Bajaj Pulsar NS160 recently entered the premium segment and got itself the most lucrative place in the Indian motorcycle industry. Priced at INR 78,400 and carrying a great 160.3cc oil-cooled engine, the motorcycle is good for 15.3 BHP and 14.6 Nm of torque.
The top speed NS160 is around 120 kmph while the motorcycle weighs 142 kg with 90 percent of fuel in its tank. Key rivals in this segment includes TVS Apache RTR 160, Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZS and Honda CB Hornet 160R. Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is offered with a single 240 mm front disc while rivals offer dual disc brakes on the top spec variants.
The least powerful engine of all is used in 2017 Yamaha FZS V2 Fi, producing just 12.9 BHP at 8000 rpm and 12.8 Nm at 6000 rpm. It comes with fuel injection while all others, including NS160, use carburetor for fuel delivery.
Honda CB Hornet 160R is the most expensive option, producing 15.04 BHP and 14.76 Nm of torque. Being expensive is not that bad as they offer combined braking system for effective stopping power on the motorcycle.
These five bikes fall right within INR 10,000 of price difference, making it tough for an easy decision. Still, Pulsar NS160 comes as the best bike from this segment. We hope Bajaj will offer a rear disc variant plus fat rear tyre variant soon.