Bajaj Pulsar N160 launch is expected to take place very soon, new teaser hints trademark black shade for the 250s
Bajaj Auto is gearing up to launch the all-new Pulsar N160 and, ahead of its launch, the Chakan-based bike maker has put up a teaser on its social media handles. It shows the picture of an ongoing eclipse with the words, “Dawn of the Eclipse.”
Upon further scrutiny, we could make out that it’s going to be a new variant of the Pulsar 250 twins. As Hyundai used nearly the same teaser campaign for the Creta Knight Edition, we feel Bajaj is gearing up to launch the Pulsar’s trademark black shade for the new 250s.
There’s also a possibility that Bajaj might launch an altogether new model of the 250 as the company has repeatedly used words like riders of street, street riders, etc. We will get to see more updates in the coming days.
Currently, the 250 twins lack the trademark black shade. They are available only in Caribbean Blue, Racing Red, and Techno Grey.
Coming to the N160, it 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.
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.