Will you take your Dominar 400 served with fairings?
Snatching the flagship title from the RS 200, the Dominar 400 created the year’s biggest launch for the Indian manufacturer. It created shockwaves across the industry and has gotten all talking about this cruiser and created a benchmark in the segment.
If you wanted a bit more flair on the sports cruiser, you are in for a treat. Rendering artist Shoeb Kalania of SRK Designs has created a semi-faired version of India’s first 400cc motorbike and given it a whole new character.
Bajaj V22 has been rendered
Over the last 15 years, Bajaj has improvised itself a lot in making motorcycles, so much that it has ditched its roots as a manufacturer of India’s first popular scooter and becoming a motorcycle only maker, just like Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield. Some feel that this is actually a huge risk by Bajaj by not existing in the booming scooter market, but Bajaj strongly feels that its motorcycles are capable enough to keep it in the game.
And somewhat it manages to stay true to its belief, as the manufacturer is constantly working on upgrading its product portfolio. Bajaj knows that the market is actually shifting from puny commuters, and to be in the game, it is now expanding its lineup of powerful commuters.
The latest additions of its lineage has been the V15 and the V12 motorcycles that has been successful in striking the chords of hearts of motorcycle enthusiasts and patriots with its INS Vikrant connection. A true marketing masterstroke, the motorcycle’s fuel tank contains the invincible metal of the now decommissioned warship INS Vikrant, which somewhat raises its hype and market value.
An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi and is also famously called as OBIBOI, has sketched some impressive looks of concepts which might be expected from the Bajaj V stable in the future. They include Roadster, Cafe Racer and Scrambler concepts and all of them have a bigger displacement engine.
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
Recently we have reported that Bajaj Auto will be re launching their 200 cc streetfighter the Pulsar NS in January 2017. Gaadiwaadi was able to get some exclusive images from the local dealership meet where the updated Pulsar 200 NS for the model year 2017 was showcased.
There were rumours that Bajaj has actually axed their popular naked streetfighter which was launched back in the year 2012 in the year 2016 to make way for the slightly better equipped Pulsar AS200. However that is not the case Bajaj surely did cut the supply of the NS200 but they once again will be relaunching the motorcycle and this time this is definitely better equipped and also gets plenty of styling updates as well.
Now this is definitely a good time to relaunch the naked streetfighter as it can directly take on its biggest rival the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V which has definitely swiped away all the awards and became a hot favourite amongst the Indian biking enthusiast. Now that we know that the updated 2017 Pulsar 200 NS will be launching here in the Indian market next month eher are all the details available at this moment about the new naked streetfighter.
Click past jump to read more about the 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS
New Set Of Spyshot Images Of The Bajaj VS400 Emerges
A new set of images of the upcoming Bajaj VS400 is going rounds on the internet which also reveals quite a few interesting details about the upcoming motorcycle. There is no doubt in the fact that the motorcycle is going through its final phase of testing and almost all the parts will be carried over the production variant as well.
A new report said that the motorcycle will be launched under a new brand name and not the Pulsar brand which kept us thinking what Bajaj was actually trying to do with their new motorcycle. Could this rebranding also be the reason behind the delay of this motorcycles launch?
Whatever may be the reason the new motorcycle definitely sticks strictly to the concept bike design. Yes! This VS400 will get duel channel ABS which will be first for any Bajaj Motorcycle and will be powered by the same 373 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which will come incorporated with DTSI technology. The engine is expected to produce about 34 Bhp of peak power and will be paired to a 6 speed gearbox.
The other features of the motorcycle includes fully digital instrument cluster while the second instrument cluster is positioned on top of the fuel tank and will most probably show all the warning lights.
The expected launch of this motorcycle is in the month of November 2016 and we will definitely update you with more details as soon as they are available.
Bajaj Will Offer A Non ABS Variant Of The CS400 As Well Spied!
Until now we knew that Bajaj will offer their flagship offering with ABS as standard however these new images prove otherwise. It seems like Bajaj is actually planning to launch the new CS400 exactly two years to develop this motorcycle from scratch because it was first showcased at the 2014 Auto expo. Now the exclusion of ABS means that the motorcycle will be priced aggressively which also indicates that there is a fair chance that the non ABS variant of the CS400 can be priced less than the Duke 200 and just above their existing RS200 which will definitely make it one of the most affordable 200+ cc motorcycle in India.
Bajaj will be launching the CS400 towards the end of August 2016 and as you all already know that it will actually look identical to the concept which was showcased at the Auto expo. The only difference however made to the production version though is that it misses out on the upside down forks showcased on the concept motorcycle.
The CS400 will be powered by the same KTM’s 373 cc single cylinder unit but it will actually get Bajaj’s patented DTS-i technology incorporated in it as well. The engine will be paired to a 6 speed gearbox.
Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar CS400 Spotted Testing
The fastest and the most powerful motorcycles from Bajaj was spotted recently while it was being tested on public road. The CS400 which will be powered by the single cylinder, liquid cooled 373cc engine was first showcased at the 2014 Auto expo as a concept. The spy image quite clearly shows us that the production variant too will look exactly like the concept showcased at the show with fewer expectation.
The motorcycle spotted testing definitely will not receive some of the futuristic design seen on the concept however don’t be too upset either because this will be one of the most advanced motorcycles offered by Bajaj in the market yet. Towards the front the CS400 test mule gets telescopic forks instead of upside down forks, the motorcycle gets a conventional headlamp setup instead of the decorative piece we have seen on the concept at the Auto expo. The concept motorcycle apart from the traditional digital speedometer gets a second speedometer on the fuel tank which was also another highlight of the concept motorcycle. The motorcycle is also based on modified pressed steel perimeter frame which definitely will make it a better handler on the road. Towards the rear it gets a new aluminum swing arm bar and gas charged mono shock. The wide handlebar on the CS400 will definitely make the motorcycle easily maneuverable on road. The best thing about this motorcycle will be that instead of a single channel ABS like the ones found in the RSS200 it will most probably get dual channel ABS.
Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS With ABS Spotted
There is no denying in the fact that the Bajaj Pulsar is the most popular motorcycle brand amongst the Indian biking enthusiast when they look for something which is exclusive, provides enough power, stylish and fits within ones budget at the same time. Recently Baja introduced their new breeds of Pulsar’s which includes the As200 and the RS200.
What is even more interesting and exciting is also the fact that recently Motorbeam caught the 200 NS testing which also was fitted with ABS. Now for those who forgot about the NS well! It was the first motorcycle that Bajaj launched which was fitted with the same engine sourced from Austrian motorcycle brand KTM.
Until now Bajaj offered ABS only with their flagship offering the RS200 but what it looks like they also have plans to introduce the refreshed NS200 which will also be fitted with ABS. Unfortunately the test bike which was fitted with ABS came only on the front wheels and which indicates that the upcoming and refreshed NS200 will also get a single channel unit ABS like the RS200. The updated NS200 is a naked motorcycle which when launched will take on the likes of TVS Apache 200 and the KTM Duke 200.
Just only few days ago we reported that Bajaj showcased their upcoming Pulsar 160 NS at an event outside India. Until now the Pulsar 160 NS which was caught testing on Indian roads were covered in heavy camouflage but these recent image will certainly excite you because the recent image of the Pulsar 160 NS was caught testing on Indian roads comes without any sort of camouflage.
The test mule which was caught testing looked more similar to the Pulsar 200 NS but this test mule came without a rear disc brake and according to Overdrive there was also a kick start lever present with the bike. The upcoming bike comes with an upgraded engine along with new cosmetic upgrades and it will replace the existing Pulsar 150 DTS-Iavailable in the Indian market. Bajaj will be launching some total of 6 new products in the year 2015 and perhaps they will start with this new Pulsar 160 NS although we are still not sure what the new Nomenclature will Bajaj use for their upcoming bike because recently Bajaj showcased the same bike at an event in Turkey and although it was the same bike which we previously thought will be called 160 NS but the banner at the event showed that it was called the 150.
So perhaps in order to find out what Bajaj names their upcoming bike which will replace the current generation Pulsar 150 DTS-I andf how much power it will generate we have to wait a few more days until the motorcycle is finally launched in the Indian market.
When all the other two wheeler manufacturers in India are concentrating on new products we haven’t heard a while from Bajaj and their most renowned product brand Pulsar which is also the hot favorite of many Indian buyers. Recently Indianhoods caught some clear images of the upcoming Pulsar 150 NS being showcased somewhere abroad which indicates that Bajaj has already readied the Pulsar 150 NS and will soon launch it in the Indian market.
Previously we expected that Pulsar will launch the new Pulsar 150 with an updated and more powerful 160 cc engine and thus it will be called the Pulsar 160 NS but these images quite clearly shows that Bajaj will continue calling the updated motorcycle Pulsar 150. The new Pulsar 150 definitely features a completely new appearance which comes in the form of newly designed fuel tank, body panels and even headlamp at the front which looks quite similar to the Pulsar 200 NS.
Now the bike which is showcased in these images looks similar to the 200 NS which already exists in the Indian market but because it is powered by a smaller engine it missed out on the rear disc brakes but on the other hand the alloys design looks similar to the one you can find in the 200 NS. The rest of the bike looks sleek and sharp and features duel sporty seats, split grab rails at the rear.
Finally! After a long time we get to hear some good news from the home grown two wheeler manufacturers Bajaj. Recently the popular Bajaj commuter Platina was caught being tested on the Indian roads which indicate that the manufacturer is actually planning to bring the new and improved Platina into the Indian two wheeler market once again.
Platina was popular amongst the crowd for its lightweight handling, peppy and also fuel efficient engines, we can actually see two test mules here one camouflaged while the other comes without a camouflage but with all that camouflage it is still clear that there has been no such major changes made to the overall styling of the commuter and it still retains the same old shape and size, however take a closer look at the images and you will notice a redesigned exhaust which indicates to one thing that this test mule Platina comes with a revised engine. Currently the Bajaj Platina is powered by a 99.27 cc air-cooled engine which is coupled with a 4 speed gearbox; this engine produces about 8.2 PS of peak power and 8.05 Nm of torque.
Now this is clear that the upcoming Platina will be coming with a completely revised engine but it won’t definitely get any huge changes in terms of styling because the test mules carries the same old alloy wheels, telescopic fork suspension at the front while the rear still retains the Spring-in-Spring shock absorbers. The Test Mule also reveals that the new Platina will also come with the same drum brakes at both its front and rear which is a bit of disappointment.
Spy images and shots of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS are going round on the internet for a long time now although Bajaj officials has not revealed anything officially yet but they did announced earlier that a powerful Pulsar will make its way into the Indian market soon which will be powered by a bigger engine and will be the most powerful Pulsar yet. Perhaps they were talking about the Pulsar 390 which will too make its way into the Indian market.
The Pulsar 200 SS on the other hand is the more powerful version of the existing Pulsar 200 NS but the engine has been differently tuned to extract more power and obviously this will result in more sporty performance. Coming to its styling the new Pulsar 200 SS will have a full front fairing unlike the Pulsar 200 NS. The spy images quite clearly shows that the aggressive looking front fairing gets a new twin projector headlamps and daytime running lamps, the indicators are although carried over from the 200 NS. Take a closer look at its front and you will definitely find some similarities with the Bumble bee character from the movie Transformers but jokes apart, the motorcycle also gets a new clip on handlebars, fairing mounted rear view mirror, a tall windscreen at the front while the rest of the body styling looks similar to the existing Pulsar 200 NS.
Coming to its engine the new Pulsar 200 SS will be powered by the same 4-valve, liquid-cooled 200 cc displacement engine which powers the existing Pulsar 200 NS but this engine has been reengineered to extract maximum power. Definitely with all this new improvements it can be expected that the new motorcycle will be priced above the existing Pulsar 200 NS.
The Pulsar 200 SS will be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo so stay with us for more updates and images.
You catch the entire review of the Pulsar 200NS here.