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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Latest Updates

Just like its older sibling, the RTR 200 4V, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V too has received a new engine tune for 2021. Not only has it made the bike more powerful but also the most powerful bike in its class, toppling the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 off the top. The great bit about this update is that it arrives at the same price as the outgoing model. Intrigued? Head here for more details.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price

The BS6 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V starts at Rs 1,07,270 and goes up to Rs 1,10,320. It is offered in two variants: Drum and Disc. The RTR 160 Disc variant is the top-of-the line offering, which costs Rs 1,10,320.

Apache RTR 160 4V Specifications

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 is powered by a 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that now belts out 17.63PS at 9,250rpm and 14.73Nm at 7250rpm. These output figures are 1.63PS and 0.61Nm more than the previous BS6 engine. Also, the peak power is now generated at 1000rpm higher. The motor is paired with a 5-speed transmission. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 features a double-cradle split Synchro-Stiff chassis with a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock tuned by Showa. It rides on 17-inch alloys, wrapped in 90/110-section tyres (for the drum variant) and 90/130-section tyres (for the disc variant). Braking duties are handled by a 270mm front petal disc and a 130mm drum brake (or 200mm petal disc) at the back. Single-channel ABS is offered as standard with both variants. Kerb weight has gone down by two kilos, with the drum variant now weighing 145kg and the rear disc version tipping the scales at 147kg.

TVS 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 1,07,270, whereas the latter will set you back by Rs 1,10,320 (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). The difference between the two is Rs 3,050.

Apache RTR 160 4V Design

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 wears an aggressive streetfighter look with clean lines all over. The significant design change on the new BS6 bike is the angular all-LED headlight with fang-like LED DRLs, complementing the muscular fuel tank extensions. This makes the 160 4V identical in appearance to its sibling, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. The large grey panel keeps the midsection interesting, while the rear is dominated by a chunky tyre hugger and a sporty twin-barrel exhaust. The bike is available in three colours: Racing Red, Metallic Blue, and Knight Black.

Apache RTR 160 4V Features

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 comes with an all-LED setup (headlamp, DRLs, and tail lamp), but misses out on LED indicators. It features an all-digital instrument cluster and TVS’s ‘Glide Through Traffic’ function (essentially a low-speed assist) that helps the bike crawl in traffic only by working the clutch. This is a practical addition, considering it will make life easier in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The RTR 160 4V gets Super-Moto ABS (TVS’s 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, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 and the Hero Xtreme 160R.

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price List in India

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
Apache RTR 160 4V Drum
159 cc | 54.78 kmpl
Rs. 1.07 Lakh
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Apache RTR 160 4V Disc
159 cc | 54.78 kmpl
Rs. 1.10 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 motorcycles. With the BS6-compliant iteration, TVS has made sure it is still as sprightly, with the '21 update making it the most powerful bike in the 160cc sporty commuter class. The overall package and reasonable pricing make it a truly value for money motorcycle in its segment.


Apache RTR 160 4V Detailed Review

The times, as they say, are a’changing. With the impending switch to the more stringent BS6 norms looming over the horizon, enthusiasts are getting worried about their favourite performance motorcycles getting watered down come April 2020. But is there any merit to that fear? We got a chance to figure that out with the 2020 versions of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and the Apache RTR 200 4V which have just been updated to comply with BS6 regulations.

The engines have been thoroughly reworked

It’s not simply a case of retuning the engine and adding a new catalytic converter to meet BS6 norms. The work is rather more elaborate. So to achieve these lower emissions standards, TVS has had to switch to a new asymmetric piston design for these 4-valve motors along with new piston rings to go with these as well. Then, the induction system has been thoroughly reworked with a newer intake and filter. The valve timing has been revised as well and while they might look identical from the outside, the exhaust cans have been completely reworked too.

160 4V BS6

160 4V BS4

200 4V BS6

200 4V BS4

Engine Capacity

159.7cc

159.7cc

197.75cc

197.75cc

Maximum Power

16.02PS @ 8250rpm

16.8PS @ 8,000rpm

20.5PS @ 8500rpm

20.5PS @ 8500rpm

Maximum Torque

14.12Nm @ 7250rpm

14.8Nm @ 6500rpm

16.8Nm @ 7500rpm

18.1Nm @ 7000rpm

Glancing at the spec sheet, things don’t look too good for these Apaches. The 160 has lost 0.78PS of power and 0.68Nm of torque, both of which now peak at slightly higher rpm than before as well. On the other hand, the 200 fares better on the power front, with no change in power output. But then, it’s lost 1.3Nm of torque which comes in 500rpm higher than on the BS4 bike. It would be easy to think that these two motorcycles, known to be among the best performers in their respective classes would’ve lost their performance edge.

Thankfully, this isn’t the case, at least in terms of feel. Riding these two BS6 motorcycles, you’d be hard pressed to tell them apart from their BS4 counterparts. There are very minor differences, if you’re really nitpicking. For one the 160 4V feels just as smooth and eager to rev as before. But there is just a hint of buzz at higher revs. To be honest, we don’t think this is concerning in one bit. If anything, it makes the 160’s motor feel a little livelier than before. The 200 feels even more like the bike it replaces. It’s rev-happy motor has got that extra bit of zing over the 160’s, and could even be described as borderline manic. The only difference you might feel, or rather hear, is in the exhaust note. Certainly still, in my opinion, the best sounding motor in its class. That said, it feels like it’s lost a bit of bass in the exhaust note. Bottom line is that if you VBox’d these two bikes, you might find a slight drop in acceleration figures. But based on just riding them, you really wouldn’t be able to say that.

They’ve got a new “Glide Through Traffic” system

Most manufacturers are adding new features to their BS6 bikes so that customers won’t feel the pinch of the price increase as much. TVS has done exactly this with these new RTRs as well. Both bikes get a feature called Glide Through Traffic, and as much as it sounds like marketing-speak, we think this could actually prove useful for a lot of riders in the urban jungle. It’s basically a torque assist system which bumps up engine torque when you want to move the bike at low speeds. In fact, you can take off from a standstill in 1st gear without using the throttle at all and just modulating the clutch. Thanks to GTT, you can amble around at about 7kmph in 1st gear, about 12kmph in 2nd and about 17kmph in 3rd with zero throttle input. This system even works surprisingly well on inclines or even with pillion riders on board.

There are a few more features added as well

The most immediately obvious of these features is the new LED headlight on both bikes. It’s a pretty handsome looking unit. But it’s effectiveness can only be tested once we get the bike for review. While that headlight (and the GTT of course) sums up the feature list for the 160, the 200 gets a couple of more ones. Firstly, there’s the TVS SmartXonnect system, similar to the one that we first saw on the NTorq, which allows you to pair your mobile phone to the motorcycle using Bluetooth. Although this feature was introduced on the 200 literally a couple of months before the BS6 version came out.

Once connected, the app tracks a lot of data and can help you record your lap times as well telemetry like speed, rpm and even lean angle. It can also keep track of your trip, assist with navigation by giving you directions on the instrument cluster, send you notifications and can also send out a crash alert to your saved contacts in case you have a fall. If you want to check out SmartXonnect’s features in detail, check out our previous story HERE.

To work along with this SmartXonnect feature, the 200’s LCD instrument cluster has been updated as well. The basic shape and layout is more or less the same, but now it houses a small dot matrix display which shows you details such as navigation information amongst other things. And there’s a new “i”, or information button, on the left switchgear to work in conjunction with this display as well.

A couple of other “mechanical” feature updates that the 200 has seen are a bronze plated chain (which does look rather pretty on the black bike) and a new TVS Protorq rear radial tyre which comes as standard.

The underpinnings haven’t changed at all

BS6 Apache RTR 160 4V

BS4 Apache RTR 160 4V

BS6 Apache RTR 200 4V

BS4 Apache RTR 200 4V

Frame

Split cradle

Split cradle

Split cradle

Split cradle

Front suspension

Telescopic Fork

Telescopic fork

Telescopic Fork

Telescopic Fork

Rear suspension

Monoshock

Monoshock

Monoshock

Monoshock

Front tyre

90/90-17

90/90-17

90/90-17

90/90-17

Rear tyre

130/70-17

130/70-17

130/70 R17

130/70-17

Front disc brake size

270mm

270mm

270mm

270mm

Rear disc brake size

200mm

200mm

240mm

240mm

ABS

Single-channel

Single-channel

Dual-channel

Dual-channel

Wheelbase

1357 mm

1357mm

1353mm

1353mm

Ground Clearance

180mm

180mm

180mm

180mm

Seat Height

800mm

800mm

800mm

800mm

Weight

149kg

149kg

153kg

151kg

These RTRs are running on the same underpinnings as before. So essentially the same split cradle chassis, the same suspension units and even the same brakes. In fact, on the 160, even the kerb weight has stayed identical to the BS4 bike. What this means is that there is no change in the handling package. The 160 feels light on its feet and is very easy to tip into turns. It still retains the slight softness in its suspension, which is not the most enjoyable when pushing the bike hard into corners on a race track. And the brakes too still feel quite spongy, especially when riding hard on the track. But these aspects should be perfectly acceptable on regular roads (as they have been so far), where this bike really shines.

The 200 on the other hand has gained 2kg over its BS4 predecessor. But you’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference, whether on the move or at a standstill. It still proves to be heaps of fun on a track, with its stiffer suspension setup that accounts for its razor sharp handling. It is quick to change direction, and even though it’s got a pretty short wheelbase, thanks to the new tyres, it feels absolutely planted when leaned over. Basically, all the handling characteristics which made us fall in love with the RTR 200 back in 2016 are still retained.

The design too is almost identical

That said, the new LED headlight and the new eyebrow-like LED DRLs, which give the bikes almost a look of surprise on their face, do make the bike look distinct from the front. Barring that though, all the panels, the handlebars, the seats, pretty much everything remain unchanged on these two. There are new mirrors though, which have a slightly new shape and get a faux carbon fibre texture on them. Aside from that, the 160 does get a couple of new decals on the tank, and the 200 carries over minimal graphics similar to the Race Edition 2.0 (although not the same). Also the 200 has lost the little windscreen from the Race Edition.

Should enthusiasts be worried?

Let’s get the price out of the way first. At Rs 1.03 lakh, the BS6 Apache RTR 160 4V costs just Rs 2,444 more than the fuel-injected version of the BS4 bike. As compared to the carburetted version though, the price jump has been Rs 7,694. As for the Apache RTR 200 4V, TVS didn’t have the fuel-injected variant on offer for too long in BS4 guise. So from the carburetted BS4 version, going to the fuel-injected BS6 bike, the price increase is Rs 9,450, so the bike is now priced at Rs 1.24 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

Now the price bumps might seem a little on the higher side, but we think that these should serve as good indicators of what kind of hikes we are likely to see in these categories of motorcycles going from BS4 to BS6 regulations. TVS has tried to offset the pinch customers might feel by throwing in some new features, some of which like the GTT should actually be rather beneficial in everyday use. But more than anything else, I’m relieved that the 4-valved Apache RTRs haven’t lost their fun factor while complying with more stringent emissions norms. And that, I believe is the biggest achievement here.

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

Q. Can I add Bajaj AS 200 windshield for my Apache rtr 160 4v?
  • It would not be a feasible option to fit the windshield of Bajaj AS 200 in TVS Apache RTR 160 4V as both the bikes look different. Moreover, you may exchange a word with the authorized service center for the same. You can check service centers.
Q. My apache rtr 160 4v has completed 8k kms in exact 2 years. But there are side cracks on the tyre now. How is it possible? Do I need to get the tyres replaced or it is normal?
  • It would be unfair to give a verdict as the tyre life would completely depend on the driving style, usage of the vehicle, proper tyre pressure and maintenance, etc. Moreover, if you are facing any such issue with the tyre, then we would suggest you get in touch with the nearest authorized service centre.
Q. Purana Apache 2016 160cc dekar 2021 1604v Lena hi
  • Offers and discounts are provided by the brand or the dealership and may vary depending on your city. Thus, we would suggest you to please connect with the nearest authorized dealership in your city.
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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.
  • Need comment on Suzuki introduer B6 vs Appache RTR160 4V for maintenance free spares avilable, comfort and safety. looking for my colleage going son. pl suggest
  • FZ-S Fi V3 for sure will give you the best mileage amongst these three. Riding comfort too unbeatable of FZ-S fi V3...
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Q. What about the seat height for short riders. I'm person with 5.5 ft height - Apache 160 4V?
  • Short height !!! In India 5.5-5.7 is the average height.... Majority of bikes will suit this height....
  • 5.5" is perfect
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Q. My height is 5.3ft, is it comfortable for me - Apache 160 4V?
  • When you get on the bike you would find no issues. But to your legs won't touch the ground completely. It becomes tough to move back and forth. If you want to alter the seat height by changing the suspension, it would be really a bad idea. Your spine will hurt and You ride the back slightly by leaning forward ( It doesn't matter in a normal drive), so if you alter the suspension levels your stomach will hurt. Unless you are confident enough get off the bike to drag it back and forth, you will find some difficulty.
  • Its the same answer that i gave earlier .My height is 180 cm. Its very comfortable for me. For you I don't think it will make a great difference. It should be comfortble for you as well. In my opinion it is better to have test drive first. Though i am very confident of the ride quality for you. You will not face problem while riding it. You will love it.
  • What about your both legs bro? Evenly touching the floor or somewhat?
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Apache RTR 160 4V User Reviews

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    Very disgusting bike.Not a gud performance.I have apache rtr 160 vs4 model.This bike starting problem.Very poor performance.Pick up problem also.

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    Best bike ever than others wonderful performance great design, Tvs have this beast which makes famous tvs company.

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  • 3.0

    The Dream Bike becomes the Disaster Bike in 2 Months. I have Purchased the Same Bike as on 24-06-2020 but after riding 31 days we have faced the Problem With the Battery Charger. The Battery Charger malfunctions Create the Bike as a Load of 150 Kg whom you have Carry. First i have made Complaint on their Helpline Number & Email But TVS people doesn't Care about that. When i have Commented my Grievance on their page they rush to Solve the Issue. After 3-4 days they have Changed the Charger but in all Vain Yesterday Night the Same Issue had arise & I had Reached my Home by Pushing My Bike. The Malfunctioning of Charger may Put My Life in Danger. Now the Bike is in Warranty Company May be Replaced the Malfunction Part but after Warranty Period Expire who will the bear the Cost of damaged or Manufacturing defected Parts. Please Take Care of Your Life.

  • 3.8

    I don't have problem with the mileage or with the performance but after sales service is the worst of this company.First the parts are not available in the company and then they ask us to wait like 8-10 days so that they can arrange the parts and it is guareenteed that you will face problems with the battery issue or engine issue or in some other parts after some time and then the parts cost is too high and they don't resolve your full problem.I am totally dissapoint with the service part.First i was haapy by getting the tv's apache rtr 160 4v but after some time i was like what i have done.This company need to upgrade the service centres and they should look for the customer satisfaction.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 5.0

    Pros -- Butter smooth engine and shiftingMost powerful 160cc Dope firing as compared to other 160cc bikeLow maintenanceGr8 suspensionTVS remora performers well on dry wet roadsGr8 avg 45kmph Color schemes 💯🔥Braking is quite good ... Now comes wid ABSCons ---The way they hidden Bike wiring is improper. they should improve that .. RPM meter fluctuates between if throttle held 6000-7000Ignition key switch, fuel tank cap quality should be improvised Issue with battery within first year. replaced within a year in warranty.

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Apache RTR 160 4V FAQs

What is the price of TVS Apache 160 4V?

The ex-showroom price of TVS Apache 160 4V is 1.10 Lakh. Check On Road Price of Apache 160 4V. .

What is the mileage of TVS Apache 160 4V?

The ARAI claimed mileage of TVS Apache 160 4V is 54.78 kmpl. Also check User Reported Mileage of Apache 160 4V.

Does the TVS Apache 160 4V have ABS?

Yes, ABS feature is available in TVS Apache 160 4V. View full specification of Apache 160 4V.

Which is better TVS Apache 160 4V or TVS Apache RTR 160?

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price starts at Rs. 1.07 Lakh which is Rs. 3,950 costlier than base model of TVS Apache RTR 160 priced at Rs. 1.03 Lakh. Compare TVS Apache RTR 160 4V vs TVS Apache RTR 160 on the basis of price, specs, features, reviews.

What is the EMI of TVS Apache 160 4V in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of TVS Apache 160 4V in Delhi is Rs. 3,092 per month @ 9.45% for a tenure of 36 months.

What are the colours available in TVS Apache 160 4V?

TVS Apache 160 4V is available in 3 colours : Racing Red, Metallic Blue and Knight Black. View colour images of Apache 160 4V.

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