Modenas Pulsar NS160 and Modenas Kriss MR3 Launched

  • The Modenas Pulsar NS160 and Modenas Kriss MR3 were launched today.

  • The Pulsar NS160 shares the same frame with the NS200, compared to the Pulsar 150.

  • The Kriss MR3 continues with the Kriss MR2’s success.

The Modenas Pulsar NS160 and Modenas Kriss MR3 were launched today.

Both bikes expand Modenas’s offerings in the Malaysian lightweight motorcycle market, giving buyers more choices.

Modenas Pulsar NS160 (from RM7,577) 

The Modenas Pulsar NS160 is the upgrade from the Pulsar 150. It shares styling elements of the NS200, apart from its narrower tyres, 240mm front brake disc, and engine.

Its 160cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine delivers 14.8hp and 14Nm of torque. That power is channelled through a five-speed transmission. The engine is secured to a perimeter frame from the Pulsar NS200.

The chassis consist of telescopic front forks and a gas-charged monoshock at the back. The split five-spoke wheels are mounted with 80/100 front and 110/80 rear tyres. Disc brakes handle braking on both ends and is supplemented with a single-channel ABS.

The Pulsar NS160 is seen as the entry level model, compared to the NS200. It offers better affordability in the naked style of the Pulsar NS200. It may prove to handle better and nimbler than the NS200 due to its lighter weight, while still retaining the Pulsar NS200’s chassis. Modenas brands the model as the obvious upgrade from kapchais.

Modenas targets to sell at least 1,500 units of the Pulsar NS160.

  • Four-stroke, 160cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC engine, with Digital Triple Spark Ignition (DTSi).
  • Fuel-injection system is supplied by Bosch.
  • The engine produces 14.8hp (11.05kW) at 8,500 RPM and 14Nm.
  • 5-speed gearbox.
  • Nitrox gas-charged rear shock.
  • LED lighting for headlights and turn signals.

The bike will be available from October 2019 and is priced from RM7,577.

Modenas Kriss MR3 110 (from RM3,377)

The Modenas Kriss MR3 continues the success of the Kriss MR2. “MR” stands for “motosikal rakyat” or “people’s motorcycle.”

The model is designed to be affordable by a larger portion of motorcyclists, enabling to have their own transportation.

  • Certified as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV).
  • 110cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine.
  • It produces 4.7hp at 8,000 RPM.
  • Telescopic forks and twin rear shocks.
  • Sport headlamp and tail lamp designs.
  • 4.2-litre fuel tank.
  • Up to 200km range.

It is available at dealers from October 2019 and priced from RM3,377.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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