Bajaj Auto has launched the 2023 iterations of the Pulsar NS200 and NS160 in the Indian market. The motorcycle now also gets new hardware and cosmetic upgrades. Pulsar NS200 and Pulsar NS160 are now also OBD2 compliant.The price of motorcycles has risen ¥7,000 and ¥10,000 more than the previous version of each model respectively. Bajaj Pulsar NS200 is now priced at ¥147,000, while Pulsar NS160 now costs ¥137,000. Both prices are ex-showroom prices.
Both motorcycles now feature 33mm upside-down forks at the front. This should help improve handling, cornering and stability. The motorcycle gets the same instrument cluster, but it’s been updated to show more information. The display console now has a gear indicator, a readout for distance to empty, instantaneous fuel economy and average fuel economy.
In terms of safety, both bikes now come with dual-channel ABS. There is a 300mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc at the rear. The NS160 now gets wider front and rear tires. They come in sizes 100/80-17 and 130/70-17.
The engine on the NS200 is the same Triple Spark DTS-i 4V liquid-cooled unit. It produces 24.16 bhp and 18.74 Nm. However, the weight of the motorcycle has now been reduced by 1.5 kg. The Pulsar NS160 is oil-cooled and produces 16.96 bhp of power and a peak torque output of 14.6 Nm.
Talking about the upgrades, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director of Bajaj Auto Ltd. said, “The NS series is a favorite of sportbike enthusiasts in many countries in Latin America and Asia, and with each new Pulsar they expect us to raise the bar in style and performance …that’s exactly what we’ve done with the new Pulsar NS200 and NS160. These bikes don’t just look good, they perform. Both are dynamic street fighters, enhanced with the Pulsar badge and loaded with new and advanced features , and we are excited to present this fantastic upgrade to motorcycle enthusiasts.”
First published date: March 15, 2023 at 15:02 PM CST