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Bajaj Pulsar 125 vs TVS Apache RTR 160

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price starts at Rs. 1.12 Lakh which is Rs. 31,551 costlier than base model of Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon priced at Rs. 81,389. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is powered by 124.4 cc engine , while TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered by 159.7 cc engine. Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is available in 12 different colours while TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with 6 colours. The Comparison Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon vs TVS Apache RTR 160 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Bajaj Pulsar 125 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Summary

Basic Info Pulsar 125 Neon Drum CBS BS6Apache RTR 160 Front Disc
Brand Name Bajaj TVS
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 81,389 View On Road Price Rs. 1.12 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
3.8
(960 Ratings)
4.0
(4952 Ratings)
Engine Type 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, Twin Spark BSVI Compliant DTS-i Engine SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
Max Power 12 PS @ 8500 rpm 15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Pulsar 125 Neon Colors
Apache RTR 160 Colors
Brakes Front Drum Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Drum
Braking Type Combi Brake System ...
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS ... Single Channel
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 6,557 Pulsar 125 Neon Insurance Rs. 10,589 Apache RTR 160 Insurance

Engine Type
4-Stroke, 2-Valve, Twin Spark BSVI Compliant DTS-i Engine
SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
Engine Displacement
124.4 cc
159.7 cc
Max Power
12 PS @ 8500 rpm
15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Max Torque
11 Nm @ 6500 rpm
13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Bore
56 mm
62 mm
Stroke
50.5 mm
52.9 mm
No Of Cylinders
1
1
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
2
2
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Ignition
Dual digital ignition
IDI-Dual Mode Digital Ignition
Compression Ratio
...
9.5:1

Brakes Front
Drum
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum
Braking Type
Combi Brake System
...

Mileage (City)
51.46 kmpl
...
Mileage (Highway)
57 kmpl
...

Tyre Size
Front :-80/100-17 Rear :-100/90-17
Front :-90/90-17, Rear :-110/80-17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tubeless
Tubeless
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Alloy
Alloy

Seat height
...
790 mm
Load carrying capacity
...
130 kg
Length*Width*Height
2055*755*1060 mm3
2085*730*1105 mm3
Wheelbase
1320 mm
1300 mm
Length
2055 mm
2085 mm
Ground Clearance
165 mm
180 mm
Width
755 mm
730 mm
Fuel Capacity
11.5 Liters
12 Liters
Kerb Weight
140 Kg
139 Kg
Tail Light
LED
LED
Front Brake Diameter
170 mm
270 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
130 mm
130 mm

Battery Type
MF
Maintenance Free
Additional Features
...
Glide Through Technology, Remora Tyres
Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V
12 V/8 Ah
Charging at Charging Station
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp
Bulb
Bulb
Alternator
...
AC Generator

ABS
...
Single Channel
Body Type
Commuter Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
...
Starting
Kick and Self Start
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Single
Split
Pass Switch
Speedometer
Digital
Digital
Tachometer
Analogue
Analogue
Trip Meter
Digital
Digital
Average Fuel economy
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock
Low Battery Indicator
...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Air Cooled
Air Cooled
Odometer
Digital
Digital

Standard Warranty (Years)
...
3

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon

  • The matte black shade with blue highlights really is a head-turner
  • Features clip-on handlebars
  • a first in its segment
  • The plastic quality feels top-notch.

TVS Apache RTR 160

  • TVS’ Glide Through Technology (GTT) makes low-speed crawling more effortless
  • Makes slightly more power and torque than before

Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon

  • The cushioning in the seat feels a little hard
  • Engine feels a little strained at high speeds
  • Price is a little on the higher side

TVS Apache RTR 160

  • Engine is still vibey at higher rpm
  • Looks a bit dated
  • Is priced too close to the more powerful Apache RTR 160 4V

Is TVS Apache RTR 160 Better Than Bajaj Pulsar 125?

50% users have chosen TVS Apache RTR 160 over Bajaj Pulsar 125 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 7296 users have also rated TVS Apache RTR 160 and Bajaj Pulsar 125 on some really important factors like Mileage , performance, comfort, safety etc. and have given their personal opinions about these bikes.
As per the users experiences TVS Apache RTR 160 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage, performance, comfort and features in your bike. On the basis of maintenance user have rated both the bikes equally.

Before making your decision you should also consider the unbiased and thorough analysis of these bikes on every aspect by our auto experts who have summarised the analysis in pros, cons and final conclusion..

Ratings Factor Pulsar 125 Neon Apache RTR 160
Mileage 3.8 3.7
Performance 4.2 3.9
Comfort 4.0 3.9
Maintenance 3.7 3.7
Features 4.2 4.0
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Pulsar 125 Neon and Apache RTR 160 Competitors

News Updates on Pulsar 125 Neon and Apache RTR 160

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Between Apache RTR 160 and 160 4v which model I should select I want mileage of minimum 40+. Some people are telling that 160 4v create problems like gear stucking, exhaust heating, engine heating etc and telling that 4v will give milage 30-35 max. Please give me suitable advice.
  • If you want to spend more than 1 lakh go with R15,fz,pulsar 220,dont purchase apache because spare parts also 2 much cost and every year i spent 6 to 8k for repair worst bike starting 1 to 2 yrs it will be normal after that it starts repairs
  • Even in sierra leone there is no spare parts and the available ones are so expensive. Worse bike in the market
  • For mileage go for 160, 160 4v won't give you more mileage than normal 160
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Q. Which one is best in milege apache rtr 160 or 160 4v
  • The older generation, that is the TVS Apache RTR 160 delivers better fuel efficiency than the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. The reason being the number of valves in the newer one. The more the valves the more fuel is burnt,delivering better compression ratio and hence increasing the power output (better performance).
  • Apache RTR 160 comes equipped with 2 valve engine that is the fuel inlet is done by 2 valves which generates lesser power and torque figures. On the other hand RTR 4v comes with 4 valve engine that produces highest power and torque in 150-160 cc segment and hence mileage gets bit lowered in the 4v version
  • I have buy 160 4v dual disc on cash 149,650 but not gave me special edition and sales man make bill of 139,650 after it i say him you make bill of 139,650 i have gave you cash 149650 he say it not includes insurance fees also mention the special edition and its price on insurance but i have not get special edition from showroom what the real price of 160 4v dual disc price in uttrakhand showroom
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Q. Which is better Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon or TVS Raider?
  • Both TVS Raider and Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon are good bikes in the segment. The Pulsar 125 Neon gives enthusiasts a taste of the Pulsar’s sporty DNA but in a less intimidating and more affordable package. However, its lower-than-its-class fuel efficiency may not appeal to the more conservative 125cc buyers. Whereas, TVS’ has certainly come back to the 125cc segment with a bang with the Raider. It’s fun to ride, feature-packed, feels rather premium and is well priced too. It is definitely one of the most well-rounded offerings in the 125cc space. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride for a better understanding of performance and comfort. Click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details.
  • TVS Raider is more good than pulsar 125
  • Tvs raider
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Pulsar 125 Neon Vs Apache RTR 160 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Pulsar 125 Neon vs Apache RTR 160?

TVS Apache RTR 160 is better on the grounds of mileage, performance, comfort and features. On the basis of maintenance user have rated both the bikes equally.

Which bike is cheaper Pulsar 125 Neon vs Apache RTR 160?

The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is cheaper than TVS Apache RTR 160 by Rs. 31,551.

Which bike offers better performance Pulsar 125 Neon vs Apache RTR 160?

For the Drum CBS BS6 version, 124.4 cc Petrol engine of Pulsar 125 Neon produces 12 PS @ 8500 rpm of power and 11 Nm @ 6500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Front Disc version, 159.7 cc Petrol engine of Apache RTR 160 produces 15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm of power and 13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon
  • TVS Apache RTR 160
  • Good good good driving status and comfort bike mileage is good and stylist bike in low range bike good good good driving status and comfort bike mileage is good and stylist bike in low range bike

    Misbah Alam few weeks ago
  • Good & comfort riding & better performance.I am hard fan of pulsar bike.I own the first version of this bike in 2003.Afterwards 2007.Next 2011.Next 2013.Next.2020.

    Arjun Gupta few weeks ago
  • Good baik ye yah wife mujhe bahut acchi lagti hai aur main yah bike bahut pasand karta hun aur yah bike bahut acchi mileage deti hai aur isase jyada kya chahie

    Ravi Saral few weeks ago
  • Good, comfortable, mileage also perfect. Everything is good. I'm satisfied more than my thinking. Also asking friend to buy this pulsar 125 nion split bike

    ARINDAM BASU few weeks ago
  • Share your experience with bajaj pulsar 125 neon share your experience with bajaj pulsar 125 neon share your experience with bajaj pulsar 125 neon

    Chandan Sharma few weeks ago
Pulsar 125 User Reviews
  • I am a fan boy of Apache bikes because of its looks and exhaust sound so i bought a Apache RTR 160 and i was stunned by its performance i use the bike for daily commute and some tours and my daily commute is in Bengaluru and the bike is comfortable with the traffic and i do tours i traveled 600 kms in a day without any issues and the bike was comfortable and yes there is some vibes around some places at high revs thats not a issue once you ride the bike you will get used to it and it gives a felling of raw power being delivered and Apache has the best looks and performance in its segment and the build quality is best The mileage i got is 45-52 After sales service is just prefect here in Bengaluru if here is any problem they take it seriously and fix it Every one who rides Apache will love it💖RTR💖

    T few weeks ago
  • RTR 160 is my second bike. First one was Pulsar 150 by Bajaj. Actually i was looking for the first model of Apache RTR, the yellow beauty but landed in next model RTR 160. To be true i was totally into RTR because of the advertisement, in which the two glowing eyes in the dark. Remembering those days, trying to do the same during our night rides. During the initial time, i was getting a vibration between 58 and 64 speed, but after the 3rd service the issue was all gone. Till date my best companion for roads and my solo trips. Iam not speed fan so do not know much about RTR performance over 80.

    Kuriakose Mathen few weeks ago
  • First pick for me when am looking for a bike!Am a fan of TVS as my father and brother have been using TVS bikes from long time..It got better braking and handling compared to Pulsars' or Hero bikes(My personal opinion though).Styling, Riding dynamics, performance everything makes this one a good bike among 150-160CC segments.I used it for city commute and highway rides as well, pretty satisfied with the bike in terms of mileage, performance and handling.

    Sai Theja few weeks ago
  • I have an amazing experience with apache RTR 160. I have done more than 1lacs and 36 thousand kilometers and mine is a 2009 model RTR. still I don"t face any knocking and any power loss in my bike while my daily commute includes 20-30kms of daily ride including off roads and some minor stunts as well... I"m getting a good mileage of 45-46 kmpl overall and after sales and service department of TVS deserves a salute, the parts are pocket friendly and have a very good quality, no issues in availability of parts and overall a very bike for those who want a good entry level bike which is pocket friendly and easy to maintain. great work and great machine by TVS.I am so happy with TVS that my first bike was RTR 160 in 2009, then I bought a RTR160 dual disc variant in 2013, then I bought RTR180 in 2017, and now RTR200 in 2018...

    Bharat Vashishtha few weeks ago
  • Best performimg bike ever-tvs apache rtr 160 offers impressive performance, Everyday practicality, And with prices starting at rs 1.08 lakh, Great value for money.The bike has a suspension setup that is quite adept at going around corners almost intuitively.With the 2021 model, Tvs also managed to shave off 2kg, And while it's not a difference you'll immediately notice, It does play a part.The only downside to the comfort is the ergonomics.

    Farhaan few weeks ago
Apache RTR 160 User Reviews

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