Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Competition: Specification Comparison

Bajaj has launched the Pulsar NS400Z at a mouth watering price of Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) which begs the question of how it stacks up against some of its competitors. We’ve only picked motorcycles that either share a similar price or similar specifications for this comparison.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Competition: Engine & Output

Engine & Output

Motorcycle Engine Power Power-to-Weight Ratio Torque Gearbox
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z 373cc, single-cyl, liquid-cooled 40hp at 8,800rpm 229.8hp/tonne 35Nm at 6,500rpm 6-speed
Triumph Speed 400 398cc, single-cyl, liquid-cooled 40hp at 8,000rpm 227.3hp/tonne 37.5Nm at 6,500rpm 6-speed
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 199cc, single cyl, liquid-cooled 24.5hp at 9,750rpm 155hp/tonne 18.7Nm at 8,000rpm 6-speed
Honda CB300F 293cc, single cyl, liquid-cooled 24.4hp at 7,500rpm 159.4hp/tonne 25.6Nm at 5500rpm 6-speed
Royal Enfield Classic 350 349cc, single-cyl, air-cooled 20.2hp at 6,100rpm 103.5hp/tonne 27Nm at 4000rpm 5-speed

The Triumph Speed 400 boasts a higher capacity and slightly more torque on paper, yet it’s the Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z that leads with the best power-to-weight ratio in this comparison. Despite its cubic capacity disadvantage, the NS200 manages to maintain a comparable power-to-weight ratio to the larger CB300F.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Competition: Weight & Dimensions

Weight & Dimensions

Motorcycle Wheelbase Seat Height Ground Clearance Fuel Tank Weight
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z 1344mm 805mm 168mm 12 litres 174kg
Triumph Speed 400 1377mm 790mm 158mm 13 litres 176kg
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 1363mm 807mm 168mm 12 litres 158kg
Honda CB300F 1390mm 789mm 177mm 14.1 litres 153kg
Royal Enfield Classic 350 1390mm 805mm 170mm 13 litres 195kg

The Pulsar NS400Z stands out with the shortest wheelbase in this comparison, thanks to Bajaj’s incorporation of a shorter swingarm and steeper rake. The Honda CB300F, despite its engine output, boasts the lowest seat height and kerb weight, making it the most accommodating for shorter riders.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Competition: Suspension & Brakes

Suspension & Brakes

Motorcycle Suspension (F/R) Brakes (F/R) Tyres (F/R)
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z 43mm USD fork / Monoshock 320mm disc / 230mm disc 110/70-17 / 140/70-R17
Triumph Speed 400 43mm USD fork / Monoshock 300mm disc/ 230mm disc 110/70-R17 / 150/60-R17
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 USD fork / Monoshock 300mm disc/ 230mm disc 100/80-17 / 130/70-17
Honda CB300F USD fork / Monoshock 276mm disc / 220mm disc 110/70-R17 / 150/60-R17
Royal Enfield Classic 350 41mm telescopic fork / twin shock absorbers 300mm disc / 270mm disc or 153mm drum 100/90-19 / 120/80-18

Most motorcycles in this comparison sport a USD fork and monoshock setup, except for the Classic 350, which features a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. The NS400Z’s narrower rear tire aims to enhance agility while keeping costs in check.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Competition: Features

The NS400Z comes equipped with a colored LCD, Bluetooth navigation, turn-by-turn navigation, 4 riding modes, switchable traction control, and a USB charging port. Other competitors offer varied feature sets including digital displays, ABS, and connectivity options.

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Competition: Price


Motorcycle Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z Rs 1.85 lakh (introductory)
Triumph Speed 400 Rs 2.34 lakh
Bajaj Pulsar NS200 Rs 1.58 lakh
Honda CB300F Rs 1.70 lakh
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Rs 1.93 lakh – Rs 2.25 lakh

Compared to its smaller sibling, the NS200, the NS400Z offers significantly more capacity, power, and torque at a relatively modest increase in price, making it an attractive option. The CB300F, while seeming like good value, is undercut by the NS200 despite its similar power figures.

The NS400Z’s competitive pricing is attributed to parts sharing with other Bajaj models, ensuring affordability without compromising performance. Despite its promising price point, its sales success in the Indian market remains to be seen.

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