India’s Bajaj Auto has acquired an additional 6.3% stake in KTM, raising its share of the Austrian manufacturer to 47%. According to Economic Times, Bajaj purchased the latest 6.3% through a Netherlands-based subsidiary. Bajaj first acquired a portion KTM in 2007, purchasing a 14.5% stake. India’s second-largest motorcycle manufacturer has since been steadily increasing its […]
2014 Bajaj Pulsar 375 – The Fully-Faired Indian Version of the KTM 390 Duke Spied
Indian website Powerdrift has uncovered photographs of what it claims to be a Bajaj Pulsar 375, a faired sportbike based on the KTM 390 Duke.
A Bajaj-branded version of the 390 Duke should be no surprise. The Indian company, after all, owns a 47% stake in Austrian-based KTM, and it released its own version of the 200 Duke in the 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. Unlike the 200NS and the 390 Duke however, the new Pulsar 375 is a faired sportbike.
We’ve previously reported KTM is working on both a faired version of the 390 as well as an enduro version for 2014. The Pulsar 375 is rumored to be launching in India this November, which could be around the same time KTM is expected to reveal its own version at EICMA.
Like the 390 Duke, the Pulsar 375 is expected to use a liquid-cooled 375cc single-cylinder engine which KTM claims produces 43hp at 9500rpm. The spy photos reveal twin headlights and telescopic forks while the fuel tank and instrument panel appear to be similar to the ones used on the 200NS.
[Source: Powerdrift (Facebook)]