11th Mar 2020 7:00 pm
The change to a BS6-compliant engine has introduced with it a 1.5hp bump in power.
Last month, we introduced your particulars on a number of Bajaj Pulsar fashions that had been up to date to adjust to the BS6 norms. Now, an authorities doc on-line has revealed the power determine of the BS6 Pulsar NS160, and apparently, it’s more than what the outgoing bike produces.
While the brand new NS160 will proceed to be powered by the identical 160.3cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine, the doc doesn’t reveal if a fuel-injection system replaces the carburetor on the outgoing mannequin.
However, it’s extremely doubtless that this change has occurred and it has introduced with it a slight bump in power – to 17hp from the 15.5hp that the outgoing bike produces.
This peak output determine additionally is available in greater up within the rev band – at 9,000rpm – in contrast to the 8,500rpm it’s produced at on the present bike. The torque determines isn’t talked about, however, we suspect this shall be totally different as properly.
Upcoming NS160 essentially the most highly effective bike in its section
A peak power worth of 17hp makes the upcoming NS160 essentially the most highly effective bike in its section. In comparability, the RTR 160 4V makes 16hp, whereas the Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ make a lot lesser with 13.6hp and 12.4hp, respectively.
Pictures of the up to date bike at dealerships throughout the nation have been doing their rounds on-line, and from the appears to be like of it, it appears that evidently the mannequin has obtained no vital beauty updates.
We’re nonetheless awaiting official affirmation on the pricing, however trying on the worth hike Bajaj’s different fashions have witnessed, the Pulsar NS160 will doubtless price a bit of more than Rs 1 lakh.
Its closest are rivals, the Apache RTR 160 4V and the Suzuki Gixxer
We have already been up to date to adjust to BS6 norms and are priced at Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.12 lakh, respectively.