Bajaj Pulsar N160 will be launched in the second half of June, faired version not on cards as of now
Just during the start of May, the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar N160 was spied testing on our roads and now the Chakan-based manufacturer is gearing up to launch the bike in the second half of this month. It will be pitted against the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
The upcoming bike borrows most of its design elements from the current Pulsar N250. If a person looks at both the bikes, all he/she can notice is the presence of an additional Kickstarter and the lack of exhaust end can.
Even the rear tyre’s size and pattern looks very similar to the N250’s 130 section unit. As Bajaj sells the NS 200 and NS160 in India, this bike will bring up the pair: N250 and N160. While N250 was the Pulsar 220 replacement, this could be the Pulsar 180’s replacement.
Sources further confirmed that only the naked version will be launched and not the faired. But, in the future, Bajaj might make a F160 as the 150 cc faired segment is nearly devoid of competition with the lone Suzuki Gixxer SF 155 commanding an astronomical price tag.
The upcoming Bajaj N160 is expected to command a price tag of Rs. 1-1.1 lakhs (ex-showroom) undercutting many bikes on the roster. The initial hype should bring in good sales. Moreover, it’s nearly same as the N250.
It must be noted that in April, Bajaj trademarked various names like Pulsar Eleganz, Pulsar Elan, etc., and the brand also started testing what could, most probably, be the upcoming Pulsar Eleganz. The spied bike seemed like it had a 125 cc mill from the Pulsar 125.
Bajaj is currently on a massive brand restructuring exercise wherein the KTM influenced motorbikes are slowly sidelined with newer models that reflect the original ethos of the brand though less sophisticated.
The latest launches in this exercise were the Pulsar F250 and N250 that sported oil cooling rather than the liquid cooling tech found in the older NS200 and RS200.