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.

Here is a specification comparison of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 against its prime competition the Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Honda CB Hornet 160R.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comparo front three quarter right
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has the only oil-cooled powerplant in the segment.

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
Valvetrain 4-valve 2-valve 2-valve 2-valve
Brakes (front/rear) Disc/Drum Disc/Drum-optional disc Disc/Drum Disc/Drum-optional disc (CBS)
Fuel Tank 12-litre 12-litre 12-litre 12-litre
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
Front Tyre 80/100-17 100/80-17 100/80-17 100/80-17
Rear Tyre 110/80-17 140/60R-17 140/60R-17 140/70-17
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).

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comparo rear three quarter left
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 at 142 kg is the heaviest product in the segment.

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.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs. Suzuki Gixxer vs. Yamaha FZ-S FI vs. Honda CB Hornet 160R

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