New Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z launched at Rs 1.85 lakh

Gajanan Kashikar Published: May 03, 2024, 12:10 PM IST

Bajaj has introduced the biggest and most powerful Pulsar yet, the Pulsar NS400Z, in India with prices starting at Rs 1.85 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom, Delhi). Unlike the previous Pulsar models, the new Pulsar gets the suffix 'Z' in the end of its name. The new NS400Z is available in a single variant across four colour options: Metallic Pearl White, Glossy Racing Red, Pewter Grey, and Ebony Black. While the bookings are now open for a token amount of Rs 5,000, customers deliveries will start in June this year.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z: Design

The Pulsar NS400Z bears resemblance to the other Pulsar models in terms of overall design language, such as the NS200. However, there are a few unique elements that make the biggest Pulsar stand out in the crowd, including the colours. It gets a bi-directional projector headlight, lightning bolt-style LED daytime running lights, sculpted fuel tank with recess for knees, split setup for seat and rear grab rails, and rear tyre hugger. Overall, the new Pulsar NS400 appears sporty.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z: Features and specifications

Bajaj has given it ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, dual-channel ABS, riding modes (road, rain, sport, and off-road), and slipper clutch. In terms of hardware, the NS400Z gets upside-down front forks, a rear monoshock, 320mm front disc/230mm rear disc, 5-step adjustable levers, and a 110/70 17 section front and a 140/70 R17 section rear tyres. Additionally, it also gets Bluetooth-enabled all-digital colour LCD instrument console, which offers turn-by-turn navigation, lap timer, music control. Meanwhile, the NS400Z weighs 176kg.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z: Engine, power output, & gearbox

The Pulsar NS400Z uses the 373.27cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine similar to the one found in the KTM RC 390 and Bajaj Dominar 400. In fact, it also powered the previous generation KTM 390 Duke. Notably, this engine produces 40PS at 8,800rpm and 35Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z: Rivals

The Pulsar NS400Z competes against the Triumph Speed 400 (Rs 2.34 lakh, ex-showroom), Dominar 400, Husqvarna Svartpilen 401, Harley-Davidson X440, Hero Mavrick 440, and the KTM 390 Duke.

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