The NS 160 Pulsar is a premium bike compared to other variants of the Pulsar range. It is a watered-down version of the NS 200 but it still packs a punch.
The bike attracts those who want a Pulsar but not the 150 CC variant. The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is quite similar to the NS 200. The difference is the tire profile of the NS 160. It is smaller than the ones found on the NS 200.
The NS 160 retains the perimeter frame of the NS 200 which allows the bike to deliver impressive cornering abilities.
Similar to other Bajaj bikes in India, the NS 160 comes with a powerful engine. A motor is a single-cylinder unit. It is oil-cooled and fuel-injected. It also complies with the BS6-emission norms. The peak power and torque outputs of the engine are 15.3bhp and 14.6Nm respectively. The motor is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The gears are machined to offer linear performance from the engine.
The engine offers rapid acceleration. The motor keeps on pulling till it reaches the top RPM. The real performance of the motor becomes apparent after the unit crosses the 5,000 RPM. The first two gears on the bike come with short ratios. This allows the rider to glide through dense traffic seamlessly.
The highway performance of the bike is pretty amazing as well.
Riders can reach the 100 KMPH mark in no time. They can stay at cruising speeds without worrying about engine overheating issues. The cooling system of the bike is quite efficient. The engine itself is quite refined as one can barely feel vibrations even at the top RPM ranges.
The bike comes with telescopic fork-style front suspension units. The rear wheel is paired with a preload-adjustable, gas-charged mono-shock unit.
The bike rides on alloy wheels and they are OEM standard fitment. The front and rear tire profiles are 80/100 and 110/80 respectively. The bike comes with the front as well as rear disc braking units. Bajaj offers the bike with single-channel ABS.
The bike offers a riding stance that is similar to the Pulsar NS 200. The rider would need to crouch slightly forward as the footpegs are positioned toward the rear wheel. This is ideal as it offers the rider to have more control over the bike.
The bike handles better than the NS 200 due to the low dry weight. The bike weighs a mere 151 KGs. Furthermore, the perimeter frame on the bike makes it well-balanced. The bike has an amazing power-to-weight ratio. Riders can conquer corners and hairpin bends like a pro and with confidence.
The bike is ergonomically designed that allows riders to ride the bike for long hours even with an aggressive riding stance. The seat height of the bike is 805mm. The handlebar is a clip-on unit but is positioned at a raised level for easy access.
The seats on the bike are well padded and contoured thus allowing riders to enjoy long rides without taking short breaks in between.
Bajaj is always hard at work to keep its bikes interesting for its customers. As part of that effort, the bike now comes with new color schemes. The NS 160 Pulsar is now available in a new dual-tone paint finish. The addition of the color scheme adds to the appeal of the sporty, naked street-fighter bike.
The new color scheme consists of a white fuel tank and fairing. The side panels, headlamp cowl, and front/rear fenders come in black. The engine assembly and grab rails are also finished in black.
The sales figures of the NS 160 are still strong and the new avatar will surely help.Apply for Loan Calculate Your EMI