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With the KTM 390 Duke, the Triumph Speed 400, and the Dominar itself existing in Bajaj’s stable, a Pulsar 400 was just waiting to happen. And, in case you’re rubbing your eyes seeing the price tag, well don’t. The Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z is probably the most affordable way to access the premium 400 cc segment, undercutting even the Hero Mavrick that was priced at Rs 1.99 lakh.

So, is the Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z going to wow you? We’ll let you be the judge of that while we tell you what it gets. The 373 cc liquid-cooled mill from the Dominar makes its way here, producing 39.4 bhp and 3.5 kgm of torque, paired to a 6-speed transmission. The frame is suspended on 43 mm golden USD forks and a monoshock, while braking hardware includes a 320 mm front disc and a 230 mm rear disc, coupled with dual-channel ABS. The Pulsar NS400Z wears a 110/70-17 tyre at the front and 140/70-17 at the rear.

For the first time, a Pulsar comes equipped with ride-by-wire technology, and it also gets four riding modes to choose from; road, rain sport, and off-road. Bajaj seems to be increasingly switching to digital instrument clusters and it’s no different on the Pulsar NS400Z. However, the unit here also features a small MID on the right side. Other features on offer include turn-by-turn navigation, smartphone connectivity via bluetooth, music streaming, and a lap timer.

Colours? There are four to choose from; Brooklyn Black, Pearl Metallic White, Pewter Grey, and Glossy Racing Red. Are you lining up to buy the biggest Pulsar yet?