Bajaj Auto has reportedly confirmed that the Bajaj Pulsar VS 400 will be launched under a new Brand Bajaj Kratos. This new upcoming premium offering from Bajaj is much anticipated in the Indian market.
Bajaj is expecting that the new brand name would surely, put the iconic ‘Pulsar’ brand forward. Where, VS in the new branding stands for Vintage Sport. Rumors about dropping the name ‘ Pulsar ’ have been viral in the recent past and are now confirmed by the Managing Director Mr. Rajiv Bajaj himself.
The newly titled brand name ‘Kratos’ refer to a Greek God of war and is the representation of strength, monarch rule, might and influencing in all its forms.
Bajaj apparently chooses a different approach with the new flagship motorcycle. ‘Kretos 400’ is all set for hitting showrooms later this year. The move from Bajaj was quite unpredictable and surprising considering its debut bearing a Pulsar moniker.
The new sports cruiser from Bajaj borrowed its powertrain from the KTM Duke 390, with the 373.2 cc single-cylinder engine. However, it is expected that the engine to appear with a Bajaj trademark triple-spark technology. Kratos VS 400 is supposed to roll out with the best horsepower of 35 units and drives its power to the rear wheel through a 6-speed gearbox.
Coming to the design, the Bajaj Kratos 400 will remind you the concept which included a host of elements in its mock-model. Telescopic forks are equipped in the front instead of USDs, and dual-channel ABS are expected as a free offering.
Bajaj Auto hopes the new offering will give its best to be a fierce competitor in the cruiser segment. Price for this motorcycle may fall around Rs.1.60-1.80 lakh (ex-showroom)
As of Kratos concern, Bajaj has opted for an entirely different strategy and is quite an acceptable thing that the company is initializing the brand into many motorcycles. The motorcycle maker has done a huge with the name Pulsar over the period and now aims to do the same with the trademark V as well.
The updated motorcycles likely to sport changes on the outer profile and will make its debut in showrooms in November this year. Bajaj is also planning to update its Pulsar range which includes 150cc, 180cc and 220cc motorcycles in the upcoming year model.