Bajaj Auto recently introduced the updated Pulsar NS160 and the Pulsar NS200 in India. They are the first Pulsar series motorcycles to get USD front forks. The new 2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has been launched at Rs 1.35 lakh, ex-showroom, and it will be sold alongside the Pulsar N160. Here’s how these 160cc Pulsar motorcycles fare against each other.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Design and colours
In terms of design, these Pulsar motorcycles are vastly different from each other. The N160 features the new-gen Pulsar design while the NS160 sports its signature streetfighter appeal. They get a wolf-eyed headlamp and while the NS160’s unit is still a halogen one, the N160 boasts an all-LED lighting system.
Bajaj is offering the new Pulsar NS160 in only two colour shades. They are Ebony Black and Pearl Metallic White. The Bajaj Pulsar N160, on the other hand, is available in a total of four paint schemes. They are Caribbean Blue, Racing Red, Techno Grey and Brooklyn Black.
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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Engine and gearbox
|Specification||Pulsar NS160||Pulsar N160|
|Engine||160.3cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected||164.82cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected|
|Power||16.9 bhp||15.7 bhp|
|Torque||14.6 Nm||14.65 Nm|
Powering the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is a 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected engine that develops 16.9 bhp and 14.6 Nm of peak torque. The Pulsar N160, on the other hand, gets a slightly bigger engine but offers similar power and torque figures. It is powered by a 164.82cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected engine that churns out 15.7 bhp and 14.65 Nm. Both these motorcycles come mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Dimensions
|Dimensions||Pulsar NS160||Pulsar N160|
|Length||2017 mm||1989 mm|
|Width||804 mm||743 mm|
|Height||1060 mm||1050 mm|
|Wheelbase||1372 mm||1358 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm||165 mm|
|Seat Height||805 mm||795 mm|
|Kerb Weight||152 kg||152-154 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 litres||14 litres|
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Hardware and features
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 gets upside-down front forks while the N160 gets telescopic forks. At the rear, both these motorcycles sport a mono-shock absorber. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at either end and they get dual-channel ABS. In terms of features, the Pulsar N160 gets a fully digital instrument cluster and an LED lighting system while the NS160 gets a semi-digital console.
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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Price and rivals
|Make and model||Price (ex-showroom)|
|Bajaj Pulsar NS160||Rs 1.35 lakh|
|Bajaj Pulsar N160||Rs 1.23 lakh – Rs 1.30 lakh|
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has been launched in India at Rs 1.35 lakh, ex-showroom. Bajaj is offering the Pulsar N160 in two variants: single-channel ABS and dual-channel ABS. They are priced at Rs 1.23 lakh and Rs 1.30 lakh, ex-showroom, respectively. These 160cc Pulsar motorcycles rival the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Yamaha FZ-S, Suzuki Gixxer, etc.
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