The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 was launched almost a year back. With new contenders from Honda, Suzuki, and TVS to deal with, the small NS is slated for an upgrade; probably ABS. The NS 160 resembles its older sibling, the muscular NS 200, and does churn out potent power figures from its air-cooled, 160.3-cc mill. To be precise, 15.5 PS at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 14.6 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
Earlier this year, Honda, Suzuki and TVS launched refreshed versions of the NS 160’s rivals; the CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX, the Gixxer ABS, and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V respectively. Although the small Apache does not have ABS at the moment, the update is surely not far off because ABS is available on the larger-displacement Apache motorcycles.
Sources have confirmed that Bajaj is currently in the process of equipping an ABS system onto the NS 160. We hope that it arrives soon. Until then, the NS 160 will be handicapped in the safety department as government directive mandate ABS for bikes in this category.
Article Source : BikeIndia