Powering the motorcycle is a single-cylinder, oil-cooled, 165 cc engine, producing a maximum capacity of 16 horsepower and maximum torque of 14.65 Nm. This makes 1.2 hp less than 0.05 Nm compared to Pulsar NS160. Bajaj claims that “85% of peak torque[is]available across the full rpm range for an unprecedented pickup”.
In terms of features, New Pulsar N160 comes with multifunction LED projector headlights with LED DRLs, USB portable charger, alloy wheels, 300mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes, underbelly exhaust, gear lever position indicator, also as the first dual brake unit in the ABS channel segment. The car uses tires with size 100/80 R17 in front and 130/70 R17 at the rear.
Currently, Bajaj is offering the new N160 motorcycle in four different paint colors, namely Caribbean Blue, Racing Red and Techno Gray for the single-channel ABS version and Brooklyn Black for the dual-channel ABS version. The new Bajaj bike goes head-to-head with the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, while it will also face competition from the slightly more affordable Hero Xtreme 160R.