Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160

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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. bajaj pulsar ns 160 vs tvs apache rtr 160 imagesAlso See- Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Pulsar NS 200 | Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R 

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Price Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 TVS Apacha RTR 160
₹ 78,400 ₹ 79,304

The NS 160 has an ex-showroom, New Delhi price of ₹ 78,400. In comparison, the Apache RTR 160 costs ₹ 79,304 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Yes, this isn’t really a great price difference, but let’s not forget that the new 160cc Pulsar is a fresher model.

Also See – Pulsar NS 180 | Pulsar AS150

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Specifications Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 TVS Apache RTR 160
Engine 160.3 cc 159.7 cc
Max. Power 15.5 PS 15.4 PS
Peak Torque 14.6 Nm 13.1 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual

The Pulsar NS 160 offers more power and torque than the Apache RTR 160. That said, let’s not forget that the Apache RTR 160 is a fairly lighter machine and hence, there are chances of a slim difference in the real world performance of these two motorcycles. Both the bikes here get a 5-speed Manual Transmission. Also See- Upcoming Bajaj Pulsars 

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Mileage Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 TVS Apache RTR 160
Mileage 55 KMPL 55 KMPL

There are chances that both the bikes here will offer similar mileage figures. We really don’t expect a great difference in the fuel efficiency of these two offerings.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Top Speed Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 TVS Apache RTR 160
Top Speed 120 KMPH 118 KMPH

In all likelihood, the Pulsar NS 160cc model will be slightly faster than the Apache RTR 160. While both these bikes will have a much higher speedo-indicted top speed, the real top speed, however, will be somewhere aroudn 120 KMPH.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 0-100 KMPH Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 TVS Apache RTR 160
0-100 KMPH 12.5 seconds 12.07 seconds

Thanks to fantastic gearing and a lower kerb weight, the RTR 160 could be slightly quicker to 100 KMPH.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Dimensions Comparison

Pulsar NS 160 Apache RTR 160
Overall Length 2012 mm 2085 mm
Overall Width 803.5 mm 730 mm
Overall Height 1060 mm 1105 mm
Wheelbase 1363 mm 1326 mm
Weight (Kerb) 142 KGs 137 KGs
Max. Fuel Tank Capacity 12-litres 16-litres
Tyre Size (Front) 80/100-17 90/90-17
Tyre Size (Rear) 100/90-17 100/90-17 110/80-17

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Design Comparison

Both these motorcycles are really different in the way they look. While the NS 160 boasts a streetnaked design, the RTR 160 has a bikini fairing and sleek panels. Both the bikes looks really good; while the NS 160 looks butch and handsome, the RTR 160 looks sleeker and athletic. It’s a matter of personal choices, really. Both the models offer a semi-digital speedo console with an analogue tacho and a digital speedo display. Also, both the motorcycles offer high quality plastics and decent build quality. Even in terms of features, these two bikes are well matched.

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