When you consider buying a 150cc commuter motorcycle in India, it's inevitable that the Bajaj Pulsar will end up in your shortlist. It has always been an aspirational motorcycle within the attainable spectrum of ownership. And the sales figures prove that 16 years on, the Pulsar 150 still is the country’s favourite 150cc motorcycle.
However with the diversification of the market space in the last few years, Bajaj has been missing out the action from the rapidly growing premium commuter segment. With the Yamaha FZ-S leading the pack, the segment accounts for 24 per cent of the sales in the premium commuter market space. And that is where the new Pulsar NS160 comes in. Sitting bang in between the Pulsar 150 and the Pulsar 180, the Pulsar NS160 rubs shoulders with the Yamaha FZ-S FI, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer and the TVS Apache RTR 160.