The day is finally here, after more than a couple of years of speculation, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has been officially unveiled in Mangalore by India’s best professional stunt team, Ghost Ryderz.
At the Pulsar Mania held in Mangalore, the event also saw the official unveiling of the new Pulsar NS160. Priced at Rs. 78,368 post GST (ex-showroom, Delhi), the newly-launched motorcycle draws its design cues from the bigger Pulsar NS200. With a blend of Matte-Black three colours are on offer – Saffire Blue, Passion Red and Glossy Pewter Grey.
Based on a pressed steel perimeter frame, the NS160 gets 4-valve engine with oil cooling and dual-tone colour scheme with 160 written across the fuel tank shrouds like on its elder sibling. However compared to the NS200, the NS160 gets kick-start option and small disc brake upfront while the rear disc brake has been omitted.
Most of the parts like front and rear fairing, fuel tanks, headlamp assembly, engine belly, split-seats, rear view mirrors, tyre hugger, clear lens turn indicators, number-plate holder, split tail lamp, split grab handle, under-belly exhaust system and the instrument cluster are a straight lift from the 200cc naked wolves.
Bajaj Auto claims that the Pulsar NS160 will be the ‘best performance’ 160cc motorcycle in the country with a combination of raw power, aggressive styling and superior performance. It rivals head-on with the TVS Apache RTR 160, Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160R and the segment best-seller Yamaha FZ series.
The drivetrain upgrade is the main headline here. The new 160.3 cc single cylinder 4-valve DTS-i oil-cooled BS-IV engine is couple to a 5-speed gearbox. This unit spits-out 15.5 BHP at 8500 RPM and 14.6 Nm of torque at 6500 RPM. The single-channel ABS and rear disc brake offered in the Turkey-spec model hasn’t been introduced in India, even as an option.
Braking duties on the Pulsar NS160 are handled by a 240 mm disc up-front and a 130 mm drum setup in the rear. While the Suspension duties are taken-up by conventional forks at the front and a gas-charged monoshock at the rear. It rides on a 17-inch alloy wheels with 80/100 front and 110/80 rear tubeless tyres like its direct rivals.
Stunt riding team ‘Ghost Ryderz’ showcased a range of jaw dropping stunts that left the cheering crowd baying for more on Pulsar NS200. Alongside the young stunt professionals, also tried-and-performed basic stunts with the raw powered Pulsar NS160, just after the official unveiling in Mangalore (checkout the video below).
Post GST Price of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 (Ex-showroom):
- Rs. 78,368/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
- Rs. 80,648/- (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai)
- Rs. 81,466/- (Ex-Showroom, Chennai)
- Rs. 80,365/- (Ex-Showroom, Kolkata)
Checkout out more pictures and a stunt video, after the jump.
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