Bajaj Auto has silently launched the Pulsar NS160 in India, without much fanfare, a Bajaj official confirmed to Carandbike. The bike has been priced at Rs 78368 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and we believe a formal announcement will follow post 1 July, 2017 after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) kicks in. The Pulsar NS160 bike was spotted testing in India recently, which paved way for speculation about its launch. The Pulsar NS160 is already on sale in markets such as Nepal and Turkey and now it serves to fill up the gap that existed between the Pulsar 150 and the Pulsar 180.
The Pulsar NS160 gets a 160.3 cc motor that is oil-cooled. It makes 15.3 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14.6 Nm at 6,500 rpm, although Bajaj hasn't released the official specifications yet. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is built around a steel perimeter frame and has a box-section swingarm. As far as brakes are concerned, it gets a 240 mm petal disc upfront and a 130 mm drum brake at the rear. The Pulsar NS160 is shod with an 80/100 tyre at the front and 110/80 sized tyre at the rear. The rim size is 17 inches.