Yes folks, you heard right. Pulsar 150 was all alone in the segment from last 1.5 decade to hold on Bajaj Motorcycles in the game. But the scenario is changing with the introduction of Pulsar 160 NS on the Indian roads. Everyone knows Pulsar is a very very strong contender in any segment, this segment was untouched by Pulsar series for a very long time and other manufacturer got most of this opportunity as they can.
But Now, not anymore. There is Pulsar once again to make the atmosphere warmer. There are some new features too in Pulsar 160 NS too which are not available nowadays in this segment and not available even in 200 NS. Like underbelly exhaust. Let’s have a glance on specs, this will help us to understand and describe the new NS 160.
Pulsar 160 NS Specification
|Engine||4 - stroke, SOHC 4-Valve, Oil Cooled, DTS-i Engine|
|Max power(PS @ RPM)||15.5 @ 8500|
|Max torque(Nm @RPM)||14.6 @ 6500|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic with Anti-friction Bush|
|Rear Suspension||Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister|
|Front Brake||240 mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||130 mm drum|
|Front Tyre||80/100 -17" 46 P Tubeless|
|Rear Tyre||110/80 -17" 57 P Tubeless|
|Fuel Tank||12 L|
|Headlamp||H4 (12V 55/60W)|
|L x W x H||2012 x 803.5 x 1060 mm|
|Ground Clearance||176 mm|
|Kerb Wt||142 kg|
Bike was awaited to see and feel its performance from its first showcase in Turkey last year. Last year in Turkey Dealer’s Meet Pulsar 200 NS and 160 NS were showcased, now they both are on-road released.
Now, this bike is available in only one colour matt black. But hopefully, there will more colours for us to choose. There is 1 thing also which is missing for fans, that is disc brake in the rear. This is also a thing which can be expected in upcoming days.
This time Bajaj has introduced some most premium features in this bike like under belly exhaust. For maintaining the same amount of confidence in corners and conditions according to Indian roads and terrain, Bajaj increase a bit of ground clearance. Mono-shock suspension will make this more comfortable than its competitor.
According to Dino (Youtube channel- Dino’s Vault), this bike is remarkably impressive in terms of vibration, thrust and cornering. This bike has the less wide rear tyre and it will support more on cornering, soft rubber tyre will not let you feel that you’re not riding less wide rear tyre. This was important to keep bike light and agiler.
There is much more similarity in Pulsar 160 NS and its elder sibling NS 200. 12 L fuel tank is enough or not, we can’t comment on it yet. Official mileage is not out now, but according to the performance of its elder and younger sibling, we can say that this bike will produce the mileage of approx. 45-48 kmpl.
Pulsar 160 NS Rivals
This 160 NS will have its signature steel name sticker on its petrol tank, unlike Pulsar 150. price tag approx. of 80K will be very competitive in this range and this new bike by Bajaj under revolutionary brand ‘Pulsar’ will create a warmest and performance oriented competition. Honda Hornet, Suzuki Zixxer and Hero Glamour will have to face this direct head-to-head battle.
Stay tuned with us to read the comparison of new product in ‘Pulsar’ series with its most famous and beloved opponents.