Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL), the popular Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, seems to have silently launched the hotly anticipated Pulsar NS160 in India. The new bike becomes the first-ever 160cc motorcycle from Bajaj. It shares in plenty with the Pulsar NS200 and looks much the same. The new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has a sticker price of ₹ 78,400 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It goes on to rival the likes of Honda CB Hornet 160R and TVS Apache RTR 160. Read on for full details on the new motorcycle from Bajaj.
Unsurprisingly, the NS160 sits above the dated-but-popular Pulsar 150 in the manufacturer’s product portfolio. For reference, the Pulsar 150 has a price of ₹ 75,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It’s worth a mention here that the CB Hornet has been quick with establishing itself in the market. The NS160, however, comes with similar streetnaked looks and a 160cc motor. Hence, a new Pulsar model that looks much like the NS200 but has a considerably fuel efficient 160cc heart makes a lot of sense.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Price in India
The NS160 looks far more premium than the Pulsar 150. However, it costs only about ₹ 3,400 more than its aging sibling. On sale at ₹ 78,400 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the new Bajaj Pulsar model is aimed squarely at models like the Suzuki Gixxer 155, Honda CB Hornet 160R and Yamaha FZ-S.
The new Pulsar NS160 seems to be a pretty attractive option for those looking for a premium motorcycle in the 150cc-160cc category. While the new Pulsar model looks much like the NS200, it comes with a much more fuel efficient engine. Powering the new motorcycle is a new 160cc engine that boasts oil cooking and triple spark plug technology. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission. It outputs a max. power of 15.5 PS @ 8500 RPM and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm @ 6500 RPM.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Mileage
The NS160 is likely to offer a max. mileage of 60 KMPL. In 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.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Review Video
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Specifications
|Engine||160.3 cc 4 Valve Oil cooled|
|Max. Power||15.5 PS @ 8500 RPM|
|Peak Torque||14.6 Nm @ 6500 RPM|
|Top Speed||121 KMPH|
|0-100 KMPH||15 Seconds|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Brakes (Front)||240mm Disc|
|Brakes (Rear)||130mm Drum|
Engine, Transmission and Suspension – The new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comes with a 160cc, 4-valve single cylinder engine that outputs a max. power of 15.5 PS @ 8500 RPM and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm @ 6500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission. The bike gets conventional telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear.
Mileage, Top Speed, 0-100 KMPH – We expect the new Pulsar motorcycle to have a true top speed of roughly 121 KMPH. Average fuel mileage should be in tune of 55 KMPL while the bike should boast a 0-100 KMPH time of just abound 15 seconds. The NS160 has a fuel tank capacity of 12-litres.
Also See – Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar Bikes 2016-2017
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
- 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|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12-litres|
|Reserve Fuel Tank Capacity||2.4-litres|
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Review – Looks & Design
The Pulsar NS160 looks much like its elder cousin, the NS200. This means the new Bajaj Puslar motorcycle offers a streetnaked 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 enhance the premium-ness of this bike. The new motorcycle comes with conventional hydraulic telescopic forks at 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 seats setup. The bike also gets split grabrails. 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 Colours
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is available in five colours-
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Images
- Cheap Spares
- Good Service Network
- No 6th Gear
- Delayed Launch
Watch this space for the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 review. Also stay tuned for latest news updates on the new 2017 Bajaj Puslar NS160.
- Editor Rating
- Rated 4 stars
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