The Pulsar NS160 was a big surprise and we only got to know about it when Bajaj unveiled it to select media in Turkey. Against the smaller Pulsar NS150, the 160 gets a bigger engine which is down on power but more importantly higher on torque. In terms of numbers it produces 15.5 PS of peak power at 8500 rpm and 14.6 Nm of max torque at 6500 rpm.
Bigger changes include the inclusion of an oil cooler (just like the Pulsar 220) against the all air cooled motor of the Pulsar NS150. It also gets an option of ABS and at 135 kg it is lighter. In terms of design, it shares most of the cues from the new Pulsar NS200 that has been launched in India (like the new dual-tone theme, underbelly pan, alloy design, rear number plate assembly etc).
Pulsar NS160 Price in Nepal
The Pulsar NS160 is priced at NPR 2,59,900 Lakh which is equal to about 1.62 Lakh in INR. They have also announced that this is ‘introductory pricing’. It is available in three dual tone colour options – red/black, blue/black and white/black in Nepal.
Bajaj operates in Nepal through its distributor Hulas Auto Craft and has a CKD assembly plant at Nawalprasi. The plant has a capacity to assemble 300 motorcycles per shift. As per 2016, Bajaj was selling about 48,000 motorcycles in Nepal and had a 46 percent market share which they intend to increase by 50 percent in two years.
In its latest update, Bajaj has worked hard on the existing Pulsar 150 DTSi in India to bring it to the current emission levels. It is unclear when and if they will introduce the new-gen Pulsar 150/160 in India in the space that has been left blank with the discontinuation of the Pulsar AS150.