The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 is priced at Rs 1,04,652, which is about Rs 10,000 more expensive than its predecessor. The motorcycle represents the Pune-based manufacturer in the 150cc-180cc segment, and it comes equipped with a fairly powerful engine. The fuel-injection system equipped NS160 produces 17bhp of peak power and 14.6Nm of maximum torque. But what else can you buy in the same price tag? In this article, we list the alternatives to the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6.
Suzuki Gixxer: Rs 1,11,900
The latest iteration of Suzuki’s 155cc naked roadster is available at a premium of Rs 7,250 over the Bajaj Pulsar NS160. While the Gixxer makes lower power and torque than the Bajaj roadster, it features premium hardware such as LED headlight and a digital instrument cluster. The Gixxer uses a 155cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 13.4bhp and 13.8Nm.
TVS Apache RTR 180: Rs 1,01,450
The TVS Apache RTR 180 retails for Rs 3,200 less than the Pulsar NS160. The hardware specifications on the Apache RTR 180 and the Pulsar NS160 are quite similar, and both motorcycles feature halogen headlight with LED DRL, an LED taillight, semi-digital instrument cluster and a single-channel ABS. In terms of performance, the TVS Apache RTR 180 produces 0.5bhp lower power output and about 1Nm of more torque than the Pulsar NS160. The 177cc, single-cylinder motor on the Apache RTR 180 makes 16.5bhp of power and 15.5Nm of peak torque. TVS has added its Glide Through Technology that aims to eliminate engine stalling.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: Rs 1,00,950
At an even affordable price tag, TVS Motor Company offers the four-valve variant of its Apache RTR 160. The Apache RTR 160 4V is about Rs 3,700 more affordable than the Pulsar NS160. Yet, the TVS motorcycle packs premium features such as full LED headlight, LED DRLs, LED taillight and a digital instrument cluster. Similar to the Apache RTR 180, the Apache RTR 160 4V benefits from the Glide Through Technology. The base variant comes with a skinnier tyre and a drum brake at the back. The premium versions come with a rear disc and a relatively wider tyre. Mechanical specifications include a 159.7cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, four-valve engine that produces 15.8bhp and 14.1Nm.
Yamaha FZ S: Rs 1,01,200
Yamaha’s latest FZ S series is available at a relatively competitive price tag. The FZ S makes a considerably lower power and torque output than the Pulsar NS160. The 149cc, air-cooled motor on the Yamaha roadster churns out 12.2bhp and 13.6Nm. The FZ S, however, packs more premium features like an LED headlight, fully digital instrument cluster and chrome highlights.
Bajaj Avenger Street 160: Rs 94,893
For about Rs 10,000 lower price tag than the Pulsar NS160, buyers can check out the Bajaj Avenger Street 160. The motorcycle features similar displacement as the Pulsar NS160, although the cruiser comes with a two-valve engine instead of the four-valve setup on the naked roadster. In terms of performance, the 160cc, single-cylinder motor makes 14.8bhp of power and 13.7Nm of torque. The feature list includes a halogen headlight, LED DRL, semi-digital instrument cluster, low-slung seat and a long wheelbase.
(All prices mentioned in the article are ex-showroom Delhi)