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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Latest Updates

TVS has recently hiked the price of the BS6 RTR 160 4V. It’s the brand’s premium streetfighter offering 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 1,02,950, whereas the rear disc brake model will set you back by Rs 1,06,000. Both variants are now more expensive by Rs 2,000.

Comparatively, the BS4-compliant TVS Apache RTR 160 4V FI-rear disc was on sale for Rs 1,00,556, while the drum brake version retailed for 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. The 160cc engine develops 16PS at 8250rpm and 14.12Nm at 7250rpm. The motor 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 1,02,950, whereas the latter will set you back by Rs 1,06,000. 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. The big design change on the new BS6 bike is the addition of an angular all-LED headlight that complements 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 big change on the BS6 RTR 160 4V is the inclusion of 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, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 and the Hero Xtreme 160R.

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price

The price of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V starts at Rs. 1.02 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 1.06 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. 1.06 Lakh.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price List in India

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Apache RTR 160 4V Drum
159 cc |
Rs. 1.02 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 as ever despite the slight drop in power and torque figures. 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. Is there space for keeping the vehicle documents in TVS Apache RTR 160 4V?
  • There is a small under-seat space in the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V to keep stuff like tool kit and medical kit there you can adjust space for the documents.
Q. Recently purchased Apache RTR 160 FI with ABS. Since the time of purchase the engine indicator on the tachometer stays steadily on. Wanted to know more about the same. Is there a problem with the engine or because its a FI hence the indicator is always lighted up.
  • Dear all .Do One Thing switch on / Off Three Time's and Last 3rd Time On The switch and Start the Bike .. Engine Light Is Off. .
  • It doesn't light up all the time. If it's lit up while you drive also, get it checked at the service center.
  • Check in service centre mine one doesn't light up all the time
Q. Which bike is better Apache 1604V, Pulsar NS 160 or Duke 125?
  • The KTM 125 Duke BS6 is the most affordable way into the KTM family. It serves as the perfect stepping stone to performance-oriented motorcycles. The only grouse is you may be able to master the motorcycle rather quickly, and the lack of power means you will be left craving for more performance. While the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 BS6 might not have many tangible features to justify the price hike due to BS6 norms, it more than makes up for it with raw performance. In fact, it is the most powerful motorcycle in its segment, making it ideal for enthusiasts who prioritise performance over anything else. On the other hand, 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 as ever despite the slight drop in power and torque figures. The overall package and reasonable pricing make it a truly value for money motorcycle in its segment. You may compare all these bikes accordingly. Do take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Check out authorised dealership details.
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Q. Which 2 wheeler should I buy Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 or Yahama FZ S V3 BS6?
  • Both bikes are equally priced and have nearly the same performance. Here, you compare the bikes on the basis of the comfort offered. The engine in the Yamaha FZS V3 BS6 has a more refined engine. On the other hand, the engine of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 delivers better power. For a detailed comparison, follow the below link - Compare. Moreover, you can have a test ride of the bikes for a better idea of comfort and ride quality by visiting the nearest dealer in your city. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Dealers.
Q. Which grade engine oil you are used for apache 160 4v
  • The Tru4 premium oil is compatible to the Apache RTR 160 4V. It is a API SL 10W-30 4T high performance Semi-Synthetic oil for the better performance of the bike.
  • 4t oil is recommended as it is suitable for 4v engine
  • Can i use 20w-40
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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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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V User Reviews

4.1 /5
1565 reviews & ratings
  • Performance
    4.4/5
  • Mileage
    3.8/5
  • Comfort
    4.2/5
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  • Maintenance Cost
    3.8/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.4/5

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  • 3.4

    Nothing special about to talk apache a lot

  • 5.0

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  • 5.0

    love this bikei need money argent

  • 4.6

    Good mileage, good power, great stability! Some styling changes needed.

  • 5.0

    TVs Apache 160 4v and complete with if hot no warm or hot low cool..ok Etc..

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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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What is the price of TVS Apache 160 4V?

The ex-showroom price of TVS Apache 160 4V is 1.06 Lakh. Check On Road Price of Apache 160 4V. .

What is the Tyre and Wheel type of TVS Apache 160 4V?

TVS Apache 160 4V has Tubeless tyre and Alloy wheels.

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 Bajaj Pulsar 150?

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price starts at Rs. 1.02 Lakh which is Rs. 12,947 costlier than base model of Bajaj Pulsar 150 priced at Rs. 90,003. Compare TVS Apache RTR 160 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar 150 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. 2,966 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 : Red, Blue and Black. View colour images of Apache 160 4V.