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TVS Motors has launched the Apache RTR 160 2V with single-channel ABS. The rear drum variant is priced at Rs 85,510 while the rear disc version retails for Rs 88,339 (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Draped in white with red stripes and blue with white stripes, the liveries are elegantly done. There’s a premium TVS logo on the fuel tank, and the engine cowl sports TVS Racing stickers as well. Even the black alloy wheels get TVS Racing rim stickers for a sporty appeal. The motorcycle continues to use the 159.7cc air-cooled motor from the normal variant. Pairing with a 5-speed transmission, the engine is good for 15.12PS at 8000rpm and 13.03Nm at 6500rpm. Chief rivals for the motorcycle include the Bajaj Pulsar 150 Black Pack Edition and Honda X-Blade.

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TVS Apache RTR 160 Price

TVS Apache RTR 160 prices start at Rs. 79,718 (Ex-Showroom) and the top end variant TVS Apache RTR 160 Dual Disc ABS is priced at Rs. 89,402 (Ex-Showroom). TVS Apache RTR 160 is available in 4 variants and 5 colours.

Apache RTR 160 Variants Price List

Apache RTR 160 Disc
159 cc | 60 Kmpl
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Apache RTR 160 Dual Disc
159 cc | 60 Kmpl
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Apache RTR 160 Single Disc ABS
159 cc | 60 Kmpl
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Colours

  • Pearl White
  • Matte Red
  • Matte Blue
  • Grey
  • Gloss Black

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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.

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Bharat Vashishtha
Bharat Vashi.. 5.0 22 Apr 2019

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...

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute
Gets mileage of : 47 kmpl
Samba Siva
Samba Siva 3.8 4 Sep 2019

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 .

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute | Tours
Gets mileage of : 38 kmpl
Angelus Surin
Angelus Surin 2.2 10 Apr 2019

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

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute
Gets mileage of : 45 kmpl
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