In the recent time in Bangladesh, the demand for two-wheeler are increasing as well as the usage. Some people have more than one ride in their garage. So, to fill up their demand there are many companies are now launching their new products. Some of them are importing different segment bikes in Bangladesh from different countries. Uttara motors LTD is the sole distributor of Baja in Bangladesh. They launched Pulsar NS in Bangladesh which is one of the best in 160 cc segment. Honda CB Hornet is one of the competitor motorcycle in this segment. Honda is a Japanese origin bike which is world wide famous for their bikes quality. Apache RTR 160 4V is the best bike of TVS motors in Bangladesh. This two wheeler is well known for its instant acceleration rate. Today we would like to make a comparison review among Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, Honda CB Hornet 160 and Apache RTR 160 4V.
Pulsar NS vs CB Hornet vs RTR 160 4V
Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, SOHC, DTS-i Engine
Design is a most important part of a motorcycle. This three bikes gets their design from their classic bikes. lets see the differences in design and looks among these motorcycle,
Pulsar NS 160: The looks and design of Pulsar 160 NS is totally gorgeous. It seems the best naked edition model of Pulsar ever released. Its basic design is comes from its elder classic model Pulsar 150. Due to its cutting edge naked sports design, its look attractive and sporty from out side. Its stunning headlamp, well finished paint, new design scheme and side body cowl gives it extra gorgeous look.
Honda CB Hornet: Honda CB Hornet 160R has complete street fighter design. It gets muscular fuel tank with standard and comfortable seat. The handlebar and mirror is well designed. Paint quality and body scheme design looks stunning. 5 spoke alloy wheels and well designed wheel rim increased its look.
Apache RTR 160 4V: TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is full of amazing looking sports bike. It is a naked sports bike which has muscular and fully aggressive look and unique seating position. The seat is not split but pretty sporty. It has amazing looking exhaust with rear tyre guard and looks like shot gun. The parking light design is taken from Snake Fang concept and looks amazing.
The build in quality of Pulsar NS 160 and Apache RTR 160 4V is slightly better than Honda CB Hornet 160 according to our opinion.
Engine performance is the most important part of a motorcycle. When will you trying to find differences among motorcycles, you have to know about their engine performances.
Pulsar NS 160: This naked sports bike is equipped with 4 Stroke, SOHC 4 Valve, Oil Cooled, Twin Spark DTS-i engine which can produce 15.5 BHP maximum power in 8500 rpm and 14.6 NM maximum torque in 6500 rpm. This powerful engine gets 5 speed gear box for better transmission. This bike gets a good acceleration rate and can reach its top speed of 126 km/h.
Honda CB Hornet 160: This naked street fighter is powered by Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, single cylinder, SI Engine which can churns out 15.04 BHP @ 8500 rpm maximum power and the peek torque is 14.50 NM @ 6500 rpm. This two wheeler has 5 speed gear box mated with the engine which will help to get better transmission. This bike can hit its top speed of 124 km/h.
Apache RTR 160 4V: This update version of Apache RTR gets Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, OHC, Air cooled, SI Engine which can generates 16.28 bhp @ 8000 rpm maximum power and 14.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm peek torque. 5 speed gear box available for better transmission. The acceleration rate is excellent than other bikes in this segment. Top speed of this bike is 131 km/h.
The instant acceleration rate of Apache RTR 160 4V is better in its segment. But Pulsar NS 160 and Honda CB Hornet is also preferable.
Suspension & Brake
Pulsar NS 160: 130 mm fork travel, Telescopic suspension used in front and 120 mm wheel travel, Mono suspension with nitrox suspension in rear wheel. It will provide good balance and comfort. The braking system is protected with 240mm Petal Disc with Floating Caliper in front and 130mm Drum brake in rear.
Honda CB Hornet: Telescopic fork suspension used in front and Monoshock suspension in rear wheel. But it is not better in its segment. 276mm Disc with a triple-pot Nissin caliper brake in rear and 130 mm drum brake for rear wheel. This bike gets the best braking system in its segment.
Apache RTR 160 4V: Telescopic Forks suspension used in front and monoshock suspension is for rear end. 270 mm petal Disc brake used in front and normal Disc brake is for rear wheel. Its braking system is improved than earlier Apache RTR version.
Pulsar NS 160: The mileage of this bike is pretty amazing. It would probably give almost 42 km mileage average which is more than any motorcycle in this segment. Besides, it would increase on the highway and can deliver 56 km/L. The fuel tank of this bike can contains almost 12 liters.
Honda CB Hornet: Mileage of the bike Honda CB Hornet 160R would be great by considering the same segment bikes. It’s reported average mileage is 45 km which is pretty impressive. 45 km mileage for a 160 cc bike is more than expect but Honda used to provide it since the beginning.
Apache RTR 160 4V: The over all mileage of this bike is 38 km/L. This is slightly lower than Pulsar NS and CB Hornet. But in highway, it can provide 42 km/L.
Pulsar NS 160: This two wheeler gets a good rate of acceleration rate and can reach the top speed of 126 km/h.
Honda CB Hornet: Besides its braking system, it also has a good acceleration rate and can hit the top speed of 124 km/h.
Apache RTR 160 4V: This version of Apache RTR gets the best instant acceleration rate and the top speed of this bike is 131 km/h.
Pulsar NS 160: Uttara Motors which is a distributor of Bajaj in Bangladesh released the price of this bike is 199,500 Taka only.
Honda CB Hornet: The price of this motorcycle is little bit lower than other bikes in its segment. The market price of this bike is 189,800 taka only.
Apache RTR 160 4V: The market of this bike is only 204,900 taka which is also reasonable.
From above discussion, we can say that all three motorcycles are excellent in 160cc segment. But each bike is good at some point. But in over all performance Apache RTR 160 4V is little bit ahead instead of pulsar NS and Honda CB Hornet. But in some point these two bikes are good. So, before buy, you should give importance in what you like and what you want.