Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z: 400cc powerhouse with impressive features is official

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z. Photo: Bajaj India
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z. Photo: Bajaj India

Bajaj has unveiled its most powerful bike, the Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z. The 400cc bike shares the same engine as the Dominar 400. Even though they share the same engine, the NS400Z falls under the Pulsar lineup which is the naked-styled bike whereas the Dominar 400 falls under the Dominar lineup which is a mix of naked bike and cruiser-styled bike making it a suitable long tourer.

With Bajaj developing a new engine, it would surely be seen in other bike lineups sooner or later. It is not the first time we have seen Bajaj use the same engine in a motorcycle. Like the Bajaj Puslar NS200 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200. The same engine might be seen in the expected sports-oriented RS version.

The Bajaj Pulsar will compete against other 400cc naked sports bikes in the segment like the KTM Duke 390, Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 401, Yamaha MT-03, BMW G 310 R, Benelli 302S and the TVS Apache RTR 310. Even though it is competing in the same segment, the bike stands as the most affordable 400cc bike.

The bike can also be expected soon in the Nepali market with the growing demand for middle-weight naked sports bikes.

Let us see what Bajaj has offered in terms of the specs of the bike.

Specifications of Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z

Weight 168 mm
Wheelbase 1344 mm
Kerb weight 174 kg
Seat height 807 mm
Fuel tank capacity 12 litres
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4V, DOHC with DLC-coated finger followers
Engine Displacement 373.27 cc
Maximum power 40 PS @ 8800 rpm
Maximum torque 35 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Transmission 6-Speed
Clutch type Assist & Slipper clutch
Ride modes Road, Rain, Sport and Offroad
Suspension Front: 43 mm USD
Rear: Monoshock with Nitrox, 6-step adjustable
Brakes Front: 320mm Disc
Rear: 230mm Disc
Tyres Front: 110/70 – 17 Tubeless
Rear: 140/70 – 17 Tubeless
Instrument Cluster Bonded glass with colour LCD, Dot matrix, Bluetooth connectivity and TBT Navigation
Colours Brooklyn Black, Glossy Racing Red, Pewter Grey, Pearl Metallic White
Price (expected) Rs 500,000

Design

The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z carries the NS legacy with some significant modern changes. The overall design is aggressive with a new design at the front which is inspired by fighter jets. The front has an LED setup with the signature Z-shaped LED DRLs which give the bike a distinctive look. In the middle of the DRLs is the projector headlamp which has a nice throw. The LED indicators are situated just above the headlamp section. The golden suspension and the graphics on the mudguard complement the front design.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z. Photo: Bajaj India
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z. Photo: Bajaj India

Coming to the sides, the NS400Z features the same fuel tank as the NS200 but a new side fairing with air vents allowing for airflow to cool the engine. The side fairing is slightly extended to the front for a more muscular look. The split seats are comfortable for both the rider and pillion giving cushioning for longer rides. The exhaust, on the other hand, is the same as the NS200, which is an underbelly exhaust and has a bassy note.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z front view. Photo: Bajaj India
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z front view. Photo: Bajaj India

The rear of the Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z is identical to the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and the NS160 with the split grab handles and the taillamp section. The split LED taillights and the LED indicators are similar continuing the signature Pulsar NS design language.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z rear view. Photo: Bajaj India
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z rear view. Photo: Bajaj India

The NS400Z gets a new instrument cluster which has Bonded glass with colour LCD, Dot matrix, Bluetooth connectivity and TBT Navigation features. The left side displays normal information such as speed, gear, rpm, distance travelled, fuel gauge, modes and side stand cut off.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z instrument cluster Photo: Bajaj India
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z instrument cluster. Photo: Bajaj India

The multi-info display on the right side is a square-shaped LCD which has information and features for music, call, trip meter, Bluetooth, settings, favourites and ride modes. The multi-info display can be controlled using the buttons on the left side of the handle bar.

Photo: Bajaj India

Performance

The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z is equipped with a liquid-cooled engine featuring 4 valves and a double overhead camshaft design with DLC-coated finger followers. It has a displacement of 373.27 cc which delivers a maximum power output of 40 PS at 8800 rpm and a peak torque of 35 Nm at 6500 rpm. Its transmission comprises six gears for smooth shifting during rides.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z engine. Photo: Bajaj India
Photo: Bajaj India

To adapt to the various road conditions, the Pulsar NS400Z offers four ride modes: Road, Rain, Sport, and Offroad. An assist and slipper clutch streamlines gear changes and prevents rear wheel lock during aggressive downshifts.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z tyre. Photo: Bajaj India
Photo: Bajaj India

In terms of suspension and braking, the Pulsar NS400Z is equipped with a 43 mm upside-down front fork and a rear mono-shock with Nitrox technology, which offers six-step adjustability for stability and comfort, on rough and bumpy roads. Additionally, the bike features a front disc brake measuring 320mm and a rear disc brake measuring 230mm. The brakes are supported with two-channel ABS for further safety and braking power. It has tubeless tyres sized 110/70 – 17 at the front and 140/70 – 17 at the rear which offers good grip and maneuverability on various road surfaces.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z suspension. Photo: Bajaj India
Photo: Bajaj India

Features

The features of the Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z are as follows:

  • Aggressive design inspired by fighter jets
  • Z-shaped LED DRLs with projector headlamp
  • LED indicators
  • Golden suspension and graphics on the mudguard
  • 12 litres fuel tank
  • Split seats
  • Underbelly exhaust with the bassy note
  • Split grab handles and LED taillights
  • New instrument cluster with colour LCD and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Four ride modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Offroad
  • Assist and slipper clutch
  • 43 mm upside-down front fork
  • Rear mono-shock with Nitrox technology
  • Six-step adjustable rear suspension
  • Front disc brake: 320mm, Rear disc brake: 230mm
  • Twin-channel ABS
  • Tubeless tyres: Front 110/70 – 17, Rear 140/70 – 17
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z. Photo: Bajaj India
Photo: Bajaj India

The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z is available in four colour options; Brooklyn Black, Glossy Racing Red, Pewter Grey and Pearl Metallic White.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z colour options. Photo: Bajaj India
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z colour options. Photo: Bajaj India

The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z can be expected around Rs 500,000 for the available options when it launches in Nepal.

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