New-Gen Pulsar NS160 Launched at Rs 78,368; Bajaj’s New Shot at Hornet & Gixxer

BikeAdvice shared with you the very first spy pics of the Pulsar NS160 when it was being tested for our market two months back. And in an official communication that has hit our mailboxes moments back, Bajaj has notified us about the official launch of the motorcycle.

Pulsar NS160 Quick Pointers

  • Bajaj is claiming that Pulsar NS160 will be the ‘best performance’ 160cc motorcycle in India.
  • Pulsar NS160 is the first oil-cooled motorcycle in this segment.
  • It comes with pressed steel rigid perimeter frame.
  • It is taking the place of the now-discontinued Pulsar AS150, which failed to do well in the market.
  • Surprisingly, Bajaj has introduced it without any hype. The motorcycle has already started reaching dealerships and is up for sale.

Pulsar NS160 Engine

The 4-stroke 160.3 cc 4-valve DTSi motor of the smallest NS produces 15.5 PS of peak power at 8500 rpm and 14.6 Nm of max torque at 6500 rpm. It has a five-speed gearbox and weighs 142 kg (kerb).

Pulsar NS160 Price

Delhi Rs 78,368
Mumbai Rs 80,646
Chennai Rs 81,466
Kolkata Rs 80,365

*prices ex-showroom in respective cities post GST ie from 1st July 2017

For now the Pulsar 180 costs higher but the picture will get clearer once Bajaj updates post-GST prices of all their existing motorcycles.

Pulsar NS160 Colours

Bajaj is offering the motorcycle in three colours

  • Saffire blue
  • Passion Red
  • Glossy Pewter Grey

All the three colours have been posted on this page.

The latest Pulsar will slug it out with Hornet 160R, Gixxer and FZ and it will be interesting to see if ‘Naked Sports’ can do the trick for Bajaj in this segment which the ‘Adventure Sports’ couldn’t!

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Pulsar NS160 Technical Specifications

Technical specs Pulsar NS160


Type 4 – stroke, SOHC 4-Valve, Oil Cooled, DTS-i Engine
Displacement(cc)  160.3
Max power(PS @ RPM) 15.5 @ 8500
Max torque(Nm @RPM) 14.6 @ 6500


Front Telescopic with Anti-friction Bush
Rear Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister


Front 240 mm Disc
Rear 130 mm drum


Front 80/100 -17″ 46 P Tubeless
Rear 110/80 -17″ 57 P Tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity  12L


System 12V Full DC MF
Headlamp H4 (12V 55/60W)


Length (mm) 2012
Width (mm) 803.5
Height (mm) 1060
Ground clearance (mm) 176
Wheelbase (mm) 1363
Kerb weight (kg) 142