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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Yamaha FZS FI V3

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Price starts at Rs. 1.16 Lakh which is Rs. 11,505 costlier than base model of Yamaha FZS-FI V3 priced at Rs. 1.04 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is 40.6 kmpl whereas the mileage of Yamaha FZS-FI V3 is 49.3 kmpl. In technical specifications, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is powered by 160.3 cc engine , while Yamaha FZS-FI V3 is powered by 149 cc engine. Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is available in 3 different colours while Yamaha FZS-FI V3 comes with 6 colours. 63% users have chosen Bajaj Pulsar NS160 over Yamaha FZS-FI V3 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Yamaha FZS FI V3 Comparison

Key Highlights Pulsar NS160 FZS-FI V3 Xtreme 160R
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.16 Lakh Rs. 1.04 Lakh Rs. 1.16 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 160.3 cc 149 cc 163 cc
Power 17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm 12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm 15.2 PS @ 8500 rpm
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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Yamaha FZS FI V3 Summary

Basic Info Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc BS6FZS-FI V3 STDXtreme 160R 100 Million Limited Edition
Brand Bajaj Yamaha Hero Moto Corp
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.16 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.04 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.16 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.1
(952 Ratings)
4.1
(706 Ratings)
4.2
(367 Ratings)
Engine Type 4 Stroke, SOHC 4 Valve, Oil Cooled, Twin Spark BSVI DTS-i FI engine Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve Air cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC
Max Power 17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm 12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm 15.2 PS @ 8500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol
Colors
Pulsar NS160 Colors
FZS-FI V3 Colors
Xtreme 160R Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy Alloy
ABS Single Channel Single Channel Single Channel
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only Kick and Self Start
Speedometer Digital Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 9,296 Pulsar NS160 Insurance Rs. 6,677 FZS-FI V3 Insurance Rs. 8,996 Xtreme 160R Insurance

Engine Type
4 Stroke, SOHC 4 Valve, Oil Cooled, Twin Spark BSVI DTS-i FI engine
Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Air cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC
Engine Displacement
160.3 cc
149 cc
163 cc
Max Power
17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm
12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
15.2 PS @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque
14.6 Nm @ 7250 rpm
13.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm
14 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
bs6
Bore
...
57.3 mm
...
Stroke
...
57.9 mm
...
No Of Cylinders
1
1
1
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
4
2
2
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Petrol
Compression Ratio
...
9.6 : 1
...

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc
Disc

Mileage (City)
40.6 kmpl
49.31 kmpl
...
Mileage (Highway)
48 kmpl
55.42 kmpl
...

Suspension-Front
Telescopic with Anti-friction Bush
Telescopic fork
Telescopic (37 mm Dia) with anti friction bush
Chassis
Perimeter Frame
...
Tubular Diamond
Suspension-Rear
Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister
7-Step Adjustable Monocross Suspension
7 step Rider-adjustable Monoshock

Tyre Size
Front :-90/90 -17 Rear :-120/80 -17
Front :-100/80-17 Rear :-140/60-17
Front :-100/80-17 Rear :- 130/70 -17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm, Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tubeless
Tubeless
Tubeless
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Alloy
Alloy
Alloy

Length*Width*Height
2017*803*1060 mm3
1990*780*1080 mm3
2029*793*1052 mm3
Wheelbase
1372 mm
1330 mm
1327 mm
Length
2017 mm
1990 mm
2029 mm
Ground Clearance
177 mm
165 mm
167 mm
Width
803.5 mm
780 mm
793 mm
Fuel Capacity
12 Liters
13 Liters
12 Liters
Kerb Weight
151 Kg
135 Kg
139.5 Kg
Tail Light
LED
Bulb
LED
Front Brake Diameter
260 mm
282 mm
276 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
230 mm
220 mm
220 mm

Battery Type
DC MF
...
...
Charging at Home
...
Charging at Charging Station
...
Pilot Lamps
...
...
LED tail lights
...
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb
LED

ABS
Single Channel
Single Channel
Single Channel
Body Type
Sports Bikes
Sports Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
Optional
...
Starting
Kick and Self Start
Self Start Only
Kick and Self Start
Seat Type
Split
Single
Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer
Digital
Digital
Digital
Tachometer
Analogue
...
...
Trip Meter
Digital
Digital
Digital
Charging point
...
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock
Digital
Stepup Seat
...
...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Oil Cooled
Air Cooled
Air Cooled
Console
Analogue and Digital
Digital
Digital
Odometer
Digital
Digital
Digital
DRLs
...
...

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Bajaj Pulsar NS160

  • It packs a pretty powerful engine
  • Shares the capable perimeter frame with larger Pulsars
  • Stopping power is pretty good.

Yamaha FZS-FI V3

  • Big bike styling
  • features
  • smooth engine.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160

  • Engine refinement could have been better
  • It isn’t feature-rich like its segment rivals
  • It is the heaviest 160cc motorcycle.

Yamaha FZS-FI V3

  • Performance isn’t up to the mark
  • the quality of plastics feels sub-par.
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is the best bike in the 160cc segment?
  • Best bikes 160CC are Apache 160, Pulsar NS160 and Hero Xtreme 160R. All are good. Check and test ride and choose the bike. I have been using Hero Xtreme 160R, its very good, light weight and very good pickup. All LED and has auto sail technology. Its fun to ride sporty bike.
  • If you are looking for a low budget vehicle i would suggest Bajaj ns 160 ,but still if you can afford a few thousands then you can go for either yamaha MT 15 which is a very good naked sports bike or yamaha R15 V3 if you are looking for a doomed vehicle
  • I will suggest for bajaj pulsar ns160 as I m using it with no issues and good reliability
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Q. Which bike has best results between NS160 or Apache RTR 160 4V?
  • 1if you want a high torque and feel more power then definitely go for apacheif speed is your preference then ns is faster2silencer note is better in apachens is not also bad3apache is more modernasns was released way before and minor changes have occured4riding position in apache is not so good for a tall person i am 6'1 and i am having problemns has much better comfortboth are very good you can compare them to yamaha fz also
  • Which bike(Ns vs 4v) will be better for me as i am 6.2ft tall...
  • I think both are best but ns 160 is overall good
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Q. What is the performance of this Bike - Pulsar NS160?
  • Speaking about the performance, plusar ns 160 can attain 80kmph in a smooth and linear way,the pick up of this bike at its max torque is awesome .,the top speed of this bike 2018 model which i achieved is 130kmph which the engine has more stress but still you don't get the most of the vibrations to your body
  • I have a 2021 NS160. I did 1900 km in 2 months of ownership, now done 5500 km. Have taken it for rides all over North India. Never a problem to keep up with more powerful bikes like the Ninja 300 and Jawa Perak. Has been a great performing bike for it's price point.
  • Power- 15.5 bhp@8500rpmTorque-14.6 NM @6500rpm Best power full bike
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