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The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is the brand’s first proper streetfighter in the 160cc segment developed to rival the likes of the Yamaha FZ range, Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, and the Honda CB Hornet 160R. The Hosur-based bikemaker has increased the prices of both the variants of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6. The rear drum brake variant is priced at Rs 1,00,950, whereas the rear disc brake model will set you back by Rs 1,04,000. Both variants are more expensive by Rs 1,000.

Comparatively, the BS4-compliant TVS Apache RTR 160 4V FI-rear disc model costs Rs 1,00,556, while the drum brake version is pegged at Rs 92,306. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

Apache RTR 160 4V Specifications

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 is powered by a 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with oil cooler. It is capable of generating 16.02PS at 8250rpm and 14.12Nm at 7250rpm. The engine works with a 5-speed transmission, with a claimed top speed of 114kmph. Compared to the BS4-compliant model, this motorcycle makes 0.78PS and 0.68Nm less. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 features a double-cradle split Synchro-Stiff chassis with a pair of telescopic front fork and a monoshock tuned by Showa. The 17-inch alloys are wrapped with 90-section tyre up front for both the rear disc and drum variants. On the other hand, the rear wheel comes with a 110-section rubber for the rear drum variant and 130-section unit for the rear disc brake-equipped version. The bike comes to a halt using a 270mm front petal disc and 130mm drum or 200mm petal disc. A single-channel ABS is offered as standard across both the variants.

Apache RTR 160 4V Variants

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 is available in two variants: rear drum and rear disc. The former is priced at Rs 1,00,950, whereas the latter will set you back by Rs 1,04,000. This makes it dearer than the base variant by Rs 3,050. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

Apache RTR 160 4V Design

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 comes with an aggressively styled streetfighter design language with clean lines all over. The minimalist graphics play an important role in making the motorcycle look premium too. Up front, the angular headlamp is all-LED, complementing the muscular-looking fuel tank extensions. A large swathe of grey panels keeps the midsection of the bike interesting while the rear is dominated by a chunky-looking tyre hugger and a sporty twin-barrel exhaust.

Apache RTR 160 4V Features

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 comes with an all-LED headlamp and tail lamp, whereas the indicators are bulb units. It features an all-digital instrument cluster, which shows interesting information like lap timer, top speed recorder, apart from the regular trove of information. Another interesting addition to this motorcycle is the Glide Through Traffic function, which is essentially a low-speed assist. It helps the bike crawl without using the throttle, just by modulating the clutch. It will be handy for navigating through traffic-ridden roads effortlessly. It can work up to 7kmph in first gear, 23kmph in second, and 17kmph in the third gear. As far as safety is concerned, it comes with Super-Moto ABS, which is TVS’ jargon for single-channel ABS.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Competitors

In the 160cc naked segment, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 rivals the Yamaha FZ-S FI V3.0 BS6, Suzuki Gixxer BS6, and the soon-to-be-launched Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price

The price of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V starts at Rs. 1.01 lakh and goes upto Rs. 1.04 lakh. TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is offered in 2 variants - Drum and the top variant Apache 160 4V Disc which comes at a price tag of Rs. 1.04 lakh.

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Editor's View of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

  • Upside

    Great ride quality and handling dynamics, performance-packed engine, feature-rich instrument console

  • Downside

    Brakes lack bite, rear tyre is a bit skinny compared to rivals

  • Our Verdict

    The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has been the benchmark when it comes to 160cc streetfighters. With the BS6-compliant iteration, TVS has made sure it is still as sprightly as ever despite the slight drop in power and torque figures. The overall package and reasonable pricing make it truly value for money.

Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Apache RTR 160 4V

Q. How is the performance Apache rtr160 4v?
  • The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V draws its design from its elder sibling, the Apache RTR 200 4V. Among the many components that are common between the two include the headlamp with LED DRLs, the all-digital instrument cluster, fuel tank, side panels and even the LED tail light. However, the RTR 160 4V makes do with a single-piece saddle and single-piece handlebar instead of the split seats and clip-on handlebars seen on the bigger bike. TVS is offering the new Apache RTR 160 4V with two engine options - EFI and Carbureted. The fuel-injected version of the 159.7cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine with 4-valves produces a segment-leading power output of 16.8PS. The carb version, on the other hand, puts out 16.4PS. Torque figures remain the same on both variants - 14.8Nm at 6500rpm. When compared to the older model, the new bike makes 1.4PS and 1.7Nm more. The Apache RTR 160 uses the same split cradle frame as the RTR 200. The telescopic front forks and the rear monoshock unit were developed in partnership with the Japanese firm Showa. The fuel-injected version of the RTR 160 is brought to a halt by 270mm front and 200mm rear petal discs. The carb version, on the other hand, gets a 130mm drum unit at the rear. However, TVS is offering a rear disc brake as an optional accessory. If a bike has to survive in the cut-throat 160cc two-wheeler segment, it needs to be competitively priced and pack enough performance to keep riders happy. Thankfully, the Apache RTR 160 4V delivers well on both fronts with class leading features. Apache RTR 160 4V is not only the most refined RTR we have ridden till date but also one of the most refined 160cc motorcycles to be ever produced in India. Do take a test ride in order to judge your riding comfort.
  • The Apache RTR 160 4V’s engine is based on the RTR 200, but has been heavily reworked to suit the character of this motorcycle. TVS claims that the oil-cooled chamber with ram-air assist reduces the engine heatmap by 10-degree Celsius. The ‘Nano friKS’ coating on the piston makes the engine free-revving, as per the bikemaker. The Apache RTR 160’s short-stroke engine helps the bike rev and accelerate faster. Both the bikes’ engines work in conjunction with a 5-speed transmission. With the RTR 160 4V, you get a more advanced air-cooled engine with oil cooler that is more performance-focussed, future-ready (read BSVI-compliant) and refined than the RTR 160 with the two-valve mill. We have tested its carburetted version and it managed 50.9kmpl in the city and 56.1kmpl on the highway. TVS has an FI version of the RTR 160, though we’re yet to test it. If a bike has to survive in the cut-throat 160cc two-wheeler segment, it needs to be competitively priced and pack enough performance to keep riders happy. Thankfully, the Apache RTR 160 4V delivers well on both fronts with class leading features. However, it doesn’t feel as confident under hard braking as the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 or the Honda Hornet. That said, the Apache RTR 160 4V is not only the most refined RTR we have ridden till date but also one of the most refined 160cc motorcycles to be ever produced in India. Click on the link to know more: https://bit.ly/2J4QpHq
  • TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with a 159.7 cc engine which generates 16.8PS/ 14.8Nm and can be reach from zero to 60kmph in 5.04 seconds. It has 3 variants 4V Carburetor Single Disc, 4V Carburetor Dual Disc and 4V Fi Dual Disc. The claimed mileage of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is 60kmpl. Although, our experts has tested its carburetted on road and found that it gives class leading figures of 50.9kmpl in the city and 56.1kmpl on the highway. Acceleration feels brisk, but linear, and there’s plenty of pull to be had in the mid-range as well. The motor’s tractability is extremely impressive as well, as it can pull from speeds as low as 30kmph in 5th gear without any signs of strain or lugging! Here the 5-speed gearbox also need to be mentioned, as it offers up a very slick shifting experience. Out on the TVS test track, we never missed a shift, whether riding aggressively or at an easy pace. One big highlight of this engine has to be its sheer refinement level. It feels extremely smooth at pretty much any rpm, and there are almost no vibrations even high up in the rev range. It does hit some resonance at 9,000rpm, causing a bit of buzz in the tank and the centre panel, but that goes away past 10,000, and it is smooth once again all the way to its redline of 11,500rpm. This has to be one of, if not the smoothest, motor in this class. Read more: TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Carb: 1500Km Long Term Review- https://bit.ly/2mMymZ0
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Q. Which is the best bike compared with Honda Hornet, TVS Apache RTR 160 4v, Yamaha FZ S 3.0 in mileage, pickup, comfort, price, service and spares?
  • If we compare Fi version of all bike then i think pickup of TVS Apache will be more, according to mileage 1st will be Hornet then Yamaha and then Apache but the difference will be only 4-5 kms.If we come to comfort i own Apache and i didnt find any problem with comfort, and for pricing you should contact dealers in the city.
  • I have carb. version of apache its good that your bike is giving such a mileage.
  • Bro U have the older version of apache i think The rtr 160 4v gets almost 59-60 on the highways and minimum 48 in city i think u will change ur opinion
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Q. Which is good to buy between Apache 160 4v and Hornet 160R?
  • Hey Vishal...To answer your question, its obvious to get confused with variety of bikes available in Indian market. As per choices you mentioned in your question, on first spot I will mention Hornet 160R and Apache 160 4V and on second spot its Yamaha. Lets first talk about Apache 160 4V. Completely raw power, good performance, good torque and power combination, good aggressive styling, everything is good but I still trust on Honda engines for reliability. Even when it comes to after sales network part then Honda is all over this country and that is the only advantage Honda is having. About Yamaha, in this 150-160 cc segment..it is something really falling behind. Less power compare to other two machines from your choice list. So I would say, If you need reliability with decent performance and wide service network go with Hornet or if you need some power packed action without thinking its resale value go for Apache 160
  • In the form of the CB Hornet 160R, Honda now has a competitive offering in the premium 160cc motorcycle segment. It looks the part with its sporty styling and chiselled lines. Performance of the motorcycle is also admirable with respect to its rivals and it offers decent fuel efficiency as well. It seems that Honda have got it right the third time around. On the other hand, if a bike has to survive in the cut-throat 160cc two-wheeler segment, it needs to be competitively priced and pack enough performance to keep riders happy. Thankfully, the Apache RTR 160 4V delivers well on both fronts with class leading features at its price. However, it doesn’t feel as confident under hard braking as the Honda Hornet. That said, the Apache RTR 160 4V is not only the most refined RTR we have ridden till date but also one of the most refined 160cc motorcycles to be ever produced in India.
  • In the form of the CB Hornet 160R, Honda now has a competitive offering in the premium 160cc motorcycle segment. It looks the part with its sporty styling and chiselled lines. Performance of the motorcycle is also admirable 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.TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: If a bike has to survive in the cut-throat 160cc two-wheeler segment, it needs to be competitively priced and pack enough performance to keep riders happy. Thankfully, the Apache RTR 160 4V delivers well on both fronts with class-leading features. The Apache RTR 160 4V is not only the most refined RTR we have ridden till date but also one of the most refined 160cc motorcycles to be ever produced in India.Do take the test ride for both the bikes so as to pick the best as per your needs and requirements.
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Q. I am really confused between Hero XPulse 200 and Apache RTR 160 4v. Which one should be best for on and off road?
  • For both off road and on road I reckon you get the xpulse, it's still good for commuting too. But the seat isn't too comfortable for long distance. If you only need for commuting then get the Apache.
Q. Does rtr 160 4v have gear shift indicator?
  • It comes in the FI variant and i m not sure about the carb variant but now the carb variant has been discontinued
  • Yes it has gear shift indicator but it dont have gear position indicator..both are different
  • Which version r u looking at? carb doesn't but fi does have it. I have carb version and this small feature is something I regret missing.
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Q. I am 5.5 feet, is it suitable for me - Apache 160 4V?
  • No its better for you to go for the fzs v3
  • Yes..its perfectly fine
  • Yes... I am 5.7ft and it is very easy for me to handle the bike... I think it will be easy for you too...
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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Mileage

ARAI Claimed 60 Kmpl
User Reported 40 Kmpl

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V User Reviews

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  • 3.4

    Hello I have purchased tvs apache rtr 160 4v fi 3 moths back and i am writing this review after riding the bike around 2500 kms.1. Buying experience 1.Its good i rate 2/5. During the sales tvs company claims 60 kmpl is the mileage and average mileage is around 50 .But you hardly get 35-40 mileage which could be worst if you are expecting mileage and a daily commuter better don’t buy if not if have to spend a lot only on filling the petrol 2.Riding experience 1.Its good i rate 4/5 3.Details about looks, performance etc.1.Looks : it has a great look which has convinced me to buy this bike. 2.Performance is moderate on the performance of this bike . It has a great engine power but worst mileage. I hardly get 35-40 mileage which is most worst part of this bike. 4. Servicing and maintenance.During the sales they don’t mention on the servicing and maintenance part but this bike has to be filled with a special synthetic oil which costs around 700 per filling which is double the cost of general oil . 5.Pros and cons 1.Pros : good performance in terms of engine power 2.Cons : worst mileage hardly 35 kmpl and high maintenance than a general bikes in this segment.

  • 1.0

    As per company It's a race machine, but for me it's a race machine to run towards service center again and again.issues- It's heats up too much, Gear Problem, Gear Free Problem, starting problem, Headlight flicking problem, and yes- it sounds like a Tractor; even worse than that. I don't know how TVS says- it is best in class bike. According to me- it's a heat machine. For which neither the Dealer(TVS DHAMIJA, Sahibabad) nor the Twitter helpline and nor the consumer helpline 1800-258-7555 can resolve the issue, they just push again and again to you to visit service center not bothering that a person who have invested 1.04 lacs on purchasing your bike does have to work in order to pay the EMI's.

  • 2.6

    Hi guys my name is shravan i have recently purchased Apache RTR 4v fi Abs varient in Hyderabad. I have a problem wiy my bike.When i turn on the ignition and do not start the bike the (mil) malfunction led will be there untill i start the bike.So i have taken the bike to service center they are saying that this is no an issue.As per the booklet with is attached with the bike it clearly says that if the MIL light is blinking on the bike there is some issue with the bike.Can some one help me whether anyone have observed the sameMy contact number is 984****948 please let me know if any one is also facing the same issue

  • 1.4

    Worst make and parts like clutch cable get broken often while driving no safety. Front disk brake is noisy and it has increased after service. No spare parts are available in tvs service centre my bike self start switch is not working and the service centre said that the part is not available from company side.They are just ignoring me. Please avoid buying this bike totally disappointing.

  • 5.0

    Bought it 1month ago. As it is in running-in period I haven"t pushed it hard( maximum 5-6k RPM and 60-65kmph) good acceleration(pick-up) mileage right now is approx 40-43kmpl and engine is refined, no harsh vibration only slight buzz at around 6k RPM and engine heats a bit in traffic but as it is a new engine it"s acceptable. Seating comfort is good for rider and pillion, my mother had no issues, braking is firm on front brake a bit progressive on rear it will get better after 300-400km, tires provide good grip. A fun to ride machine tvs did a good job.

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  • 5.0

    it's nice machine I'm love it, aggressive design and road presents are too good

  • 4.6

    It's very good 😊 i love that ❤️❤️❤️ bike 😍 performance is also good

  • 5.0

    I am a Apache lover and it should be good I'm mialage and.speed

  • 3.0

    cost is very high and mileage is very low

  • 3.8

    rear disk creates sound and braking is not good enough

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