The 2023 Pulsar NS160 and the Pulsar NS200 were recently launched by Bajaj Auto in the country. The Pulsar NS200 is priced at Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom) by the manufacturer. It is important to note that they are the first motorcycles in the Pulsar series to feature USD front forks. The new 2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has been rolled out in our market and will be sold alongside the Pulsar N160 for a price of Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom). Here is how these Pulsar 160cc motorcycles compare against each other in terms of mechanical specifications, features, price, hardware, and more.
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2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Mechanical Specs
A 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected engine with 16.9bhp of maximum power and 14.6Nm of peak torque powers the Bajaj Pulsar NS160. On the other hand, the Pulsar N160 has a slightly larger engine but provides comparable power and torque figures. It is propelled by an oil-cooled, single-cylinder, 164.82cc engine that produces 15.7bhp of peak power and 14.65Nm of torque. Both of these motorcycles are equipped with a 5-speed transmission.
|Specs||Pulsar NS160||Pulsar N160|
|Engine||160.3cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected||164.82cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected|
2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Styling and Colour Options
These Pulsar motorcycles are very different from one another in regards to their appearance. The NS160 has its distinctive streetfighter appeal, while the N160 sports the new-gen Pulsar design. They both receive a wolf-eyed headlamp, but the N160 has an all-LED lighting system while the NS160's is still a halogen one. The new Pulsar NS160 is only available from Bajaj in two colour options. They are Pearl Metallic White and Ebony Black. On the other hand, there are a total of four colour schemes for the Bajaj Pulsar N160. They are Brooklyn Black, Techno Grey, Racing Red, and Caribbean Blue.
2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Price
|Bajaj||Pulsar NS160||Rs 1.35 lakh|
|Bajaj||Pulsar N160||Rs 1.23 lakh - Rs 1.30 lakh|
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has a price tag of Rs 1.35 lakh in India. The Pulsar N160, on the other hand, is available in two versions: single-channel ABS and dual-channel ABS. Both variants are priced at Rs 1.23 lakh and Rs 1.30 lakh, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom.
2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Hardware
While the Bajaj Pulsar N160 has telescopic front forks, the new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has upside-down front forks. Both motorcycles have a mono-shock absorber at the back. Moreover, both ends have disc brakes that are equipped with dual-channel ABS for braking purposes.
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2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Pulsar N160: Features and Market Rivals
Coming to the features available on both models, the Pulsar N160 receives a fully digital instrument cluster and an LED lighting system, while the NS160 receives a console that is semi-digital.
In terms of market competitors, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and the Bajaj Pulsar N160 rival the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer, the Yamaha FZ-S, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, among others.
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