Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Updated Model Spotted - New Colors Options and more

Bajaj Auto is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in India. It offers quite a few bikes across various price and performance ranges.

The Pulsar NS 160 is one of them and happens to be a best seller for the OEM. In terms of positioning, the NS 160 is a premium bike. It is positioned above the Pulsar 150 and below the Pulsar NS 200.

The bike is re-launched with a few tweaks. Details are as follows –

What’s New?


The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 updated model comes with cosmetic changes. The changes are as follows –

  • The alloy wheels on the bike come with a new paint job. The latest iteration of the bike comes with wheels painted in black. Bajaj made this change based on customer feedback. White wheels tend to get dirty pretty soon hence this change was necessary.
  • The seats on the bike have been tweaked a bit as well. Bajaj Auto engineers made the seat of the bike more comfortable by adding more padding in the right places.
  • Other than the factors mentioned above, the bike remains the same as its previous iterations.

Details are as follows -

Comfort Factor


In terms of overall ergonomics, the NS 160 is a rider-friendly motorcycle. It is a naked streetfighter bike. But the riding triangle is made to keep the rider comfortable in short as well as long commutes.

The seat height of the bike is 805 mm. It allows tall and short riders to get on the saddle easily.

The footpegs are rear set and the clip-on handlebar is positioned away from the rider. This surely compels the rider to sit with an aggressive stance. But the height of the handlebar is relatively high.

Hence, even with an aggressive riding stance, the rider will be able to remain comfortable on long rides. The seats are well-padded, contoured and spacious. All of this makes the bike ideal for long bike trips to distant destinations.

Engine Specs, Suspension, Wheels, Brakes and Safety


The Pulsar NS 160 is powered by a 160 CC engine. It is a single-cylinder, fuel-injected, oil-cooled and BS6-compliant engine.

The engineers at Bajaj tuned the motor to produce 15.3 bhp of peak power. The peak torque output of the motor is 14.6Nm. The motor is paired with a smooth-shifting five-speed gearbox.

The motorcycle has a front fork-style suspension. The rear suspension is a monoshock unit with a gas reservoir.

The latest iteration of the bike comes with split-five-spoke forged alloy wheels. The tires on the bike are 80/100 for the front wheel. The rear wheel has a 110/80 tire.

The bike is paired with disc brakes for the front and rear wheels. Bajaj Auto offers the bike with single-channel ABS as a standard fitment.



The motor on the bike comes with a short stroke. This allows the engine to remain rev-happy! The overall riding experience of the bike is pretty engaging. The acceleration of the NS160 has always been a selling point. The new iteration of the bike retains this nature on its motor.

The motor is capable of delivering its power and torque linearly. After the motor surpasses the 5000 RPM mark, it feels more eager. The first and second gear come with short ratios. This keeps the engine of the bike cool in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The highway performance of the bike is amazing. One can reach the proverbial benchmark of 100 KMPH in no time. The gearbox is smooth and the clutch is light hence, gear shifts are effortless.

The bike is known for its feistiness and the latest iteration retains that character. This ensures that every ride will be paired with an engaging experience. The bike is well-balanced at slow speeds. It is easy to take corners, make successful overtakes and weave through traffic.

The bike is very stable at high speeds all thanks to the fine-tuned perimeter frame and semi-hard suspension setup.

Price, Variants and Colour Options


As per the Bajaj bike price list, the bike comes with an average ex-showroom price of Rs. 1, 36,594*.

Bajaj offers the bike in a single trim. The colour options are limited to three.

They are –

  • Burnt Red
  • Metallic Pearl White
  • Pewter Grey

The mileage of the bike is 41 KMPL and the dry weight of the bike is 151 KGs. The total fuel carrying capacity of the bike’s fuel tank is 12 litres.

Is the Bike worth it?


Yes, compared to other 160 CC bikes, the NS160 still is and always will be a value-for-money product.

For more details, feel free to consult with the spokesperson of a Bajaj-authorized dealership today!

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