In the Philippines, we’ve got a lot of inexpensive naked bikes that provide a great combination of good looks, fuel efficiency, and excellent performance and one of which is the Rouse NS160 from Kawasaki.

Kawasaki, on the other hand, has four bikes in its Rouser line up, the Rouser NS200 F1, Rouser NS160, Rouser RS200, and Rouser 200 NS.

Basically, the Rouser 200 NS, NS200 F1, and NS160 are pretty similar to one another most especially when it comes to equipment and design while RS200 features a different styling that has a conversant engine.

Among the four, the Rouser NS160 is the cheapest for only 85,000 pesos. What’s more, it is considered as a fun streetfighter.

Features and Specifications


Powered by a 160.3cc single-cylinder four-valve oil-cooled engine, the Kawasaki Rouser NS160 offers a decent 15.2 horsepower at 8500rpm as well as 14.6 Nm of torque at 6500rpm. Further, it is mated to a five-speed gearbox.

The Digital Twin Spark (DTS-i) technology of this bike’s engine sets it apart from others.

Thus, rather than one, there are actually 2 spark plugs that ensure the combustion in the cylinder is faster and correct without using too much fuel. As a result, the engine’s fuel efficiency and performance will increase while tailpipe emissions will be lessened.


With regards to its looks, without a doubt, the NS160 is one the most striking bikes in the segments. This one comes with a sharp and small headlight that has a very forceful look.

On the other hand, the design of the tank looks very sporty and it has enough space for the driver to grip the fuel tank using his/her legs.

Moreover, the pan accompanied by sophisticated alloy wheels makes the Kawasaki Rouser NS160 look more stunning from the side. There’s also a contemporary split seat set up.

When it comes to the back end, it has an accustomed tail unit that comes with a sporty and short tail tidy. Though, this unit from Kawasaki may look a bit strange from the back due to the underbelly finish unit.

Ride Quality

Due to the alteration of the back mono-shock suspension, the ride quality of the Rouser NS160 is a bit on the stronger side. This will let you handle the corners like an expert.

Another great feature of this bike is its perimeter frame. As a matter of fact, this feature enhances its handling. Moreover, it will keep the bike well-planted and rock-solid as well as improves its flick-capability to filter over traffics.

With regards to the riding position, actually, it is not as aggressive as what you think even though it is equipped with clip-on handlebars. Such handlebars, on the other hand, can offer you a racing and sporty feel and character without compromising your comfort. Meaning to say, you can make use of the Kawasaki Rouser NS160 to cover a long distance.

Last but not least, this bike from Kawasaki is only available in one color which is red. So if you are looking for an affordable bike this one is perfect for you.