Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs Hero Xtreme 160R - Which 160cc Bike to buy?

Updated On: 27 June 2022, By Tanmoy Ghosh

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Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs Hero Xtreme 160R - Which 160cc Bike to buy?

With the Pulsar N160 launching and heating up the 160cc segment, here is our comparo vs the Hero Xtreme 160R to help you pick the right 160 cc bike.

How do the engines of the two stack up against each other?

Here are the engine specs of the Pulsar N160 vs the Xtreme 160 at a glance

Model Bajaj Pulsar N160 Hero Xtreme 160R
Displacement164.82 163 cc
Power 16 PS @ 8750 rpm15.2 PS @ 8000 rpm
Torque 14.65 Nm @ 6750 rpm14 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Gearbox5-speed constant mesh5-speed constant mesh

While the power and torque figures of both bikes are quite similar, the Pulsar N160 gets a liquid-cooled engine while the Xtreme 160R gets an air-cooled engine.

Also read: Bajaj Pulsar N160 Launched!! - Starts from Rs 1.23 lakhs (ex-showroom)


Model Xtreme 160R Pulsar N160
Wheelbase 1327 mm1358 mm
Kerb weight139.5 kg 154 kg
Fuel Tank capacity12 liters 14 liters
Ground clearance 167 mm 165 mm
Seat height790 mm795 mm

On the dimensions front, both bikes are on an even keel. However, it is important to note that the Hero Xtreme is a good 15 kg lighter than the Pulsar N160, which should make the Xtreme an easier bike to ride compared to its Bajaj rival.


The Pulsar N160 gets features such as LED projector headlamps, optional dual-channel ABS, gear position indicator, and a semi-digital gauge cluster with distance to empty feature.

On the other hand, the Xtreme 160R gets some extra nifty features that are not there on the Pulsar such as a side-stand engine cut-off, Bluetooth connectivity, and a fully digital gauge cluster.

Also read: Hero Motocorp Motorcycles And Scooters To Get Dearer From July

On the pricing front, the Pulsar N160 starts from Rs 1.23 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the single-channel ABS variant while the dual-channel ABS variant will set you back by Rs 1.28 lakhs (ex-showroom).

At the same time, the Xtreme 160R starts at Rs 1.12 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the single disc variant and goes to Rs 1.20 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the top-of-the-line stealth edition.

Given that the Pulsar N160 is very similar to its quarter-liter sibling, the bike will appeal to those who want the feel of a bike from a segment above without sacrificing a lot on fuel efficiency.

On the other hand, the Hero Xtreme 160R with its lesser kerb weight will appeal to those who want a very easy riding experience. It will also appeal to those who want a feature-loaded value for money bike

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