Looks are important, right? In a day and age where Instagram and Facebook feeds are enhanced with filters and what have you, it’s obvious that good looks grab attention. Bajaj seems to have realised that it needed a bike that’s appealing in order to lure the style conscious, 150cc+ motorcycle buyers. Enter the Pulsar NS160.

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Design and build

The Pulsar NS200 looked smashing when it was launched back in 2012. The design language, back then, was bold and muscular, and it managed to strike a chord with the youth. The NS160 you see here features similar design cues and carries the same dual-tone paintwork that debuted in the 2017 BS-IV NS200.

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The headlamp, tank and other body panels are identical to the NS200’s. I particularly like the chiselled fuel tank and the way the tank extension wraps around the perimeter frame. That said, the only eyesore is the spindly 110-section tyre at the rear and the narrow swing arm that looks like it belongs on a commuter, instead of the sporty NS.

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