Bajaj have launched the new Pulsar NS160 in India at Rs 78,368 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the price mentioned is including GST which will come into effect from July 1st, 2017. The Bajaj Pulsar has dominated proceedings in the entry-level performance market in India. And the Pulsar 150 has been its largest selling Pulsar offering and still rules the roost with respect to sales in the 150cc segment. But this segment has seen a lot of action in the past one year as Suzuki launched the Gixxer, Yamaha getting the fuel injected FZ and Fazer alongwith Honda launching the CB Hornet 160R competition has heated up.
The styling of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 will be exactly similar to the Pulsar NS200 that has been recently relaunched in India. This should make the new motorcycle a handsome looking bike with its edgy lines and brawny styling. The instrument cluster will also be a straight lift which is a part-analogue-part-digital console. The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 will be powered by a 160cc displacement, single-cylinder motor producing 15.5PS at 8,500rpm and peak torque of 14.6Nm at 6,500rpm.
Bajaj engineers have worked on reducing the NVH levels of the new mill to make it more refined. The powerplant will be mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Riding posture should be sporty and comfortable owing to the raised clip-on handle bars and the rear-set foot pegs. Wheelbase of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 stands at 1,363mm while the bike weigs 142kg. Ground clearance is high at 176mm and tank capacity is 12 litres. The Bajaj Pulsar NS16 features telescopic forks at front and a monoshock setup at the back for dampening. Braking will be done by a disc brake at front and drum brake at rear. The new Pulsar NS160 will compete against the Yamaha FZ-S, Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet 160R.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Price
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 prices start at Rs. 70,000 (Ex-Showroom). Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is avialable in 1 variants and 3 colours.
How does the newest entry to the 160cc segment stack up against the best selling 160 out there?
The 160cc entry level sports is one of the most competitive segments in the bike spectrum, with manufacturers strutting their finest. Yet Honda has managed to hold top position with the CB Hornet 160R, overtaking the Yamaha FZ16 that kickstarted the segment many years back. Bajaj has been late to the 160cc party, but it came in guns blazing with the Pulsar NS 160, offering some best-in-class features and segment-firsts. It might look good on paper but is that enough to go up against the most established player in the segment? We put on a few hundred kilometres on both the bikes to find out.
Design and features:Neither bike looks strikingly new since the designs have been around for a while. The NS 160 carries the NS 200’s bodywork, which makes it a familiar and slightly dated face.The only perceptible visual difference is the ‘160’ sticker on the tank extensions, missing rear disc brake and skinnier tyres. It does come in an exclusive blue shade. The bike looks proportionate with sporty bits like the clip-on handlebars (segment-first) and split seats. but the thin tyres make it look more of a commuter than a bike with sporty intentions. The...read more »
Is the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 the real successor to the iconic Pulsar 150 and can it help Bajaj regain its erstwhile dominance in the entry-level performance segment?
July 27, 2017 By Team ZigWheels
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Highlights
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 borrows its looks from its older sibling, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200. The naked looks appealing with its sharp-looking headlight, the chiseled fuel tank and extensions. The dual-tone theme and 160 font on the tank extension look are sure to grab some attention. In terms of features we get a semi-digital instrument console and clip-on handlebars.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Specifications
The bike's 160cc motor produces 15.5PS of power at 8500rpm and 14.6Nm of torque at 6500rpm. In terms of performance the bike picks up momentum swiftly and offers a linear power delivery. However, it does lack refinement. Braking is done by a 240mm disc at the front, and 130mm drum at the rear. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front fork and a rear gas-charged monoshock damper. The bike weighs 142 kg (kerb).
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Competitors
Honda CB Hornet 160R: The Honda CB Hornet 160R is safer bet for newer riders who just want a sporty ride without compromising on safety and fuel efficiency. However, the Hornet lacks the sportiness of the NS 160, while still being more expensive.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is a good value for money motorcycle for its price range. The engine refinement may disappoint you, but it more than makes up for it with its fun-to-ride character.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Bajaj Pulsar NS160
User Questions and Answers
techno_sunny asked a question on 18 March 2018
Q.Top speed and mileage?Top speed and mileage?
125 top speed and coming to mileage 45per litter standed125 top speed and coming to mileage 45per litter standed
answered by rapheal_willu on 20 March 2018
aakash_baraskar asked a question on 7 March 2018
Q.What's is the Minimum Down Payment in Mumbai?What's is the Minimum Down Payment in Mumbai?
It is 20% of the price of the bike. It is also available with zero down payment option. Check out with your nearest dealer for the same.It is 20% of the price of the bike. It is also available with zero down payment option. Check out with your nearest dealer for the same.
answered by Tushar_Vijay on 14 March 2018
ajay_tripathi_1 asked a question on 1 March 2018
Q.Hows the engine performance?Hows the engine performance?
It's comparatively good from pulsar 180cc due to engine performance and 4 values gives engine comfort in high speed...... And it has twin spark pluge for high performanceIt's comparatively good from pulsar 180cc due to engine performance and 4 values gives engine comfort in high speed...... And it has twin spark pluge for high performance
answered by rapheal_willu on 6 March 2018
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