In May-2012, we have already reported that Bajaj Auto in collaboration with the KTM power sports is developing a 375cc sports bike. The big daddy of the Pulsar series should be out by 2013 and will share design cues with the 200NS. And like the Pulsar 200 NS, the Pulsar 375 will share many parts with the upcoming KTM Duke 375. That means that the bottom end of the Pulsar 375 could be shared with the Duke 375, as is the case with the Pulsar 200 NS and the Duke 200.
Under the skin, the Pulsar 375 will be powered by 375cc, single cylinder motor that will power the upcoming KTM 375. The Pulsar 375 is expected to share the basic design with the Pulsar 200 NS, when it comes to the features that its engine will feature. So, expect the triple-spark plug layout to be carried over to the Pulsar 375 and the other innovations like a monoshock suspension layout at the rear.
However it is still unclear, whether the 375cc Pulsar will feature a single cylinder or a twin cylinder motor. But unlike the Pulsar 200NS, the Pulsar 375’s motor will use fuel injection instead of a carburetor and could feature a liquid cooled engine. It is expected to have a power figure of 30+ Bhp and the bike should have a genuine 160kmph top whack.
The Bajaj Pulsar 375 will retain the Pulsar’s value-for-money proposition with healthy specifications and seriously quick performance. We predict it to be priced around Rs 1.5 lakh, when hits the showroom sometime in 2013. If priced well, the new Pulsar would pose a serious threat to the Honda CBR250 and also to more expensive Hyosung GT250R.
(Note – The above image is not of Bajaj Pulsar 375, the actual bike may vary from the rendered images shown here.)
Source – AutoCarIndia