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Bajaj Pulsar NS160

Bajaj Pulsar NS160

1.46 - 1.85 Lakh
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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Overview

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Engine Capacity

160.3 CC

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Mileage

45 KM/L

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Fuel Tank Capacity

12.0 L

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Gears

5 Speed

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Brakes

Disc/Disc

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Starting Mechanism

Kick / Self Start

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Wheel Type

Alloy Wheels

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Body Type

Commuter

What's New?

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is a popular street motorcycle introduced by Bajaj Auto in India. It combines sporty styling, robust performance, and impressive features to cater to the needs of riders seeking a thrilling riding experience. Launched in India, the Pulsar NS160 is powered by a 160.3 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that delivers excellent power and torque for spirited rides. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox, offering smooth gear transitions and efficient power delivery. In terms of design, the Pulsar NS160 features a muscular and aggressive stance with sharp lines, a muscular fuel tank, and a split seat setup. The motorcycle boasts attractive graphics, an angular headlamp, LED tail lamp, and sporty alloy wheels that enhance its visual appeal.

Key Highlights:

Ex Showroom Price

 ₹ 1,24,609 Onwards

Class

Commuter

Mileage

52 KM/L

Fuel Capacity

12 L

No. of gears

5

Type of engine

Single-Cylinder

Cubic Capacity

159cc

Headlight Type

LED

Instrument Cluster

Digital + Analog

Seat height

805 mm

Weight

152 Kgs

Colours

Metallic Pearl White, Pewter Grey, Satin Blue, Ebony Black, Pearl Metallic White & Cocktail Wine Red.

Similar Models

TVS Apache RTR 160; Suzuki Gixxer; Bajaj Pulsar 150; Bajaj Pulsar NS200

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Expert Review

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8.0
safety
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7.8
comfort
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8.0
performance
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8.0
significance
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8.8
value for money
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8.0
fuel consumption
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Pros

  • Sporty design
  • Peppy engine
  • Good performance
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Cons

  • Stiff ride
  • Less variants
  • Plastics quality
Verdict

If you take into account the capable engine, good safety features, stylish appearance and look, comfortable riding experience and overall brand value, this bike does prove to be a value proposition. It is one of the best options for buyers in this segment. The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is a good bike to own, particularly for those seeking the sporty feeling of a roadster and a compelling exhaust and engine note without burning a hole in their pockets.Stiff ride


Introduction

A popular street bike in India, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 1.1 Lakh. The bike comes in just one variant, Twin Disc ABS BS VI, and 4 attractive colour options: Pewter Grey, Satin Blue, Pearl White and Burnt Red. Bajaj introduced this motorbike not only as a more affordable version of NS 200, but it was also introduced as a vehicle to take on the competitive 150cc-160cc segment. 

How is the design? 

In terms of design, the Pulsar NS160 is apparently a more premium offering from Bajaj, and positioned only a notch above the Pulsar 150, in terms of features and pricing. Most of all the design elements are retained by the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 from its older sibling, the NS200. The smaller 240mm front disc and smaller tyre profile of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 makes it look different from the NS200. However, the same perimeter frame of the NS200 is featured in the NS160 as well, and therefore, it is a better handling motorcycle than Pulsar 150. The onlookers are captivated by its aggressive and muscular stance as well as its dual-tone colour effect. The thinner tyres along with the shorter exhaust are some of the exclusive designs of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and it comes with a stylish tail light as well. 

How is the performance?

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is powered by an oil-cooled-single cylinder, 160.3cc engine. The engine has the capacity to produce a maximum power of 17.03bhp, along with a peak torque of 14.6Nm, while delivering a top speed of 120km/hr. Even the engine of this bike feels refined, at higher revs, there might be a gruffness. The rider may feel that the bike is speeding ahead with some eagerness, soon after hitting 5000rpm. The engine and the ratios between the first gear and the second gear feel relaxed at slow speeds, which is quite favourable for riding in the city. The bike may as well go around 100 kmph on a highway, and that does not even stress out the engine. However, overtaking is only possible with some downshifting, planning, while wringing the throttle harder. Vibrations can be felt at around 6000 rpm, and a minor buzz on the handlebar starts emanating. 

How does the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 ride? 

The five-speed gearbox on the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 feels effortless while operating, however, while transitioning from the first gear to the second, the gearbox can get stuck at neutral. Fortunately, the lightness of the clutch makes gear shifting even easier. Despite having a kerb weight of 151kg, the bike feels well-mannered, quick and composed, while the rider changes directions. Given the well-engineered suspension setup and perimeter frame, going fast around twistiness and switching lanes is even better. Coming to ride quality, the monoshock at the rear and the telescopic forks at the front, handle all the damping duties. The minor road undulations are ironed out by this setup, preventing nasty jerks.  

How comfortable is the Bajaj Pulsar NS160? 

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comes with certain ergonomics which makes it comfortable, but what makes it even more engaging is the sense of commitment in the riding stance. With a seat height of 805mm, it is the tallest bike in this segment. However, it is a great fit even for short riders. The foot pegs are set on the rear, and the bike’s clip-on handlebar is positioned at a distance from the rider. Despite the optimum cushioning, the seat feels little firm, however, it does not bring discomfort to the riders, even while driving for long distances. The turning radius of the vehicle is wide and the braking setup ensures comfort and safety alike. 

How's the tech? 

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comes with thinner tyres and shorter exhaust along with a range of vital features like ABS (anti-lock braking system), pass light, AHO (automatic headlines on), backlit switch-gear, clear-lens indicator lenses and so on. A fully-digital instrument cluster is common in this segment, and it features a semi-digital console as well, that displays basic dates, and it is also equipped with LED headlamps that illuminates the streets with a good spread and range. Some of the other important features include fuel-warning indicator, engine-kill switch and so on. 

How's the mileage of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160? 

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 delivers a fuel economy of 45 km/litre under mixed riding conditions and with a 12-litre fuel tank, it translates into a range of about 470 km, which seems more affordable than many other bikes in this segment. 

Is the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 good value for money? 

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160, with a price tag of Rs 1.1 Lakhs, is priced slightly higher than TVS Apache RTR and Hero Xtreme 160R. However, the likes of Honda X-Blade and Suzuki Gixxer are more expensive than Pulsar NS160. However, these bikes are able to deliver more in terms of techs and features, and therefore, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 needs more upgrades. However, due to the fact that it is a low-maintenance bike, it is expected to bring value to the customers. 

How is the after sales service? 

Bajaj offers 3 free services for its Pulsar NS160. The first free service is offered after 750km, or 45 days, whichever is earlier. The second free service is offered after 5000km or 240 days, whichever is earlier. The third free service is offered after 10,000km or 480 days, whichever is earlier. The paid services are offered after every 5000Km, or 90 days from the previous service. 

Which motorbikes compete in this segment? 

The other motorbikes competing in the same segment include TVS Apache RTR 160, Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-FI and so on. 

Verdict (Value for money)

The performance and pickup make the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 a very powerful motorbike, and it delivers more utility than most of its rivals in the same segment. It delivers more value to customers than FZ Duke 125 or Yamaha MT 15, and comes with a low maintenance cost, making it even more affordable. 

Specifications & Features

Explore an in-depth overview of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 specifications and features, offering comprehensive details on its engine, fuel efficiency, mileage, brakes, max power, and tyre. Additionally, gain insights into the bike's advanced safety features.

Engine CC

160.3 CC

Fuel

Petrol

Mileage

45 KM/L

Brakes

Disc/Disc

Max Torque

14.60 Nm

Max Power

17.00 bhp

Tyre

90/90 -17 49 P Tubeless/ 120/80 -17 61 P Tubeless

    Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Price List (Variant Wise)

    Bajaj Pulsar NS160 price starting from 1.46 Lakh. Bajaj offers Pulsar NS160 in 3 variants.

    Variants

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    Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc ABS BS VI
    Starts at
    ₹ 1.46 Lakh
    Petrol, 45 KM/L, 160.3 CC
    Pulsar NS160 Dual Channel ABS
    Starts at
    ₹ 1.55 Lakh
    Petrol, 45 KM/L, 160.3 CC
    Pulsar NS160 NS160 Bluetooth
    Starts at
    ₹ 1.85 Lakh
    Petrol, 45 KM/L,

    Bajaj Pulsar NS160 EMI Calculator

    Ex-Showroom Price
    ₹ 1.46 L

    Loan Amount

    1.46 L

    14600

    146000

    Duration (3 years)

    3 years

    EMI ₹ 4,814
    For 3 Year @11.5%* Interest Rate

    *Interest rate may vary subject to your credit score.

    Calculate Pulsar NS160 EMI

    Bajaj Pulsar NS160 On-Road Price In India

    Explore Bajaj Pulsar NS160 pricing in India's major cities. Bajaj Pulsar NS160 price starts from 1.46 Lakh.

    CityOn-Road Price
    New Delhi₹ 1,54,501
    Mumbai₹ 1,58,881
    Bangalore₹ 1,66,181
    Hyderabad₹ 1,61,801
    Chennai₹ 1,60,341
    Kolkata₹ 1,51,786
    Ahmedabad₹ 1,57,421

    Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Mileage

    45.00
    KM/L
    15 %
    Better mileage than other Commuter
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    Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Colours

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    Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is available in 2 different colors namely Pearl Metallic White & Ebony Black.

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    ₹ 1.46 - 1.85 Lakh₹ 1.06 - 1.1 Lakh₹ 1.16 - 1.19 Lakh₹ 1.46 Lakh₹ 1.45 Lakh₹ 1.49 Lakh
    C&B Expert Rating
    8.1
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    Engine CC
    160.3 CC162.7 CC149.0 CC154.9 CC164.9 CC223.0 CC
    Gears
    5 Gears5 Gears5 Gears5 Gears5 Gears5 Gears
    Mileage
    45 KM/L62.00 Km/L45.00 Km/L47.00 Km/L45.00 Km/L0.00 Km/L
    Max Torque
    14.60 bhp14.00 Nm13.30 Nm13.80 Nm14.20 Nm16.00 Nm
    Max Power
    17.00 Nm12.70 bhp12.20 bhp13.40 bhp19.00 bhp16.00 bhp
    Brakes
    Disc/DiscDisc (Front) / Drum (Rear)Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Disc (Front) / Disc (Rear)Single Disc (Front) / Single Disc (Rear)
    Fuel Tank Capacity
    12.0 L13.0 L13.0 L12.0 L12.0 L14.2 L
    Colour Count
    225363
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    • The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is known for its quick acceleration and high top speed. Its 160.3cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine is capable of producing 17.2 PS of power and 14.6 Nm of torque, which allows the bike to accelerate from 0-60 km/h in just 4.73 seconds and reach a top speed of 120 km/h.
    • The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has a fuel efficiency of around 45 km/l, which is quite impressive for a bike of its class. This makes it a great choice for riders who are looking for a bike that is both powerful and fuel-efficient.
    • The engine design of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is optimized for performance, with a 4-valve setup that provides better airflow and improved combustion. The bike also features Bajaj's patented DTS-i (Digital Twin Spark Ignition) technology, which helps to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
    • The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comes with a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine that produces a maximum power of 17.2 PS and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm. This engine is designed to deliver optimal performance and efficiency, making it ideal for both city and highway riding.
    • The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 uses a 5-speed manual gearbox that provides smooth and precise shifts, making it easy for riders to control the bike's speed and acceleration. This transmission is known for its durability and reliability, ensuring that the bike stays in good condition over the long term.
    • The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comes with telescopic forks at the front and a Nitrox mono-shock absorber at the rear, which provides excellent handling and comfort on all types of roads. These suspension systems work together to absorb shocks and vibrations, reducing fatigue and improving the overall ride experience.
    • The overall design philosophy of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is to create a bike that is both powerful and stylish. The bike's muscular and aggressive design language is intended to convey speed and power, while also making a bold statement on the road.
    • Compared to other bikes in its class, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has a more muscular and aggressive design. Its sharp lines and bold angles create a striking appearance that sets it apart from other bikes in the segment.
    • The key design features of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 include its sharp and angular bodywork, muscular fuel tank, twin headlamp setup, LED tail light, and sporty exhaust system. These design elements work together to create a bike that looks powerful and aggressive.