Bajaj Pulsar 125 vs TVS Apache RTR 160

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price starts at Rs. 1.13 Lakh which is Rs. 26,591 costlier than base model of Bajaj Pulsar 125 priced at Rs. 87,149. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Bajaj Pulsar 125 is powered by 124.4 cc engine , while TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered by 159.7 cc engine. Bajaj Pulsar 125 is available in 9 different colours while TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with 6 colours. The Comparison Bajaj Pulsar 125 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 Carbon Fiber Single SeatApache RTR 160 Front Disc
515 reviews
1407 reviews
Brand Name Bajaj TVS
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 87,149 View On Road Price Rs. 1.13 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Type 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, Twin Spark BSVI Compliant DTS-i Engine SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
Max Power 11.8 PS @ 8500 rpm 15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Pulsar 125 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. 6,667 Pulsar 125 Insurance Rs. 11,419 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
11.8 PS @ 8500 rpm
15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Max Torque
10.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm
13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type
56 mm
62 mm
50.5 mm
52.9 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Dual digital ignition
IDI-Dual Mode Digital Ignition
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear
Braking Type
Combi Brake System

Quarter Mile
21.78sec @ 92.08kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph)
18.81 m, 2.57 secm
Braking (80-0 kmph)
34.51 m, 3.57 secm
Mileage (City)
51.46 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
57 kmpl
Top Speed
99.19 kmph

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
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

Seat height
790 mm
790 mm
Load carrying capacity
130 kg
2042*765*1060 mm3
2085*730*1105 mm3
1320 mm
1300 mm
2042 mm
2085 mm
Ground Clearance
165 mm
180 mm
765 mm
730 mm
Fuel Capacity
11.5 Liters
12 Liters
Kerb Weight
142 Kg
139 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
270 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
130 mm
130 mm

Battery Type
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
AC Generator

Single Channel
Body Type
Commuter Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
Kick and Self Start
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Average Fuel economy
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Battery Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Air Cooled
Air Cooled

Standard Warranty (Years)

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Bajaj Pulsar 125

  • 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

  • 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
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which bike has a better mileage, Apache RTR 160 or Apache RTR 160 4V?
  • 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
  • It would unfair to give a verdict here as the brand has not revealed the mileage of TVS Apache RTR 160. On the other hand, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has a claimed mileage of 55.47kmpl.
  • 35.40
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Q. Which is speed is better Bajaj Pulsar 125 or Honda Shine?
  • Price Kya hai pulsar 125 neon
  • Both
  • Pulsar 125
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Q. Which is better between Pulsar 125 and Honda SP 125? What is the mileage of Pulsar 150?
  • Both Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon and Honda SP 125 are good 125cc commuters. The SP 125 is among the best motorcycles launched by Honda in the recent past. It’s refined, fund to ride, frugal and offers a good list of features. If you are looking for a bike with a refined engine, great list of features and attractive styling then the SP 125 would be a good option. The main question should be is it worth the Rs 7,100 premium over its predecessor? And the answer is a resounding yes. For the extra money, you are getting a more fuel-efficient, powerful and feature-rich product. So, if you’re planning to buy a premium 125cc commuter, you definitely can't give the SP 125 a miss. On the other hand, 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. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details. Read More: - Honda SP 125 First Ride Review - EXCLUSIVE: Here’s How Much Power The Bajaj Pulsar 125 BS6 Makes
  • With it's style and looks Pulsar definitely superceds the Shine. You can't ignore the difference in wheel base also.
  • Pulsar mileage is not good so much variation, And also not good for long ride compare to SP 125
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Pulsar 125 Vs Apache RTR 160 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is cheaper Pulsar 125 vs Apache RTR 160?

The Bajaj Pulsar 125 is cheaper than TVS Apache RTR 160 by Rs. 26,591.

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

For the Carbon Fiber Single Seat version, 124.4 cc Petrol engine of Pulsar 125 produces 11.8 PS @ 8500 rpm of power and 10.8 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

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Bajaj Pulsar 125
  • 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
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    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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