2017 Bajaj Pulsar 160NS will be based on the modified Pulsar 150 platform, but considerably lighter than its sibling.
Bajaj Auto had unveiled the much-awaited Bajaj Pulsar 160NS at a dealer meet in Turkey in December 2017. It was speculated that the motorcycle will be launched in India by early 2017, that didn’t happen. In fact, Bajaj has launched the 2017 Pulsar 150 in the country. Now, the motorcycle has been spotted testing for the first time on Indian roads. This further brings a new speculation that this bike could actually make its way to our market.
The all-new Pulsar 160NS sits on the modified Pulsar 150 platform, but it is considerably lighter than its sibling. The new model carries a kerb weight of 135kgs, which is 5kgs lighter than the 150NS. Bajaj is yet to confirm the launch of 160NS in India, but we expect the model to go on sale towards the end of 2017. Read More About – Bajaj Dominar 400 | Bajaj V12 | Bajaj V15
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
The company is yet to announce the exact launch date of the bike. However, media reports suggest that the 160NS might actually make its way to our market. To be slotted above the regular Pulsar 150, the new model could be launched in the second half of 2017.
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.
|Engine||160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled|
|Power||15.2bhp @ 8,500rpm|
|Torque||14.6Nm @ 6,500rpm|
The new bike is propelled by an all-new 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil cooled 4-stroke engine with 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 is transmitted to the rear wheels of the bike via a 5-speed gearbox. This new bike comes with a top speed of around 120kmph.
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.
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
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.
Wheel & Tyre Size
Front – 80/100-17 Tubeless
Rear – 100/90-17 Tubeless
Front – Telescopic with anti-friction bush
Rear – Mono-Nitrox
Front – 240mm Disc
Rear – 130mm Drum
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