Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc is currently priced at INR 85,690 (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes the NS series good for two different price points, helping riders fulfil the desire of owning a typical benchmark street bike within a strict budget. The new model of NS160 comes with front and rear disc brakes, plus the tyre size is also better in comparison to the 2017 model. It shares most of the components with the Pulsar NS200 while effective cost-cutting can be seen in place when one looks at the spec sheet. Here are the pros and cons for Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc.
Pulsar NS160 Pros & Cons
Pros of Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc
1) Excellent Looks & Style
A sure-shot winner of its category, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has looks that make one fall in love at first sight. The impressive tank shrouds, demon inspired front fascia and thin tail section makes it the best-looking motorcycle of this segment. The muscular, chiselled body is a head turner for this price tag. Bajaj Auto uses dual tone body shades with Matte Grey insertions for a class-leading visual experience. The updated model of NS160 now comes with 90/90 -17″ front tyre and 120/80 -17″ rear tyre. As far as the brakes are concerned, the bike now comes with a 230mm rear disc brake as standard, in addition to the 240mm front disc.
2) Powerful & Fuel Efficient
The 160.3cc, single cylinder oil cooled motor is good for 15.5 PS at 8500 rpm and 14.6 Nm at 6500 rpm. The high amount of torque in usable rev band makes this Pulsar an excellent option for street riding. NS160 proves to be the best thing Bajaj could offer in their in-house 150cc-160cc segment. Apart from being powerful, the NS160 is also a fuel-efficient commuter. You can expect it to return around 45 kmpl in real-world riding conditions.
3) Eye-Catching Shades
Pulsar NS160 can be bought in three exciting dual tone shades: Red, Grey and Blue, all of them mix up very well with their dark matte shade. All of the shades have a huge 160 moniker on the tank extensions. The base shade is seen on the fuel tank, side panels around the headlight and lower engine panels. Timely inserts within the front fender add a premium touch to the motorcycle. Bajaj also offers body colour-coded pinstripes on the wheels.
4) Cool Instrument Console
The most advanced digital-analogue console from Bajaj is used on the NS160. It comes with an analogue tachometer while all other values like speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge are seen on the digital screen. The same is shared on Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and NS200. The informative display has different back-lit shades on all these motorcycles.
Cons of Pulsar NS160 Twin Disc
1) No ABS
Single Channel ABS is offered in the Turkish version of NS160 while the one sold in India does not support the safety feature. The same single channel ABS is used on Pulsar RS200 in India with an increase in the price of INR 12,000. Most brands in India are offering single-channel ABS to cut on the additional cost. It is expected that Bajaj will launch the 1-channel ABS version of the NS160 in coming weeks.
2) High Kerb Weight
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 weighs 145 kg, making it the heaviest bike among its rivals in India. Yamaha FZ Fi weighs just 132 kg while the heavily loaded CB Hornet 160R with CBS weighs just 140 kg. This has a negative impact on initial acceleration and the overall handling of the motorcycle.