Exclusive Update: Bajaj Pulsar N160 Single-Channel ABS Variant Discontinued

Exclusive Update: Bajaj Pulsar N160 Single-Channel ABS Variant Discontinued

Bajaj has officially discontinued the single-channel ABS variant of the Pulsar N160 in response to low demand. As confirmed by reliable dealer sources, this move has been in effect for the past few months, with the bike now exclusively available with dual-channel ABS as a standard feature.

Background and Pricing

The Bajaj Pulsar N160 was introduced last year with two variants: a single-channel ABS version priced at Rs 1,22,854 and a dual-channel ABS version with a slightly higher price tag of Rs 1,27,853 (ex-showroom). The price difference between the two variants was a modest Rs 5000. Despite this relatively small gap, safety-conscious riders overwhelmingly opted for the dual-channel ABS variant.

Safety as a Priority

In the current motorcycle market landscape safety is a paramount concern for riders. The minimal price difference, coupled with the substantial safety enhancement offered by dual-channel ABS, led to a clear consumer preference. According to dealer sources the lack of demand for the single-channel variant prompted its discontinuation.

Current Configuration and Pricing

With the single-channel variant now out of the picture, the Bajaj Pulsar N160 exclusively comes with dual-channel ABS as standard. The current ex-showroom price for the Pulsar N160 is Rs 1,30,560 in Delhi. The bike is available in three distinct color schemes Brooklyn Black, Caribbean Blue, and Racing Red all offered at the same price point.

Performance and Market Position

Powered by a robust 164.82cc, single-cylinder, air and oil-cooled engine, the Pulsar N160 generates 16PS and 14.65Nm. Sharing its platform with the Bajaj Pulsar N250, the N160 exhibits similarities in features, bodywork, and color options. Positioned in the competitive 150-160cc segment the Pulsar N160 faces off against rivals such as the Hero Xtreme 160R 4V, Yamaha FZ-S Fi V3.0, Suzuki Gixxer, and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.


The single-channel ABS variant's retirement demonstrates Bajaj's dedication to safety as a top priority and its response to market demands. As riders increasingly prioritize advanced safety features the move to make dual-channel ABS standard reflects Bajaj's dedication to meeting evolving consumer expectations in the competitive two-wheeler market. The Pulsar N160, now available only with dual-channel ABS continues to offer a compelling blend of performance, safety, and style to riders across India.