So let's not talk much about that and let's get on with the real part. Here are the points which we gathered up after extensive researching for the last two or so days which we feel is enough to prove that this is not a 400. Read on and you decide at the end. 1. The Name:
Well first things first and yes it's the name of the motorcycle. This was showcased last year at the Auto Expo and as we can remember, the name of the Bike was Pulsar 400SS and it was nowhere mentioned/written Pulsar RS400. So why will they keep changing the names even after showcasing the bike to us? Another thing being that you can easily change a bike's stickers to whatever you want. We have seen people putting "Pulsar 250R" sticker on a Pulsar 150, well that won't make it a 250, will it? No ways right. Well you might try to prove this wrong here by saying may be it's their wish and they decide to change the name. Okay fine you win here, so let's go on with the next one. 2. The Crank Case Cover:
For this, we would like to thank this guy, named Ajay Singh Rawat who posted the picture comparing both of them. If you can look closely at this, you can see the difference. Even if you are trying to say they might change that, well have a look at the proclaimed RS400 image on the left and compare it with a RS200 and you'll now know what I am talking about. So there you go another evidence. 3. The Tires:
Next comes the TYRES. When the 400SS was showcased last year, it had a 150 mm section tyre at the rear and 110 mm section tyre at the front (well that's what we can remember), but the one from the spy-shots looks like it has got a mere 130 mm section tyre at the rear and a 100 at the front. Why would Bajaj test the 400cc offering with those tires? If you still managed to say that they are testing with similar tyres, then I have a question for you. If Bajaj decided to test so-called RS400 with RS200's tires then why did not they test the Pulsar 200AS with the tyres of 150AS?. So if you are convinced, let's move on to the next suspect. 4. The Swingarm:
People were so hyped about the spy-shots of the so-called RS400 that they forgot to compare it with the bike showcased last year. If you would just look at the spy-shot and the original bike's picture that was showcased last year, you will get what we are saying. The swingarm is totally different and that's the main difference between the 200 and the 400. So let's go to our last suspect shall we? 5. The Bike Itself:
YES, you read it right, the last and final suspect is the bike itself. The bike itself doesn't look like how it is supposed to be. Those stickers are not of a 400 as we said you can just pay some 50 to 100 bucks to a sticker shop wala and get a 400 or even a 1000 sticker on your bike and that will not make it a 400/1000 right. The next thing being we know how well Bajaj camouflages while testing their bikes and why do you think they would put all the stickers and accessories on a test mule which has just been started? Sounds crazy right? Speaking about the spy shot of the bike posted without stickers, well again that looks like a 200. It may be that it's a guy who brought a 200, hated the stickers and removed it or it can even be that Bajaj is testing components/variants of the 200.
Lastly, we can say that this cannot be true and that this seems to be nothing but a hoax which was posted by someone and spread by the remaining without thinking/researching much about it. We do respect others, but at the same time we expect them to go through things thoroughly before posting something as it's going to misguide people. Lastly speaking about the bike's launch, well all that we can say is that the bike is not going to be launched anytime soon but will definitely be coming.
Even now if you feel that it is indeed the so-called RS400, well let us know as to why you think it is the 400 in the comments below.
Picture Courtesy: PowerDrift, CarBlogIndia and IndianAutosBlog
By: Rakesh Gowda