After teasing with news, pictures and concept bikes for the past 3 years, will Bajaj of India finally deliver on their promise and release the much hyped RS400?
Leaks and rumors in the Indian market started way back in 2018 of this fully-faired sportsbike using an engine similar to KTM’s 390 Duke which is also produced by Bajaj in India.
So far, only the similarly-styled sports RS200 was released followed by the naked touring Dominar 400.
Both are successful in the Indian market. However, news these past few weeks indicate that the RS400 might finally be produced with intentions to market it outside of India.
News indicate that the RS400 will borrow its engine from the Dominar 400 and styling from the RS200 complete with double projector headlamps.
However, unlike the RS200, the RS400 will have a more comfortable riding position, a lower saddle height and will have the more premium features of the Dominar 400.
Kawasaki Motor Philippines (KMPH) is Bajaj’s partner here af home and they currently sell the Rouser RS200 and Dominar 400.
If the RS400 does come out here, it will have to do battle with the KTM RC390, Zontes 310 or maybe even the TVS Apache 310.
There is no official information from KMPH right now and there is no clear indication if they will also sell this new model here at home. They are focused on the already capable and attractive Dominar 400. We are not pinning our hopes very high that they will carry it since they already have more capable lightweight models from Japan to address the sub400 sportbike segment in the Ninja series.
Indicative Features of the RS400: – Aerodynamic Design – Fuel Injection – Liquid-Cooling – Maximum Power 43 bhp at 9,000 rpm – Peak Torque 35 Nm at 8,000 rom – Top Speed approximately 175 Kph – Assist and Slipper Clutch – Dual-Channel ABS – Real wheel Lift Off protection – LED day time running lamps – Twin projector Headlamps – LED Taillights – LED Turn Signals – Fully Digital InstrumetnCluster – Split Seat – Aggressive Riding Ergonomics
Should KMPH bring it?
What do you think?
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