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Rs. 78,904
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Comparisons

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TVS Apache RTR 160 Highlights

  • Design and Features
  • Specifications
  • Competitors
  • ZigSays
Styled similar to the Apache RTR 180, the 160 too received an update the same time the 180 did, which is in 2012. Styling-wise the RTR looks very quirky, with sharp lines making it stand apart from its rivals. The updated design elements include LED daytime running pilot lamps, faux carbon fibre finish panels and a semi-digital instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer. The only distinguishing factor between the RTR 160 and the RTR 180 are the updates set of graphics.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered by a 159.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that delivers 15.3PS at 8500rpm, while peak torque of 13.1Nm comes in at 4000rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via five-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are managed by telescopic front forks and dual hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is managed by a 270mm petal disc brake up front and a 200mm petal disc at the rear.

Suzuki Gixxer: The Gixxer’s engine and suspension have been developed under the watchful eyes of the same designers who also produced the Suzuki GSX-R series. This is a worthy city-based sporty 155cc bike with distinct design and enviable refinement.

Yamaha FZ V2.0: The V2.0 delivers in style, build quality, refinement and handling. It is also the only bike in the segment to get fuel injection, but that has also upped its price out of this league. It is a strong performer and a proper upgrade to the previous version.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160: The Pulsar NS 160 ticks all the right boxes when it comes to style, performance, ride and handling, save for refinement. The new NS 160 is a worthy contender and makes a strong case for itself in this highly competitive 160cc segment.

Honda Hornet: In the form of the CB Hornet 160R, Honda now finally has a competitive offering in the premium 150cc motorcycle segment. It looks the part with its sporty styling and chiselled lines. Performance of the motorcycle is also good with respect to its rivals and it offers decent fuel efficiency as well. It seems that Honda has got it right the third time around.


The Apache RTR 160 was launched to take on the Bajaj Pulsar 150, which was the only rival then. A lot has changed over time and there is a lot more competition in the market today. The RTR now seems to be losing its charm as the rivals feel a lot more modern in terms of refinement, quality and value for money.

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