INCOMING- Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS

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Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) is close to launching a new model in the premium 150cc segment. To be known as the Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS, the upcoming Bajaj bike will look much like the 200NS, but will come with a smaller, more fuel efficient engine. This new Bajaj Pulsar model should go on sale alongside the much awaited Pulsar 200NS FI. Speculations are rife that the launch of both these streetnakeds will take place in January, 2017. The new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS will cost roughly INR 75,000. It will be a direct rival to the Suzuki Gixxer 155 and the likes. Find full details and latest news updates on the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS launch date, price, specs in this post here. Also See- Upcoming Pulsar bikes

bajaj pulsar 160 ns front image
Bajaj Pulsar 160cc variant shares in plenty with the 200NS

The new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS follow the launch of the Dominar 400. It will sit above the Pulsar 150 and alongside the AS150 in BAL’s product portfolio. The Pulsar 160NS is almost an AS150, but without the front fairing and with a slightly bigger engine. It maybe noted that 160cc has always been among the most lucrative market segments. Hence, the Pulsar 160 NS just might prove to be hugely beneficial for BAL. A new Pulsar model that looks almost like the 200NS and yet, has a higher fuel mileage and a lower- exactly what the doc ordered, no?

Also See – Bajaj Dominar 400 | Pulsar RS400

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Launch Date

Expected Launch Date January, 2017

Bajaj is yet to announce the launch date of the Pulsar 160 NS. However, speculations are rife that the new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS will be launched in January, 2016. It’s not for sure if the 160NS will be a complete model replacement for the Pulsar 150. The P150, which has seen a gazillion updates by now, has been the highest selling model in the 150cc category. Hence, it makes little sense to phase it out just yet. Like we said, the new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS will be positioned very close to the AS150.

Also See – Pulsar 180 NS | Pulsar AS150

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Price in India

Expected Price Rs. 78,000

The Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS is far more upmarket than the 150cc Pulsar. Hence, it’s pretty obvious that it’ll be pricier as well. The Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS price will be announced the time of its launch. However, the 160 NS could cost in tune of Rs 78,000. At such a price point, the Pulsar 160 NS will rival the likes of Suzuki Gixxer 155, Honda CB Hornet 160R and Yamaha FZ-S.

bajaj pulsar 160 ns rear angle image

The new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS could become a really attractive option for bike buyers. Thanks to its modern engine, decent fuel mileage and attractive design, the 160 NS should have a lot going for it. Powering this bike is a new 160cc engine that benefits from the triple spark plug technology. The engine will be mated to a smooth-shifting 5-Speed Manual Transmission. The engine should offer in tune of 17.5 PS and 13.5 Nm.

Also See- Avenger Street & Cruise | Bajaj V150 | Bajaj CT 100B | 2017 Bajaj 135LS

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Mileage

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Mileage
City 50 KMPL
Highway 60 KMPL
Overall 55 KMPL

The new Pulsar NS 160 will come with a new 160cc, single cylinder, oil cooled engine. This engine should be high on refinement and be high on fuel mileage. Overall fuel mileage could be in tune of 55 KMPL.

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Features

The new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS will be high on features. Highlights will include bits like new design 17-inch alloy wheels, monoshock rear suspension and a 55W headlamp. Other features are-

  • Split Seats
  • Electric Start
  • Engine Kill Switch
  • Pass Light
  • Split Grab-rails
  • Digital Speedo
  • Back-lit Switchgear
  • Clear-lens Indicator Lenses
  • Auto-cancelling Indicators
  • Tank Protector
  • Tubeless Tires

Also See- Easy KTM Duke Modifications | Pulsar 400cc Bikes | Pulsar CS400 

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Specifications

Engine 160 cc
Max. Power 17.5 PS
Peak Torque 13.5 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Mileage 55 KMPL
Top Speed 121 KMPH
0-100 KMPH 15 Seconds
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Monoshock
Brakes (Front) 240mm Disc
Brakes (Rear) 130mm Drum
Headlight 55 W
Battery Maintenance Free
Wheels Alloys

Engine, Transmission and Suspension– Powering the new Pulsar 160 NS is an all-new 160cc, 4-valve single cylinder engine. The engine could push 17.5 PS and 16.5 Nm. On putting things in perspective, the very capable Yamaha R15 outputs around the same power. The torque on the 160 NS, however, is on the lower side. The new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS should have a true top speed of around 121 KMPH. Fuel mileage could be in tune of 55 kmpl. The 0-100 KMPH timing is likely to be in tune of 15 seconds. The 160 NS will have a 12-litres fuel tank. Suspension duties will be courtesy of telescopic forks at front and a monoshock at the rear.

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Images EngineAlso See – Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar Bikes 2016-2017

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Dimensions and Measurements

Overall Length 2,105 mm
Overall Width 800 mm
Overall Height 1,220 mm
Wheelbase 1,363 mm
Weight (Kerb) 144 KGs
Max. Fuel Tank Capacity 12-litres
Reserve Fuel Tank Capacity 2.4-litres
Tyre Size (Front) 80/100-17
Tyre Size (Rear) 100/90-17 100/90-17


Bajaj Pulsar 150NS Design
 and Styling

The new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS looks bold and aggressive. The 160 NS gets large cowls for its fuel tank. This give it a very sporty and masculine look. The engine and the alloys are painted black, which give the 160 NS a slightly rugged touch. The new Pulsar gets dual hydraulic telescopic suspension at front while a mono-shock suspension at the rear. The split seats have a large seating area for comfortable ride. The bike gets split grab rails. There are stylish turn indicators. The tail lamps are familiar split lamps that we see on new generation Pulsars.

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Images-Blue-Side-Profile

The fuel lid also seems inspired by the Pulsar 200 NS with a similar Aluminum finish aircraft-type lid. The instrument cluster again reminds you of the 200 NS. The instrument panel sports a large analogue tachometer, a digital speedometer with fuel and temperature gauge. It also houses some warning lamps and trip meters, odo-meters build it. The handle bar is also sporty and has clip on-style handle bars. The drive chain is covered only from top. This gives it a more stylish visual appeal. The Aluminum-finished side foot-pegs and levers have a premium and sporty look.

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Colours

Four Colour Options will be available on the new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS-

  • Black
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Red

For:

  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Cheap Spares
  • Good Service Network
  • Sporty

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS Images-Official

Against:

  • No 6th Gear
  • Delayed Launch

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS launch & price. Also, what do you think should the Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS price should be? Do let us know by commenting below.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Due to somuch late delay of launch of this bike, people may go for other bike instead of this. Request to Bajaj for launch as soon as possible.

  2. I m eagerly waiting from past 2 months to by a bike, and I planed to go for pulsar 160ns.. but now I am losing my patience.. I hope it gets launched by the end of Jan else I’ll be going with some other option… I hope it should be priced some where under or around 75000rs… Fingers crossed hoping for the best..

  3. Sir please launch the bike ns 150 as soon as possible…iam waiting for the bike for the nearly a year …I wanna this bike

  4. M desperately waiting for 150 NS from about a year or so…sold my 2006 150 dtsi pulsar…everywhere I can’t opt my Car. Patience is about to crash…!!!

  5. When will b it’s launch in India I am waiting for NS 150 or 160 frm a long time…pls dont delay……here many peoples gonna buy a pulsar 150ns and 160ns so pls launch the bike quikley……………………..

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