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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Latest Updates

The 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has been launched in India. In its latest iteration, TVS has blessed the popular naked with riding modes (a first in the segment) and a bunch of new features. Take a look at the details in our launch report here.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Specifications

Powering the 2022 Apache RTR 160 4V is the same 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine with an oil cooler. For 2022, the engine has been enhanced with three riding modes: Rain, Urban and Sport. Under the Sport mode, the motor churns out 17.55PS at 9250 rpm and 14.73Nm at 7250 rpm, making it 0.08PS less powerful than its predecessor. The output figures go down further, to 15.64PS at 8600 rpm and 14.14Nm at 7250 rpm under Urban and Rain modes, for easier handling. The motor is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is built on a double-cradle split Synchro-Stiff chassis linked to a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock tuned by Showa. It rolls on 17-inch alloys, wrapped in a 90-section front and 110-section rear tyre (for the drum variant) and a 90-section front and 130-section rear radial tyre (for the disc variant). A 270mm front petal disc and a 130mm rear drum brake (or 200mm rear petal disc) bring this naked to a halt. Single-channel ABS is offered as standard.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Design

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V gets a sporty streetfighter-like design complete with chiseled lines all over. The new sleek all-LED headlight with fang-like LED DRLs complements the muscular fuel tank extensions rather nicely. The large grey side panels keep the midsection busy, while the rear is dominated by a chunky (but practical) tyre hugger and a sporty twin-barrel exhaust.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Features

The 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V features bulb indicators and a new all-LED headlight with LED DRLs. The tail lamp is LED as well. The bike is equipped with a fully digital multifunctional instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation in the top-end disc and Special Edition variants. Another noteworthy feature is the ‘Glide Through Traffic’ (GTT) function, essentially a low-speed assist to help the bike crawl in traffic without undue pressure on the clutch. This feature should make life a lot easier on roads with heavy traffic. For safety, the RTR 160 4V gets a single-channel ABS as standard with both variants. The Special Edition version also comes with a unique matte black colour scheme with red alloy wheels, adjustable brake and clutch levers. All variants except the base version come with a radial rear tyre for better handling.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Competitors

The 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V competes with the Yamaha FZ-S FI, Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, and the Hero Xtreme 160R in the 160cc naked segment. That said, you could also opt for the TVS iQube Electric or the Bajaj Pulsar 180 in the same price bracket.

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price

The price of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V starts at Rs. 1.15 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 1.21 Lakh. TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is offered in 4 variants - Front Disc, Rear Drum, Front And Rear Disc, Front And Rear Disc With SmartXonnect and the top variant Apache 160 4V Special Edition which comes at a price tag of Rs. 1.21 Lakh.
Apache RTR 160 4V Variants Ex-Showroom Price
Apache 160 4V Front Disc, Rear Drum Rs. 1.15 Lakh
Apache 160 4V Front And Rear Disc Rs. 1.17 Lakh
Apache 160 4V Front And Rear Disc With SmartXonnect Rs. 1.20 Lakh
Apache 160 4V Special Edition Rs. 1.21 Lakh

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Variants

The 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is available in three standard variants: rear drum, rear disc, and rear disc with smartphone connectivity. There’s also a Special Edition variant that comes with a unique colour scheme, premium seat cover, and adjustable brake and clutch levers, besides getting the features already available on the top-end variant.

Apache RTR 160 4V Front Disc, Rear Drum
159 cc |
Rs. 1.15 Lakh
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Apache RTR 160 4V Front And Rear Disc
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Apache RTR 160 4V Front And Rear Disc With SmartXonnect
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Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition
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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Alternative & Comparison

Model Price Mileage Engine Transmission
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Rs 1.33 - 1.41 Lakh NA 197.75 cc Manual Compare Now
TVS Apache RTR 160 TVS Apache RTR 160 Rs 1.07 - 1.12 Lakh NA 159.7 cc Manual Compare Now
Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Rs 1.16 - 1.20 Lakh 40.6 kmpl 160.3 cc Manual Compare Now
Hero Xtreme 160R Hero Xtreme 160R Rs 1.11 - 1.20 Lakh 55.47 kmpl 163 cc Manual Compare Now
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Bajaj Pulsar 150 Rs 99,418 - 1.14 Lakh NA 149.5 cc Manual Compare Now

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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  • 4.6

    The bikes pickup is too good.The bike is very advanced in features.Some accessories are also installed by me like disc lock saree guard hand guard parking lights etc.

  • 1.4

    You will get useless seat comfort after useless features after engine bad box bad chain bad plastic bobby something good is new in this bike

  • 5.0

    Awesome Muffler sound, Smooth ride feel, Good high end pick up, excellent for both short and long rides

  • 4.6

    Good as i expect.Good experience in sound and performance is very good.Look waise is also perfect as a segment of 160cc.

  • 2.6

    Good but athic.Sab thik thak hi hai.Baki isme thoda metal aur use krna tha.Baki sab okk hai bike me.

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

Q. Which bike has the higher maintenance cost apache 200 or hornet 2.0?
  • For this, we would suggest you to get in touch with the nearest authorized service center of the respective models as they would be able to assist you with the exact maintenance costs. Follow the link and select your city accordingly for service centers.
Q. Apache RTR 160 4v rp when date launched?
  • As of now, there is no official information available for the launch of the bike so we would suggest you to stay tuned for the updates.
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  • For this, we would suggest you to get in touch with the authorized dealership as they would be an appropriate point of contact regarding your concern. You can check the dealership details here.
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Q. Which grade engine oil you are used for apache 160 4v
  • Apache RTR 160 10W-30 is recommended engine oil grade. Castrol POWER1 4T 10W-30 (or) Motul 3100 4T 10W-30 is most used Engine oils for TVS Apache RTR 160. Thanks, Rajarajan
  • Go for 10W 40 as it provides better higher temperature riding than 10W 30. My suggestion is 10W 40 Castrol Power 1 Synthetic oil (costs around 500/- for 1.2 lit with 3000km drain interval)
  • I only get it changed during service and refer to users manual for engine oil.
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Q. How much fuel capacity in reserve in Apache RTR 160 4V?
  • Fuel tank capacity: 12 liters including reserve Reserve capacity : 2.5 litersOwner's manual page 98
  • In fi engine how many litres is there when it shows petrol pump sign?
  • To be prcise it's 2 litres
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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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What is the price of TVS Apache 160 4V?

The ex-showroom price of TVS Apache 160 4V is 1.21 Lakh. Check On Road Price 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 200 4V?

TVS Apache 200 4V Price starts at Rs. 1.33 Lakh which is Rs. 17,800 costlier than base model of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V priced at Rs. 1.15 Lakh. Compare TVS Apache RTR 160 4V vs TVS Apache 200 4V 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. 3,321 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 4 colours : Racing Red, Metallic Blue, Knight Black and Special Edition Black. View colour images of Apache 160 4V.

Is TVS Apache 160 4V better than Hero Xtreme 160R?

51% users have chosen TVS Apache 160 4V over Hero Xtreme 160R in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Check out User rating comparisons.

Is TVS Apache 160 4V better than Bajaj Pulsar NS160?

57% users have chosen TVS Apache 160 4V over Bajaj Pulsar NS160 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com. Check out User rating comparisons.