Targeted motorcycle manufacturers in particular have been a priority for the youth. That includes price, design, power and attractive looks.
At present, the 160cc segment in the Nepali market is available in Hero Xtreme 160R, TVS Apache RTR160, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Honda Hornet 160, Honda XVELED 160.
Among these are RTR 160 Four V, Pulsar NS 160 and Hero Extreme 160 with ABS feature.
All these three motorcycles will be in the spotlight mainly due to their power and design. Most of the features are the same in these three motorcycles.
All the three motorcycles have the same 160 cc engine. However, the Hero Extreme 160R is only available on the FI engine.
The RTR 160 Four V and Pulsar NS 160 have carburetor engines. Similarly, Hero has given air cooled engine while TVS and Bajaj have given oil cooled engine.
Speaking of the engine, the Hero Extreme 160R has a BS6 standard engine, while the other two models have a BS4 standard engine. Out of these three, RTR 160 Four is also the most powerful.
The RTR 160 Four V generates a maximum of 16.4 PS of power and 16.8 Nm of torque at 8000 rpm. The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 generates a maximum of 15.5 PS of power and 14.6 Nm of torque at 8500 rpm.
Similarly, Hero Extreme 160R generates 15 bhp of power and 14 Nm of torque at 8500 rpm. All three motorcycles have a 5-speed gearbox.
The Hero Extreme 160R has a length of 2029 mm, a width of 793 mm, a height of 1052 mm, a wheelway of 1327 mm and a ground clearance of 167 mm.
Similarly, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 has length 2017 mm, width 803 mm, height 1060 mm, wheelways 1372 mm and ground clearance 177 mm.
The Apache RTR 160 Four V has a length of 2050 mm, a width of 790 mm, a height of 1050 mm, a wheelway of 1357 mm and a ground clearance of 180 mm.
All three motorcycles have a 12-liter capacity fuel tank. According to the company, Hero offers 55 km, Bajaj 45 km and TVS 30 km per liter.
Suspension / Break:
All three motorcycles have telescopic suspension on the front, while Hero and Bajaj have provided anti-friction buses. Similarly, all the three motorcycles have mono-shock suspension in the rear. The Hero has an adjustable mono-shock.
Hero, Bajaj and TVS all have disc brakes on the front and rear. All the three motorcycles have single channel ABS feature.
Other features / prices:
Hero and TVS have given a full digital instrument cluster with Smart Connect feature while Bajaj has a semi digital console. All three motorcycles use LED lights.
Of the three naked-designed motorcycles, Bajaj and TVS have about the same price, while the Hero Extreme 160R has the comparatively more price.
The Hero Extreme 160R, which was launched in the Nepali market a few days ago, is priced at NRS.339,000, the Bajaj NS at NRS.3,08,900 and the ABS version of the RTR 160 Four V at NRS.324,900.