Bajaj Pulsar 160NS vs TVS Apache 160
- Bajaj Pulsar 160NS
- TVS Apache 160
Bajaj Pulsar 160NS vs TVS Apache 160 are two performance budget bikes. The Apache is our clear choice of the duo.
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Bajaj Pulsar 160NS should be soon launched in India, and this will be competing with the TVS Apache 160. Both are 160cc engine bikes and have a sporty design and appeal to young set of audience that is looking at purely performance. There is already the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 in the market and now the 160NS will be making its way. The new Pulsar 160NS will be coming in soon and this will be competing other bikes. Read further to know more about the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS vs TVS Apache 160 comparison in detail.
The Pulsar 160NS looks different and stylish. There are multiple design differences from the regular Pulsars. This makes it stand out in the crowd. The fascia is formed with large stylish headlamp with a small windshield too. Then there is even the alloy wheels, we have seen on the Pulsar AS150. The side profile does appear stylish and it does dual colour paint. Here is where it looks so much like the 200NS. The dimensions look the same. Then at the rear, the trademark Pulsar tail lamps have undergone a minor change.
Moving on to the TVS Apache 160, this bike is a tad lower than the Pulsars. The Apache 160 has several cuts and lines on the body that gives it a chiselled look. This black also comes in dual colours and it gets stepped seat. Where, the rear looks appealing, The TVS Apache stands out compared to other bikes as it looks sporty and has lower seating.
Both the bikes come with a 160cc engine. Both are single-cylinder and air-cooled. The Apache 160 comes with 15bhp of power, 13.1Nm of maximum torque. This is a carbureted engine and it gets five-speed transmission. Where the Apache excels is its performance. This engine has good enough power and one can comfortably cruise in the city or even on the highway. The gear shifts are smooth and even the clutch is soft.
On the other hand, the Bajaj Pulsar 160NS will get 17bhp of power and about 13Nm of peak torque. This one also gets a five-speed manual box. In terms of performance, the Apache should have an upper hand on the Pulsar. The response on the Apache is a tad better than the Pulsar, as the Apache is more of a track bike.
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|Peak Torque||13.5 Nm||13.1Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||5-speed manual|
|Front suspension||Telescopic Forks||Telescopic Forks|
The TVS Apache 160 is priced at INR 85,854 (on-road, New Delhi), while the pricing of the Pulsar 160 is yet to be unannounced. We reckon, the pricing of the new Pulsar should be about INR 83,000 to INR 87,000.