Bajaj Auto has dropped a bombshell with the launch of the new Pulsar N160 Sport commuter. The newest Pulsar model is the second model to be based on the new Pulsar 250 platform. The new offering is available in a single-channel ABS version priced at ₹1.23 lakh, while there is a two-channel ABS version, the first of its kind, priced at ₹ 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Pulsar N160 looks like the kid of the Pulsar N250, borrowing all the styling cues from the quart width. The design language remains similar to that of the bigger bike with the LED DRL in the shape of the eyebrow and projector lens headlight. The side and rear side also feature the same panels and design as the bigger model.
Sarang Kanadi, President of Bajaj Auto Motorcycles, said: “Twenty years ago, the Pulsar pioneered the motorsport revolution in India. The Pulsar 250, the largest Pulsar to date, launched on the new platform in October 2021, has received a huge response from customers and enthusiasts. and experts alike. We are excited to expand the new platform to the 160cc segment. The new Pulsar N160 brings together an exciting offering designed to deliver the ultimate street driving experience.”
The big change in the new Bajaj Pulsar N160, of course, is the smaller displacement motor. The bike is powered by the 164.82 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that develops 15.7 hp at 8750 rpm and 14.65 Nm of torque at 6750 rpm. That's 1 horsepower less than the Pulsar NS160, a model that will likely be replaced. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks in the front and monoshock in the rear, while the Pulsar N160 has disc brakes at each end while riding on 17-inch alloy wheels and powered by the same 100/80 front and 130/70 rear. Tyre sizes: The bike comes with an N250-style semi-digital controller, as well as a USB connection.
The new Bajaj Pulsar N160 has a fuel tank of 14 liters, while the kerb weight of the car is said to be 154 kg. The Bajaj Pulsar N160 is offered in three colours: Racing Red, Techno Gray and Caribbean Blue, on a single-channel ABS version. The two-channel ABS version is only available with a Brooklyn Black paint scheme. The model arrives in a competitive space that already has some great offerings like the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Hero Xtreme 160R and Suzuki Gixxer.