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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

Two -wheeler enthusiasts in India have been waiting for some time now to press the throttle of what is being billed as the best offerings from Bajaj Auto till date. Now, it looks like the wait for Pulsar 400 could be ending soon, as the company has hinted that the big performance machine –first unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo last year – is on its way in this financial year.

After launching the new range of Adventure Sport bikes Pulsar AS 200 and AS 150, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto has revealed his gameplan for the company.

According to a ET report, Bajaj Auto, which is on launching spree in the country, will also be presenting its much-awaited Pulsar 400 to Indian fans in this financial year. Though the launch details are not public, the news that Bajaj Auto is ready to roll out Pulsar 400 bikes in the Indian market will be music to the ears of biking enthusiasts.

"We would like to see the 400 to debut as power cruiser as we had shown in the last Auto Expo... also stated to be launched some point in this financial year. So when that happens the Pulsar 400 would be the next flagship of the Pulsar brand," the report quoted Bajaj as saying.

At Auto Expo 2014, Bajaj had showcased two 400 Pulsars – Pulsar SS 400 and Pulsar CS 400.

Pulsar SS 400

The Super Sport 400 Pulsar (SS400) flaunts a stylish design and is likely to get power from a 375cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple spark engine, mated to a six-speed transmission with fuel injection. As for the features, the SS400 Pulsar is expected to get a split seat, mudguard-mounted taillight and clip-on handle bars. Also expect the bike to have anti-lock braking systems (ABS). The SS 400 Pulsar is likely to be pitted against Honda CBR 250R in the domestic market and expected to be sold in the price range of ₹1.9 - ₹2.1 lakh.

Pulsar CS 400

Pulsar CS 400, (Cruiser Sport 400) is speculated to draw power from 375cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve triple spark engine and is likely to come mated to a six-speed transmission with fuel injection. In India, the bike is likely to priced in the range of ₹1.7 to ₹1.85 lakh (ex-showroom).