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Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z Vs Rivals: Is it the Most Affordable Option? Prices Compared

The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z enters the Indian market at a competitive price of Rs 1.85 lakh, challenging rivals like the Triumph Speed 400, TVS Apache RTR 310, and KTM Duke 250. While the Pulsar might not boast the most features, its affordability makes it a strong contender in the mid-range motorcycle segment. This article compares Pulsar's price point against its competitors.

Edited By : Auto Desk | Updated: May 6, 2024 12:27 IST
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Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z VS Rivals

The long-awaited Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z recently launched in the Indian market at an introductory price tag of Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom). The motorcycle is a strong contender in the 400cc segment and locks horns with the likes of Triumph Speed 400, TVS Apache RTR 310, Suzuki Gixxer 250, KTM Duke 250, and Honda CB300F. This article explores how the newest entrant stacks up against its competitors in terms of pricing. Read on.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z 

The Pulsar NS400Z costs Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom) and shares the 373 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with the Dominor 400. The motor churns out 39.4bhp of maximum power and 35Nm of peak torque and is connected with a 6-speed gearbox, incorporating a slip-and-assist clutch. It also features the ride-by-wire technology. Bajaj claims that the new motorcycle can hit a top speed of 154kmph.

Suzuki Gixxer 250 

Priced at Rs 1.81 lakh (ex-showroom), the Suzuki Gixxer 250 is the nearest competitor of the Pulsar NS400Z. However, Gixxer 250’s second variant costs Rs 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom) and offers more features and connectivity options. The Bajaj NS400Z, on the other hand, gets Bluetooth connectivity as standard. The Gixxer 250 is equipped with a  249-cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine, generating  26bhp of max power and 22.2Nm of peak torque. 

TVS Apache RTR 310

With a price tag of Rs 2.43 lakh (ex-showroom), the TVS Apache is the most expensive bike among the ones mentioned in the comparison. Undoubtedly, the Pulsar NS400Z is a feature-rich motorcycle boasting a full-colour LCD screen with Bluetooth connectivity, four ride modes: road, rain, sport, and off-road, ABS, switchable traction control and more. But the Apache RTR 310 offers features like a six-axis IMU unit for cornering ABS, cornering traction control with the Pro kit, and an optional climate-controlled seat. It comes with an additional Dynamic kit which includes a bi-directional quickshifter and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

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Triumph Speed 400

With a price tag of  Rs 2.34 lakh (ex-showroom), the Triumph Speed 400 costs Rs 49,000 more than the Pulsar NS400Z. At the heart of the Speed 400 lies a 398 cc, four-valve engine that pumps out 39.5bhp of max power and 37.5Nm of peak torque. Although the power output figures are similar to what Pulsar NS400Z generates, the displacement is slightly higher. The motorcycle boasts a large analogue speedometer with an integrated LCD screen, dual-channel ABS and ride-by-wire switchable traction control system.

KTM Duke 250

The KTM Duke 250 is Rs 54,000 pricier than the Pulsar NS400Z and retails at Rs 2.39 lakh (ex-showroom). A 249-cc engine producing 30bhp and 25 Nm gives all the strength to the 250 Duke. It gets features like a Bluetooth-enabled 5-inch LCD with turn-by-turn navigation, a quick shifter, a slipper clutch, and a ride-by-wire throttle system.

Honda CB300F

The Honda CB300F is the cheapest in the lot with a price tag of Rs 1.70 lakh (ex-showroom), making it more affordable by Rs 15,000 than the Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z. Launched in India last year, the motorcycle received a massive price cut of Rs 56,000. However, it’s not a direct competitor when it comes to specifications and features. The CB300F packs a 293.52cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine that develops 24.14bhp of max power and 25.6Nm of peak torque and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. It comes with features like a fully digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity, and a traction control system.

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First published on: May 06, 2024 12:27 PM IST

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