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New Bajaj Pulsar N160: 5 issues to know | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Pulsar N160 relies on the NS250, nevertheless it will get refined design adjustments over the bare bike.

Bajaj has a brand new contender within the 160cc bare sport section – the Pulsar N160. Primarily based on the Pulsar N250, the N160 is right here to tackle the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Yamaha FZ and Suzuki Gixxer. Listed here are 5 key factors to learn about Bajaj’s newest bike.

1. Out there in two variants

Bajaj has launched the brand new Pulsar N160 in two variants. The one channel ABS variant is priced at Rs 1.23 lakh, whereas the twin channel ABS variant prices Rs 1.28 lakh (all costs ex-showroom, Delhi). 

When it comes to paint shades, the N160 single channel ABS may be had in Carribean Blue, Racing Crimson and Techno Gray choices, however the dual-channel variant is just provided within the Brooklyn Black color for now.  

2. Options an underbelly exhaust

Though the brand new Pulsar N160 is nearly an identical to the N250, a key distinction of their design is the exhaust. Whereas the bigger mannequin contains a side-slung exhaust, Bajaj has geared up the N160 with an underbelly exhaust system just like the Pulsar NS160. 

Aside from that, the brand new Pulsar N160 options the identical single LED projector headlamp – flanked by slim LED Daytime Operating Lamps on both aspect – gas tank, tank extensions, cut up seats, alloy wheels and tail-lights because the Pulsar N250. 

3. Will get a brand new chassis and segment-first twin channel ABS

Main speaking factors on the brand new Bajaj Pulsar N160 are a brand new tubular body chassis that is lighter than the perimeter body of the NS160 and the inclusion of twin channel ABS, which is a section first. The twin channel variant will get a 300mm entrance disc, whereas the only channel model will get a 280mm entrance disc. The rear disc on each variations, in the meantime, is 230mm.

Different options on the brand new Pulsar N160 embrace a USB charging port, a 14-litre gas tank and a digi-analogue instrument cluster that shows the gear place, clock, gas financial system and vary. 

4. Powered by a 165cc, oil-cooled engine

Powering the Pulsar N160 is new 16hp, 14.65Nm, 164.82cc, oil-cooled, single cylinder engine. This unit develops 1.2hp lower than the Pulsar NS160, whereas the torque is much like the latter. The NS’ 160cc engine makes use of a 4-valve set-up, however the N160 makes do with a 2-valve set-up. When it comes to the gearbox, the Pulsar N160 makes use of a 5-speed unit.

5. Suspension and wheels

Suspension duties on the brand new Pulsar N160 are dealt with by a 37mm telescopic fork up entrance and a mono shock on the rear. Bajaj has given the bike 17-inch wheels – 100/80-17 on the entrance and 130/70-17 on the rear. As for the kerb weight, the only channel model weighs in at 152kg whereas the twin channel model weighs 2kg extra.

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