The new Pulsar DNA has tricked down into Bajaj’s smaller motorcycles as well
Bajaj officially listed its all-new Pulsar N160 street naked motorcycle on its website. It is priced at Rs 1,22,854 (ex-showroom). The Pulsar N160 follows the Pulsar 250 twins launched last year and shares some of its DNA in terms of design and styling.
The Pulsar N160 gets an aggressive design language with a dual-tone paint job. Split seats are offered and the rider seat is 795mm tall making it quite accessible. The tail end draws design cues from the NS160 but looks more organic.
Four colour options are available, but the dual-channel ABS model gets only one, Brooklyn Black and the single-channel ABS model treats us with three, Caribbean Blue, Techno Grey and Racing Red dual-tone paint schemes.
Power comes from an all-new oil-cooled engine that delivers 16PS and 14.65Nm. Bajaj claims that the motor delivers 85 percent of peak power over a wider rev range than the competition.
Sharing its underpinnings with the bigger Pulsars, the N160 gets a tubular chassis, ten-spoke alloy wheels and an under-belly exhaust. It gets a 37mm front fork and a nitrox mono-shock with a box-section swingarm. The N160 gets 100-section front and 130-section rear MRF Zapper tyres. Braking duties are handled by 300mm front and 230mm rear ByBre discs with the option of single-channel and dual-channel ABS models (single l-channel ABS gets a smaller 280mm front disc).
The Bajaj Pulsar N160 competes with Hero Xtreme 160R, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Yamaha FZ S, Suzuki Gixxer and the Honda XBlade.