Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 vs TVS Apache RTR160 4V spec comparison

The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 has officially been launched in India. The price hike has been steep as had been observed before too. Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 price in India is Rs 94,000, ex-showroom. It competes with the TVS Apache RTR160 4V BS6. The TVS too was updated recently but adds a bit more feature-value. Let’s see which one of these motorcycles should you as an enthusiast commuter go for.
Let’s start with the newer bike of the two, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6. The motorcycle boasts a familiar design and nothing much is apparent if you look at it head on. However the bike does have that aggressive street fighter look. However it’s a missed opportunity for Bajaj. They could have added an LED headlight as well as a bit more features. In this aspect, the TVS is feature-rich. It has got new mirrors, a slightly larger wheelbase than before and is longer too. TVS has also added GTT, a tech they claim is much easier to maneuver the bike in traffic.
In instrument consoles, the TVS is ahead, again. It has an all-digital unit that also has a lap timer. The Pulsar uses a semi-digital unit. Bajaj though has given the Pulsar back lit switches.
When it comes to power, the Bajaj has a higher power-to-weight ratio. There is also the fact that Bajaj bikes are known for their acceleration while TVS prefers to play it safe. All in all, both are evenly matched on the price front but the TVS has a higher five year warranty. Our choice still is the NS160.

Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Tvs Apache RTR 160

Bajaj
Pulsar NS160
TVS
Apache RTR 160 4v
Engine Specification
TypeSingle cylinder, liquid cooledSingle cylinder, liquid cooled
Engine capacity160.3cc159.7cc
Valvetrain4 valves4 valves
Max Power17.2PS@9,000rpm16.2PS@8,250rpm
Max torque14.6Nm@7,250rpm14.12Nm@7,250rpm
Power/Weight113.90PS/tonne108.72PS/tonne
Dimensions
LxWxH (mm)2,017×803.5×1,0602,035X790X1,050
Wheelbase (mm)1,3721,357
Fuel tank capacity12 litres12 litres
Kerb weight (kg)151149
Suspension
FrontTelescopic with anti-friction bushTelescopic forks
RearNitrox mono shock absorber with CanisterMono shock
Brakes 
Front260mm disc270mm disc
Rear230mm disc200mm disc
Tyres
Front90/90-1790/90-17
Rear120/80-17130/70-17
Price (ex-Mumbai)1.04 lakh1.04 lakh

 

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