The Indian bike maker Bajaj has recently showcased their new model Pulsar 160 NS at a private meet in Turkey. This new bike replaces the ongoing Pulsar 150 NS. It is considered to be a smart move from Bajaj in accordance with the upcoming EURO IV emission norms in Europe from 2017.
Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS uses a new 160.3cc, single cylinder, oil-cooled engine. This one also uses Bajaj's Triple Spark Technology, which enhances fuel efficiency and performance of the bike. The new mill is slightly under powered compared to the older 150cc model, producing 16.7 bhp and 13 Nm torque. Meanwhile, the new bike delivers a top power of 15.2 bhp @ 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm @ 6500 rpm. It meshes with a 5-speed manual transmission box, which is retained in the new model from older one.
The new Pulsar may look heavier, but it has a weight reduction of 5kg from the older one. Not only that it uses wider tyres of 100/80/17 at front and 110/70/17 at the rear. The new braking system comprises of Single-channel ABS for the high end variant and standard model gets front disc and rear drum brakes.
So far Bajaj has no plans to introduce this model in the Indian market and they will continue here with the 150 NS model. The new 160 model will be manufactured and exported from here to the European market. Bajaj will officially launch this model in Easter Europe by early 2017. If Bajaj plans to launch this model in domestic market, it will bring tight competition to the best seller CB Hornet from Honda and Gixxer from Suzuki
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Bajaj is set to launch their replacement of Pulsar 150 NS in Easter European market from early 2017
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