2024 Best 160cc bikes available in Nepal

2024 Best 160cc bikes available in Nepal
2024 Best 160cc bikes in Nepal

Bikes are still the most popular mode of transportation in Nepal for the practical use and price it is available. Daily use of motorcycles is increasing every day with new and improved models of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) and electric bikes entering the Nepali market. The common and most favourable ones are under the 200cc engine capacity in the ICE range. Moreover, the options around the 160cc engine choices are more favoured for the wide variety of options and features.

So here we have brought the seven best bikes with around 160cc engine capacity.

List of best 160cc bikes in Nepal

1.Honda CB Hornet 160RRs 352,900
2.Suzuki GixxerRs 362,900
3.Hero Xtreme 160RRs 364,000
4.TVS Apache RTR 160 4V SERs 374,900
5.Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 FI Dual ABSRs 386,900
6.Bajaj Pulsar N160 Dual ABSRs 393,900
7.Yamaha MT-15 BS6Rs 524,900

1. Honda CB Hornet 160R

First on the list of the best bikes around 160cc is the Honda CB Hornet 160R. The CB Hornet 160R has been in the Nepali market for quite a while. The naked CB styling from the larger 600cc and 1000cc Hornet models can be seen making it a stylish and powerful option.

Honda CB Hornet 160R. Photo: Honda Nepal
Honda CB Hornet 160R. Photo: Honda Nepal
DimensionsLength: 2041 mm
Width: 783 mm
Height: 1091 mm
Weight138kg (STD) | 140kg (CBS)
Ground Clearance164 mm
Wheelbase1346 mm
Fuel tank12 L
Engine162.71 cc, Air-cooled BSIV
Max power11.1 kW @8500 rpm
Max torque14.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Compression ratio10:01
Stroke 63.09 mm
Bore57.30 mm
Transmission5 Gears
Gear pattern: 1-N-2-3-4-5
Top speed110 kmph
TyresFront: 100/80-17
Rear: 140/70-17
BrakesFront: Disc 276 mm
Rear: Drum 130 mm / Disc 220 mm (CBS)
Suspension Front: Telescopic
Rear: Monoshock
ColoursSports Red | Striking Green | Athletic Blue Metallic | Mars Orange | Dazzle Yellow Metallic
Price Rs 352,900

The Honda CB Hornet 160R weighs 138kg (standard model) or 140kg (CBS variant) with a ground clearance of 164mm and a wheelbase of 1346mm. It has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres and offers efficient mileage for long rides. Powered by a 162.71cc air-cooled BSIV engine, it delivers a maximum power of 11.1 kW at 8500 rpm and a torque of 14.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. It has a compression ratio of 10:01, with a stroke of 63.09mm and a bore of 57.30mm. Its transmission consists of 5 gears with a gear pattern of 1-N-2-3-4-5 and can reach a top speed of 110 kmph.

It is equipped with front disc brakes (276mm) and rear drum brakes (130mm) or disc brakes (220mm) in the CBS variant. The suspension comprises telescopic front forks and a mono-shock rear. It is available in various vibrant colours like Sports Red, Striking Green, Athletic Blue Metallic, Mars Orange, and Dazzle Yellow Metallic. The Honda CB Hornet 160R is priced at Rs 352,900 in Nepal.

2. Suzuki Gixxer

The Gixxer like the Honda Hornet carries the name from its older brothers with a bigger engine capacity. The 2023 Suzuki Gixxer has been quite popular with upgrades like LED lighting and an updated design language. Overall the bike has a nice response in Nepal alongside the 250cc elder brother the Suzuki Gixxer 250.

Suzuki Gixxer. Photo: Suzuki Nepal
Suzuki Gixxer. Photo: Suzuki Nepal
DimensionsLength: 2020 mm
Width: 800 mm
Height: 1035 mm
Weight141 kg
Ground Clearance160 mm
Wheelbase1335 mm
Fuel tank12 L
Engine type4-Stroke, 1-cylinder, Air-cooled
Engine capacity 155cc
Max power13.6 PS @ 8000 rpm
Max torque13.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission5 Speed, MT
Top speed115 kmph
TyresFront: 100/80-17M/C 52P
Rear: 140/60R17M/C 63P
BrakesFront: Disc
Rear: Disc
SuspensionFront: Telescopic
Rear: Swing Arm
ColoursMetallic Triton Blue | Pearl Mira Red | Glass Sparkle Back
PriceRs 362,900

The Suzuki Gixxer is a stylish bike with the front and back having an LED lighting setup, a digital instrumentation cluster and a European design trend. It has a 12-litre fuel tank for ample mileage for long rides. Powered by a 155cc air-cooled 4-stroke engine, it delivers a maximum power of 13.6 PS at 8000 rpm and a torque of 13.8 Nm at 6000 rpm. With the 5-speed manual transmission, the bike can reach a top speed of 115 kmph.

It is equipped with front and rear disc brakes for braking and features telescopic front suspension and a swing arm rear suspension for a comfortable ride. It is available in Metallic Triton Blue, Pearl Mira Red, and Glass Sparkle Black colours and is priced at Rs 362,900 in Nepal.

3. Hero Xtreme 160R

Hero’s Xtreme range includes several bikes which range from 150cc and 200cc. The Xtreme also has a 125cc option which was launched recently in India. The Xtreme series has been unique with its wide number of options and features it provides in the price range. The Hero Xtreme 160R has been competing quite well in the Nepali market too.

Hero Xtreme 160R. Photo: Hero Nepal
Hero Xtreme 160R. Photo: Hero Nepal
DimensionsLength: 2029 mm
Width: 793 mm
Height: 1052 mm
Weight139.5 kg | 138.5 kg
Ground Clearance167 mm
Wheelbase1327 mm
Fuel tank12 L
Engine typeAir-Cooled, 4-Stroke 2-Valve Single Cylinder OHC
Engine capacity163cc
Max power11.2 kW @ 8500 rpm
Max torque14 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Frame Tubular Diamond
Transmission5 Speed constant mesh
TyresFront: 100/80-17
Rear: 130/70-R17 Radial
BrakesFront: 276 mm Petal Disc, Single Channel ABS
Rear: 220 mm Petal Disc | 130 mm Drum
SuspensionFront: Telescopic (37 mm DIA) with Antifriction bush
Rear: 7 Step Rider-Adjustable monoshock
ColoursWhite | Blue | Red
PriceRs 364,000

The Hero Xtreme 160R features an air-cooled, 4-stroke 2-valve single-cylinder OHC engine with a capacity of 163cc and delivers a maximum power of 11.2 kW at 8500 rpm and a torque of 14 Nm at 6500 rpm. It has a 5-speed constant mesh transmission for effortless gear shifts. It has front 276 mm petal disc brakes with single-channel ABS and rear 220 mm petal disc or 130 mm drum brakes. The bike features a telescopic front suspension with an antifriction bush and a 7-step rider-adjustable mono-shock rear suspension.

Its tubular diamond frame provides stability and durability on the road. It has front 100/80-17 and rear 130/70-R17 radial tyres. It is available in white, blue, and red. It is priced at Rs 364,000.

4. TVS Apache RTR 160 4V SE

TVS introduced the Special Edition of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V SE in Nepal at the start of December 2023. The Apache RTR 160 is known for dominating the 160cc engine segment with its powerful features. This edition boasts a refreshed aesthetic and advanced features, enhancing the bike’s sleek design and overall performance.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V SE: Photo: TVS Nepal
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V SE: Photo: TVS Nepal
DimensionsHeight: 1,050 mm
1,111 mm (with Visor)
Length: 2,035mm
Width: 1,357mm
Ground clearance180mm
Saddle Height800mm
Kerb weight146 kg
Engine typeSI, 4-stroke, Oil cooled, SOHC, Fuel Injection
Engine capacity159.7 cc
Maximum powerSport: 12.91 kW @ 9,250 rpm (17.55 PS)
Urban/ Rain: 11.5 kW @ 8,600 rpm (15.64 PS)
Maximum torqueSport: 14.73 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Urban/ Rain: 14.14 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Fuel supply systemFuel Injection
Valve per cylinder4 valves
IgnitionElectric start
Power to weight Ratio0.088 kW/kg
Cooling systemOil cooled with Ram Air Assist
Gearbox5-speed gearbox
Fuel tank capacity12 litres
TyreFront: 90/90-17 49P Tubeless
Rear: 130/70 R17 M/C 62P Tubeless (Radial tyre)
BrakeFront :270 mm dia Petal Disc
Rear: 200 mm dia Petal Disc
Brake fluid: DOT 3 / DOT 4
FrameDouble cradle Split Synchro Stiff Frame
SuspensionRear: Mono-shock
Front: Telescopic Forks
Maximum speedSport: 114 km/h
Urban/Rain: 103 km/h
ColoursMatte black
PriceRs 374,900

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V SE has an aggressive design with LED headlights, a dual-coloured premium seat, and a 12-litre racing-toned fuel tank. The bike features a unique Bullpup exhaust design, offering a bass-boosted sound and reducing weight by around one kilogram. It is equipped with a 159.7cc engine with fuel injection, and it delivers power outputs of 17.55 PS in Sport mode and 15.64 PS in Urban/Rain modes, with maximum torque at 14.73 Nm in Sport mode and 14.14 Nm in Urban/Rain modes.

The bike has a 5-speed gearbox, oil cooling with Ram Air Assist, and a maximum speed of 114 km/h in Sport mode. Its braking system comprises a 270 mm dia Petal Disc at the front and a 200 mm dia Petal Disc at the rear, while the suspension setup includes Telescopic Forks at the front and a Mono-shock at the rear. The bike is available in a Matte Black colour option and is priced at Rs 374,900.

5. Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 FI Dual ABS

Bajaj launched the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 FI DUAL ABS BS6 and the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 FI DUAL ABS BS6 in Nepal in July 2023. The popular choices in their respective 200cc and 160cc segments are now with upgrades and slight price increases. Both the bikes are renowned for their performance and affordability, these bikes continue to attract riders seeking value and enhanced features. The NS 160 FI Dual ABS has a wide range of attention in the 160cc bikes segment.

Bajaj Pulsar Ns160 (2023). Photo: Bajaj Nepal
Photo: Bajaj Nepal
DimensionsLength: 2017 mm
Width: 804 mm
Height: 1060 mm
Weight152 kg
Ground Clearance175 mm
Wheelbase1372 mm
Fuel tank12 L
Engine type4 stroke, Single Cylinder, Oil cooled, Fuel Injection, DTSi Engine BS6
Engine capacity160.3 cc
Max power17 Ps @ 9000 rpm
Max torque14.6 Nm @ 7250 rpm
Bore x Stroke58mm X 60.7mm
FrameTubular Frame with Engine as stressed member
Transmission5 Speed constant mesh
TyresFront: 100/80-17, 52P
Rear: 130/70-17, 62P
BrakesFront: Disc, 300 mm with dual ABS
Rear: Disc, 230 mm with dual ABS
SuspensionFront:  Telescopic, 33mm USD Fork
Rear: Nitrox mono shock absorber with canister
ColoursEbony Black | Metallic Pearl White
PriceRs 386,900

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 FI Dual ABS

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 FI Dual ABS received significant upgrades including upgraded USD forks, larger brakes with dual-channel ABS, sporty greyish-black alloy wheels, an updated instrument cluster, and a cleaner engine complying with OBD2 BSVI standards. It weighs 152 kg, has a ground clearance of 175 mm and a wheelbase of 1372 mm. Its 12-litre fuel tank ensures ample mileage for long rides. It is powered by a 160.3cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected DTSi engine BS6, it delivers a maximum power of 17 Ps at 9000 rpm and a torque of 14.6 Nm at 7250 rpm. It is built with a tubular frame with the engine as a stressed member to provide structural integrity and durability.

Its 5-speed constant mesh transmission allows for easy gear shifts, while the front 300 mm disc and rear 230 mm disc brakes with dual ABS ensure reliable braking performance. The bike features a telescopic front suspension with a 33mm USD fork and a Nitrox mono-shock absorber with a canister at the rear. The bike is available in Ebony Black and Metallic Pearl White colours and is priced at Rs 386,900.

6. Bajaj Pulsar N160 Dual ABS

Bajaj has another one on the list of the best bikes around the 160cc segment, the Bajaj Pulsar N160 Dual ABS. The N series has become widely popular recently from Bajaj. The N series currently has two options, N160 and N250 in Nepal. The N160 has been popular for its affordable price and features.

Bajaj Pulsar N160 dual ABS Photo: Bajaj Nepal
Bajaj Pulsar N160 dual ABS Photo: Bajaj Nepal
DimensionsLength: 1989mm
Width: 743mm
Height: 1050mm
Wheelbase: 1358mm
Seat height: 795mm
Ground clearance: 165mm
Engine type 2 Valve, Single cylinder
Max power16 Ps @ 8750 rpm
Max torque14.65 Nm @ 6750 rpm
Cooling systemOil cooled
Fuel systemFI
Fuel tank capacity14 litres
Max speed120 km/h
BrakesFront: 300mm disc, ABS
Rear: 230mm disc
TyresFront- 100/ 80-17 (tubeless)
Rear- 130/ 70-17 (tubeless)
SuspensionFront suspension: Telescopic (37mm)
Rear suspension: Monoshock with Nitrox 
ABSDual channel ABS
Kerb weight164kg
Colour optionBrooklyn black
PriceRs 393,900

The Bajaj Pulsar N160 dual ABS presents a sleek and powerful option for street riding. It closely resembles the design of the Pulsar N250 dual ABS. It has sharp edges and aggressive aerodynamic styling featuring a projector-styled headlamp with LED DRLs and a glitter-patterned LED tail lamp. The bike has a 165cc two-valve, single-cylinder oil-cooled engine, delivering 16 Ps of maximum power at 8750 rpm and 14.65 Nm of maximum torque at 6750 rpm. It is equipped with a 5-speed transmission and standard BS-6 emission with a top speed of 120 km/h and a company-claimed mileage of 42 km/l.

Ensuring safety, the bike features dual disc brakes with dual-channel ABS and additional amenities like a mobile charger with USB connectivity. The suspension system comprises a telescopic 37mm front suspension and a mono-shock with nitrox rear suspension. The bike is available in one colour option Brooklyn Black and costs Rs 393,900.

7. Yamaha MT-15 BS6

The most expensive and popular on the list of the best bikes around 160cc is the Yamaha MT-15 BS6. The Yamaha MT-15 BS6 is popular in the mid-range segment with its naked styling and aggressive performance. The MT series which also includes the MT-03, MT-07, MT-09 and MT-10 is popular all over the world. The MT-15 available in Nepal is Version One. Version 2 is already available in India and was speculated to be in Nepal soon.

DimensionLength: 2,020mm
Width: 800mm
Height: 1,070mm
Wheelbase: 1,335mm
Seat Height: 810mm
Ground clearance: 170mm
Engine typeSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-Valve, SOHC
Max power18.5PS/10000rpm
Max torque13.9Nm/8500rpm
Compression ratio11.6:1
ClutchWet multiple-disc
Fuel delivery systemFuel injection
Cooling systemLiquid-cooled
Fuel tank capacity10L
Top speedUp to 144 kmph
BrakesFront: Disc
Rear: Disc
Single-Chanel ABS
Chassis typeDeltabox
Tyre sizeFront: 100/80-17 Tubeless
Rear: 140/70R17 Tubeless
SuspensionFront: Telescopic fork
Rear: Linked type monocross
Kerb weight138kg
Colours Metallic Black Vermillion | Ice Fluo Neon Green | Dark Matt Blue Neon Green | Ice Fluo Vermillion | Metallic Black | Dark Matte Blue
Price Rs 524,900

The Yamaha MT-15 BS6 has a sleek and stylish design inspired by the “dark warrior of Japan”. With a bi-functional LED headlamp and an LED projector lamp, it offers a unique and distinctive appearance. The bike is powered by a 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with variable valve actuation (VVA) system, it delivers an impressive performance with a maximum power of 18.5PS and maximum torque of 13.9Nm.

It has telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock suspension at the rear. With safety features like dual-disc brakes with single-channel ABS and a slip-and-assist clutch, along with modern amenities such as a negative LCD with gear shift indication and raised LED tail light, the Yamaha MT-15 BS6 offers an experience with style and functionality. It is available in size colour options and costs Rs 524,900 in Nepal.

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Dahal is a gadget/auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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