TVS Apache RTR 160 Latest Updates
Ever since its inception back in 2006, the Apache RTR 160 received only a few minor changes to help keep it relevant. The latest one was the introduction of single-channel ABS. It is available in both rear drum as well as the rear disc variant.
Powering it is a 159.7cc air-cooled engine which produces 15.12PS at 8000rpm and 13.03Nm at 6500rpm, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. TVS has equipped the RTR 160 with a double-cradle frame with telescopic forks and twin gas-charged shock absorbers. Braking duties are handled by a 270mm petal disc at the front and a 130mm drum unit at the back (optional 200mm rear petal disc).
The Apache RTR 160 competes with the Honda Xblade, Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Hero Xtreme Sports.
Specifications Summary of TVS Apache RTR 160
|Fuel Type :||Petrol|
|Battery Type :||Maintenance Free|
|Engine Displacement (CC) :||159.7 cc|
|Power (PS@rpm) :||15.12 PS @ 8500 rpm|
|Mileage (ARAI) kmpl :||60 Kmpl|
|No Of Gears :||5 Speed|
|Fuel System :||Carburetor|
|ABS :||Single Channel|
TVS Apache RTR 160 Price
TVS Apache RTR 160 prices start at Rs. 87,573 (Ex-Showroom). TVS Apache RTR 160 is available in 2 variants and 5 colours.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Variants Price List
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Apache RTR 160
Q. Is there any Apache RTR 160 variant with ABS
Q. What is the special features in RTR 160?
Q. Is TVS RTR 160 good?
Q. I am really confused among the two bikes Apache RTR 160 4v(carburator dual disc) or Pulsar 180F in the terms of value in market and built quality. If price is not considered which bike should I buy?
Q. I want to purchase a bike within 2 weeks. I have 1.20 lakh budget. I want a bike with good power and 40+ mileage. I will use it to go for office 30 km per day. Please suggest me I am confused.
Q. Which bike seat length is bigger, Pulsar 150 or Apache RTR 160?
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Highlights
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.
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.
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.
TVS Apache RTR 160 User Reviews
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Features & Styling4.3/5
Preferred For : Daily Commute
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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.Gets Mileage of 43 kmpl
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...Gets Mileage of 47 kmpl
when I bought RTR back in 2014 it was the best choice i made (both fuel efficient and good performance). Even now in 2019 it still delivers good power during my long rides. But there is a drop in mileage. I believe that is due to engine tuning to deliver more power than mileage. Initially during its first 3 to 4 years it gave an average of 45 to 50 kmpl in cities .Gets Mileage of 38 kmpl
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. COMFORTABLEGets Mileage of 45 kmpl
I have been riding the RTR 160 2019 model with single disc abs for more than 3 months now. So far I haven't faced any maintenance issue or some other issues like engine performance, pick up etc. According to me if one is looking for a bike with a racing throttle response, good mileage and a sporty look he should definitely go with the RTR 160. The RTR 160 is available in dual disc abs too and the RTR 160 4v which is far better than its competitors like Pulsar 150 or the avenger 160 etc.Gets Mileage of 46 kmpl
great control and power ... specially in crowd ed area and also on highwayGets Mileage of 25 kmpl
बहोत ही अच्छा और आरामदायक रहाGets Mileage of 40 kmpl kmpl
Its very good byke in the world. Its sound is different to all other bykes. Great performance in long drive. Its looks is so sexi. I love this byke.Gets Mileage of 55 kmpl kmpl
It's my dream bike. I want to buy it.Gets Mileage of 45 kmpl
Great bike than Pulsar in those timeGets Mileage of 53 kmpl kmpl
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Mileage
|ARAI Claimed||60 Kmpl|
|User Reported||40 Kmpl|
TVS Apache RTR 160 News Updates
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