Bajaj Auto is no backward ever in introducing an all new class motorcycle. Yup! We are indeed talking about the Pulsar 375. Believe your eyes that it is no more a rumour, because the machine is heading south of the world. The Pune based company's engineers are in final touch to make it available to be in the production line up. However, the Pulsar 375 may not launch this year, since Bajaj Auto is preparing to launch the much anticipated KTM Duke 390, which is expected to be launched by July. Bajaj Auto is the official dealer of KTM in India and the company has 47% stake in it.
Couple of pictures spied reveals that the upcoming Pulsar 375 slightly resembles the Yamaha YZF-R1, especially the dual headlight and windscreen. Nevertheless, it is only a spied picture and it is yet to be confirmed as the company hasn't disclosed any teaser till date.
The Pulsar 375 is completely being developed in Bajaj's R & D. It is rumoured that the bike will be equipped with the same engine which is also used in the Duke 390. However, the original engine will be tuned and refined by Bajaj developers in the R & D plant in order to make it applicable according to the Indian atmosphere without compromising anything in performance.
The 390 Duke comes with a 373.2cc, Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled engine. It produces a maximum power of 44 Hp and is coupled with a 6 speed transmission. Disc brakes have been wedded at both ends. A WP inverted fork at front and a monoshock at rear does the job of suspension quiet brilliantly.
When the same engine takes charge the Pulsar 375, we can expect a hyper 45 Hp, which is needfully refined. This four-stroke and single-cylinder engine might be powerful enough to cross 150 kmph quiet easily. Being a fully faired sports bike, the Pulsar will rewrite all histories so far the Indian two-wheeler industry witnessed. The bike will have a stunning design as well.
The Pulsar 375 will be equipped with telescopic suspension at front and a monoshock at rear. The machine is likely to have rotor disc brakes, while the front gets equipped with a petal rotor disc fo better heat dissipation. It is still to be confirmed, whether ABS is available. Anyway, it is seen in the Duke 390. So there is hope. Above all, the bike is rumoured to be priced under 2 lakh, which will make it the most affordable bike in its class.
The Pulsar 375 may hit road in the beginning of 2014.
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