Bajaj Auto plans to launch 6 new products between now and the end of this financial year
The Bajaj Pulsar range needs no introduction and has played an integral role in Bajaj Auto’s dominance in the domestic and many international markets. The last two years saw the biggest expansion in the range with the arrival of the N160, N250, F250 and P150 motorcycles and they are being well received by the customers.
While Bajaj Auto has focused on strengthening its premium portfolio in the last few months courtesy of launches like the Triumph Speed 400, new generation KTM 250 Duke and 390 Duke, it is also looking to delve deeper into the mid segment in the remaining months of this financial year. Will come down. The launch plans as confirmed by Rajeev Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto.
In a recent interview he said that the “biggest Pulsar ever” will come out in this financial year. Bajaj said there are at least six “significant upgraded or new Pulsars” waiting to be launched this fiscal and it expects the Chakan-based manufacturer’s market share in the mid segment to grow from 30 per cent to “as much as it can”. It will be done.
Talking about the highest cc Pulsar till date, Bajaj said, “We think we have a great product to introduce. We want to do it in this financial year itself so you know we will get the full benefits of it in terms of growth and profitability next year.” So what could it be? The chances of it being a 400 cc motorcycle are definitely high.
Before the arrival of the Dominar 400, Bajaj had hinted at the possibility of a 400cc Pulsar and it could be either a naked streetfighter or a faired supersport. It may be positioned below the Dominar 400 and draw power from the 398 cc liquid-cooled engine found in the Triumph Speed 400, but the performance figures may be lower.
In line with the way the Pulsar brand operates, it may get a semi-digital instrument console and suspension duties may be handled by USD front forks and a monoshock rear suspension. The dual-channel ABS system will assist the front and rear disc brakes.