As the launch of this new flagship Kratos VS400 is coming near, many of the secrets have been revealed about its naming, power values and available equipment. Here are the facts which must be known before the launch of this mighty naked cruise machine.
The 400cc naked power cruiser was unleashed by Bajaj as Pulsar CS400 at the 2014 Auto Expo. But the name was changed to VS400 right before it was expected to be launched in August this year, the details about this Pulsar being called VS was shared by a confidential source with Maxabout. But now as per the latest details available, Bajaj has decided to delay the launch and the bike won’t be sold under Pulsar brand name. The company has plans to rename the bike again, and the 400cc Bajaj Motorcycle is now expected to be sold as Kratos 400 or Kratos VS400.
The biggest query in every Bajaj fan’s mind is the full form of VS in Bajaj’s nomenclature. Well, ranging from versatile sport to vikrant sport, internet is full of guesses what the new nomenclature stand for the VS400. It may soon get revealed through the official launch event of the motorcycle but as of now, the recent reports suggest that VS stands for Vantage Sportz.
Bajaj Auto has not yet revealed any launch date for the upcoming Kratos VS400. They have just hinted at November, making it clear that it won’t be a surprise launch for the festive season. The next 30 days are very crucial for those who are strict Bajaj fans and even more for those who will join the Kratos club with the newcomer as their first bigger capacity motorcycle.
The engine on the new Kratos 400 is 373.2 cc unit producing 34.51 Bhp @ 8000 rpm. The value is quite low when compared to 390 Duke and RC 390 while the inside game is different. The VS400 has been made in a cruiser style, thereby limiting the maximum power at a lower rpm while the 390 twins produce 43 BHP @ 9000-9500 rpm. The maximum torque in the case of VS400 is still unknown, hinting at a healthy figure at a lower rpm.
The 332 kg of gross vehicle weight includes the weight of motorcycle with all fluids, full fuel tank, rider, pillion and a definite amount of cargo. We can expect the production ready weight of above 160 kg for the Bajaj Kratos. The exact values would soon be available on the launch event.
The Krtaos will be offered in both ABS equipped and non-ABS variant. The price of both the models may differ by Rs 15,000-20,000 which further depends upon the single or dual-channel ABS being used on the VS400. The base non-ABS model is expected to be priced close to around 5 to 6 lakhs.
The Bajaj Kratos in its production form will use LED lights (1st in this price range), and would be equipped with 2 LCDs (like Ducati Diavel), one in-between the handlebar and second, mounted on the fuel tank. The loss of USD forks from the concept version may help the bike maker place the Kratos VS400 in a better price bracket.
Key Facts About Bajaj Kratos VS400