Bajaj is all set to launch two new bikes for the Indian Market in 2024, a CNG bike, and the Pulsar NS400 are in development. Bajaj is going all out in the market to gain big advantages compared to its rivals. Here we’ll list down all the details of the two bikes.
Bajaj CNG Bike
Bajaj is working on a CNG-powered motorcycle, internally known as the Bruzer E101, which is 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 will 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.
According to 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.
Bajaj Pulsar NS400
Bajaj is currently developing the Pulsar NS400, which 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, which is currently used in the Dominar 400. This engine will be paired with a 6-speed gearbox, and it’s expected to deliver 40 bhp of power and 35 Nm of peak 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. 2.3 lakh (ex-showroom). This positioning suggests that the NS400 will offer a compelling balance of performance and affordability in its segment.