2022 Bajaj Pulsar N160 launched; priced at Rs 1.23 lakh


The new Pulsar N160 is offered in two variants – single channel ABS and dual channel ABS.

Bajaj has finally launched the Pulsar N160 at Rs 1.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), after it has been spied testing multiple times in the past few months. This new Pulsar model is available in two variants – single channel ABS and dual channel ABS (Rs 1.28 lakh), and it rivals the likes of the Yamaha FZ, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and Suzuki Gixxer.

New Bajaj Pulsar N160: styling and features

Design-wise, the Pulsar N160 is near-identical to the larger Pulsar N250. The new model sports the same single LED projector headlamp – flanked by slim LED Daytime Running Lamps on either side – fuel tank, tank extensions, split seats, alloy wheels and tail-lights as the Pulsar N250. The Pulsar N160, however, gets an underbelly exhaust in place of the side-slung unit on the Pulsar N250.

In terms of colours, the single channel ABS version gets Carribean Blue, Racing Red and Techno Grey options while the dual channel ABS version – a segment first – is available only in the Brooklyn Black shade. 

The Pulsar N160 is equipped with a USB charging port, a 14-litre fuel tank and a digi-analogue instrument cluster that displays the gear position, clock, fuel economy and range. 

New Bajaj Pulsar N160: engine and gearbox details

The new Pulsar N160 is powered by a new 164.82cc, 2-valve, oil-cooled, single cylinder engine that produces 16hp at 8,750rpm and 14.65Nm at 6,750rpm, sending power through a 5-speed gearbox. The new Pulsar N160 puts out 1.2hp less than the Pulsar NS160’s 160cc, 4 valve engine, but it is on par in terms of torque.

New Bajaj Pulsar N160: underpinnings

In terms of suspension, Bajaj has given the Pulsar N160 a 37mm telescopic fork up front and a mono shock at the rear. The motorcycle runs on 17-inch wheels with a 100/80-17 front tyre and a 130/70-17 rear tyre. Braking is handled by a 300mm front disc on the dual-channel ABS version and a 280mm front disc on the single channel version – both get a 230mm rear disc. The single channel version tips the scales at 152kg and the dual channel version weighs 154kg. 

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