Bajaj had updated the Pulsar NS160 last year with a cleaner BS6-compliant engine and new colour schemes. The BS4 to BS6 transition didn’t bring along major changes. Well, we aren’t complaining as we have always liked the engaging and sporty character of the NS160.
But, the competition has gotten tougher now with its highly capable rivals like the Hero Xtreme 160R and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in the picture. Having said that, is the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 still an attractive buy? We get you the answer in this review of the motorcycle. Moreover, we also attempt to verify Bajaj’s claims of the smaller NS being the fastest 160cc bike.
The Pulsar NS160 is powered by a 160.3cc oil-cooled motor that makes a maximum power of 17.03bhp and 14.6Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. For the uninitiated, the 2021 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 costs Rs 1.33 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and is available in six colour options - Saffire Blue, Fossil Grey, Wild Red, Burnt Red, Metallic Pearl White, and Pewter Grey.