Home News Bajaj Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Reaches Dealerships; Launching Soon

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Reaches Dealerships; Launching Soon

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 160NS will be based on the modified Pulsar 150 platform, but considerably lighter than its sibling.

  • Editorial Team
Share This Article
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 160NS India

Bajaj Auto is gearing up for the launch of the long-awaited Bajaj Pulsar 160NS in the Indian market. In fact, the bike is reportedly reaches dealerships and TwinkleTorque has managed to click the motorcycle at one of the Bajaj’s dealership stockyard. The motorcycle has already been spotted several times during its test rounds on Indian roads. Bajaj Auto had unveiled the motorcycle at a dealer meet in Turkey in December 2016. The motorcycle is also retailed in Nepal.

It was speculated that the motorcycle will be launched in India by early 2017; that didn’t happen. Instead, the homegrown automaker introduced the updated Pulsar 150. It will be launched in the Indian market to rival the Yamaha FZ FI V2.0, Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet 160R. The spotted model at a dealership has been styled on the 2017 Pulsar 200NS and features Graphite Black colour. Based on the modified perimeter frame, the new Pulsar 160NS will be lighter than the 150 model. The new model carries a kerb weight of 135kgs, which makes it 5kgs lighter than the smaller sibling. Read More About – Bajaj Dominar 400 | Bajaj V12 | Bajaj V15

The global model is available with a single-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) in the front; however, the India-spec naked streetfighter could miss out on ABS. Some of the features offered with this bike include clip-on handlebars, LED taillights, under belly exhaust system, AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) function and others.

Powering the bike is a 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled triple spark engine coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. This powertrain churns out a maximum power output of 15.2bhp and a peak torque of 14.6Nm. As a reminder, the 150NS is propelled by a 149.5cc engine that is good for 17bhp and 13Nm of torque. It comes with an electric and kick start engine.

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Dealership

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Launch Date

Bajaj is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of this bike. However, media reports suggest that the 160NS might actually make its way to our market. The bike has already been reached dealerships, indicating towards a near launch. To be sold alongside the regular Pulsar 150, the new model is expected to be launched in the market by mid-2017. We will update you on the same as soon as Bajaj announces its launch date.

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Price In India

Minimum Rs 78,000
Maximum Rs 82,000

To be positioned above the regular Pulsar 150, the new 160NS will rival the Suzuki Gixxer 155, Honda CB Hornet 160R, TVS Apache 160 and the Yamaha FZ-S. We expect the new model to be priced somewhere between Rs 78,000 to Rs 82,000.

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Engine Specifications

Specifications Pulsar 160NS
Engine 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled
Power 15.2bhp @ 8,500rpm
Torque 14.6Nm @ 6,500rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Top Speed 120kmph

The new Pulsar 160NS is propelled by an all-new 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil cooled 4-stroke engine that is fitted with Bajaj’s triple spark technology. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 15.2bhp at 8,500rpm along with a peak torque of 14.6Nm at 6,500rpm. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels of the naked streetfighter via a 5-speed gearbox. It will be a BSIV compliant engine and will have AHO (Automatic Headlamps On) feature. This new bike comes with a top speed of around 120kmph. Suspension mechanism of the bike comprises of telescopic fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear.

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 160NS front design

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Mileage

City 45-50kmpl
Highway 50-55kmpl

Equipped with an all-new 160cc engine, the new Pulsar 160NS is likely to be more fuel efficient than the regular 150cc model. We expect the new motorcycle to return around 50-55kmpl of fuel efficiency.

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Design & Features

Braking system of the bike consists of disc brakes and an optional ABS (anti-lock braking system) in the front wheel. The non-ABS variant gets rear drum setup. Based on the perimeter frame, the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS gets conventional telescopic fork upfront and monoshock with coil-over spring suspension at the rear. Similar to the existing Pulsar, the new 160NS comes fitted with 17-inch wheels with 100/80 front and 110/70 rear MRF Zapper tyres. Also Read – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes in India 

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 160NS wheels

Visually, the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS looks largely identical to the Pulsar 150NS and 200NS. Though, there are some design changes that mark a distinction. What enhance its naked appeal are the skinny side panels, muscular fuel tank and bold stance.

The bike also gets minimal head fairing, halogen headlamp, new fuel filler cap, digital instrument panel with analog tachometer, silver finish centre stay and rear foot rest, air deflecting cowl, clear lense indicators, splint seats and grab handle. At the rear, there is underbelly exhaust and split LED tail lamp.

2017 Bajaj Pulsar 160NS side profile

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS – Other Details


Dimensions Pulsar 160NS
Length 2,105mm
Width 800mm
Height 1,220mm
Wheelbase 1,363mm
Ground Clearance 160mm

Developed on the slightly modified perimeter frame, the new Pulsar 160NS is 2,105mm in length, 800mm in width and 1,220mm in height. The bike has a wheelbase of 1,363mm. The bike carries a kerb weight of 135kgs, while the fuel tank has 12-litres capacity. It rides on 17-inch wheels shod with 80/100-17 and 100/90-17 tyres at the front and rear, respectively.

Key features

Electric Start
BSIV compliant engine
Pass Light
Back-lit Switchgear
Clear-lens Indicator lenses
Digital Speedometer
Tubeless tires
AHO (Automatic Headlamps On)

Wheel & Tyre Size

Front – 80/100-17 Tubeless
Rear – 100/90-17 Tubeless


Front – Telescopic with anti-friction bush
Rear – Mono-Nitrox

Braking System

Front – 240mm Disc
Rear – 130mm Drum

Spy Image Source –  Twinkletorque

Bajaj Pulsar 160NS Preview
  • Design
  • Engine


Based on the perimeter frame, the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS could be a viable alternative to Yamaha FZ V2.0, Suzuki Gixxer and TVS Apache RTR 160R.

User Rating 2.8 (5 votes)


  1. subhash
    December 24, 2014


    • admin
      December 25, 2014

      Hi Subhash

      Bajaj Auto is yet to announce the exact launch date of the 160 NS, but we expect it to launch in the first half of 2015.

Post A Query or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *