Bajaj Pulsar NS 160

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Showcased globally in December 2016. Launched in February 2017 (Global) and July 2017 (India).

Pulsar NS 160 was unveiled globally in the year 2016 at a motorcycle expo in Turkey. Even before the BS-IV emission norms to become active, it bears Euro-IV and BS-IV standard engine to meet the European emission norms. Bajaj initially developed this bike for the international markets like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Turkey and few South-East Asian countries.

Pulsar NS 160 features brand new 160.30cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4-stroke engine with Bajaj's own Triple Spark Technology. It is mated with 5-speed gearbox and delivers a maximum power of 15.5 bhp and top torque of 14.6 Nm. The bike gets disc brake at both the ends along with telescopic fork at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. It is available in three different paint schemes.

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Rs. 78,368 [ Ex-showroom, New Delhi ]

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is available in following colours - Blue in Black, Red in Black and White in Black


Technical Specifications
Type Motorcycle
Engine Displacement 160.30 cc
Engine Type Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, Triple Spark Engine
Engine Starting Electric Push Start and Kick Start
Cooling System Oil Cooled
Maximum Power 15.5 PS @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 14.6 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Transmission 5-Speed Constant Mesh
Gear Shift Pattern 1-N-2-3-4-5
Electricals
Battery 12 V DC
Head Lamp Hi Beam - 12V, 55W and Low Beam – 12V, 60W
Tail Lamp LED Tail Lamp
Brakes
Front Brake 240mm Disc
Rear Brake 130mm Disc
Chassis and Suspension
Frame Perimeter Frame
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Monoshock with adjustable pre-load
Tyres
Wheel Type
Front Tyre 17-inch
Rear Tyre 17-inch
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height 2012 x 803.5 x 1060 mm
Wheelbase 1363 mm
Weight 135 kg
Ground Clearance 176 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity 12 litres
Reserve Tank Capacity 2.4 litres

First Impression Review

Pulsar NS 160 is the latest iteration of the Pulsar series to launch in India. Last year, Bajaj launched this model in some of their international markets such as Turkey, Nepal and Indonesia. The NS160 was launched in July 2017 in India. With this launch, Bajaj has silently replaced the much popular Pulsar 150 from the official line up. The new Pulsar NS 160 shares almost 90% of parts from the elder sibling NS 200.

Pulsar NS 160

The Engine and Performance
The new Pulsar NS 160 is powered by a newly developed 160.3cc, oil-cooled, DTS-i engine delivering a maximum power of 15.5 Ps @ 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm @ 6500 rpm. It is a BS-IV complaint engine with all the standard emission standards. The engine meshes with 5-speed constant mesh gearbox, which is assisted by wet multi-plate clutch. According to Bajaj this 160cc machine is expected to deliver a maximum fuel efficiency of 45 kmpl. With the 12-litre fuel tank on board, the company claims a minimum distance of 540 km with the full tank of fuel. Moreover, there is a healthy part of guidance and support from the KTM Motorcycles of Austria.

Bajaj Pulsar Ns 160

The Design, Styling and Features
From a distance, both the NS 160 and NS 200 looks similar. It shares the same perimeter frame, headlamp, handlebar and switchgear, split seats, grab rails and rear cowl. It shares many features with 200 NS and they are; clear lens indicators, underbelly exhaust, stylish split seats, viscous type air filter and LCD speedometer console.

Bajaj Pulsar Ns 160

The 160 NS moniker has been inscribed on the fuel tank extension in a new attractive fashion. It is available in white, red and blue paint jobs with the combination of black.

Chassis, Suspension and Braking
Like the RS 200 and NS 200, this one too is constructed on perimeter frame chassis. This lightweight frame has improved the dynamics of the Bajaj bikes from the past days. They are agile and quicker with confident cornering capabilities.
It gets Nitrox filled Monoshock suspension at the rear and telescopic suspension with anti-friction bush at the front. The braking department consists of hydraulic disc brake with 240 mm disc at the front and conventional drum brake at the rear.

Bajaj Pulsar Ns 160

The Conclusion
The new Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS competes with Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ series. The 160 segment become super interested with the launch of all new Pulsar. We are yet to test ride this vehicle and therefore we are not sure about its capabilities. Altogether, it is an interesting addition from the Pune-based two-wheeler maker.
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