Spied – New Bajaj Pulsar NS powered by a 160 cc engine?

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

Borrows its styling from the Pulsar 200 NS.

The sub-200 cc Bajaj Pulsar NS has been testing for quite a while now and here is a latest set of spyshots of the next variant which will be positioned above the aging Pulsar 150, going by reports.

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS spied
The Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS is equipped with monoshock rear suspension.

In addition to the spyshots, Shifting-Gears reports that the displacement of the new Pulsar NS engine is around 160 cc rather than the initially expected displacement of 150 cc. The new air-cooled powerplant – details of which are still scarce and unconfirmed – breathes via four valves and could be employing the triple spark technology.

Visually, the Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS stays true to the bigger Pulsar 200 NS with a few visual differences like a conventional rear mud-guard, a rather skinny rear tyre (100/90-17) and the lack of radiator (the radiator housing however stays, channeling wind towards the engine).

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS spied instrument console
The instrument console also comes from the Pulsar 200 NS.

The bigger bike’s underbelly exhaust, rear monoshock, alloy wheel design and front petal disc have been retained. The smaller sibling however is not getting a rear disc brake.

Also read: Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS snapped up close

With the 150 cc segment witnessing increased number of so called premium commuters, the entry level sportsbikes are gradually moving to the 150 cc -160 cc category (with the exception of the Yamaha FZ FI V2.0 series) to better justify the premium positioning.

Competitors: TVS Apache RTR 160, Yamaha FZ FI V2.0, Suzuki Gixxer, New Honda 160 cc motorcycle
Expected Price: INR 70,000 – 75,000, ex-showroom
Launch Date: In the coming months

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS – Spyshot Gallery

[Source: Shifting-Gears]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Bajaj Pulsar News & Updates

Bajaj Pulsar 150 P150 by Bombay Custom Works front left quarter

Custom Bajaj Pulsar 150 ‘P150’ by Bombay Custom Works

Yamaha Fazer 25 India launch red left side

Yamaha Fazer 25 vs. Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 – Spec sheet comparison

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 By Motorland Customs front right three quarters

Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 Scrambler by Motorland Customs

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Rear Quarter

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 – First Ride Review

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 wheelie

New Bajaj Pulsar, Bajaj Dominar & Avenger launch confirmed by December

Bajaj Pulsar 150 B3.1 by Beast Motors front three quarter

Bajaj Pulsar 150 B3.1 by Beast Motors