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Bajaj Pulsar NS160

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Rs. 1.11 Lakh
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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Latest Updates

The baby Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is not spared from a price revision, as it will be sold henceforth at Rs 1,11,834 (ex-showroom Delhi). Thankfully, the premium is uniform across the sport bike series and the NS160 is still one of the more enthusiastic bikes in its class. Get more details on the new prices here.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Price

After the latest round of price revisions, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 costs Rs 1,11,834 (ex-showroom Delhi), Rs 1,747 dearer than what it did earlier in 2021.

Pulsar NS160 Specifications

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 is powered by a 160.3cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with oil cooler. It churns out 17.2PS at 9000rpm and 14.6Nm at 7250rpm, making it the most powerful motorcycle in its segment. Comparatively, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS4 makes 15.5PS at 8500rpm and 14.6Nm at 6500rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 is built on a perimeter frame with telescopic front fork and Nitrox monoshock at the rear. The motorcycle comes to a halt using a 260mm front and a 230mm rear petal disc with single-channel ABS. Bajaj has wrapped the 17-inch alloy wheels with 90-section front and 120-section rear tubeless tyres. Thanks to the emission restricting equipment, the kerb weight has gone up by 3kg, at 151kg kerb. The wheelbase has been increased by 2mm, so it now measures at 1372mm.

Pulsar NS160 Design

From the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6’s looks, it is evident that the motorcycle carries the genes of its bigger brother, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 BS6. The muscular fuel tank is complemented by the sleek-looking headlamp up front. It comes with a split seat setup and raised clip-on handlebars to ensure sporty yet comfortable ergonomics. The rear portion could’ve looked even more aggressive without the bulky tyre hugger. However, the tyre hugger is quite practical in keeping muck and splashes away, particularly during monsoons. The underbelly exhaust further adds to the centralised mass.

Pulsar NS160 Features

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 comes with a halogen headlamp with pilot laps on both sides. The indicators are bulbs whereas the tail lamp is LED. Bajaj could’ve equipped the motorcycle with an LED headlamp. The bike comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster which houses the regular run-of-the-mill information like speed, revs, fuel level, clock, odometer and trip meter readings. There is no gear position indicator but it does get a shift light, instead. As far as safety is concerned, it features single-channel ABS.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Competitors

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 rivals the Suzuki Gixxer BS6, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6, the Yamaha FZ-S Fi Version 3.0 BS6, the Hero Xtreme 160R in the 150-160cc naked segment.

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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Price List in India

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc BS6
160 cc |
Rs. 1.11 Lakh
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Editor's View of Bajaj Pulsar NS160

  • Upside

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

  • Downside

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

  • Our Verdict

    While the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 might not have many tangible features to justify the price hike due to BS6 norms, it more than makes up for it with raw performance. In fact, it is the most powerful motorcycle in its segment, making it ideal for enthusiasts who prioritise performance over anything else.


Pulsar NS160 Detailed Review

What is it?

When Bajaj launched the Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 180, they were among the most iconic motorcycles in the Indian biking history. With accessible pricing, the 150 gave Indian bikers their first taste of performance at a time when the commuter motorcycles dominated proceedings. The Pulsar enjoyed a cult status in the hearts of young Indian bikers for many years but the bike was showing its age and now almost feels commuter-ish with competition having made up ground. What Bajaj needed was a scion to carry forward its legacy and after making enthusiasts wait many years, Bajaj has done just that with the new Pulsar NS 160. With 150-160cc bikes witnessing high demand, especially among youngsters owing to the balance they offer between style, performance and pricing, Bajaj has decided to tap this highly lucrative segment with the new Pulsar NS 160. So how good is the new Pulsar? Let’s find out.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

Design & Features:


Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 borrows its design from its elder sibling, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 which was reintroduced earlier this year. Despite the fact that, the basic design is almost half a decade old, the new Pulsar NS 160 does look appealing. Keeping with the spirit of a streetbike, the new bike gets similar muscular and aggressive styling. Up front one is welcomed by a sharp-looking headlight, move ahead a bit and the chiselled fuel tank and extensions grab your attention the most. Bajaj designers have smartly used the dual-tone effect in enhancing the visual appeal of the bike and we particularly liked the 160 font on the tank extension.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160

The saree guard is a petite unit and it doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb. As directed by laws, 70 per cent of the rear-wheel should be covered and this has been achieved by employing a tyre hugger, endowing the tail section with an uncluttered design.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

The instrument console is the same semi-digital unit as seen on the Pulsar NS 200 with a large analogue tachometer and it also gets a gear shift light. Switch gear quality is likeable but I don’t like the turn indicator switch which has a spongy button in the middle to cancel out the lights. Overall build quality along with fit and finish levels are impressive.

Engine & Performance:

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

The highlight of the Pulsar NS 160 has to be the new 160cc motor. The 160.3cc motor is based on the 150cc engine that did duty on the now discontinued Bajaj Pulsar AS 150. Talking about numbers, the Pulsar NS 160’s engine develops 15.5PS at 8,500rpm and 14.6Nm at 6,500rpm, which is a drop of 1.5PS in comparison to the AS 150’s mill but torque has risen by 1.6Nm. According to Bajaj officials, the engine wasn’t stressed much to improve refinement and make it more frugal. We only got to ride the bike for under an hour and one thing we can confirm is that the performance of the bike is likeable.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

It picks momentum swiftly and feels eager while offering a linear power delivery. Going by my gut feeling it does feel fast accelerating to 60kmph, maybe the fastest, but we will have to test the bike to verify my claim. While the engine delivers performance, what it lacks is refinement. Vibes kick-in post 4,000rpm and get severe till 7,000rpm post which they subdue a bit. The engine also sounded gruff at higher speeds which is a bit surprising as the AS 150 motor felt quieter and more refined. Cruising speed is around 90kmph with vibrations for company that can be felt from the tank and handlebars. The gear ratios are well spread out, with the shorter first and second gear to extract the low-end grunt while riding in city.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

Clutch action is light which made the bike easy to ride in the mild traffic that I encountered on my short ride. The new Pulsar NS160 does deliver on the excitement front but we would have liked a more refined motor on the lines of the Suzuki Gixxer and the Yamaha FZS-Fi. Bajaj haven’t claimed any mileage figures but we expect it to be around 45-50kmpl which is the standard in the class.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

Ride, Handling & Braking:


Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

The riding position is similar to the Pulsar NS 200 with clip-on handle bars and marginally rear-set footpegs which results in a slightly sporty but comfortable riding posture. The large fuel tank also gives you a feeling that you are aboard a much more powerful machine. The 805mm saddle height is significantly higher than its rivals, while I didn’t face any problems (I’m 5 feet 10 inches tall) shorter riders might find it a bit daunting. The perimeter frame has been carried forward from the Pulsar NS 200 which out shines the more traditional diamond type frame as seen on its rivals.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

But unlike its rivals who wear fat 90 section front tyre and 140 section rear tyres, the new Pulsar gets 80 section rubber at front and relatively slimmer 110 section rear, great for mileage but aesthetically it loses points to its rivals. I was a bit sceptical on whether the skinny tyre will be able to do justice to the perimeter frame and gladly it did.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160

Admittedly, I didn’t push the bike hard around corners on the rain soaked tarmac but the handling of the Pulsar NS 160 is predictable and not for one moment did the bike feel twitchy. Unlike the Pulsar NS 200 which feels front heavy, its younger sibling felt nimble on its feet and very easy to manoeuvre. The one aspect of the Pulsar NS 160 that really impressed me is its brilliant ride quality. Given the onslaught of monsoons, road surfaces aren’t in great shape and the bike rode over undulations and potholes without breaking a sweat.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

The 170mm ground clearance is also the best in the segment and given the crater type potholes that are offered to us bikers every monsoon, it is a boon. Stopping power is provided by disc brake at front and a drum at the rear.The brakes provide good bite and shed speeds with a very progressive nature, though, I would have preferred a bit more feel through the lever and rear disc could have been offered as an optional extra.

Verdict:

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is a well-rounded product and feels like the rightful heir to the Bajaj Pulsar. The aggressive styling will surely pull youngsters who want their machines to stand out from the crowd while the Rs 78,363 (ex-showroom, Delhi) price tag means that it will make a smaller dent in their parents pocket who are most likely to fund this acquisition.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 - First Ride Review

Engine vibes are its achilles heel while reliability in the longer run remains questionable but as a motorcycle, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 ticks all the right boxes. The 150-160cc space is witnessing a lot of action and the new Pulsar looks set to make its mark in this segment and its rivals (Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ Fi and Honda CB Hornet 160R) should be worried. To replicate the success of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 is a rather uphill task, whether the new Pulsar NS 160 gets lucky or fades out like the Pulsar AS 150 is something only time will answer.

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Pulsar NS160

Q. PulserNS125 FUEL TANK fiber (or)steel?
  • The internal actual tank is metal. On the outside, it gets ABS plastic panels.
Q. Can I use 140 tyre size?
  • You may go for a wider tyre but upsizing the size of a tyre is increasingly becoming an obsession with people to create an added visual appeal to their bike. Moreover, It is advisable to go for an upgrade anywhere between the 3% margin for better performance and handling, increased grip, and creating a visual appeal. Do take note that upsizing the wheels and tyres may decrease the fuel efficiency of the bike and may result in a speedometer error on the bike if upsizing is not correct. So, we would recommend you to go for a 130/80 -17sized tyre for better performance.
Q. What happens when change stock tyres (120/80 -17) to (140/70 -16)?
  • You may go for a big sized tyre but upsizing the size of a tyre is increasingly becoming an obsession with people to create an added visual appeal to their bike. Moreover, It is advisable to go for an upgrade anywhere between the 3% margin for better performance and handling, increased grip and creating a visual appeal. Do take note that upsizing the wheels and tyres may decrease the fuel efficiency of the bike and may result in a speedometer error on the bike if upsizing is not correct.
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Q. Which is the best Apache 160 4v or pulsar ns 160?
  • It's Always Apache 160 4V.. There is no doubt in it....a Common NS rider may say that NS is the best... but a most of the Best Riders who have NS bike also told that 4V is best from their Experience , in both Performance and Comfort...
  • In some aspects there is neck to neck competition , but you will take bore mm of Apache is 62 mm , no other 150or160 bike getting that much of bore , in this segment i think it is very best option to take.
  • Both 160s share the engine from their 200cc seniors. Apache has fi and carb, NS I think has only carb. NS is bit lighter in weight. Apache has little powerful engine. choosing between 2 is tricky but I think Apache is better between the by only .5 %.
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Q. My height is 5.5 ft, is Pulsar NS160 suitable for me?
  • I would say it's all upon your riding experience..so I suggest you to take a test drive..I am 5.6 and feel comfortable in riding the bike and also I anyone sits on the pillon .I feel much comfortable in riding as the height decreases because of the weight..
  • Is it suitable? Yes it is. I'm 5.6 and i have to tip toe. You'll feel it difficult in the initial stages but once you get used to it it'll be fun. You can reduce the seat height a bit by 10mm by removing the rubber dampers under the seat.
  • My height is 5.6 and i suggest dont buy ns 160 if u have same or less height...baki bike is good but not for short riders.
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Q. How much engine oil is needed for NS160 engine while I change engine oil? 1.2 litre or 1.350 litre?
  • Some day before servicing But now not started
  • Pulsar 150dtsi engine oil capacity
  • 1.2 litres of oil is needed
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Pulsar NS160 User Reviews

4.2 /5
1549 reviews
  • Performance
    4.4/5
  • Mileage
    3.9/5
  • Comfort
    4.2/5
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  • Maintenance Cost
    3.9/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.5/5

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  • 4.6

    Overall good but suspension is bit weaker also my rear tyre alloy got dented which leads to uncomfort

  • 1.4

    My choice bike ns 160 bs6.I will buy it bike.Very good mileage it bike.Red& white mix best colour it bike.I will buy it bike in may month in cash money.

  • 4.6

    Very smooth performance and very nice comfortable and mileage 30 and breaking problem abs pickup problem

  • 5.0

    Pulsar ns160 is a great bike for an enthusiast rider and also gives a decent mileage of 42kmpl in real life conditions.This makes it one of the most frugal bikes in 150-180 cc class.It is a comfortable bike even though the front foot pegs are set towards rear.The big problem is that the rear seat is not as comfortable as it could have been for long rides.Overall a great option to consider in 160 cc category.

  • 4.2

    I have own tvs jupiter scooty in matte blue color.This scooty is suitable for any climate and my wife using this and sometimes i also riding this scooty.I did not get any issues till the date.Its performance and mileage delivery both are good.Motherfuker.

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  • 4.6

    The engine is very well refined in the 160cc segment.You can cruise at speeds 80-90kmph easily with minimum to no vibrations.It is very easy to handle for daily city commute and can be maneuvered easily in traffic.You can expect city mileage of 40-45kmpl and highway mileage around 47kmpl.It is good for touring for distances around 400km per day.The major con about this bike is headlight which is not good enough on highways.The rear tyre is of 120/80 which is good but not great for cornering.Also, The front disc brake is 230mm which could have been better.I suggest the bike for daily city commute.It is good as a tourer but not a great one.

  • 5.0

    Pulsar ns 160 is a bike which is value for money which give oveall performance amazingly, I enjoying ns since 6 years but i ever paid extra for it.It is all most all equal to ns200 but only it vibrates after reaching the 9000 rpm but we miss led head light ghear position indicator and bluetooth connectivity which is provided in mt-15 and we belive that bajaj will provide all these requirements as much as possible.

  • 5.0

    Pulsar ns160 is a great bike for an enthusiast rider and also gives a decent mileage of 42kmpl in real life conditions.This makes it one of the most frugal bikes in 150-180 cc class.It is a comfortable bike even though the front foot pegs are set towards rear.The big problem is that the rear seat is not as comfortable as it could have been for long rides.Overall a great option to consider in 160 cc category.

  • 4.6

    Good for daily commuters with excellent fuel economy and comfortable for long rides, open chain drive needs frequent simple maintenance like cleaning and lubricating... Good for both off-road, highways and best for city rides... The most disappointed in this bike is it's top speed similar to pulsar 150.. Just 120km/hr. Other than that it is good value for money... Powerful bike in its segment....

  • 5.0

    This is the most underrated bike, in India looks like a beast and runs like a beast, very low maintenance cost gives around 42.5kmpl in city commute. Best for commuting and touring literally in love with the bike, comfort for pillion is poor but rider comfort is the best, road stability and pickup and mileage and build quality and maintenance is the best looks great......

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Pulsar NS160 Colours

  • Wild Red
  • Saffire Blue
  • Fossil Grey

Pulsar NS160 FAQs

What is the price of Bajaj Pulsar NS160?

The ex-showroom price of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is 1.11 Lakh. Check On Road Price of Pulsar NS160. .

Does the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 have ABS?

Yes, ABS feature is available in Bajaj Pulsar NS160. View full specification of Pulsar NS160.

Which is better Bajaj Pulsar NS160 or TVS Apache 160 4V?

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Price starts at Rs. 1.11 Lakh which is Rs. 4,519 costlier than base model of TVS Apache 160 4V priced at Rs. 1.07 Lakh. Compare Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs TVS Apache 160 4V on the basis of price, specs, features, reviews.

What is the EMI of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 in Delhi is Rs. 3,157 per month @ 11.99% for a tenure of 36 months.

What are the colours available in Bajaj Pulsar NS160?

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is available in 3 colour : Wild Red, Saffire Blue and Fossil Grey. View colour images of Pulsar NS160.

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