Pune, 08 November 2023: Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, Bajaj, has been diligently working on two new bikes, poised for imminent release in India. Among these, one noteworthy addition to Bajaj’s lineup is the CNG-powered bike, promising exceptional fuel efficiency. This innovative model is anticipated to deliver an impressive mileage of up to 80 liters per kilometer with the CNG variant. The second bike in focus is the Bajaj Pulsar NS 400. In this post, we’ll provide an in-depth look at both of these offerings from Bajaj.
Bajaj Motor Corp India has been diligently developing a CNG-powered bike, a project that recently saw its video and patent information leaked on social media platforms. The patent reveals that Bajaj is poised to introduce this CNG motorcycle to the Indian market in the near future, with a focus on the entry-level commuter segment. Experts speculate that it may find its place in the CT100 or CT110 series. Notably, leaked patent images suggest the utilization of a perimeter frame. While it won’t operate exactly like CNG cars, Bajaj is rumored to incorporate both a petrol tank and a CNG tank, ensuring that passengers have a smooth transition to the nearest CNG station once the CNG fuel is depleted. This innovative approach is expected to yield significant cost savings and offer competitive pricing, coupled with impressive long-distance mileage.
Simultaneously, preparations are underway for the launch of the new Bajaj Pulsar NS 400 in India, with Bajaj Motor Corp demonstrating commendable speed in its development. Expected to hit the market in early 2024, this motorcycle stands as the inaugural 400cc sports bike in Bajaj’s repertoire, drawing inspiration from the Pulsar RS 200. It will be powered by the 400cc Dominar engine, a 373 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder powerhouse generating 40bhp of power and 35nm of peak torque. This dynamic engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The Bajaj Pulsar NS 400 is projected to feature a fully digital instrument cluster, complete with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, as well as a navigation system. This cluster will provide essential information including speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, gear position, fuel gauge, service indicator, turn indicator, stand alert, and real-time indications.
In terms of pricing, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 400 is estimated to be introduced at around Rs 2.3 lakh (ex-showroom), positioning it as a premium offering in Bajaj’s portfolio. Industry experts anticipate a slight premium over the Bajaj Dominar 400, attributing it to its sports bike classification. Although no official launch details have been disclosed, the anticipated release window for the Bajaj Pulsar NS 400 in the Indian market is slated for 2024, with expectations centered around the period between April and June.