The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 had received a cleaner BS6-compliant engine and new colour options last year. But it was just recently that we got our hands on the motorcycle and tested it comprehensively. While you can read its first ride review here, attached below are some of the most eye-catchy images of the Pulsar NS160 from our review.
The 2021 Pulsar NS160 has retained its older styling that is identical to the larger NS200. Although this design is long in the tooth now, the sharp and edgy lines running across its body panels still look enticing.
But what brings along an air of freshness are new colour schemes that incorporate white paint on its frame and alloy wheels. Our test bike had a splash of white on its fuel tank and rear panel as well, making it look even more attention-grabbing.
On the feature front, it continues to be pretty basic with the presence of a halogen-type headlamp and turn indicator, and a semi-digital instrument cluster.
With a clip-on handlebar and split seat, the Pulsar NS160 has a sporty vibe to it. But after spending long hours in its saddle, you realise that it’s quite comfortable with optimum seat cushioning and a slightly committed yet forgiving riding triangle.
As for its engine, propelling the bike is a 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled motor with a four-valve head. It produces 17.03bhp and 14.6Nm of peak torque that make it one of the most powerful bikes in the 150-160cc category on paper.
It is based on a perimeter frame that, combined with its well-tuned suspension, aid in confidence-inspiring handling whether you’re taking on long sweepers or tight hairpin bends.
Handling the suspension duties are telescopic forks up front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, the stopping power comes from a disc at both ends that deliver decent braking performance.
Bajaj has priced the Pulsar NS160 at Rs 1.12 lakh (ex-showroom) that keeps it somewhere in the middle of its rivals in terms of pricing. It goes up against the Hero Xtreme 160R, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ FI and the Honda X-Blade.