While searching for a bike to buy , i was in a dillema whether to buy this or the rtr 160 4v .Took a test ride of both back to back . I was very much impressed by the handling of the pulsar. Bought it same day and have been riding it everyday .The best thing about pulsar is the heritage of stunts as well as racing that it has, being the first indigenous sports bike in India .The handling is much better than the competitors. Also has a better power band than most of the competitors. Company claims a top speed of 110 kmph as indicated by the speedometer, but can easily go upto 125 km/h as indicated. Has a good mileage for the performance that it has. Been getting a consistent 40-45 km/l in city and about 50-55 on highway.Servicing and after sales support is much better than what tvs provides. I also own a rr310 but i am not happy with the after sales support of tvs, even ordering a spare takes weeks.The ride height as well as reachability is good for short riders. The pedal placement is also comfortable for long journeys. The only main issue is that the under belly exhaust eats up the clearance but overall it is an all round good sports bike. The sale numbers speak for itself, being the best selling bike in its class.I will definitely recommend this for anyone who wants a sportsbike under 1.40 lakhs.
Tips for Bajaj Pulsar NS160
Use both front and rear brakes everytime. This prevents the disks from heating up and also prevent brake fail.
Use the same specification of oil as recommended by the company.
Always check tyre pressures and keep them in recommended range.