Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R

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With the all-new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 finally making it to the market, the 160cc segment has further heated up. The new Bajaj bike is the first-ever 160cc Pulsar model. The latest Pulsar offers the streetnaked design of the NS 200 but has a more fuel efficient 160cc heart. The NS 160 seems to be targeted squarely at another streetnaked – the Honda CB Hornet 160R. While we are yet to ride the new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, it does seem like the Hornet is about to get some sleepless nights. Here’s our Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R comparison to find out how these two bikes compare against each other.

bajaj pulsar ns 160 vs honda cb hornet 160r imagesAlso See- Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Pulsar NS 200 | Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R Price Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Honda CB Hornet 160R
₹ 78,400 ₹ 81,800 – 86,300

The Pulsar NS 160 has a clear advantage here. While Bajaj has always been known to price its products competitively, Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI), on the other hand, is known to charge a premium for almost all its bikes. No wonder then, that, the price of the Pulsar NS 160 not only undercuts the price of the Hornet 160R CBS but also that of the standard model. In Hornet’s defense, it offers fatter rubber, a Combi Brake System (CBS) and a rear disc brake. But the Pulsar NS 160 has a definite edge in terms of pricing. Also, let’s not forget that the new 160cc Pulsar is a fresher model.

Also See – Upcoming Bajaj Pulsars 

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R Specifications Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Honda CB Hornet 160R
Engine 160.3 cc 162.7 cc
Max. Power 15.3 BHP 15.04 BHP
Peak Torque 14.6 Nm 14.76 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual

While the CB Hornet 160R enjoys a slightly higher peak torque, the Pulsar enjoys slightly higher peak power. Basically, both the models are pretty much evenly matched, at least on paper. None of these bikes seem to enjoy a huge advantage over the other. Both the models come with a 5-speed Manual Transmission. Also, both the bikes have a similar suspension setup with a monoshock for the rear. However, while the NS 160 gets a drum brake at the rear, the Hornet gets a disc setup.

Also See – Pulsar NS 180 | Pulsar AS150

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Images Engine

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R Mileage Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Honda CB Hornet 160R
Mileage 55 KMPL 55 KMPL

There are chances that the NS 160 will offer a higher mileage than the Hornet 160R. Much of this has to do with the fat rear tyre on the Hornet.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R Top Speed, 0-100 KMPH Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Honda CB Hornet 160R
Mileage 120 KMPL 110 KMPL

The Pulsar NS160 enjoys a higher top speed than the Hornet 160R.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Honda CB Hornet 160R
0-100 KMPH 12.5 seconds 13.5 seconds

The Pulsar NS 160 is even quicker to the ton.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R Dimensions Comparison

Pulsar NS 160 CB Hornet 160R
Overall Length 2012 mm 2041 mm
Overall Width 803.5 mm 783 mm
Overall Height 1060 mm 1067 mm
Wheelbase 1363 mm 1345 mm
Weight (Kerb) 142 KGs 140 KGs
Max. Fuel Tank Capacity 12-litres 12-litres
Tyre Size (Front) 80/100-17 100/80-17
Tyre Size (Rear) 100/90-17 100/90-17 140/70-17

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R Design Comparison

While both these models are streetnakeds, there are some clear differences in the way these two models look. No doubt, both the models have a bold and a muscular design, but it is the Hornet that feels muscular. In comparison, the Pulsar NS 160 looks sleeker and sharper. Both the bikes get stylish alloys, but thanks to a rather fat tyre, it’s the Hornet’s footwear that impresses more. Also, bits like the X-motif taillight further help make the Hornet look more stylish. The NS 160 isn’t a bad looking bike, no, not at all. It resembles the NS 200 to a great extent, but that means there’s nothing fresh about the design. In comparison, the Hornet manages to look fresher and a lot more muscular. In comparison to the semi-digital speedo console on the NS 160, the Hornet offers a full-digital unit.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more posts like the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R comparison we have here. So, what do you say about our comparison here? Do you think these two compare any differently? Do share your views by penning them down in the comments section below.

 

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  1. […] So the all-new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 has been silently launched and the new model becomes the first-ever 160cc motorcycle to go on sale under the Pulsar moniker. Also, from the looks of it, the NS 160 is targeted squarely the TVS Apache RTR 160. The Apache offers a grunty motor, decent road handling and sharp looks. In comparison, the NS 160, which shares in plenty with the NS 200, offers the streetnaked looks of its elder sibling along with a decent balance between handling and ride quality. We are yet to ride the NS 160 but from the looks of it, the RTR 160 could soon get some sleepless nights. Here’s our Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 comparison to check out how these two compare with each other. Also See- Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Pulsar NS 200 | Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R  […]

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