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Bajaj Pulsar VS400 (CS400) Vs. KTM Duke 390 Vs. BMW G 310 R

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

It’s going to be a big showdown this festive season. If you’re planning to buy an affordable (relatively) performance motorcycle for yourself to zoom around the city, you will be spoiled with options. For those who want the best value for money, Bajaj has something up their sleeve. For those who want explosive performance, KTM has that slot booked. And for those who want something flashy with a lot of snob value, BMW Motorrad will be closing the deal.

Now, Bajaj has renamed the Pulsar CS400 as VS400 and plan to launch the motorcycle sometime soon. It is ready for production as the previously leaked documents revealed. BMW Motorrad is working on their sales & service strategy and should introduce the G 310 R to the Indian markets in a couple of months. While KTM hasn’t revealed any plans, spyshots of the all-new Duke 390 which emerged sometime back hints that the Austrian market could also present an even more potent package

So with 3 motorcycles battling to beat each other, at least in sales figures, it is interesting to see how they stack up against each other.

Bajaj Pulsar VS400 (CS400)

KTM Duke 390

BMW G 310 R

Price (ex-Delhi)

Rs. 1.5 lakh (Estimated)

Rs. 1.95 lakh

Rs. 2 lakh (Estimated)

Engine Displacement

373cc

373cc

313cc

Cooling

Liquid-cooled

Liquid-cooled

Liquid-cooled

No. of cylinder

1

1

1

Power (PS)

35

43.5

34.4

Torque (Nm)

?

35

28

Top Speed (kmph)

?

168.5

145

Fuel Efficiency (kmpl)

?

28

30.3

Transmission

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

Fuel Tank (Litres)

?

11

11

Weight (kg)

?

145

158.5

Power to weight ratio (PS/tonne)

?

300

217

Frame Type

Perimeter

Trellis

Tubular

Suspension Front

Telescopic

USD

USD

Suspension Rear

Monoshock

Monoshock

Monoshock

Brakes (F/R)

?

300mm/230mm

300mm/240mm

Tyre size (F)

?

110/70 R17

110/70 R17

Tyre size (R)

?

150/60 R17

150/60 R17

 Multi Beam Headlamp

 Yes

 No

No

ABS

Yes

Yes

Yes

About the author

Parichay Malvankar

Parichay Malvankar

Founder, owner and editor-in-chief of www.Shifting-Gears.com; a born gearhead, nothing apart from a set of wheels gets his pulse racing.