Bajaj unveils upgraded 2023 Pulsar NS200 and NS160 with cutting-edge USD front forks and dual-channel ABS
Bajaj has introduced the highly-anticipated 2023 edition of its Pulsar NS200 and NS160 models in India. These motorcycles are known for their powerful performance despite their low displacement, and are classified as ‘naked’ models due to their stripped-down design.
This latest release comes equipped with state-of-the-art Upside Down front forks, providing riders with an improved riding experience. Additionally, the two-channel ABS brake system ensures greater safety and control on the road.
Similar to their Brazilian counterparts, the Dominar 200 and Dominar 160, the NS200 and NS160 models now feature UDS front forks. This innovative design not only enables the bikes to navigate corners with ease and precision, but it also enhances their overall appearance, lending a more robust and eye-catching aesthetic.
Another significant improvement in the latest models is the inclusion of a two-channel ABS brake system, designed to operate on both wheels. This advanced technology ensures more efficient and safer braking, particularly on slippery surfaces, significantly enhancing rider safety.
In addition to the enhanced braking system, the NS160 model also benefits from the same wider tires as the NS200. These tires offer greater contact with the ground, providing improved stability and control for the rider. The measurements of the tires are as follows: 100/80-17 at the front and 130/70-17 at the rear.
Finally, the instrument cluster has undergone a significant update, now featuring a gear position indicator. Moreover, it now provides valuable fuel-related information such as the distance to empty, instantaneous consumption, and average consumption. These features make for a more comprehensive and user-friendly interface, enhancing the overall riding experience.
The 2023 Pulsar NS200 and NS160 models are now available in four vibrant color options, namely Metallic Pearl White, Glossy Ebony Black, Satin Red, and Pewter Grey.
Pulsar NS200 details
The 2023 Pulsar NS200 boasts an assertive and muscular design, characteristic of ‘streetfighter’ motorcycles. Its sleek and athletic appearance reflects a sporty yet practical urban riding style, perfectly suited for the modern rider.
Additionally, this model comes equipped with 40 mm inverted front suspension, a monoshock with nitrox at the rear, and disc brakes on both axles, including dual-channel ABS for optimal braking performance. The LCD panel and LED taillight further enhance the bike’s modern design and provide superior visibility for the rider.
The Pulsar NS200 is equipped with a powerful 199.5 cm³ liquid-cooled single-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, triple-spark engine capable of generating a maximum power of 18 kW (24.5 hp) at 9,750 rpm, and a torque of 18.74 Nm (1.88 kgfm) at 8,000 rpm. The transmission comprises six speeds, and the fuel tank capacity is 12 liters, providing riders with ample fuel for extended journeys. With a curb weight of 158 kg, this motorcycle strikes the perfect balance between performance and maneuverability.
Pulsar NS160 details
Sharing the same design as the Pulsar NS200, the 2023 Pulsar NS160 boasts an assertive, muscular and sporty aesthetic, designed to provide an urban riding experience with a touch of flair.
It also features 40 mm inverted suspension at the front, monoshock with nitrox at the rear, disc brakes on both axles with dual-channel ABS, LCD panel and LED taillight.
Powering the Pulsar NS160 is a 160.3 cm³ air-cooled, 4-valve, twin-spark engine that delivers up to 12.7 kW (17.2 hp) of maximum power at 9,000 rpm, and 14.6 Nm (1.47 kgfm) of torque at 7,250 rpm. The motorcycle features a 5-speed transmission, a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters, and a curb weight of 152 kg, making it a lightweight and agile ride.