Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 85,690
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Rear Disc
Current Status Available
Body Type Naked
Fuel Type Petrol
Mileage 45-50 kmpl (Approx.)
Price in India Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is priced at INR 85,690 in India (Ex-Showroom).
Shades Red, Blue, Grey
Official Tagline Power to Play
Warranty in India 2 Years or 30,000 kms (whichever is earlier).
Vehicle Overview Pulsar NS160 is powered by an all-new 160cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine, which generates maximum power of 15.5 PS @ 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 14.6 NM @ 6500 rpm. Pulsar NS160 competes with the likes of Gixxer 155, Apache RTR 160 and CB Hornet 160R. At present, NS160 is the best-looking bike in India in this price range.
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Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
Standout Features Oil Cooled Engine, Attractive Shades
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Engine Description Single Cylinder, Oil-Cooled, Twin Spark, 4-Stroke
Cooling Oil Cooling
Displacement 160.3 cc
Maximum Power 15.3 BHP @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 14.6 NM @ 6500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
GEARBOX & CLUTCH
Number of Gears 5
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 2012 mm
Overall Width 803.5 mm
Overall Height 1060 mm
Ground Clearance 176 mm
Seat Height 805 mm
Wheelbase 1363 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 145 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.4 litres
BRAKES & SAFETY
Front Brake 240mm Disc
Rear Brake 230mm Disc
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
SUSPENSION & WHEEL TRAVEL
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension MonoShock
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 120 mm
TYRE SIZE & WHEELS
Front Tyre 90/90-17" 49P
Rear Tyre 120/80-17" 61P
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed 120 kmph
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Pillion Grabrail
Pillion Footrest
Electric Start
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pass Light
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type MF
LIGHTING
Head Light Hi Beam - 12V, 55W, Low Beam – 12V, 60W
Tail Light LED

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc Review

15 Sep, 2018 02:08 PM

Overview

Indian riders are moving towards a brighter future with better products moving into the country everyday. Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is one of them as it may help many dreamers fulfill the dream of owning an aggressive design under this strict budget. Falling right under the lower tax slab motorcycle segment of GST, this Pulsar has the ability to send shivers across segment rivals.

The practical engine sends power within accessible range and thus, results in a ride quality that can beat most competitors on Indian roads. Fans of Pulsar NS series would even feel blessed as rising cost of fuel can be dodged with this new machine. Here are the required details about Pulsar NS160.

Placed right in the clothes of Pulsar NS200, finding a visible difference takes courage on the new Pulsar. If you are miles away from the automotive terms like discs and drums, chances still exist that you can make a right guess. NS160 has a different engine and hence, the kick can help you decide the model name for the NS motorcycle. The front comes with a familiar headlight, helping it claim the best design among other 160 cc motorcycles of India. No other brand carries such impressive tank shrouds as NS160. Bajaj has even used the dual tone shade scheme as Pulsar NS200 for a wider audience.

Sharing the same components would mean a better stance as one would get a typical 200cc body on a 160cc engine. Smaller tyres look odd on the face of Pulsar NS160 but that may not be a big problem as one could replace them anytime with the ones from NS200. The rear disc brake is replaced by a drum brake and that helps you flaunt the amazing alloy wheel design with much attitude. Price cut takes some things away but getting a good drum brake would even solve the same purpose as a small diameter disc brake.

The tail end of the motorcycle finished perfectly with Pulsar 135 LS inspired panels. The seats are better than before while aluminum number plate holder looks premium for its job. Summing up the design details, I would say that this is the best naked street fighter in its segment of the Indian market.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 measures 2012 mm in length, 803.5 mm in width and 1060 mm in height. It carries a wheelbase of 1363 mm and claims a ground clearance of 176 mm. The motorcycle weighs 142 kg and carries a 12 liter fuel tank. These impressive dimensions help the NS160 claim a practical and everyday friendly ride experience.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 uses a reworked version of AS150's 149cc engine. The increase in displacement helps it claim a wider audience with practical riding dynamics. It gets improved torque at an accessible point while built of the engine never facilitated class leading power to the motorcycle. The 160.3cc, single cylinder engine is good for 15.5 PS at 8500 rpm and 14.6 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

Most bikes of this segment has lower torque value compared to NS160 while 142 kg of weight makes it heavier among all others with 160 cc engine. Still, a Pulsar would never stay back as they have performance DNA in their built. It would be an excellent sprinter but top speed may not go as high as expected by most Pulsar fans.

Limiting the power output was even necessary as most rivals are more mileage oriented. Pulsar 220F is the most happening performer under INR 1 lakh, second to none other than the street fighter NS200. The 150cc segment has been in existence since last few decades and 160 cc may help all of them upgrade for more power with non-considerable mileage downfall.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is equipped with a 240 mm front disc brake for the Indian market. ABS is not a possibility in this segment for India and hence, would be exclusive to the Turkish market. The rear wheel now comes with a 230 mm disc brake.

It shares the suspension with Pulsar NS200 as the same telescopic front and mono-shock rear combination is on use. Front wheel offers 130 mm of travel while rear gets 120 mm for the same. This makes it under equipped when compared to its rivals. The disc brake is smaller in size in comparison to Pulsar NS200 and rear even misses an optional disc for the purist. The front tyre measures 90/90-17 while rear uses 120/80-17 for excellent on-road grip.

Pulsar NS160 is offered in Grey, Red, and Blue as base shades and use Grey highlight on tanks and rear panel. NS160 is available in a single variant in India and the single-channel ABS variant might come at a later stage.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 carries a price tag of INR 78,368 and the on-road price in Delhi is INR 91,100. This makes it a very good rival to Yamaha FZS V2, Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Honda CB Hornet 160R. Pulsar AS150 was priced much lower to other bikes and still, getting sales out of this segment is not easy at all.

The recent sales report claimed a considerable share of Bajaj Pulsar and TVS Apache in the Indian sport bike segment. Majority of these come from DTS-i series and 160cc Apache as these have got unbreakable trust in the minds of Indian riders. Pulsar NS160 has the potential but only when its pricing can be considered the best among this segment.

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This is the best bike ever made by Bajaj. ... read more

Best Features: Performance

Pros: Everything

Cons: Lack of 6th gear

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After using Pulsar 150 DTS-i for 5 years, l would like to share my experience. ... read more

Best Features: Mileage, comfort.

Pros: Looks, Design.

Cons: suspension needs some work.

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