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Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Summary

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price starts at Rs. 1.11 Lakh which is Rs. 8,777 costlier than base model of Bajaj Pulsar 150 priced at Rs. 1.02 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Bajaj Pulsar 150 is powered by 149.5 cc engine , while TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered by 159.7 cc engine. Bajaj Pulsar 150 is available in 7 different colours while TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with 6 colours. The Comparison Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.
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Basic Info Pulsar 150 Neon BS6Apache RTR 160 Front Disc
Brand Name Bajaj TVS
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.02 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.11 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.0
(8635 Ratings)
4.0
(4927 Ratings)
Engine Type 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, Twin Spark BSVI Compliant DTS-i FI Engine SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
Max Power 14 PS @ 8500 rpm 15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Pulsar 150 Colors
Apache RTR 160 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Drum
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 Single Channel
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 6,272 Pulsar 150 Insurance Rs. 8,917 Apache RTR 160 Insurance

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

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum

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
Radial Tyre
...
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Alloy
Alloy

Seat height
...
790 mm
Load carrying capacity
...
130 kg
Length*Width*Height
2055*765*1060 mm3
2085*730*1105 mm3
Wheelbase
1320 mm
1300 mm
Length
2055 mm
2085 mm
Ground Clearance
165 mm
180 mm
Width
765 mm
730 mm
Fuel Capacity
15 Liters
12 Liters
Kerb Weight
148 Kg
139 Kg
Tail Light
LED
LED
Front Brake Diameter
260 mm
270 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
130 mm
130 mm

Battery Type
DC
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
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 150

  • Fan-favourite looks
  • Sporty yet comfortable riding stance

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 150

  • Isn’t value for money anymore
  • No new features provided in the BS6-compliant version

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 Bajaj Pulsar 150 Better Than TVS Apache RTR 160?

57% users have chosen Bajaj Pulsar 150 over TVS Apache RTR 160 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 16861 users have also rated Bajaj Pulsar 150 and TVS Apache RTR 160 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 Bajaj Pulsar 150 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage, comfort and maintenance in your bike. But TVS Apache RTR 160 is better on the grounds of features. On the basis of performance 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 Apache RTR 160 Pulsar 150
Mileage 3.9 3.8
Performance 4.2 4.2
Comfort 4.1 4.0
Maintenance 3.8 3.7
Features 4.1 4.2
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Pulsar 150 & Apache RTR 160, which one has lowest maintenance?
  • Though both have similar service cost but Pulsar have a service interval of 5000 km than that of Apache at 3000 km. Besides Apache spares are 10-30% expensive than Pulsar. So owning a Bajaj will cost you less on pocket on long run. After all 'Hamara Bajaj'.. 😜
  • Apache rtr 160 4v bs6 is upgraded, I recommend this
  • Yes
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Q. I am 6 feet and 90 kgs man. Which bike is suitable between Pulsar 150 Dual Disc and TVS Apache RTR 160?
  • My bestie is 95+ and he's using pulsar old model till date... We pity on his bike to carry him all the day... Chill out bro... Seriously I don't know about any other bike in this case... Go to cruiser bike to feel comfortable if you're OK with your budget
  • Bro considering your height it's better to go for hero xpulse and if your budget is around 2.25 lacks then go for RE himalayan
  • If you want bike with low maintainence then go for pulsar ....
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Q. Which bike is best Pulsar 150 twin disc ABS model or Apache RTR 160?
  • The best is Pulsar 150 with twin bike.The bike has new design where you feel it light weight compared to the older version and coming to performance the bike has no -ve points, the bike is always on its best performance, all you need to do is service it on time. then you are ready to set fire.
  • After 2 years bajaj engine will empty your pocket. as per my knowledge. engine block piston issue.
  • Pulsar Twin Disc ABS Model is good
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Pulsar 150 Vs Apache RTR 160 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Pulsar 150 vs Apache RTR 160?

As per the users experiences Bajaj Pulsar 150 is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage, comfort and maintenance in your bike. But TVS Apache RTR 160 is better on the grounds of features. On the basis of performance user have rated both the bikes equally.

Which bike is cheaper Pulsar 150 vs Apache RTR 160?

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is cheaper than TVS Apache RTR 160 by Rs. 8,777.

Which bike offers better performance Pulsar 150 vs Apache RTR 160?

For the Neon BS6 version, 149.5 cc Petrol engine of Pulsar 150 produces 14 PS @ 8500 rpm of power and 13.25 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 in terms of performance both are same.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Bajaj Pulsar 150
  • TVS Apache RTR 160
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    Lorraine Mikaelson few weeks ago
  • When it comes to the best 150cc bike or for daily use just close your eyes and opt for **P****ulsar 150**. I am having the same and some of its special qualities felt by me are:- 1. It **looks so lovely when dim light glows in the handle** and at the **front side during sunset time**.2. Mixture of **simplicity and stylish feature**.Enclosure:- latest pic of my bike with me which is looking like a **newly bought one:-**3. **Awesome sound** when the accelerator is taken.4. Reaches to a **high speed in a couple of second**.5. Good **mileage of approx 45** and best for daily use.6. The best part is **digital meter with green light**.7. **Long life** and most running evergreen bike.8. The most important is it looks like a new one after years also.Take my example I bought it more than 3 years ago but when I clean it lil bit, it seems that I bought it just now and mostly people ask me whether I have bought another new one or what.So my suggestion is** just to grab it **and I love it and you must have heard **'life ki pehli bike kaafi special hoti”**.

    Himanshu Kitchen few weeks ago
  • Pulsar 150 is a fantastic machine which is pocket friendly with low maintenance cost and wide spare parts availability. It's still not outdated and one can see a lot of new pulsars on road even today. Its seat is really comfortable with not so upright and not so bent down riding position, It's somewhere in the middle & I just love it. I don't get tired that easily. Brakes are pretty decent but could have been better, Although I own a standard variant. I guess the twin disc variant will be fine but the graphics and stickers are good on the standard variants. However, it depends on one's taste & preference. It's good for city commutes and occasional touring. It's one of a bike that gives reasonable mileage and power.

    Ganesh Adhith few weeks ago
  • The pulsar 150 is great bike for very comfort for regular and long drives and family also long journey comfort, Speed in pickup, Mileage, Disk braking very awesome, Suspension is very great in speed breaks and sudden in breaking for a road damages, Indicators are beautiful for non braking item, 150 cc gears are smooth and no sound when gear changing, And mostly lovable bike for all.

    Sairam K 1 week ago
  • This bike is very good and comfortable bike i use bs iv variant pulsar 150 from 4 year this so good and very good mileage i got 55 kmpt from my pulsar i love my pulsar.If you drive this bike gently you can get more then 50 kmpl from this bike.But i want to say to bajaj company that please give kick start also in bs6 twin disc variant.

    MANOJ KUMAR few weeks ago
Pulsar 150 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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