Updated On: 7 June 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is a very popular 160cc naked streetfighter in India. The Pulsar NS 160 is a premium sporty commuter motorcycle from Bajaj and it boasts of an aggressive design, power-packed engine performance and good handling characteristics. But, is it really too good? In this article, we have shared with you the Pros and Cons of the new 2021 Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 BS6.
Aggressive Design - The Pulsar NS series motorcycles have an inherent masculine appeal and the Pulsar NS 160 is no different. It borrows design cues from its elder sibling, the NS 200 and looks very sporty. At the front, it gets a sharp halogen headlamp with twin pilot lamps. The side profile of the motorcycle is quite aggressive with muscular tank shrouds and there is an engine cowl too. It gets an underbelly exhaust and LED tail lamps. The new Pulsar NS 160 BS6 is available in three colour variants. They are - Metallic Pearl White, Burnt Red and Pewter Grey.
Punchy Performance - The 2021 Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is the second most powerful motorcycle in its class after the recently updated 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6. The Pulsar NS 160 is powered by a BS6 compliant 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine. This BS6 motor pumps out 17.2 PS of power at 9000 RPM and 14.6 Nm of peak torque at 7250 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and it gets Bajaj's patented DTS-i technology and a fuel-injection system too.
Decent Hardware - The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 gets telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock absorber at the rear. For braking duties, the motorcycle gets disc brakes at either end with a single-channel ABS as an additional safety aid. The Pulsar NS 160 runs on 17-inch tubeless tyres. Its front tyre measures 90/90-17 and the rear one measures 120/80-17.
Price - The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is currently priced in India at Rs 1.11 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi and it is neither too expensive nor too affordable.
Weight - The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 weighs 151 kgs and this makes it one of the heaviest motorcycles in its class.
Lack of Features - The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 gets a semi-analogue semi-digital cluster, however, most of its rivals get an all-digital instrument cluster loaded with a ton of information.
So, these were the Pros and Cons of the new 2021 Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 BS6. Do you own a Pulsar NS 160 and want to share any pros and cons of this motorcycle with fellow readers? Do feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.
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