Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto has set everything on fire with the launch of Dominar 400, but now the firm is looking to expand its 'NS' range of horses by introducing an entry-level motorcycle, the Pulsar 160NS.
The new Pulsar 160NS is based on an updated Pulsar 150 platform. Bajaj Auto is already selling the Pulsar 150NS in export markets like Turkey and Colombia. The marque is also bringing back the iconic Pulsar 200NS to the Indian market in coming months.
Powering the Pulsar 160NS is a new 160.3cc single-cylinder DTS-i engine that delivers 15.2bhp of power and 14.6Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The motor is mated to a 5-speed transmission and the motorcycle weighs just 135kg.
When compared to Pulsar 150NS sold in the foreign market, it's 149.5cc engine produces 16.8bhp of power at 9,500rpm and 13Nm of torque at 7,500rpm and the model weighs 140kg.
Unlike the air-cooled engine of the 150NS, the 160NS gets an oil-cooler. Up front, it features a petal disc and customers do get an option to choose single-channel ABS. The model also gets new livery along with an underbelly engine cowl.
We can expect this entry-level Pulsar 160NS to hit the Indian market soon, along with the BSIV compliant 200NS.
Tired of small displacement motorcycles? Then we have a cure for you, the Bajaj Dominar 400. Bajaj Auto has launched the much-awaited cruiser sports motorcycle in India last month. If you are planning to get one then check our Dominar 400 album.