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.
Here are the engine specs of the Pulsar N160 vs the Xtreme 160 at a glance
|Model||Bajaj Pulsar N160||Hero Xtreme 160R|
|Power||16 PS @ 8750 rpm||15.2 PS @ 8000 rpm|
|Torque||14.65 Nm @ 6750 rpm||14 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|Gearbox||5-speed constant mesh||5-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.
|Model||Xtreme 160R||Pulsar N160|
|Wheelbase||1327 mm||1358 mm|
|Kerb weight||139.5 kg||154 kg|
|Fuel Tank capacity||12 liters||14 liters|
|Ground clearance||167 mm||165 mm|
|Seat height||790 mm||795 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.
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