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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 | Price | Specifications

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 has been finally launched and it becomes the first 160 cc bike to be sold under the Pulsar name. From the Pulsar 160’s looks itself, it seems that it is there to compete with the TVS Apache RTR 360. The Apache RTR 160 has a powerful engine offers decent road handling and has great sharp looks.  The NS 160, which seems to be inspired by the NS 200 , also offers great handling and ride quality but has more of a streetnaked look. The Pulsar NS 160 would surely give a tough competition to the TVS Apache RTR 160. So, lets compare these two bikes in our Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 comparison.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison- Price

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160TVS Apacha RTR 160
₹ 78,400₹ 79,304

The Pulsar NS 160 is priced at ₹ 78,400 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). On the other hand, the Apache RTR 160 costs ₹ 79,304 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The price difference is not a big one at approximately Rs 900, however one has to keep in mind that the Pulsar NS 160 is a new and fresh model.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison- Specifications

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160TVS Apache RTR 160
Engine160.3 cc159.7 cc
Max. Power15.5 PS15.4 PS
Peak Torque14.6 Nm13.1 Nm
Transmission5-Speed Manual5-Speed Manual

The Pulsar NS 160 offers slightly higher power and torque as compared to the Apache RTR 160. However, the difference in the real world performance might not be much considering the fact that the Apache RTR 160 has a lower kerb weight . Engines of both the bikes comes mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission.

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison- Mileage

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160TVS Apache RTR 160
Mileage55 KMPL55 KMPL

Since the specifications of both the bikes are quite similar, there should not be a difference in the mileage either. In the real world driving conditions, mileage could vary but there won’t be much of difference in the mileage of the two bikes. So, more or less, the fuel efficiency would of the two bikes would be the same.

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 Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison- Top Speed

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160TVS Apache RTR 160
Top Speed120 KMPH118 KMPH

The Pulsar 160 NS would be slightly faster than the two bikes, when it comes to the top speed. However, the difference would be marginal and both the bikes should reach a top speed of somewhere around 120 km/hr. It should be noted that the top speed mentioned on the speedo would be higher than the true top speed.

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison- 0-100 kmph

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160TVS Apache RTR 160
0-100 KMPH12.5 seconds12.07 seconds

Due to a lower kerb weight, and better gear ratios, the RTR 160 would reach the 100 kmph mark a bit quicker than the Pulsar NS 160.

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison- Dimensions

Pulsar NS 160Apache RTR 160
Overall Length2012 mm2085 mm
Overall Width803.5 mm730 mm
Overall Height1060 mm1105 mm
Wheelbase1363 mm1326 mm
Weight (Kerb)142 KGs137 KGs
Max. Fuel Tank Capacity12-litres16-litres
Tyre Size (Front)80/100-1790/90-17
Tyre Size (Rear) 100/90-1100/90-17110/80-17

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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparison- Design

The Pulsar NS 160 and the TVS Apache RTR 160 have contrasting looks. On one hand the NS 160 has a streetnaked look, while on the other the RTR 160 has a bikini fairing and sleek panels. No doubt, both the bikes have a great design. The Pulsar NS 160 has a more macho look while the RTR 160 looks athletic and sleek in comparison. Both the bikes get a semi-digital speedo console with a digital speedo display and an analogue tacho. The build quality of both the bikes are great and they are made up of good fibre. Both the bikes are equally matched when it comes to features. So, it all depends on you. Which bike attracts you more with the design as looks are a matter of personal taste.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS apache rtr 160

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Hope you found this article informative. Stay tuned to India Autoz  for more such interesting comparisons like the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 comparison in this post .

About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, http://indiaautoz.in .

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