|Engine Displ. :||159.7 cc|
|Power :||15.21 PS @ 8500 rpm|
|Mileage :||60 Kmpl|
|No Of Gears :||5 Speed|
|Fuel System :||Carburetor|
|Head Lamp :||35 / 35 W Halogen HS 1 Clear Lens With MFR|
|Wheels Type :||Alloy|
|Tyre Type :||Tubeless|
|Standard Warranty (Years) :||3|
August 8, 2017:
The Apache RTR 160 was TVS's reply to the Bajaj Pulsar 150 and the Hero CBZ and still remains a popular bike in the 150cc motorcycle segment. The bike has been priced at Rs 79,154 (ex-showroom-Delhi) and it was recently made BS-IV emission norm compliant. The styling of the bike is similar to that of the Apache RTR 180 and it was last given a design update in 2012. The sharp and sporty styling is something that helps the TVS Apache rtr 160 stand apart from its rivals. Sharp design elements, including LED DRLs with pilot lamps lend the Apache RTR 180 aggressive looks. The motorcycle also gets lot of faux carbon fibre finish panels that are a neat addition. The bike sports a semi-digital instrument cluster with a large analogue tachometer. The clear lens LED tail lamp looks unique and the black finish on the alloy wheels and engine give the bike a good contrast.
Powering the TVS Apache RTR 160 is a 159.7cc displacement single-cylinder, air-cooled engine delivering 15.3PS at 8,500rpm and peak torque of 13.1Nm arrives at 4,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The 150cc motorcycle employs a diamond type frame. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks and twin shock absorbers at the back. Braking is provided by petal disc brakes on both the ends while ABS isn’t an optional extra as seen on the TVS Apache RTR 180. It features tubeless tyres and the bike weighs 137kg. The TVS Apache RTR 160 competes against the Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn 160, Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0 and Hero Xtreme.
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Serving the performance purists in the 150cc and above class of bikes, the Apache range of motorcycles from TVS comes with an extremely peppy and grunty motor coupled with equally enthusiastic handling dynamics.
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.
Performance, Features, Pricing
Vibrations, lack of top-end grunt, Rear suspension is wallowy at high speed cornering
Known for its quick handling dynamics and rev-happy engine, the TVS Apache is one fun-to-ride motorcycle in its class.
The new 160cc motorcycle draws a lot from the RTR 200 and looks production-ready
The recently spotted uncamouflaged test bike could possibly be the TVS Apache RTR 160
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