New Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z India Launch at Rs 1.85 Lakh

The new Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z has been launched in the Indian market after several spy shots, teasers and a leak later. Also known as the Biggest Pulsar ever, this bike comes with an introductory price tag of Rs 1.85 Lakh, making it one of the most affordable 400cc motorbikes in the market.

New Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z Launched at Rs 1.85 Lakh
New Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z Launched at Rs 1.85 Lakh

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z Launched – Highlights

Speaking of which, the Pulsar NS400Z is powered by Bajaj Dominar’s liquid-cooled, 373 cc, single-cylinder engine, that has the same 40 hp at 8,800 RPM and 35 Nm at 6,500 RPM output. The top speed is claimed to be 154 kmph by Bajaj. The 6-speed transmission and slip & assist clutch are also carried over to the Pulsar. However, the Pulsar NS400Z uses an underbelly exhaust muffler (Similar to the NS series) unlike the Dominar 400.

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The Pulsar NS400Z gets a unique headlight design – a central LED projector headlight surrounded by two very lighting bolt-shaped DRLs on both sides, giving it a similar look to the N series. The tank extensions are also quite sharp and overall, the NS400Z’s styling is quite aggressive and edgy. The design however is getting a lot of criticism on social media, similar to what the Verna faced with its new design.

Moving on, the bike comes loaded with features including 4 riding modes (Sport, Road, Rain and Offroad), 3 levels of traction control and switchable dual-channel ABS while in off-road riding mode. The rider aids can be accessed via the colour LCD instrument cluster which has a similar layout to the smaller air-cooled Pulsars, the only difference here is the little screen on the right that lets riders control music playback, show navigation data and even has a lap timer. The switchgear is also a new unit with clutch levers and adjustable brakes.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z Instrument Cluster

Suspension duties of the NS400Z are handled by a 43 mm USD fork finished in gold and a preload-adjustable monoshock while the braking is handled by a 320 mm front disc paired with a 4-piston Grimeca axial caliper and a 230 mm rear disc. The bike weighs 174 kg when its 12-litre fuel tank is full, making it 19 kg lighter than the Dominar. The seat height is also an accessible 805 mm.

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The front tyre of the bike measures 110/70-17 while the rear one is a 140/70-17 unit. This makes the Pulsar NS400Z one of the only two 40 hp motorbikes to sport a 140-section rear tyre while the other option is the more expensive Yamaha R3.

The Pulsar NS400Z is available in 4 colours and all are priced the same at Rs 1.85 Lakh, although Bajaj Auto has not yet announced a date for the end of this introductory offer. Bookings are open for a minimum token amount of Rs 5,000 across all the Bajaj dealerships and company websites. Deliveries will roll out in the first week of June.