Bajaj Pulsar N160 launched at Rs 1.27 lakh
There's a new bike that's entered the 160cc motorcycle ring out here in India the Bajaj Pulsar N160. The bike is based on the N250's chassis, with a new underbelly exhaust, and it even comes with a segment-first dual channel ABS system which will set you back by Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and there's also the option of a slightly cheaper single-channel ABS version.
Bajaj Pulsar N160 Highlights:
The N160 comes powered by a 165cc oil-cooled single-cyl motor that produces a max 16PS of power and 14.6Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speeder. The bike gets 17-inch wheels with a 300mm disc up front and a 280mm disc out back. A 37mm front fork and a rear monoshock manage suspension duties on Bajaj's new entrant to the 160cc bike space. Seat height is set at a fixed 795mm while the bike comes with a good 165mm of ground clearance. The new Bajaj comes with a 14-litre fuel tank which should keep you away from fuel bunks for most part, while kerb weight of the N160 with dual-channel ABS is 154kg, and the single-channel ABS version weighs in at 2kg less - so yes, the bike is nowhere close to being the lightest bike in its segment.
Bajaj Pulsar N160 Rivals:
The Pulsar N160 will square-off against competition in the form of the Hero Xtreme 160R, the Honda X-Blade, the Suzuki Gixxer, the Yamaha FZ-S Fi V3.0, and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V a bike that's lighter (146kg for the top-end variant), comes with two ride modes, makes a little more power at 17.55 PS, and 14.7Nm.
We're going to be riding the bike real soon, so stay tuned for that!
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