TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ V3

TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ V3 Summary

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price starts at Rs. 1.12 Lakh which is Rs. 3,040 costlier than base model of Yamaha FZ-Fi Version 3.0 priced at Rs. 1.09 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered by 159.7 cc engine , while Yamaha FZ-Fi Version 3.0 is powered by 149 cc engine. TVS Apache RTR 160 is available in 6 different colours while Yamaha FZ-Fi Version 3.0 comes with 2 colours. The Comparison TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ-Fi Version 3.0 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.
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Basic Info Apache RTR 160 Front DiscFZ-FI Version 3.0 BS6
Brand Name TVS Yamaha
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.12 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.09 Lakh View On Road Price
(4927 Ratings)
(534 Ratings)
Engine Type SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Max Power 15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm 12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Apache RTR 160 Colors
FZ-FI Version 3.0 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Disc
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 Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 8,937 Apache RTR 160 Insurance Rs. 6,590 FZ-FI Version 3.0 Insurance

Engine Type
SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled
Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Engine Displacement
159.7 cc
149 cc
Max Power
15.53 PS @ 8400 rpm
12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
Max Torque
13.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm
13.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Emission Type
62 mm
57.3 mm
52.9 mm
57.9 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
IDI-Dual Mode Digital Ignition
Compression Ratio
9.6 : 1

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-17, Rear :-110/80-17
Front :-100/80-17, Rear :-140/60-17
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
2085*730*1105 mm3
1990*780*1080 mm3
1300 mm
1330 mm
2085 mm
1990 mm
Ground Clearance
180 mm
165 mm
730 mm
780 mm
Fuel Capacity
12 Liters
13 Liters
Kerb Weight
139 Kg
135 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
270 mm
282 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
130 mm
220 mm

Battery Type
Maintenance Free
Sealed Type
Additional Features
Glide Through Technology, Remora Tyres
( Lubrication system - Wet sump ), ECO indicator
Charging at Home
Battery Capacity
12 V/8 Ah
12 V
Charging at Charging Station
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp
AC Generator

Single Channel
Single Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes
Sports Naked Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Charging Point
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

TVS Apache RTR 160

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

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 Yamaha FZ V3?

51% users have chosen TVS Apache RTR 160 over Yamaha FZ V3 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 6753 users have also rated TVS Apache RTR 160 and Yamaha FZ V3 on some really important factors like Mileage , performance, comfort, safety etc. and have given their personal opinions about these bikes.
Yamaha FZ V3 has out rated TVS Apache RTR 160 on all the rating factors.

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 FZ-FI Version 3.0 Apache RTR 160
Mileage 3.8 4.1
Performance 4.2 4.3
Comfort 4.0 4.4
Maintenance 3.7 3.8
Features 4.2 4.3

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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. TVS Apache RTR 160, Yamaha FZ Fi V3, Honda Hornet and Bajaj Pulsar 150 in four bikes, which one is good?
  • Apache will give you value for money,reliable engine and low maintenance cost all other bikes are upgraded on looks this is my opinion you can choose wisely.... according to your requirements
  • Rtr 160
  • Noo need to thnk for single second,, ill choose TVS Apache RTR 160,
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Q. Which is best Yamaha FZ-FI or Apache RTR 160?
  • Rtr
  • If you love Apache you can go for it but if you want a fi engine then you can go for fz
  • Both or good in own way. but in terms of power and looks rtr 160 is better.
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Q. Which is good to buy, FZ Fi V3 and FZ-S Fi V3?
  • If you notice between the two there is not much of a difference because the dimensions, engine, performance, ergonomics everything is same. it all boils down to one thing, do you want a engine guard and body graphics or not. If you want then you can go for FZS Fi V3, if not FZ Fi V3.
  • Basically there is no such great difference in both.in fz s u will have a engine guard and chrome garnish. and yes if you want maate colour gofor fz s and if u like glossy go for fz
  • There is no mechanical difference between two bikes 2 segments have 3 different colours which colour u like u can bur Adding one thing matt finish colours which is offered in fzs like matt black tends to attract dust in very short time and looks dirty So went for pure black colours and I'm very satisfied
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Apache RTR 160 Vs FZ-FI Version 3.0 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Apache RTR 160 vs FZ-FI Version 3.0?

Yamaha FZ-Fi Version 3.0 has out rated TVS Apache RTR 160 on all the rating factors.

Which bike is cheaper Apache RTR 160 vs FZ-FI Version 3.0?

The Yamaha FZ-Fi Version 3.0 is cheaper than TVS Apache RTR 160 by Rs. 3,040.

Which bike offers better performance Apache RTR 160 vs FZ-FI Version 3.0?

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. Whereas for the BS6 version, 149 cc Petrol engine of FZ-FI Version 3.0 produces 12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm of power and 13.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the TVS Apache RTR 160 has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • TVS Apache RTR 160
  • Yamaha FZ-Fi Version 3.0
  • 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
  • Best bike for riders good performance and best quality of engine form the yamaha bikes good mileage and pickup quality of speed performance mantance is good for the street riders and also for the profactional riders

    Shiva Kumar few weeks ago
  • Not any cons saying about yamaha product it's experience should be mind blowing and one thing you always feel is you never bored after riding so long year after year and it is in excellent condition

    Nikhil Kashyap few weeks ago
  • I was planning to by apache 180.Then i planned to take a ride of fz.I fiund this is more comfortable for log rides and gives good mileage.Mileage: 51 kmpl top speed: 119 kmph.

    Ankur Soni few weeks ago
  • Very outstanding and cumphartable nice experience in fz v3 no complaint very nice bike it is yamaha lovers price of bike and very interesting bike and his look very nice

    Gagan Kathe few weeks ago
  • Nice to drive fz fi version 3.0.Look asowom.Sefty type perfect.I will buy fz fi version 3.0.Yamaha fz fi version 3.0 is the best motorcycle in market.

    Akashcfc Islam 6 days ago
FZ V3 User Reviews

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