The inception of the Kratos started off a few year back when Bajaj decided to step back from the scooter zone and ramp up things in high category motorcycles. The company showcased the bike for the very 1st time at 2014 Autoexpo and well, it received a fabulous response from the audience. Kratos was not always Kratos, thins started off with it being called the Pulsar CS400 but on later stages, Bajaj hinted that it will be competing in the market with a whole new brand and so the name Kratos was born.
For those who are into video games should be knowing who is Kratos, it is the name of the very famous character from the world of Video Games, God of War. Primarily it signifies strength. Let’s start with the things that make this most of the most important motorcycles of the coming times.
- Bajaj Kratos VS400 Engine and Specification:
The first and the foremost thing that comes to mind when Kratos 400 is in talks is that, it is powered by a 373.2cc, single-cylinder engine and honestly, how many Indian bikes do you know which have near the 400cc engine? We reckon now many if you leave Royal Enfields aside.
Similar engine unit is also seen on the KTM 390 Duke as Kratos’ engine has taken huge inspiration from the latter, or we can say they are just siblings. The engine on the Kratos will be tuned to produce stronger torque rating right from the lower revs. As the bike falls into cruiser sports segment and will be a direct competitor to the brand, Royal Enfield. The official engine performance figures are still not out, but expectedly the bike will be producing near 37bhp of maximum power and 28Nm of torque. These are still expected figures.
- Bajaj Kratos VS400 Launch Date:
The bike will be launching in November this year and dates will be shortly announced. Expectedly in the 3rd week of November.
- Bajaj Kratos VS400 Competition:
Indian motorcycle market is slowly evolving and now we can finally see some motorcycles above quarter-litre range. There are a couple of motorcycles already ready to take on the Bajaj Kratos VS400 including KTM 300 Duke, Mahindra Mojo 300, Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Benelli TNT 300.
- Bajaj Kratos VS400 Price:
Bajaj Auto has always priced its motorcycles very sensibly and the Kratos VS400 will surely not be an exception. The bike should be introduced in two variants just the Pulsar RS200, the ABS, and non-ABS variant.
The Kratos VS400 ABS is expected to be priced near Rs 1.60 Lakh.
The Kratos VS400 non-ABS should be priced near Rs 1.40 Lakh.
Read more: KTM 390 Duke vs BMW G 310 R
- Bajaj Kratos VS400 Mileage:
Being a higher cc bike, Kratos is not expected to be very fuel efficient. It will deliver a maximum fuel economy of 25-28km/lt.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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