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What's New with Pulsar Ns400Z: Specifications, Looks, and Price

Different ingredients, one tasty outcome

For

The riding dynamics of the vehicle

Against

It doesn't look that different from an NS200

Riding

Now this is where things get interesting! Going in I thought, if there are so many parts from so many different places, the driving dynamics will be all over the place. There was a lot of chatter about the things Bajaj had changed on the motorcycle and why they changed it (most of them to keep costs low). But there was no talk or praise of the riding dynamics at the press meet. 

Boy oh boy, what a piece of machine. But let me hit you with some of the changes that have been made on the motorcycle. Starting with the 43mm front USDs, the engine frame taken from Dominar, is just 10% heavier than the NS200, with one tooth increase in the rear sprocket (46 teeth), and a weight distribution of 59:41 percent (Front: Rear). The engine produces 40 Bhp and 35 Nm of torque and now has to push a weight of 174 kg rather than Dominar’s 192kg weight. The wheelbase has also been reduced by 12mm over the Pulsar 200NS and that makes it very very nimble. Finally, it comes with a few modes that seemed more or less useless to me, so let me not talk about them. 

What this results in, is a track monster and a streetfighter that is ready to carve open the road at any given point. Whether it be straights, bends, traffic, or off the tarmac, this motorcycle can take care of everything. I am just mesmerized by how flickable the motorcycle is but at the same time, it is stable in corners and during hard braking as well. So you tell me, what should I be thinking?



TopGear Magazine July 2024