Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) will very soon be launching a new model in the premium 150cc segment, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160. This upcoming Bajaj bike will look identical to the NS 200. However, it will come with a smaller as thus a more fuel efficient engine. It is being speculated that the NS 160 will be launched in October, 2017. The new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 will have a sticker price of around Rs 75,000. The Suzuki Gixxer 155 will be its primary rival. Here in this post we will put down all the available info on the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 launch date, price, mileage, specifications, dimensions and more.
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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160
In the Bajaj lineup of bikes, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 will be placed above the Pulsar 150 and alongside the AS150. The Pulsar NS160 can be said to be almost an AS150 sans the front fairing and having a slightly bigger engine.The 150-160 cc has always been a popular segment in India. The Pulsar NS 160 could take huge advantage of this and benefit Bajaj Auto Ltd . In short, the Pulsar NS 160 is a new Pulsar model that has looks of the 200NS but still has a higher fuel mileage.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160- Launch Date
|Expected Launch Date||October, 2017|
The official launch date of the Pulsar NS 160 is yet to be announced. However, as mentioned earlier, it is speculated that the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 will be launched in this year’s festive seasons i.e around October 2017. It is not sure if the Pulsar NS 160 will replace the Pulsar 150 completely. The Pulsar 150 has been a top selling model for Bajaj for over a decade now. Hence, it does not make much sense to phase it out completely. As we mentioned earlier, the new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 will be positioned close to the AS150 in Bajaj’s lineup of products.
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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160- Price in India
|Expected Price||Rs. 78,000|
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 looks much more premium than the 150cc Pulsar. So, quite obviously it would be priced higher than the Pulsar 150. That said, the price of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 will be announced at the time of its official launch. However, it is estimated that the Pulsar NS 160 would be priced around the Rs 75,000 mark. At this price, the Pulsar NS 160 will rival with the likes of Suzuki Gixxer 155, Yamaha FZ-S and the Honda CB Hornet 160R.
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 could become a great choice for people looking for bikes in the 150-160 cc segment. It would benefit from a superior modern engine, good fuel mileage and attractive design. It’s 160cc engine would benefit from the triple spark plug technology. The engine will come with a smooth 5-Speed Manual Transmission. The engine churn out a power of 17.5 PS and a torque of 13.5 Nm.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160- Mileage
|Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Mileage|
The new Pulsar NS 160 will be powered by a new single cylinder, oil cooled 160 cc engine. This engine would be highly refined and should be good when it comes to fuel mileage. The Pulsar NS160 should return a mileage of 55 Km/ltr.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160- Features
Being a modern bike, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 would be high on features like new design 17-inch alloy wheels, a 55W headlamp, monoshock rear suspension. Other features include-
- Digital Speedo
- Back-lit Switchgear
- Clear-lens Indicator Lenses
- Auto-cancelling Indicators
- Tank Protector
- Tubeless Tires
- Split Seats
- Electric Start
- Engine Kill Switch
- Pass Light
- Split Grab-rails
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160- Specifications
The specifications of the Pulsar NS 160 are mentioned in the table given below.
|Max. Power||17.5 PS|
|Peak Torque||13.5 Nm|
|Top Speed||121 KMPH|
|0-100 KMPH||15 Seconds|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Brakes (Front)||240mm Disc|
|Brakes (Rear)||130mm Drum|
Engine, Transmission and Suspension– As mentioned earlier, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 would be powered by the an all new 160cc, 4-valve single cylinder engine. The engine churn out approximately 17.5 PS of power and 16.5 Nm of torque. The power is quite similar to that of the Yamaha R15. However the torque of the NS 160 is comparatively on the lower side. The new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 should reach a top speed of 121 KMPH. . It should do a 0-100 KMPH sprint in about 15 seconds. The NS 160 will have a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres. Suspension system would include, telescopic forks at front and a monoshock at the the rear.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160- Dimensions
Below are the dimensions of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160
|Overall Length||2,105 mm|
|Overall Width||800 mm|
|Overall Height||1,220 mm|
|Weight (Kerb)||144 KGs|
|Max. Fuel Tank Capacity||12-litres|
|Reserve Fuel Tank Capacity||2.4-litres|
|Tyre Size (Front)||80/100-17|
|Tyre Size (Rear) 100/90-17||100/90-17|
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160- Design & Styling
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 would carry an aggressive and bold styling. The Pulsar motorcycles already have a sporty and masculine look. The engine as well as the alloys are black. This gives the NS160 a slightly rugged touch. The new Pulsar NS 160 has dual hydraulic telescopic suspension at the front and a mono-shock suspension at the rear. It also has split grab rails. The split seats having a large seating area would ensure a comfortable ride. The indicators look stylish. The tail lamps look pretty much the same as the split lamps that are available on the new generation Pulsars.
The fuel lid seems to have taken inspiration from the Pulsar 200 NS which has an aluminum finished aircraft type lid. The instrument cluster as well looks very similar to that of the 200 NS. The instrument panel features a large digital speedometer with fuel & temperature gauge and an analogue tachometer along with some warning lamps, trip meters and odometers. The handle bar looks very sporty with its clip on-style handle bars. The covered drive chain gives the bike a very stylish look. Also, the aluminum finished side foot-pegs and levers give the bike a sporty and premium look.
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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160- Colors
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 would be available in the following 4 color options –
Positives about Bajaj Pulsar NS 160
- Good Service Network
- Great looks
- Cheap Spares
Negatives about Bajaj Pulsar NS 160
- Lack of 6th Gear
- Delay in Launch
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