Bajaj Auto has launched the new Pulsar 160 NS in naked streetfighter category in Turkey. The motorcycle is priced at an introductory price sticker of TRY 9,830 that is equivalent to INR 1.8 lakh in the Indian currency. In fact so, the Pulsar 160 NS was showcased along with the 200 NS at a dealers’ meet in Turkey, late last year. Of the two, the bigger variant the 200 NS has been introduced in the Indian lineup, yet the 160 NS is not the part of same, yet. While, the Nepal market has seen the introduction of the bike at a starting price sticker of NPR 2.59 Lakh (INR 1.62 lakh), early this year.
Built on the Pulsar 150’s revised platform, the Pulsar 160 NS is an all-new motorcycle. Beneath the fuel tank, the motorcycle is powered by a 160cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine with triple spark technology. The mill is rated to churn out 15.5 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and the peak torque of 14.6Nm at 6,500 rpm. These power figures are slightly higher in comparison to Pulsar 150’s 15.02PS and 12.5Nm respective power and torque output.
Carrying forward the Pulsar 200 NS design language, the new Pulsar is blessed with muscular fuel tank, skinny side panels which offer an overall appeal of a naked roadster. At other fitments, the Pulsar 160 NS gets minimal head fairing, halogen headlamp, digital instrument cluster with analog tachometer, new fuel filler cap, split seats, engine cowl, silver polished centre and rear foot pegs, saree guard, underbelly exhaust, split grab rail, split LED tail lamp, and clear lens indicators.
The suspension duties on the Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS are handled by telescopic front forks and rear mono shock with coil-over spring. Whereas, the braking power to accelerate the motorcycle will come from the petal disc brakes at both wheels. The cutting edge ABS technology is also being offered with the bike to offer protection while an emergency braking. The bike runs on the tyres measuring 100/80-17 at the front while the broader tyre of 110/70-7 at the rear end.