Here we take on the Bajaj Pulsar NS160. It is a naked street bike offering identical to the elder sibling, NS200. It gets the same features as the NS200 but misses out on ABS, which some of its rivals offer. The price of the bike is Rs 81,626 and it gives out a mileage figure of 55 KMPL. Read ahead for more details.
Whenever we talk about a fuel efficient sports bike, we have to consider the Bajaj Pulsar. The range offers quite sporty looking bikes, while of the bikes offer the maximum mileage in their segment. From the Pulsar range, in this article, we take the NS160. It looks good, rides good and the mileage is good. But it lacks many features, which its rival offer. It is fully faired naked street bike with a 160cc DTS-i Triple-Spark engine. It gets an aggressive muscular stance with heavy detailed graphics over the body. Especially, the tyre hugger and the skid plate add more to it. It comes in Three Colours – Red, Blue and Grey – and believe me, the Fossil Grey looks the best on this bike. Current rivals of the bike are Apache RTR 1604V, CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ-S. Check out more details of the bike in this article.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Price
The NS160 looks far more premium than the Pulsar 150. However, it costs only about ₹ 3,400 more than its ageing sibling. On sale at ₹ 81,626 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the NS160 copies the powerful NS200.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Review – Looks & Design
The Pulsar NS160 looks much like its elder cousin, the NS200. This means the new Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle offers a street-naked design and looks really bold and aggressive. The fuel tank of the new bike gets large cowls for some added muscle. The engine and the alloys are painted in a dark shade, which further enhances the premium-ness of this bike. The new motorcycle comes with conventional hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. The monoshock springs have been painted red, which gives a sporty touch. The new bike offers a sporty split seat setup. The bike also gets split grab rails. The turn indicators have a clear lens and have an attractive design. The LED taillamps look really sporty and have the typical Pulsar family look.
Even the new NS160’s fuel cap looks much like the one you can find on the NS200. It gets a similar brushed Aluminum finish and has an aircraft-type LID. The instrument cluster is a semi-digital unit and has a large analogue tachometer that is complemented by a digital speedometer. The bike further gets a sporty handlebar that has a clip-on style. The bike gets an exposed chain with a plastic cover on the top to prevent the chain lubricant from soiling your trousers. The Aluminum-finished foot-pegs lend a sporty touch.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Engine
The Pulsar NS160 comes with a 160cc, 4-valve single cylinder engine that outputs a max. power of 15.5 BHP @ 8500 RPM and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm @ 6500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Mileage
|Total Fuel Capacity||12 Litres|
|Riding Range||650 Kms|
|Top-Speed||112 km/hr (approx)|
The NS160 is likely to offer a max. mileage of 60 KMPL. In an urban environment, safely expect the new motorcycle to offer a mileage of at least 50 KMPL. The new motorcycle’s engine should offer a high refinement along with a high mileage. It is estimated to give a riding range of 650 Kms on a full tank. The approximate top-speed recorded on the bike is 112 Km/hr and bike should boast a 0-100 KMPH time of just about 15 seconds.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Features
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 offers a long list of features. Basically, the new motorcycle gets almost all the features that are offered on the NS200. The highlights of this bike’s features list include- Stylish 17-inch alloys, monoshock suspension at the rear and semi-digital instrumentation. Other features are-
- Split Seats
- Split Grab-rails
- Electric Start
- Engine Kill Switch
- Semi Digital Speedo
- Clear-lens Indicator Lenses
- Auto-cancelling Indicators
- Tank Protector
- Powerful DC Headlamp
- Pass Light
- LCD Speedo Console
- Back-lit Switchgear
- 12-Litre Fuel Tank
- Tubeless Tires
- Viscous Type Air Filter Element
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Dimensions and Measurements
|Kerb Weight||142 KGs|
|Ground Clearance||176 mm|
The bike measures 2012 mm in length, 803.5 mm in width and 1060 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 1363 mm with a ground clearance of 176 mm. It has a kerb weight of around 142 Kgs.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Suspension, Brakes And Chassis
Conventional telescopic forks with Anti-Friction Bush
Nitrox monoshock absorber
|Brakes (F)||240 mm Disc|
|Brakes (R)||Drum 130 mm|
The bike gets conventional telescopic forks with Anti-Friction Bush up front and a Nitrox monoshock absorber at the rear. For brakes, it uses the 240 mm disc brakes in front and 130 mm drum brakes in the rear. It misses out on ABS, which some of its competitors offer. It gets the Perimeter Frame type chassis.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Colours
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is available in five colours-
- Wild Red
- Sapphire Blue
- Fossil Grey
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Competition
The current competitors for the naked street bike are TVS Apache RTR 1604V, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ-S. The bike misses out on ABS which Hornet and Gixxer offer. Also, RTR 1604V and Hornet offer some more features than the Pulsar. However, thanks to Bajaj’s economical and fuel-efficient engine, a lot of people would consider this.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Verdict
- Cheap Spares
- Good Service Network
- No 6th Gear
- Delayed Launch
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Review Video
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Overview
|Model||Bajaj Pulsar NS160|
|Average Mileage||55 KMPL|
Semi Digital LCD console, Automatic On headlamps, Split seats, auto cancelling indicators, Back-lit Switchgear
|Safety Features||Front Disc Brakes|
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