Bajaj has started dispatching its upcoming Pulsar NS160 with rear disc brake to the dealerships in the country. In addition to the rear disc brake, the new Pulsar NS160 will also get redesigned alloy wheels and is likely to be priced at Rs 82,630 (ex-showroom, Pune), a little over Rs 2,000 compared to its rear drum brake version. The new variant sees no change save for the aforementioned updates.
The new version of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 was first revealed through a viral video which showcased the motorcycle featuring a rear disc brake and new design for the alloy wheels that seem to be reminiscent of the ones seen on Pulsar 150. On the mechanical front, the premium commuter will carry over the same 160.3 cc, four-valve, single-cylinder engine that powers the rear drum variant. In terms output, it belts out maximum power of 15.5 bhp against 14.6 Nm of torque. This engine comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
Based on the same double cradle frame which also underpins NS200, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 will get telescopic forks at front and mono-shock absorbers at the back. In addition, also expect a 230 mm rear disc unit on the premium commuter. It will however miss out on the anti-lock-braking system to keep the cost low. The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is one of the popular options in the segment and with the new dose of updates, it is likely to improve on the safety front. As for competition, it will continue to field against Honda CB Hornet, Suzuki Gixxer and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in the segment.