New Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS spied undisguised in India – Diwali 2017 Launch?
Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS will sit above the Pulsar 150 in the company line-up.
Late last year, at a dealer meet in Turkey, Bajaj Auto showcased two new products – the 160 NS and the 200 NS. Of the two, the 200 NS has been launched in India, but the 160 NS is no where to be seen. Earlier this year, the made in India Pulsar 160 NS was launched in Nepal for a starting price of NPR 2.59 lakh (INR 1.62 lakh) and now the bike has been spied on test on Indian roads.
Pulsar 160 NS is a completely new product which is based on a modified Pulsar 150 platform. New Bajaj Pulsar’s 160 cc engine is a single cylinder triple spark oil cooled engine. Power and torque ratings are slightly higher than the Pulsar 150, which is 15.02 PS and 12.5 Nm. The 160 NS delivers 15.5 PS at 8500 rpm and 14.6 Nm at 6500 rpm. It weighs just 135 kgs.
Engine gets electric and kick starter. New pulsar is crafted in 200 NS’ design theme, with muscular fuel tank and skinny side panels, giving a naked bike appeal overall. It is equipped with halogen head lamp, minimal head fairing, digital instrument panel with analog tachometer, new fuel filler cap, air deflecting cowl ahead of engine, silver finish centre stay and rear foot rest, underbelly exhaust, split seats, split grab handle, clear lens indicators, saree guard and split LED tail lamp.
The bike is suspended by regular telescopic fork on front and monoshock with coil-over spring at the rear. Braking is done by petal disc setup on front while the rear also features a petal disc. Surprisingly, it gets ABS. Front tyre size stand at 100/80-17 while rear tyre size 110/70-17.
Launch of new generation Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS in India is expected to take place by Diwali 2017. It will rival with the new range of naked motorcycles like the Honda Hornet, Suzuki Gixxer, and so on.