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Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs rivals: specs comparability | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

All-new Bajaj Pulsar N160 options styling impressed by the larger N250. We evaluate it with its rivals on paper.

Bajaj has lastly launched an all-new Pulsar N160, after what looks as if an eternity. This new mannequin bases its design closely on the lately launched Pulsar N250. We evaluate its specs with that of its rivals to see the way it stacks up.

Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs rivals: engine and output 

Barring the Apache RTR 160 4V, all of the bikes listed below are powered by comparatively old-school two-valve engines and that reveals within the peak output figures, with TVS main the best way by some margin. The Bajaj Pulsar N160 is carefully trailed by the Hero Xtreme 160R, with each bikes making near-identical energy figures. It is no shock that the Suzuki and the Yamaha are lagging significantly, utilising smaller engines with a comparatively older design. One factor to notice right here is that Hero is the one bike that also comes with a kick-starter.

Pulsar N160 vs rivals: Engine
Pulsar N160 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Suzuki Gixxer Hero Xtreme 160R Yamaha FZ-FI
Engine Air & oil-cooled, 165cc single-cylinder engine Air & oil-cooled, 160cc single-cylinder engine Air-cooled, 155cc single-cylinder engine Air-cooled 160cc single-cylinder engine Air-cooled, 149cc single-cylinder engine
Energy 16hp @8,750rpm 17.55hp @9,250rpm 13.6hp @8,000rpm 15.2hp @8,500rpm 12.4hp @7,250rpm
Torque 14.65Nm @6,750rom 14.73Nm @7,250rpm 13.8Nm @ 6,000rpm 14Nm @6,500rpm 13.3Nm @5,500rpm
Gearbox 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed

Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs rivals: suspension and brakes

On paper, the Pulsar N160 leads the best way, with it being the one bike right here to supply dual-channel ABS as an choice in addition to sporting the biggest disc sizes on this comparability. The TVS and the Hero are the one ones right here to have a rear drum brake on provide.

Pulsar N160 vs rivals: Suspension & Brakes
Suspension & Brakes Pulsar N160 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Suzuki Gixxer Hero Xtreme 160R Yamaha FZ-FI
Suspension (f) Telescopic fork Telescopic fork Telescopic fork Telescopic fork Telescopic fork
Suspension (r) Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock
Tyres (f) 90/90-17 90/90-17 100/80-17 110/80-17 100/80-17
Tyres (r) 120/80-17 110/80-17 140/60-17 130/70-17 140/60-17
Brakes (f) 280mm disc (single-channel ABS) 300mm disc (dual-channel ABS) 270mm disc 266mm disc 276mm disc 282mm disc
Brakes (r) 230mm disc 130mm (drum) 200mm (disc) 240mm disc 130mm (drum) 220mm (disc) 220mm disc

Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs rivals: weight and dimensions

The Pulsar N160 is the heaviest bike on provide right here, being almost 20kgs heavier than the lightest bike on this comparability, the FZ-FI, in its dual-channel ABS guise. All of the bikes right here sport affordable seat heights within the area of 790mm to 800mm, making managing them a reasonably trouble-free job, even for the vertically-challenged. 

Pulsar N160 vs rivals: weight & dimensions
Weight & Dimensions Pulsar N160 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Suzuki Gixxer Hero Xtreme 160R Yamaha FZ-FI
Kerb Weight 152kg (single-channel ABS) 154kg (dual-channel ABS) 144kg (drum) 146kg (disc) 141kg 138.5kg (drum) 139.5kg (disc) 135kg
Seat Top 795mm 800mm 795mm 790mm 790mm
Wheelbase 1358mm 1357mm 1335mm 1327mm 1330mm
Gas Capability 14 litres 12 litres 12 litres 12 litres 13 litres
Floor Clearance 165mm 180mm 160mm 167mm 165mm

Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs. rivals: options

All of the bikes on this comparability get a full-LED headlamp, tail-lamp and DRLs as normal gear. Apart from the Pulsar N160, which will get a semi-digital instrument cluster, all fashions right here function a totally digital unit. The TVS is by far probably the most feature-rich bike right here. It will get adjustable levers (on the special-edition variant), GTT (Glide By way of Expertise) and driving modes on this phase.

GTT raises the idle RPM while you’re feathering the clutch with out touching the throttle – whereas caught in chock-a-bloc visitors – and this prevents the bike from stalling.  

Apart from the Pulsar and the Gixxer, all of the bikes on this phase get Bluetooth connectivity, a minimum of as an choice. 

Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs rivals: value

The Hero Xtreme 160R (drum) and the FZ-FI are probably the most reasonably priced fashions within the phase. The Suzuki Gixxer, regardless of being one of many oldest fashions within the phase, is the costliest bike right here by a big margin. The all-new Bajaj Pulsar N160 is priced on the upper aspect however does boast a dual-channel ABS choice.

Probably the most highly effective and feature-rich bike right here, the Apache RTR 160 4V slots in the course of the worth vary. We’ll have to attend and watch how the Pulsar N160 performs on this highly-competitive and price-conscious phase.  

Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs. rivals: Worth
Pulsar N160 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Suzuki Gixxer Hero Xtreme 160R Yamaha FZ-FI
Worth Rs. 1.23 lakh (single-channel ABS) Rs. 1.28 lakh (dual-channel ABS) Rs. 1.20 lakh (drum) Rs. 1.22 lakh (disc- with out connectivity) Rs. 1.25 lakh (disc-with connectivity) Rs. 1.26 lakh (particular version) Rs. 1.34 lakh Rs. 1.11 lakh (drum) Rs. 1.14 lakh (disc) Rs. 1.16 lakh (disc-stealth version) Rs. 1.12 lakh (FZ-FI) Rs. 1.20 lakh (FZS-FI) Rs. 1.23 lakh (FZS-FI Deluxe)

All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi.

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