The biggest update on both the bikes are the new USD forks and standard dual-channel ABS
Bajaj has launched the 2023 NS160 and NS200 with some major updates. Priced at Rs 1.35 lakh and Rs 1.47 lakh, ex-showroom, the NS160 and NS200 are now dearer by almost Rs 10,000 and Rs 7,000, respectively.
Both naked street bikes now get 33mm USD forks and dual-channel ABS. The wheels borrowed from the Pulsar 250 range help save 1kg in both bikes. While Bajaj has managed to shave off 1.5kg from the NS200, the above updates with a fatter 100-section front and 130-section rear have resulted in a 1kg weight gain for the NS160. The disc brakes are also borrowed from the Pulsar 250 range.
The bikes carry over the semi-digital instrument cluster from their predecessor but it now displaces the distance to empty, gear position indicator and real-time fuel efficiency. The NS160 continues to be powered by a 160.3 oil-cooled led single-cylinder engine that puts out 17.2 PS and 14.6Nm, while the NS200 is also powered by the same 199.5cc, liquid-cool single-cylinder motor that puts out 24.5PS and 18.74Nm as it predecessor.
The primary rivals of the NS160 include the likes of TVS Apache RTR 160 2V and 4V and Hero Xtreme 160R, while the NS200 goes up against the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. We will soon be riding the updated naked street bikes, so stay tuned for our full review that comes out 5 pm5pm on March 25.