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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Yamaha R15 V4

Should you buy Bajaj Pulsar NS160 or Yamaha R15 V4 Find out which bike is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their price, mileage, features, colours and other specs. Bajaj Pulsar NS160 price in Delhi is Rs 146701 (ex-showroom price) whereas the Yamaha R15 V4 price in Delhi is Rs 182300 (ex-showroom). The engine in the Pulsar NS160 makes 17.2 PS and 14.6 Nm . On the other hand, the power and torque of R15 V4 stand at 18.4 PS and 14.2 Nm respectively. Bajaj offers the Pulsar NS160 in 4 colours whereas the Yamaha R15 V4 comes in 7 colours. Out of 263 user reviews, R15 V4 scores 4.3 whereas the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 tallies 4.3 out of 5 based on 244 user reviews..TheBajaj Pulsar NS160 Mileage is around 52 kmpl, while the Yamaha R15 V4 Mileage is around 55.20 kmpl.

Pulsar NS160 vs R15 V4

Key HighlightsPulsar NS160R15 V4
Mileage (Overall)52 kmpl55.20 kmpl
Max Power17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm18.4 PS @ 10000 rpm
Body TypeSports Naked BikesSports Bikes
Engine TypeOil Cooled, Twin Spark, 4-valve FI DTS-iLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
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Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Yamaha R15 V4 Comparison

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        Bajaj Pulsar NS160
        Bajaj Pulsar NS160
        Rs1.47 Lakh*
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            Yamaha R15 V4
            Yamaha R15 V4
            Rs1.82 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price
          Rs.1.70 Lakh onwards
          Rs.2.15 Lakh onwards
          Mileage (Overall)
          52 kmpl
          55.20 kmpl
          Max Power
          17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm
          18.4 PS @ 10000 rpm
          User Rating
          4.3
          Based on 244 Reviews
          4.3
          Based on 263 Reviews
          Body Type
          EMI Starts₹ 4,902
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          Rate of interest @9.7%* for 3 years
          ₹ 5,898
          Get EMI offers
          Rate of interest @6%* for 3 years
          Insurance
          ColoursEbony Black Pearl Metallic White Pewter GreyCocktail Wine RedMetallic Red
          Brochure
          Download Brochure
          Download Brochure
          Engine and Transmission
          Engine Type

          Refers to the design and configuration of the engine. Most petrol bikes typically use either a single-cylinder, twin-cylinder, or occasionally a multi-cylinder (like a four-cylinder) engine.

          Oil Cooled, Twin Spark, 4-valve FI DTS-i
          Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
          Displacement
          160.3 cc
          155 cc
          No. of Cylinders

          Indicates the total count of combustion cylinders in the engine. Common configurations include single-cylinder, twin-cylinder, and four-cylinder setups.

           

          -
          1
          Cooling System

          Describes the method used to dissipate heat from the engine. Petrol bikes often use air-cooling or liquid-cooling systems to maintain optimal operating temperatures.

          Oil Cooled
          Liquid Cooled
          Valve Per Cylinder

          Refers to the number of intake and exhaust valves present in each cylinder. Most modern petrol bike engines have two or four valves per cylinder.

          -
          4
          Fuel Supply
          Fuel Injection
          Fuel Injection
          Clutch

          Enables the rider to disconnect the engine from the transmission temporarily, allowing for gear changes and neutral operation.

          -
          Wet, multiple-disc
          Gear Box

          Indicates the arrangement of gears that transmit power from the engine to the wheels, allowing the rider to adjust speed and torque.

          6 Speed
          6 Speed
          Bore

          These measurements describe the diameter (bore) and length (stroke) of the cylinder in the engine. They directly affect an engine's performance characteristics.

          -
          58.0 mm
          Stroke

          These measurements describe the diameter (bore) and length (stroke) of the cylinder in the engine. They directly affect an engine's performance characteristics.

          -
          58.7 mm
          Compression Ratio

          Reflects the ratio of the maximum volume in the cylinder (when the piston is at the bottom) to the minimum volume (when the piston is at the top) during the engine cycle. Higher compression ratios generally lead to more efficient combustion.

          -
          11.6 : 1
          Emission Type

          Specifies the level of emissions produced by the bike, conforming to regulatory standards. Petrol bikes typically adhere to norms like Euro or BS (Bharat Stage) emissions standards.

          bs6-2.0
          bs6-2.0
          Max Torque

          Represents the highest rotational force output by the engine, usually measured in Newton-meters (Nm) or pound-feet (lb-ft). It indicates the engine's pulling power.

          14.6 Nm @ 7250 rpm
          14.2 Nm @ 7500 rpm
          Starting

          Describes how the engine is initiated. Most petrol bikes use electric starters, kick starters, or both, to commence engine operation.

          Kick and Self Start
          Self Start Only
          Features
          Instrument Console

          This refers to the display panel on a petrol bike that shows essential information like speed, RPM, fuel level, and other indicators such as engine temperature and gear position.

          Digital
          -
          Bluetooth Connectivity
          Bluetooth
          Bluetooth
          NavigationYes
          -
          USB Charging PortNoNo
          Speedometer

          Displays the current speed of the bike in kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph), providing crucial information for safe riding.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2ZZJq5skTQ

          Digital
          Digital
          Techometer
          Digital
          -
          Tripmeter

          Tracks the distance traveled during a specific journey or trip, enabling riders to monitor their mileage for individual rides.

          -
          Digital
          Odometer

          Shows the total distance covered by the bike since its inception, providing a comprehensive record of its usage

          Digital
          Digital
          Additional Features Of Variant

          This refers to unique features or upgrades specific to a particular model or variant of the petrol bike, which may include enhanced performance components, aesthetic improvements, or technology integrations.

          Gear position indicator, Turn-By-Turn Navigation, Instantaneous Fuel Economy & Average Fuel Economy
          Position light, Side stand engine cut-off switch, Dual horn, Gear position indicator, Shift timing light, VVA indicator, VVA
          Seat Type
          Split
          Split
          Body Graphics

          Refers to the decorative decals or paint schemes on the bike's bodywork, enhancing its visual appeal.

          -
          Yes
          Clock
          -
          Yes
          Passenger Footrest

          Provides a designated area for the pillion passenger to rest their feet comfortably during rides.

          YesYes
          Average Fuel economy IndicatorYes
          -
          Distance to Empty IndicatorYes
          -
          Features and Safety
          Mobile Application
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          Yes
          Fuel Gauge
          -
          Digital
          Riding Modes
          -
          Track,Street
          Traction Control
          -
          Yes
          Quick Shifter
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features

          This refers to unique features or upgrades specific to a particular model or variant of the petrol bike, which may include enhanced performance components, aesthetic improvements, or technology integrations.

          Gear position indicator, Turn-By-Turn Navigation, Instantaneous Fuel Economy & Average Fuel Economy
          Position light, Side stand engine cut-off switch, Dual horn, Gear position indicator, Shift timing light, VVA indicator, VVA

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          Mileage and Performance
          City Mileage
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          55.20 kmpl
          Highway Mileage
          -
          60.56 kmpl
          Overall Mileage
          52 kmpl
          60.56 kmpl
          Roll-ons (30-70 kmph)
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          6.49 Sec
          Roll-ons (40-80 kmph)
          -
          8.14 Sec
          Acceleration (0-80 Kmph)
          -
          8.08 Sec
          Acceleration (0-100 Kmph)
          -
          13.25 Sec
          Braking (60-0 Kmph)
          -
          18.35 Sec
          Braking (80-0 Kmph)
          -
          32.70 Sec
          Braking (100-0 Kmph)
          -
          53.96 Sec
          Dimensions and Capacity
          Fuel Capacity
          12 L
          11 L
          Width

          These dimensions describe the physical size of the bike. Width represents the distance across the widest part of the bike, length is the distance from front to back, and height is the vertical measurement from the ground to the highest point of the bike.

          804 mm
          725 mm
          Length
          2017 mm
          1990 mm
          Height
          1060 mm
          1135 mm
          Saddle Height

          Indicates the distance from the ground to the top surface of the bike's seat, influencing rider comfort and accessibility, especially for shorter or taller individuals.

          -
          815 mm
          Ground Clearance
          170 mm
          170 mm
          Wheelbase
          1372 mm
          1325 mm
          Kerb Weight
          152 kg
          142 kg
          Electricals
          Headlight
          LED
          LED
          Taillight
          LED
          LED
          Turn Signal Lamp
          LED
          LED
          DRLsYes
          -
          Low Fuel IndicatorNoYes
          Distance to Empty IndicatorYes
          -
          Average Fuel economy IndicatorYes
          -
          Tyres and Brakes
          Front Brake Diameter

          Refers to the diameter of the disc or drum used for the front brake system on a petrol bike, influencing braking performance and heat dissipation.

          300 mm
          282 mm
          Rear Brake Diameter

          Indicates the diameter of the disc or drum used for the rear brake system, contributing to the bike's overall braking effectiveness and control.

          230 mm
          220 mm
          Underpinnings
          Frame
          Perimeter
          Deltabox

          Pros & Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            • Handles well and changes direction quickly
            • Now comes with smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation
            • Styling is similar to its bigger sibling, the NS200

            Yamaha R15 V4

            • TFT console is feature packed
            • Razor-sharp handling like a proper sport bike
            • VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) makes the engine very tractable at city speeds

            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            • One of the heaviest bikes in its class
            • Engine isn’t refined at higher revs
            • Pulsar N160 does almost everything that the NS160 does, at a much lower price

            Yamaha R15 V4

            • Aggressive riding posture might not suit everybody
            • Headlight spread is a bit narrow
            • Not the most comfortable for pillion riders

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          User Reviews of Comparison

          • Pulsar NS160
          • R15 V4
          • K
            kumar on Jul 03, 2024
            5.0
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            Teens Looking To Experience The Thrill

            The best in the market, this bike always captivates the youth with its impressive features. A must-have for teens looking to experience the thrill of riding. Read More

          • D
            devi on Jul 03, 2024
            4.0
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            Awesome Bike And Comfortable Seats

            Awesome bike with comfortable seats. The color options are nice, especially in white, it looks very stylish. This bike is fast and furious. Thank you! Read More

          • K
            kuldeep on Jun 25, 2024
            4.2
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            Overall looks and performance are nice

            The experience of buying the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 was generally smooth; it is easily available due to Bajaj's wide showroom network. The riding experience was amazing; it is my..... Read More

          • F
            fakhir on Jun 13, 2024
            3.8
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            My trustworthy everyday commuter

            I work in Hyderabad's marketing department. I have been riding a Bajaj Pulsar NS160. My trustworthy everyday commuter buddy has been on this bike. Its fashionable and athletic..... Read More

          • J
            jivanshu on Jun 10, 2024
            3.8
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            Look and design are great

            I think the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is my bike after trying many others! Like love at first sight, yaar! The look and design are great, and I felt like I was flying when I test drove..... Read More

          • Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Reviews
          • C
            caleb on Jul 05, 2024
            4.7
            Yamaha R15 V4

            Nice Performance

            This 155cc sports bike offers impressive power within its segment, combining striking looks with excellent mileage. It's a great option for those seeking more performance without..... Read More

          • M
            mohammad on Jul 03, 2024
            4.0
            Yamaha R15 V4

            An Outstanding Ride

            The Yamaha R15 V4 is an absolute masterpiece. From its sleek design to its powerful performance, this bike delivers an exhilarating riding experience. The handling is superb,..... Read More

          • M
            musa on Jun 24, 2024
            4.2
            Yamaha R15 V4

            Yamaha R15 V4 made me feel proud and excited

            That day I took the Yamaha R15 V4 made me feel proud and excited. Modern technology combined with a sporty style make it an excellent performer. One truly memorable vacation was a..... Read More

          • M
            milind on Jun 14, 2024
            4.2
            Yamaha R15 V4

            Performance and stylish look

            I was struck, as I first saw the Yamaha R15 V4, by its sleek and athletic look. I connected with the bike right once since it appeared to be designed for performance and speed. I..... Read More

          • L
            locky on Jun 11, 2024
            3.8
            Yamaha R15 V4

            Good performance and style

            Yamaha R15 V4 blends my love of performance and style well for a student. Its bright colors and racing-inspired design make the bike stand out on the road. The performance of the..... Read More

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          FAQs on Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Yamaha R15 V4

          Which bike is better Bajaj Pulsar NS160 or Yamaha R15 V4?

          As per our average user rating, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has a score of 4.3/5 while Yamaha R15 V4 has rate of 4.3 /5.

          Which bike among Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Yamaha R15 V4 is cheaper?

          Bajaj Pulsar NS160 price starts at Rs 146701 & Yamaha R15 V4 price starts at Rs 182300 in Delhi . Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is cheaper between these.
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