Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI

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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 Yamaha FZ FI. While we are yet to ride the new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, it does seem like the FZ FI is about to get some sleepless nights. Here’s our Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI comparison to find out how these two bikes compare against each other.

bajaj pulsar ns 160 vs yamaha fz fi-images

Also See- Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Pulsar NS 200 | Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI Price Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Yamaha FZ FI
₹ 78,400 ₹ 81,000

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 Yamaha FZ FI. In FZ’s defense, it offers fatter rubber and a fuel injection system. 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. The FZ FI was launched around 3 years ago.

Also See – Upcoming Bajaj Pulsars 

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI Specifications Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Yamaha FZ FI
Engine 160.3 cc 149 cc
Max. Power 15.3 BHP 12.9 BHP
Peak Torque 14.6 Nm 12.8 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual

While the FZ FI offers higher refinement levels, the NS 160 isn’t all that far behind. The Pulsar model here seems to enjoy a huge advantage over the FZ FI in terms of power and torque. 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. Also, the two offer a front disc brake on front and a drum brake on the rear wheel.

Also See – Pulsar NS 180 | Pulsar AS150

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI Mileage Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Yamaha FZ FI
Mileage 55 KMPL 52 KMPL

There are chances that the NS 160 will offer a higher mileage than the Yamaha FZ FI. Much of this has to do with the fat rear tyre on the Japanese bike here.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI Top Speed, 0-100 KMPH Comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Yamaha FZ FI
Mileage 120 KMPL 11e KMPL

The Pulsar NS160 enjoys a higher top speed than the FZ FI.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Yamaha FZ FI
0-100 KMPH 12.5 seconds 15.5 seconds

The Pulsar NS 160 is even quicker to the ton.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI Dimensions Comparison

Pulsar NS 160 FZ FI
Overall Length 2012 mm 1990 mm
Overall Width 803.5 mm 770 mm
Overall Height 1060 mm 1030 mm
Wheelbase 1363 mm 1330 mm
Weight (Kerb) 142 KGs 132 KGs
Max. Fuel Tank Capacity 12-litres 12-litres
Tyre Size (Front) 80/100-17 100/80-17
Tyre Size (Rear) 100/90-17 100/90-17 140/60-17

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI 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 FZ FI 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 FZ’s footwear that impresses more. Also, bits like the X-motif taillight further help make the FZ look brawnier. 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 FZ manages to look fresher and a lot more muscular. In comparison to the semi-digital speedo console on the NS 160, the FZ offers a full-digital unit.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more posts like the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs Yamaha FZ FI 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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