Bajaj Auto originally unveiled their new Bajaj Pulsar 160NS last December at a dealer’s meet in Turkey. Although there were rumours that it would be launched in India around early 2017, they haven’t come true. Instead, Bajaj launched the 2017 version of the Pulsar 150. The Pulsar 160NS has been spotted testing on Indian roads for the first time, which brings back the speculation that it should be launched in the Indian markets soon.
The new 160NS occupies the same platform as the modified Pulsar 150, yet is much lighter in comparison. The 160Ns is at a kerb weight of 135kgs, 5 kilos lighter than its counterpart, the 150NS. The company hasn’t yet confirmed the launch of the 160Ns in India, however one can expect it to be available for sale around late 2017.
The bike is powered by a single cylinder, oil cooled, 160.3cc triple spark engine with a Five speed gearbox. The powertrain hits a maximum output of 15.2 bhp and the torque peaks at 14.6Nm. The bike comes with a top speed that hits around 120kmph.
On release, the 160NS would be above the current 150, as competition for the Yamaha FZ-S, the Suzuki Gixxer 155, TVS Apache 160, and Honda CB Hornet 160R. The new model is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 78,000 to Rs 82,000.
Aesthetically, the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS looks about the same as the 150NS and 200NS. However, certain changes in the design make it stand out. The muscular fuel tank, the skinny side panels, along with the bold stance, give the bike a striking distinction.
The new bike also features a digital instrument panel with analog tachometer, minimal head fairing, air deflecting cowl, halogen headlamp, new fuel filler cap, clear lense indicators, silver finish centre stay and rear foot rest, splint seats and grab handle. The rear comes equipped with a split LED tail lamp and an underbelly exhaust.
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