TVS Apache RTR 160 is a commuter bike launched at a base price of Rs. 87,778 in May 2009 by TVS in India. Apache RTR 160 is powered by 159cc engine claiming mileage of 60kmpl. Apache RTR 160 has a single cylinder, 4-stroke, si engine and a 5 speed gear box. TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with disc breaks in front and rear with a support of ABS. It is available in 2 variants and 5 colours.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Latest Updates
TVS has launched the BS6-compliant Apache RTR 160 2V in India. It’s available in two variants: rear drum and rear disk. You can read all about it here.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 2V was earlier updated with the safety net of single-channel ABS. It costs Rs 87,778 and Rs 90,857 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the rear drum and rear disc variant. That's a price hike of Rs 6,100 to Rs 6,700 over the non-ABS variants. It also features new graphics to keep it looking fresh amongst other additions which include a new seat and bar-end weights to reduce vibrations.
Powering the bike is a 159.7, single-cylinder motor (carb) that produces 15.11PS at 8000rpm and 13.03Nm at 6500rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed transmission.
Its underpinnings include a double-cradle frame, a telescopic fork and a twin shock setup at the rear. Anchoring the bike is a single 270mm disc up front and a 200mm disc/drum 130mm at the rear. Single-channel ABS comes as standard. The Apache RTR 160 competes against the Honda Xblade and the Bajaj Pulsar 150.
Specifications Summary of TVS Apache RTR 160
|Engine :||159.7 cc|
|Emission Type :||bs4|
|Fuel Type :||petrol|
|Battery Type :||Maintenance Free|
|Power :||15.11 PS @ 8000 rpm|
|Mileage :||60 Kmpl|
TVS Apache RTR 160 Price
The price of TVS Apache RTR 160 starts at Rs. 87,778 and goes upto Rs. 90,857. TVS Apache RTR 160 is offered in 2 variants - Single Disc ABS and the top variant Apache RTR 160 Dual Disc ABS which comes at a price tag of Rs. 90,857.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Variants Price List
TVS Apache RTR 160 Highlights
Apache RTR 160 Specifications
Powering the Apache RTR 160 is a 159.7cc single cylinder air-cooled oversquare engine that sits inside a double cradle Synchro Stiff double cradle frame. Working in conjunction with a 5-speed transmission, the engine produces 15.12PS of power at 8000rpm and 13.03Nm of peak torque at 6500rpm. Claimed top speed stands at 110kmph. The motorcycle rides on telescopic front forks and twin Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shock absorbers (MIG) at the rear. TVS offers a front 270mm petal disc as standard while the rear gets an option of either a 130mm drum or a 200mm petal disc. However, there is no CBS nor ABS available even as an option. The 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped with 90-section front and a 110-section rear TVS Remora tubeless tyres. The fuel tank can take up 12 litres of juice and the motorcycle tips the scales at 137kg, kerb. The seat is 790mm above ground and the bike’s ground clearance is 165mm.
Apache RTR 160 Design and Features
TVS conceived the Apache RTR 160 to compete with the popular Pulsar 150 from Bajaj. Understandably, the design language maintains a fine balance of sporty appeal and traditional looks, with the bikini fairing on the headlamp, tank extensions, engine cowl and a comfortable single piece seat. TVS claims that the tank cowl helps in reducing the engine heat by 10 degree celsius. The halogen headlamp features LED DRLs, and the tail light is LED as well. Instrumentation is a sporty combination of analogue tacho and a digital inset which displays the speedometer, dual trip meters, odometer, clock and a fuel gauge. It also gets a carbon-fibre finish that exudes sportiness.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Competitors
Bajaj Pulsar 150 : Compared to the Apache RTR 160’s engine, the Pulsar 150’s 149cc DTS-i engine makes 1.12PS less but the torque is slightly higher by 0.37Nm. The Pulsar also features a larger, 15-litre fuel tank for better riding range. However, Bajaj does not offer the Pulsar 150 with a rear disc even as an option. It makes do with a 130mm drum unit at the rear. A front 240mm disc is standard, which is 30mm smaller than the Apache’s front petal disc. The Pulsar offers better value for money as it is around Rs 4,600 less expensive than the drum variant of the RTR 160.
Honda X-Blade: The Honda X-Blade has a more aggressive design, and also gets a full-LED headlamp. However, its 162.71cc HET engine makes 1PS less power, but 0.87Nm more torque than the Apache. The X-Blade also offers a full-digital instrumentation and a slightly larger flyscreen for better aerodynamics. The Honda weighs 3kg more than the Apache, and does not get a rear disc brake. When it comes to pricing, both are similarly priced, with the Honda being just around Rs 290 cheaper.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is an ideal buy for those who are looking for a sporty yet practical commuter. The power-biased motor offers brisk acceleration and the motorcycle is quite flickable, thanks to the 137kg kerb weight. Starting at an ex-showroom price of Rs 78,760, the motorcycle does seem a little pricey, especially considering the fact that a proper streetfighter like the Suzuki Gixxer actually costs around Rs 1700 less than the Apache while offering better looks, dynamics and features.
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Apache RTR 160
- Yes the TVS Apache RTR 160 has 4 variants and 2 of them have a single channel ABS. Better to Google them before buying.
- Yes rtr 160 have 4 variants rtr 160 STD, RTR160 ABS, RTR 160 4V carburetor with abs, RTR 160 4V FUEL INJECTION ABS
- Which byke is best RTR 160 4V or RTR 160 2V for daily use
- There is all special in digital cluster meter 1) time2) trip A and B3) Highest Speed you drawn 4) 0 - 60 in how much sec 5) service reminder light6) and low fuel7) mileage is out standing8) suspension is best amongst all
- Probably the ABS variant
- Pick up and mileage
- It's perfect for 6 ft and above
- 95000 without insurance118000 with insurance
- As of now, there is no official update from the brand's end on the launch of Unicorn BS6. The Unicorn 160 and Apache RTR 160 both have their own perks. If you want a calm ride and more comfort, then you may choose Unicorn 160 or if you want better performance and sporty looks, then you may go for the TVS Apache RTR 160. 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. Moreover, follow the below link to get the list of bikes available under 1 lakh - Bikes.
- You may certainly upgrade the bike tyres from standard ones to one size up and there won't be such performance issues. However, you might feel a little lag in the power delivery but the upsized tyre provides better handling. For more information, we'd recommend connecting with the nearest authorized service centre. Click on the link and select your city accordingly for - Bike Showrooms
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TVS Apache RTR 160 User Reviews
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Features & Styling4.3/5
Preferred For : Daily Commute
50% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above
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I have an amazing experience with apache RTR 160. I have done more than 1lacs and 36 thousand kilometers and mine is a 2009 model RTR. still I don"t face any knocking and any power loss in my bike while my daily commute includes 20-30kms of daily ride including off roads and some minor stunts as well... I"m getting a good mileage of 45-46 kmpl overall and after sales and service department of TVS deserves a salute, the parts are pocket friendly and have a very good quality, no issues in availability of parts and overall a very bike for those who want a good entry level bike which is pocket friendly and easy to maintain. great work and great machine by TVS.I am so happy with TVS that my first bike was RTR 160 in 2009, then I bought a RTR160 dual disc variant in 2013, then I bought RTR180 in 2017, and now RTR200 in 2018...
I am a fan boy of Apache bikes because of its looks and exhaust sound so i bought a Apache RTR 160 and i was stunned by its performance i use the bike for daily commute and some tours and my daily commute is in Bengaluru and the bike is comfortable with the traffic and i do tours i traveled 600 kms in a day without any issues and the bike was comfortable and yes there is some vibes around some places at high revs thats not a issue once you ride the bike you will get used to it and it gives a felling of raw power being delivered and Apache has the best looks and performance in its segment and the build quality is best The mileage i got is 45-52 After sales service is just prefect here in Bengaluru if here is any problem they take it seriously and fix it Every one who rides Apache will love it💖RTR💖
Pros :Excellent bike to ride. Very powerful motor in its segment (generates a max power around 16 ps) , very stylish and the most detailed instrument cluster (fully digital). The way it pulls is just way better than its competitors. And moreover the exhaust is so dominating and pleasant on ears. Just loved the machine.Cons:Bigger wheel base so it is bit of hard to turn in smaller spaces since it is heavy as well. For long run, in my opinion the seating stance is bit tiring since it is race inherited. Mileage could have been better but that is a matter of subject which depends upon the traffic and riding style.
RTR 160 is my second bike. First one was Pulsar 150 by Bajaj. Actually i was looking for the first model of Apache RTR, the yellow beauty but landed in next model RTR 160. To be true i was totally into RTR because of the advertisement, in which the two glowing eyes in the dark. Remembering those days, trying to do the same during our night rides. During the initial time, i was getting a vibration between 58 and 64 speed, but after the 3rd service the issue was all gone. Till date my best companion for roads and my solo trips. Iam not speed fan so do not know much about RTR performance over 80.
Cons:1. It's too short for me. While buying it, could not have test drive because of communal violence. The following day I was regretting very much for it's shortness. 2. Vibration at 43 km/hr.3. Regular Chain problem 4. After each service, I find something wrong with it. Very poor servicing. 5. Headlight is not straight. They are not able to adjust it. 6. Unnecessary noise which is irritating. 7. Pick up not upto the mark. 8. Loose head, from the beginning. They are not able to fix it. 9. I get back ache since I'm tall for it. 10. And many more.... PROS:1. COMFORTABLE
It's good bike for long ture and comfortable for 2 person
very good bike I like it is very comfortable and low maintenance
good but bike weight some low
Run raja run don't buy it only a bokhus item . It was my dream but it was my bad dream or an garbage ghost for me
Super pickup and maintenance low cost
TVS Apache RTR 160 Colours
TVS Apache RTR 160 Mileage
|ARAI Claimed||60 Kmpl|
|User Reported||40 Kmpl|
TVS Apache RTR 160 News Updates
TVS Rolls Out BS6-compliant TVS Apache RTR 160 2V
Interestingly, the bike produces more power than the BS4 modelJan 22, 2020 | By Team ZigWheels
Cleaner BS6 Apaches Spotted Testing
TVS will continue selling the BS6 Apache RTR 160 alongside the BS6 Apache RTR 160 4VNov 22, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels
TVS Apache RTR 160 And RTR 160 4V Launched With ABS
The inclusion of single-channel ABS has led to a price hike of Rs 6,100 to Rs 6,700Mar 29, 2019 | By Team ZigWheels
TVS To Launch Apache RTR 160 By Mid-2018
The 2018 Apache RTR 160 will receive a much-needed makeover will draw heavy inspiration from the RTR 200Dec 7, 2017 | By Team ZigWheels
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Test Mule Spotted
The new 160cc motorcycle draws a lot from the RTR 200 and looks production-readyNov 1, 2017 | By Team ZigWheels
Smaller TVS Apache RTR Spotted
The recently spotted uncamouflaged test bike could possibly be the TVS Apache RTR 160Jul 11, 2017 | By Team ZigWheels