During the launch of the recent Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India, it was quite clear that interest in the entry level performance biking segment has gone up in the country lately. However, now it is known that Bajaj may also be considering the launch of a new Pulsar 375. Just as the KTM 200 launch was followed by that of the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, the KTM 390 would be followed by the Pulsar 375.
Design cues for the Pulsar 375 will be taken from the KTM 390, which is incidentally part of Bajaj. This was revealed in a few spy pictures of the new Pulsar which had surfaced across the internet during the early part of 2013. Through careful observation, it can be noted that the new vehicle may have the same instrument cluster as the 200NS and pilot headlights are also placed in the same way as the Pulsar.
Another spy picture surfaced on the internet, which shows the complete front view of the new Pulsar 375. It is expected that the new vehicle would get twin pod projector headlamps, to be seen for the first time on any Bajaj bike. In addition, the paint job on the spied motorcycle also appears similar to the Pulsar 200NS. Even the aircraft-type petrol tank lid and the tank design have some degree of similarity with the 200NS.
The engine to be fitted on the new Pulsar 375 could be a retuned version of the 375 cc, single cylinder power-mill used for the KTM 390. A triple spark plug layout may be available for the new vehicle and the power output is expected to range from 38 bhp to 42 bhp, with a torque of 32 Nm. An approximate price tag for the Pulsar 375 is expected to be around Rs. 2 lakh. It is also expected that the bike would get a Bosch EMS83 ignition system and a six-speed manual transmission. Apart from the above features, the Pulsar 375 would have a kerb weight of 142 kg.