For its Pulsar NS line models, the Pulsar NS200 and the Pulsar NS160, Indian bikemaker Bajaj Auto has begun rolling out a new colour option. These bikes in the roadster category, which compete with models like the Apache RTR 200 4V and the Apache RTR 160 4V, will now come in a new red colour scheme. The new paint choice will be added to the current palette, which already includes the shades, Ebony Black and Pearl Metallic White. Going into the details of the latest update, the headlight mask, fuel tank, engine cowl, and rear panels all sport the new paint scheme's red base hue with white accents. It should be noted that the adjustments only involve the inclusion of this paint theme. The hardware and specs have not changed in the interim. Thus, the single-pod headlamp with a halogen bulb and dual LED DRLs, clip-on handlebar, semi-digital instrument cluster, fresh bodywork, and split-style alloy wheels remain features of the Pulsar NS200 and the NS160.
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Bajaj Pulsar NS200, NS160: Recent Updates
The NS lineup has been a tad dated lately; the NS200 debuted in 2012, more than ten years ago, and has only seen slight modifications since. This recent revamp will thus give the NS range the much-needed boost it needs. Dual-channel ABS is now an obligatory feature for both models, replacing the older conventional telescopic fork. The NS200 has gotten marginally lighter, lowering from 159.5kg to 158kg, thanks to the addition of the lighter wheels from the Pulsar 250s to both versions. Despite having lighter wheels, the NS160's weight has increased by about 1kg to 152kg since it now utilises thicker tyres than it did previously.
Bajaj Pulsar NS200, NS160: Mechanical Specs and Other Details
The rest is unchanged save these two above-mentioned revisions. Therefore, the NS160 continues to use a 160.3cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine providing 17.2bhp of maximum power and 14.6Nm of peak torque, while the NS200 uses a 199.5cc liquid-cooled engine delivering 24.5bhp and 18.7Nm of maximum torque. With the exception of their distinct engines, both bikes are extremely similar, sharing a perimeter frame, style, and bodywork, as well as semi-digital equipment. The NS200 has larger tyres to manage its greater power levels, which is the only other noticeable difference between them.
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Bajaj Pulsar NS200, NS160: Price and Competition Check
The new Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and the Puslar NS160 are both available in a single configuration and are priced at Rs 1.47 lakh and Rs 1.35 lakh, respectively (both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). In terms of market competitors, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and the Yamaha MT-15 V2 compete directly with the 2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS160. The NS200 will face off against these two motorcycles, the KTM 200 Duke, and the Honda Hornet 2.0 in India.
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