Bajaj is the largest Indian bike manufacturer and in Bangladesh the demand of Bajaj products are very high. Bajaj has different segmented bikes available in India and Bangladesh where among them Pulsar is the top rated. There are many different types of Pulsar bikes in Bangladesh and for the last time Bajaj has launched Pulsar 160 NS in Bangladesh. Pulsar 160 NS is a naked edition sports bike which can be compared with some different branded bikes now. His top rival is TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. But the product of TVS yet to launch in Bangladesh and currently available in India. It has been thought the after launching TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in Bangladesh, the demand of NS 160 would be reduced. TVS is considered as the 2nd largest bike manufacturer in India and in Bangladesh, like Bajaj they are also well treated. All times the product of Bajaj and TVS are the rivals here. Both are Indian assembled and origin and also considered as the reliable. Now, we would like to make comparison review between this two top rated same segmented naked sports bikes considering their specification details.
# Looks: If we consider the looks of Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, both are very attractive looking bike naked sports bikes. First of all we come to consider Pulsar 160 NS. It is the naked version of Pulsar 150 AS no doubt. The fuel tank is same stylish shaped just the external kit excluded. The seat is splitted and sporty. It has we designed alloy wheels with unique engine guard attached. It has also rear mud guard added. The exhaust is pretty small and unique as well considering the segment which gives it a very stylish sporty looks. On the other side, RTR 160 4V is fully different than current version of RTR 160. It has muscular and new shades fuel tank with very sharp looking. It has dual exhaust with single plate seat. The bike is the younger version of RTR 200 which is available in India. The headlamp and parking lamp is pretty unique and will attract people no doubt. Now, comparing both bikes, both are very good looking. So, some people would like Pulsar 160 NS and some would love the new version of RTR 160 4V.
# Engine Performance: Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS is a bike which consists of 160 cc engine displacement. It has oil cooled, 4 valve with DTSi engine. The maximum power of the bike is 15.5 PS in 8500 rpm and max torque is 14.6 NM. Instead of FI, it has carburettor fuel system. The bike has five speed gearbox with digital twin spark. Now, we can see about RTR. IT has one cylinder, four stroke and Spark ignition engine which is actually 159.7 cc displacement. The engine of the bike can create 16.28 Bhp max power and 14.8 NM max torque. Besides, it has oil cooler with ram air assist cooling system added. Consists of five speed gearbox the bike has BS4 approved engine. It seems that RTR 160 4V has more powerful engine than Pulsar 160 NS.
# Suspension & Brake: Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS has very upgrade suspension installed into it. The front suspension is telescopic with anti friction bush and rear suspension is nitrox mono shock absorber with canister. On the other side, TVS company also used very good and reliable suspensions into their bikes. Front suspension is telescopic forks and rear suspension is monoshox. Earlier, in the older version of RTR 160 has twin suspensions in the rear but now, it is updated. Now, consider the braking system Pulsar NS has front 240 mm petal disc brake with floating caliper and rear brake is drum. Same braking combination has used for RTR 160 4V. It has front 270 mm hydraulic disc brake and rear brake is 130 mm drum. There is no ABS braking system installed into both bikes.
# Comfort & Control: Pulsar 160 NS and splitted seat and rear position is a bit higher. So, for female pillion riding on the bike would not much comfortable where RTR 160 4V has single plate seating position and rear end is not higher. It is more comfortable than Pulsar 160 NS no doubt. Now, we come to the main part which is controlling. People often mention that the older version of RTR 160 or 150 has braking and controlling problem. Some of the users stated that RTR is not for amateur riders. Both are true. Only experienced riders can control a true beast it seems. But in the new version of RTR 160 4V, the controlling is updated and now, it would provide better comfort and change your previous experience about the machine. On the other side, Pulsar used to give better controlling since the beginning. And their new product NS 160 has also good controlling and yet people does not make any complain for it.
# Fuel Consumption: Though, earlier it has been told that Pulsar 160 NS will provide more than 45 km mileage but according to the users, the bike would not provide more than 38 km mileage average. It is so poor for this highly decorated bike. But still company claims that if the bike would be well maintained, the mileage would not less than 42 km. In that case, RTR would be a better choice. THough, the new version of RTR yet to launch in Bangladesh but according to the company, the average mileage would not less than 45 km hopefully.
# Top Speed: Speed defines the winner, most of the people knows the sentence. Actually the young generation used to prefer speed rather than other facts much in recent time. Both Pulsar 160 NS and RTR 160 4V are very good for speed. But considering both, RTR would provide more speed than NS. According to the report, Pulsar 160 NS would provide almost 130 kmph top speed but RTR 160 4V would provide more than 140 kmph top speed.
# Price: Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS has launched in Bangladesh in the ongoing year. The bike has become very popular within very short time because company Bajaj has kept the price within range. It’s current price in Bangladesh is BDT 199,500. However, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V yet to available in Bangladesh but according to the report, it’s price would be also within range as well as expected. The expected price of the bike would be around two lacs BDT.
Finally we can say that both RTR 4V and Pulsar NS are good looking, well measured and reliable bikes. People are also crazy about them. However, choice is a personal matter. Some people are crazy about Pulsar and some are for RTR. Due to Indian brands, both are same reliable in Bangladesh. Now, the decision is yours.