Bajaj Pulsar N160 launched, prices start from Rs 1.22 lakh
Bajaj Auto has launched the highly-anticipated Pulsar N160, which had been doing the rounds on the Internet with countless speculations around it. The N160 is being offered in a single-channel ABS and a dual-channel ABS variant, and with prices starting from Rs 1.22 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the single-channel variant of the N160 is priced the same as the NS160, while the dual-channel ABS variant is marginally pricier at Rs 1.27 lakh. The Bajaj Pulsar N160 shares its platform with the Pulsar 250 lineup that was unveiled last year and it goes up against the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, and the Hero Xtreme 160R.
Styling-wise, there isn’t much to differentiate the N160 from the N250, and they both look near-identical. The range-topping dual-channel ABS variant receives a sole Brooklyn Black paint scheme which is identical to the one on the N250. On the other hand, the N160 gets three paint schemes to choose from, including a Caribbean Blue shade which will remind you of the DTSi-era Pulsars.
Powering the Pulsar N160 is a 165cc oil-cooled single-cylinder powertrain that produces 15.6bhp at 8750rpm and 14.65Nm of torque. Its tubular steel frame hangs off of 37mm telescopic forks up front and a Nitrox monoshock at the rear, and to bring the bike to a quick halt, it uses a 300mm front disc and a 230mm disc at the rear.
There are no major changes in terms of equipment offered, but the Pulsar N160 is the first in its segment to offer dual-channel ABS. It also gets a USB charging port, and retains the semi-digital instrument cluster from the 250s which also features a gear position indicator. However, there is no connected technology to speak of.
The single-channel ABS variant of the Pulsar N160 can be had from Rs 1.22 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) onwards, while the dual-channel ABS variant is priced at Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Stay tuned for our review of the Bajaj Pulsar N160!