2023 Hero Xtreme 160R 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160: Which should you buy?

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The 160 cc motorcycle segment is growing and people want a motorcycle that offers more features than the standard 150 cc commuter bike. One of the latest launches in this segment is the Xtreme 160R 4V from Hero MotoCorp. The manufacturer has made some significant changes compared to the existing Xtreme 160R. However, the manufacturer has confirmed that the 2V version of the Xtreme 160R will also continue to be sold. The Xtreme 160R 4V will go up against the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160, which is considered one of the sportier offerings in the 160 cc segment. Here is a comparison between the two motorcycles.

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| Updated on: June 19, 2023 at 12:55 am

The design of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is already starting to show its age.

2023 Hero Xtreme 160R 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160: Looks

Hero MotoCorp has redesigned the 4V iteration. It now looks more muscular and aggressive than the 2V version. The manufacturer adjusted the lighting elements of the headlights, used a new hood and made some changes to the fuel tank. Additionally, a new split seat setup is available. The Pulsar NS160, on the other hand, has not received any major design updates since its first launch. Yes, it still looks aggressive and sporty, but the design is now starting to show its age.

Also read: 2023 Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and Pulsar NS160 first ride: Are they still relevant?

2023 Hero Xtreme 160R 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160: Specifications

The Xtreme 160R features a reworked 163.2 cc oil-cooled engine producing 16.66 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque output of 14.6 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The Pulsar NS160, on the other hand, uses an oil-cooled 160.3 cc engine producing 16.96 bhp at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 14.6 Nm at 7,250 rpm. It also uses a 5-speed gearbox.

2023 Hero Xtreme 160R 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160: Features

In terms of features, the Xtreme 160R 4V comes with full LED lighting, while the Pulsar NS160 only comes with LED taillights. The Xtreme 160R 4V also features a fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and single-channel ABS. The Pulsar NS160 is equipped with a semi-digital instrument cluster with optional dual-channel ABS.

Both motorcycles are designed to be naked street fighters.
Both motorcycles are designed to be naked street fighters.

2023 Hero Xtreme 160R 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160: Prices

Xtreme 160R 4V is priced from ¥119,000, rising to ¥130,000.On the other hand, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is priced between ¥125,000 and ¥137,000. All prices are ex-showroom prices.

First published date: June 19, 2023 at 12:55pm CST

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