Bajaj has launched next-gen version of Pulsar 160NS. Price starts from Rs 1.27 lakh, ex-sh, Delhi. In its new avatar, it has been rebranded as N160. The Pulsar N160 follows the Pulsar 250 twins launched last year and shares some of its DNA in terms of design and styling.
The Pulsar N160 gets an aggressive design language with a dual-tone paint job. Split seats are offered and the rider seat is 795mm tall making it quite accessible. The tail end draws design cues from the NS160. The bike features an an underbelly exhaust.
Next-gen Pulsar 160N gets an updated fully digital instrument console with gear position indicator, distance to empty. It also gets USB mobile charger.
Powering the Pulsar N160 is a 165cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 16 BHP and 14.65 Nm. The bike rides on telescopic fork front suspension and a monoshock at the rear, while the braking setup comprises a 300 mm front disc and a 230 mm disc brake at the rear. It also comes with dual-channel ABS.
Bajaj claims that the new Pulsar N160 delivers Best-in-Class Passing Acceleration – Pulsar N160 is fastest in the 160cc segment in 3rd, 4th and 5th gear in terms of passing acceleration (30-70 kmph).
The N160 gets 100-section front and 130-section rear MRF Zapper tyres. Braking duties are handled by 300mm front and 230mm rear ByBre discs with the option of single-channel and dual-channel ABS models (single l-channel ABS gets a smaller 280mm front disc).
The Bajaj Pulsar N160 competes with Hero Xtreme 160R, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Yamaha FZ S, Suzuki Gixxer and the Honda XBlade.