Bajaj Pulsar N160 Review 6

Bajaj Auto discontinues N160 single-channel ABS variant

Bajaj Auto has officially discontinued the single-channel ABS variant of the Bajaj Pulsar N160. This decision comes in response to diminishing demand for the variant, with customers preferring the dual-channel ABS version.

Launched last year, the Bajaj Pulsar N160 initially came in two variants – single-channel ABS and dual-channel ABS, priced at Rs. 1,22,854/- and Rs. 1,27,853/- (ex-showroom) respectively. The mere Rs. 5000/- difference in price between the two versions made the better safety offered by the dual-channel ABS more appealing to consumers.

According to some Bajaj Auto dealerships, the majority of customers opted for the dual-channel ABS variant, leading to a significant drop in demand for the single-channel ABS version. Consequently, Bajaj Auto made the strategic decision to discontinue the single-channel ABS variant a few months ago.

As of now, the Bajaj Pulsar N160 is exclusively available with dual-channel ABS, priced at Rs. 1,30,560/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). The motorcycle is offered in three colours – Brooklyn Black, Racing Red and Caribbean Blue, all available at the same price point.

The bike is powered by a 164.82cc, single-cylinder, air-oil-cooled engine that produces 16 PS and 14.65 Nm of torque. Bajaj Pulsar N160 competes against the Hero Xtreme 160R 4V, Yamaha FZ-S Fi V3.0, Suzuki Gixxer and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.

With the discontinuation of the single-channel ABS variant, Bajaj Auto aims to streamline its product offerings to better align with customer preferences and market trends. What do you think about this move from Bajaj? Let us know in the comments section.