Not long after launching the Pulsar NS 160, Bajaj is all ready to launch a new variant equipped with rear disc brake. The added feature will help the newest member of the Pulsar family to fend off its currently better equipped rivals like Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ, Honda CB Hornet 160R.
The existence of rear disc brake variant has been confirmed by the video below which was shot by automotive vlogger Mr Shivansh Batham. As can be seen, save for the rear disc, the motorcycle is identical to the base Pulsar NS 160.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 derives its design entirely from the bigger NS 200 and targets an audience who are looking for a sporty commuter at an affordable price. That explains the lack of rear disc brake and meaty rear tyre. The base variant which is currently on sale carries a price tag of Rs 80,640 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Expect the rear disc variant to be pricier by around 3,000. The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 fills the void created by the Pulsar AS 150.
The new Bajaj adopts a dual-tone color theme to differentiate itself from its bigger sibling. The 160 cc oil-cooled motor is tuned to produce 15.5 HP and 14.6 Nm of torque. While the 200 cc variant employs a 6-speed gearbox, the 160 cc model makes do with a 5-speed unit. Watch the first look video below.
With the new NS 160, Bajaj is hoping to achieve a significant increment to an already impressive sales volume of the Pulsar family. The two wheeler maker is in the process of renewing the Pulsar lineup and so, we can see more models hitting the market in foreseeable future. The NS 160 rear disc variant is expected to be launched during festive season.
Bajaj recently announced fresh investment of INR 300 crores in R&D to develop new products of which most of them will belong to the Pulsar and Dominor series.