Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Hero Mavrick 440 Spec Comparison: Which is Better?

Let's find out how the Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z and the Hero Mavrick 440 compare in the mid-capacity motorcycle segment on various factors.

By Sanorita | on May 19, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Bajaj's Pulsar has entered the mid-capacity motorcycle segment in India with the NS400Z, which is an affordable option in its class with a price of Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom). We've already compared the powerful Pulsar with nearly all of its direct market competitors, including the Triumph Speed 400 and the TVS Apache RTR-310. It's now time to find out how it fares against another formidable rival, the Hero Mavrick 440, which retails for Rs 1.99 lakh (ex-showroom).

Hero Mavrick 440

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Hero Mavrick 440: Engine and Hardware

The engines of the Pulsar NS400Z and the Mavrick 440 are extremely different. The former has a 373cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor, producing 35Nm at 6,500rpm and 39.5bhp at 8,800rpm, while the latter comes with a 440cc air- and oil-cooled single unit, which produces 27bhp at 6,000rpm and 36Nm at 4,000rpm. However, transmission duties on both motorcycles are taken care of by a six-speed gearbox equipped with a slip-and-assist clutch. 

Also Read: Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z First Ride Review: Is A Good Price Enough?

The Pulsar features a 43mm USD fork and a gas-charged preload-adjustable mono-shock. The Hero bike, on the other hand, gets two rear shock absorbers and a standard telescopic fork. Both bikes feature disc brakes both at the front and the rear. In addition, the Pulsar NS400Z is lighter at 174kgs than its Hero counterpart, which weighs 191kgs. 

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Hero Mavrick 440: Features 

Bajaj NS400Z Instrument

The two motorcycles come equipped with Bluetooth-enabled LCD screens, turn-by-turn navigation, LED lighting, and dual-channel ABS, among other features. However, the Bajaj outperforms the Hero with a colour LCD unit instead of a negative one. The Pulsar NS400Z features 5-step adjustable clutch and brake levers, switchable traction control, and four ride modes (Road, Rain, Sport, and Off-road).

Hero Mavrick 440 Instrument Cluster

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Hero Mavrick 440: Design

The most potent version of the Pulsar combines modern features with traditional NS design. It has an underbelly exhaust, LED turn signals, an LED projector headlight with lightning bolt-shaped LED DRLs and a gold-coated USD fork. It gets the same fuel tank as the Pulsar NS200, with larger and more muscular extensions. The NS400Z is available in four paint schemes: Glossy Racing Red, Pewter Grey, Metallic Pearl White, and Brooklyn Black.


On the other hand, the Hero's first middleweight bike is equipped with a robust fuel tank, metallic highlights on the front fender and shrouds, a wide handlebar, a round LED headlamp with an H-shaped daytime running light, small-sized indicators, a single-piece saddle, and a slender rear end. The Hero Mavrick 440 is offered in five distinct colours – Phantom Black, Fearless Red, Arctic White, Celestial Blue, and Enigma Black – depending on the variant. 

Hero Mavrick 440

Also Read: Hero Mavrick 440 First Ride Review: Fun and Versatile, But Not Perfect

Bajaj Pulsar NS400Z vs Hero Mavrick 440: Price

The base price of the NS400Z, ex-showroom, is Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom). The Hero Mavrick 440, on the other hand, is available in three different variants – Base, Mid, and Top, priced at Rs 1.99 lakh, Rs 2.14 lakh, and Rs 2.24 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom), respectively. This means that the Pulsar costs Rs 14,000 less than the base model of the Mavrick 440. 

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