in two variants. The basic version will develop 34bhp, while the high-end version will belt out 43bhp and 35Nm of torque. Both the variants will be powered by a 373.27cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple-spark, fuel-injected mill mated to six-speed transmission. The report also says that the top-spec version will also boast of ABS and slipper clutch as standard.