Bajaj has been working on a CNG-powered motorcycle for a while know, internally it’s known as the Bruzer E101, aimed at the entry-level commuter segment. This bike is likely to be based on the CT100 or CT110 platform. Leaked design patents suggest that it’ll feature a perimeter frame for its structure. The CNG tank will be positioned between the upper braces of the frame, while the engine will be located beneath it. The CNG cylinder appears to be relatively long in terms of length and will be discreetly concealed under the main petrol fuel tank and the seat.
As per the reports, the CNG motorcycle won’t have a true bi-fuel system like CNG cars, but Bajaj is expected to provide a petrol tank, allowing riders to use it until they reach the nearest CNG filling station. The bike is likely to incorporate a proper fuel injection system. However, the power output may be reduced compared to its pure petrol counterpart. The primary advantages of this CNG bike are expected to be lower running costs and competitive pricing.
The Pulsar NS400 is in development at Bajaj, and NS400 is set to be the most powerful and largest iteration of the Pulsar series. This model is scheduled to make its debut in 2024. The Pulsar NS400 will be powered by Bajaj’s tried-and-tested 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine currently used in the Dominar 400. This engine is paired to a 6 Speed Gearbox, and it’s expected to deliver 40 BHP and 35 NM of Torque.
In terms of design, the Pulsar NS400 is anticipated to draw inspiration from the Pulsar NS200, but with a more contemporary and sharp styling approach. Given Bajaj’s reputation for offering competitively priced motorcycles, it’s expected that the NS400 will be positioned below the Dominar 400, which is currently priced at approximately Rs. 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom). This positioning suggests that the NS400 will offer a compelling balance of performance and affordability in its segment.