Bajaj Pulsar NS160

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  • CAPACITY 160.3CC
  • MAX POWER 17.03 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

 116,115.00   Ex-Showroom Price

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Specifications

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension
Braking System Single Channel ABS
Calliper Type --
Front Brake Size 260 mm
Front Brake Type Disc
Front Suspension Telescopic with Anti-friction Bush
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 25 psi
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 25 psi
Front Tyre Size 90/90 -17 49 P Tubeless
Front Wheel Size 17 inch
Radial Tyres No
Rear Brake Size 230 mm
Rear Brake Type Disc
Rear Suspension Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 28 psi
Rear Tyre Size 120/80 -17 61 P Tubeless
Rear Wheel Size 17 inch
Tyre Type Tubeless
Wheel Type Alloy
Dimensions & Chassis
Chassis Type Perimeter Frame
Ground Clearance 177 mm
Kerb Weight 151 kg
Overall Height 1,060 mm
Overall Length 2,017 mm
Overall Width 803.5 mm
Seat Height --
Wheelbase 1,372 mm
Manufacturer Warranty
Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 75,000
Standard Warranty (Year) 5 Year
Power & Performance
Bore 58 mm
Clutch Wet Multiplate
Compression Ratio 9.8+/-0.5:1
Cooling System Oil Cooled
Cylinders 1
Displacement 160.3 cc
Emission Standard BS-VI
Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Fuel Type Petrol
Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 4 Up
Ignition DTS-i
Max Power 17.03 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Max Torque 14.6 Nm @ 7,250 rpm
Mileage - ARAI --
Mileage - Owner Reported 42 kmpl
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.4 litres
Riding Range --
Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder
Stroke 60.7 mm
Top Speed --
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Transmission Type Chain Drive
Valves Per Cylinder 4

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Features

Additional features Split Grab Rails
AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes
Battery 12V Full DC MF
Brake/Tail Light LED Taillamp
Clock Yes
Digital Fuel Guage Yes
DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes
Electric System 12 V DC
Front storage box No
Fuel Guage Yes
GPS & Navigation No
Headlight Bulb Type H4 (12V 55/60W)
Headlight Type Halogen
Killswitch Yes
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Oil Indicator Yes
Mobile App Connectivity No
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 Yes
Start Type Electric Start
Stepped Seat Yes
Tachometer Analogue
Tripmeter Type Digital
Turn Signal Yes
Under seat storage No
USB charging port No

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