Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs. Suzuki Gixxer vs. Yamaha FZ-S FI vs. Honda CB Hornet 160R – Specs/Images
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The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 in India is offered in three colour options.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is the only product in the segment with an oil-cooled mill and a 4-valve powertrain while the rest of the line-up gets 2-valves. It is also the most powerful motorcycle in the segment with 15.5 PS of power while the only fuel injected mill, the Yamaha FZ-S FI is the least powerful product in the segment with 13.2 PS of power.
|Specification||Bajaj Pulsar NS160||Suzuki Gixxer||Yamaha FZ-S FI||Honda CB Hornet 160R|
|Engine||160.3 cc oil-cooled mill||154.9 cc air-cooled mill||149 cc air-cooled mill||162.71 cc air-cooled mill|
|Max Power||15.5 PS at 8,500 rpm||14.8 PS at 8,000 rpm||13.2 PS at 8,000 rpm||15.25 PS at 8,500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||14.6 Nm at 6,500 rpm||14 Nm at 6,000 rpm||12.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm||14.76 Nm at 6,500 rpm|
|Fuel Supply||Carburettor||Carburettor||Fuel injection||Carburettor|
|Brakes (front/rear)||Disc/Drum||Disc/Drum-optional disc||Disc/Drum||Disc/Drum-optional disc (CBS)|
|Kerb Weight||142 kg||135 kg||132 kg||138 kg|
|Dimensions (in mm)||2,012 X 803.5 X 1,060||2,050 X 785 X 1,030||2,073 X 770 X 1,030||2,041 X 783 X 1,067|
|Wheelbase||1,363 mm||1,330 mm||1,330 mm||1,346 mm|
|Ground Clearance||176 mm||160 mm||160 mm||164 mm|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||INR 78,368||INR 77,936||INR 81,040||INR 82,537|
The Honda CB Hornet 160R though is the torquiest product in the segment with 14.76 Nm. The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comes really close with 14.6 Nm of torque. The Yamaha FZ again comes last in terms of torque produced. The Yamaha FZ-S FI though is the lightest motorcycle in its class with a kerb weight of 132 kg while the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 tips the scales at 142 kg and is the heaviest.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 in India does not get the single-channel ABS and also has the thinnest profile tyres. Both the Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet 160R get an optional rear disc brake. The Honda badged product is also offered with Combined Brake System (and a three-pot front brake caliper).
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has an ex-showroom (Delhi) price tag of INR 78,368 and is the second most affordable motorcycle in the segment after the Suzuki Gixxer.