Bajaj has started taking bookings for the new NS160s, which now also gets equipped with a rear disc brake. Priced at Rs 82,630, Apart from an addition of a rear disc brake, the motorcycle remains the same.
The NS160 continues to be very much like the NS200. The NS160 has the same headlight, instrument cluster, fuel tank which can hold up to 12 litres, split seats, tail section and the tail-light. We expect this variant to be slightly heavier than the single-disc variant which weight 142-kg.
The NS160 uses a steel perimeter frame and a box-section swingarm. The bike rides on a conventional telescopic fork and a gas-charged monoshock. Both wheels are 17 inches and the bike looks like it continues to use a 240mm disc up front, along with the new 230mm rear disc that looks to be borrowed from the NS200. Powering the bike is a 160.3cc, air-cooled, twin-spark motor that gets a four-valve head as well as oil cooling. It makes 15.5hp at 8,500rpm and 14.6Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. The new Ns 160 will go against the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Apache RTR 160 4V and Honda CB Hornet 160R