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Honda Unicorn vs TVS Apache RTR 160

Honda Unicorn vs TVS Apache RTR 160 Summary

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price starts at Rs. 1.12 Lakh which is Rs. 10,407 costlier than base model of Honda Unicorn priced at Rs. 1.02 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, Honda Unicorn is powered by 162.7 cc engine , while TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered by 159.7 cc engine. Honda Unicorn is available in 3 different colours while TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with 6 colours. The Comparison Honda Unicorn vs TVS Apache RTR 160 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.
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Basic Info Unicorn STDApache RTR 160 Front Disc
Brand Name Honda TVS
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.02 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.12 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.1
(515 Ratings)
4.0
(4932 Ratings)
Engine Type 4 stroke, SI, BS-VI Engine SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
Max Power 12.91 PS @ 7500 rpm 15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Colors
Unicorn Colors
Apache RTR 160 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Drum
Wheel Size Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 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 Analogue Digital
Insurance Rs. 8,762 Unicorn Insurance Rs. 8,937 Apache RTR 160 Insurance

Engine Type
4 stroke, SI, BS-VI Engine
SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
Engine Displacement
162.7 cc
159.7 cc
Max Power
12.91 PS @ 7500 rpm
15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
Max Torque
14 Nm @ 5500 rpm
13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Emission Type
bs6
bs6
Bore
57.3 mm
62 mm
Stroke
63.1 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
...
IDI-Dual Mode Digital Ignition
Compression Ratio
10±0.2
9.5:1

Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum

Tyre Size
Front :-80/100-18 Rear :-100/90-18
Front :-90/90-17, Rear :-110/80-17
Wheel Size
Front :-457.2 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Tubeless
Tubeless
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)
Alloy
Alloy

Seat height
798 mm
790 mm
Load carrying capacity
...
130 kg
Length*Width*Height
2081*756*1103 mm3
2085*730*1105 mm3
Wheelbase
1335 mm
1300 mm
Length
2081 mm
2085 mm
Ground Clearance
187 mm
180 mm
Width
756 mm
730 mm
Fuel Capacity
13 Liters
12 Liters
Kerb Weight
140 Kg
139 Kg
Tail Light
Bulb
LED
Front Brake Diameter
240 mm
270 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
130 mm
130 mm

Battery Type
12 V, 4 Ah
Maintenance Free
Additional Features
3D Wing Mark, Honda Eco Technology, Side Stand Engine Cut off, Seat Length - 715 mm
Glide Through Technology, Remora Tyres
Charging at Home
...
Battery Capacity
...
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
Analogue
Digital
Tachometer
Analogue
Analogue
Trip Meter
Analogue
Digital
Average Fuel economy
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock
...
Low Battery Indicator
...
Stepup Seat
With Long Seat
...
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Air Cooled
Air Cooled
Odometer
Analogue
Digital

Standard Warranty (Years)
3+3
3

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Honda Unicorn

  • Fairly light for an old-school 150cc motorcycle
  • Gets lots of ground clearance
  • Features a longer seat for improved comfort

TVS Apache RTR 160

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

Honda Unicorn

  • Dated looks
  • Honda hasn’t provided the start-stop function or a silent starter
  • Commands a considerable premium over the BS4-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 TVS Apache RTR 160 Better Than Honda Unicorn?

50% users have chosen TVS Apache RTR 160 over Honda Unicorn in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 6727 users have also rated TVS Apache RTR 160 and Honda Unicorn 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 features in your bike. But Honda Unicorn is better on the grounds of mileage, performance, comfort and maintenance.

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 Unicorn Apache RTR 160
Mileage 3.8 4.1
Performance 4.2 4.3
Comfort 4.0 4.4
Maintenance 3.7 3.9
Features 4.2 3.8
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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. Apache RTR 160 4V or Apache RTR 160, which is best?
  • If you want to experience signature Apache wild and beast engine, go for Apache 160 (engine vibrations gives a raw feel to rider).If you want a more refined engine like that of Yamaha and Honda, go for 160 4v. There is not any significant difference in mileage.
  • The 4v variant is better than the older version because it has all the new aesthetics of the 200 4v including the console which is superb and looks awesome than any other available 160cc displacement vehicle in our country.
  • Both bikes are best at their own places but vibration issue is still there in RTR 160 whereas 4V is smoother to ride. So 4V is the pick
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Unicorn Vs Apache RTR 160 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Unicorn vs Apache RTR 160?

As per the users experiences Honda Unicorn is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage, performance, comfort and maintenance in your bike. But TVS Apache RTR 160 is better on the grounds of features.

Which bike is cheaper Unicorn vs Apache RTR 160?

The Honda Unicorn is cheaper than TVS Apache RTR 160 by Rs. 10,407.

Which bike offers better performance Unicorn vs Apache RTR 160?

For the STD version, 162.7 cc Petrol engine of Unicorn produces 12.91 PS @ 7500 rpm of power and 14 Nm @ 5500 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 Honda Unicorn has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Honda Unicorn
  • TVS Apache RTR 160
  • Very excellent in comfort, Butter smooth engine.Mono suspension gives smooth action in rough roads also ture commuter family bike.Low maintenance cost i.Ts always comes in classic style.

    Supreme Kailash few weeks ago
  • Excellent performance on road . Low servicing cost ,Great balance . Mileage ,strong grip on road . Love to ride on highway... the reason I m still using it.🙂

    Rajesh Gupta few weeks ago
  • kick start problem first time but after engine warm then start with help of the kick and during engine is not worm then tappet voice also come from the engine

    Abhaysinh Padhiyar few weeks ago
  • Daily not use in unicorn bike.Just emargency use best bike in 2021.I like these bike.Honda bike s are nice looking bikes always activa.Shine unicorn.

    Vinod Masali few weeks ago
  • This bike performance is very good.Mileage 52kmpl is good for 150 cc and 160 cc bike.Breaking quality is good, One of the best bike in indian road.

    Jyotinarayan Mahanta few weeks ago
Unicorn 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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