Bajaj Pulsar NS160

  • KEY FEATURES
  • CAPACITY 160.3CC
  • MILEAGE 45 Kmpl
  • MAX POWER 15.3 bhp

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Review

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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Design And Style

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Design And Style

The Bajaj Pulsar 160NS can to the untrained eye look like the Pulsar 200NS, and that is simply because it carries over the streetfighter, naked sport looks from its elder sibling, the Bajaj Pulsar NS200. Several body components are shared as well, and even the overall dimensions of the bike seem to be similar to that of the NS200.

The black alloy wheels, bikini fairing, headlamp, swingarm, tail lamp, fuel tank, etc. are all carried over from the 200NS. It even gets a similar dual-tone colour scheme and even the seating is the split-seat setup.

So, what are the difference in design then? It is all in the little details, starting with of course the decals, which says NS160. And then, there’s the new engine with a kick-starter as the exterior differentiator.

However, the similarities in design is not a bad thing at all, as it is one of the best Indian motorcycle designs. The smaller tyres do look a little out of place, as this design and frame of the Pulsar 200NS was built to handle larger 130 section tyres instead of the 110 section tyres currently on the 160NS.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Engine And Performance

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Engine And Performance

The Bajaj Pulsar 160NS is powered by a reworked version of the old Pulsar AS150's 149cc engine. The 160.3cc, single cylinder, triple spark engine now produces a maximum power output of 15.7bhp at 8500 rpm and a peak torque output of 14.6Nm at 6500 rpm. A 5-speed gearbox transmits the power to the rear wheel.

The Pulsar 160NS performs pretty well for a 160cc motorcycle. The engine is smooth, vibrations feel well-controlled and acceleration is brisk. The fact that the motorcycle has shed a few kilos is very much noticeable, as it is nimbler around corners and is capable of changing directions all of a sudden, without washing out.

The motorcycle is capable of accelerating from 0-100 kmph in around 15 seconds and should go on to hit the claimed top speed of 120 km/h.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Fuel Efficiency

Bajaj Pulsar NS160Fuel Efficiency

The Bajaj Pulsar 160NS returns a pretty impressive fuel economy of around 45kmpl. The fuel economy is about the same as its competition in the segment, i.e the Yamaha FZ-S, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Honda CB Hornet.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Important Features

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Important Features

The digital-analogue instrument cluster which is carried over from the 200NS is probably the best looking and functioning one in this segment. Even the aluminum number plate and indicator mount looks premium for this class.

The Pulsar 160NS features a segment-first oil-cooling system, which can keep the engine running cool irrespective of riding conditions.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Verdict

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Verdict

The Bajaj Pulsar 160NS was first unveiled in Turkey and then launched in India. However, it was slightly disappointing that Bajaj has skimped on the single-channel ABS being offered on the international model. However, the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS is a worthy contender in the 160cc segment which is just opening up in the Indian market.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Q & A

What is the seat height of the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS?

The saddle height of the Pulsar 160NS is 805mm, just like the Pulsar 200NS. The seat is a split-seat configuration, again like the Pulsar 200NS, and the rear seat is a few millimetres taller than the front seat.

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Is the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS better than the TVS Apache RTR 160?

Well, it depends on what you are looking for from the motorcycle. The Apache RTR 160 is certainly sportier to ride than the Pulsar 160NS, but if looked at from an all-rounder perspective, the Pulsar 160NS takes the cake, as it is a good mixture of sportiness, comfort and efficiency.

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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Models

 82,496.00   Ex-Showroom Price
 85,850.00   Ex-Showroom Price
 92,506.00   Ex-Showroom Price

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Specifications

Single Disc
Brakes, Wheels & Suspension
Calliper Type Floating, Two Piston
Front Brake Size 240 mm
Front Brake Type Disc
Front Suspension Telescopic
Front Tyre Size 80/100-17â€, 46P Tubeless
Front Wheel Size 17 inch
Radial Tyres No
Rear Brake Size 130 mm
Rear Brake Type Drum
Rear Suspension Monoshock
Rear Tyre Size 110/80-17â€, 57P Tubeless
Rear Wheel Size 17 inch
Tyre Type Tubeless
Wheel Type Alloy
Dimensions & Chassis
Chassis Type Perimeter Frame
Ground Clearance 176 mm
Kerb Weight 142 kg
Overall Height 1,060 mm
Overall Length 2,012 mm
Overall Width 804 mm
Seat Height 805 mm
Wheelbase 1,363 mm
Engine & Transmission
Bore 58 mm
Clutch Wet Multiplate
Compression Ratio 9.8 ± 0.5:1
Cooling System Oil Cooled
Cylinders 1
Displacement 160.3 cc
Fuel Delivery System Carburetor
Fuel Type Petrol
Gearbox Type Manual
Ignition DTS-i
Max Power 15.3 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 14.6 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
No. of Gears 5
Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder
Stroke 61 mm
Transmission Type Chain Drive
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Fuel Efficiency & Performance
0 to 60 kmph --
60 to 0 kmph --
Fuel Efficiency Range 540 Km
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Mileage - ARAI 45 kmpl
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.4 litres
Top Speed --

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Features

Antilock Braking System No
Battery Maintenance Free
Brake/Tail Light LED Taillamp
Clock Yes
Digital Fuel Guage Yes
Electric System 12 V DC
Fuel Guage Yes
Headlight Bulb Type H4 (12V 55/60W)
Headlight Type Conventional Bulb and Reflector
Killswitch Yes
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Oil Indicator Yes
No. of Tripmeters 2
Odometer Digital
Pass Light Yes
Pillion Backrest No
Pillion Footrest Yes
Pillion Grabrail Yes
Pillion Seat Yes
Shift Light Yes
Speedometer Digital
Stand Alarm No
Start Type Electric Start
Stepped Seat Yes
Tachometer Analogue
Tripmeter Type Digital
Turn Signal Yes

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