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TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160

Should you buy TVS Apache RTR 160 or Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Find out which bike is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their price, mileage, features, colours and other specs. TVS Apache RTR 160 price in Delhi is Rs 120420 (ex-showroom price) whereas the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 price in Delhi is Rs 146701 (ex-showroom). The engine in the Apache RTR 160 makes 16.04 PS and 13.85 Nm . On the other hand, the power and torque of Pulsar NS160 stand at 17.2 PS and 14.6 Nm respectively. TVS offers the Apache RTR 160 in 6 colours whereas the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 comes in 4 colours. Out of 244 user reviews, Pulsar NS160 scores 4.3 whereas the TVS Apache RTR 160 tallies 4.5 out of 5 based on 945 user reviews..TheTVS Apache RTR 160 Mileage is around 47 kmpl, while the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Mileage is around 52 kmpl.

Apache RTR 160 vs Pulsar NS160

Key HighlightsApache RTR 160Pulsar NS160
Mileage (Overall)47 kmpl52 kmpl
Max Power16.04 PS @ 8750 rpm17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm
Body TypeSports BikesSports Naked Bikes
Engine TypeSI, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC, Fuel InjectionOil Cooled, Twin Spark, 4-valve FI DTS-i
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TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160 Comparison

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        TVS Apache RTR 160
        TVS Apache RTR 160
        Rs1.20 Lakh*
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            Bajaj Pulsar NS160
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160
            Rs1.47 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price
          Rs.1.41 Lakh onwards
          Rs.1.70 Lakh onwards
          Mileage (Overall)
          47 kmpl
          52 kmpl
          Max Power
          16.04 PS @ 8750 rpm
          17.2 PS @ 9000 rpm
          User Rating
          4.5
          Based on 945 Reviews
          4.3
          Based on 244 Reviews
          Body Type
          EMI Starts₹ 4,073
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          Rate of interest @9.7%* for 3 years
          ₹ 4,902
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          Rate of interest @9.7%* for 3 years
          Engine and Transmission
          Engine Type

          Refers to the design and configuration of the engine. Most petrol bikes typically use either a single-cylinder, twin-cylinder, or occasionally a multi-cylinder (like a four-cylinder) engine.

          SI, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC, Fuel Injection
          Oil Cooled, Twin Spark, 4-valve FI DTS-i
          Displacement
          159.7 cc
          160.3 cc
          Cooling System

          Describes the method used to dissipate heat from the engine. Petrol bikes often use air-cooling or liquid-cooling systems to maintain optimal operating temperatures.

          Air Cooled
          Oil Cooled
          Valve Per Cylinder

          Refers to the number of intake and exhaust valves present in each cylinder. Most modern petrol bike engines have two or four valves per cylinder.

          2
          -
          Fuel Supply
          Fuel Injection
          Fuel Injection
          Clutch

          Enables the rider to disconnect the engine from the transmission temporarily, allowing for gear changes and neutral operation.

          Slipper Clutch
          -
          Gear Box

          Indicates the arrangement of gears that transmit power from the engine to the wheels, allowing the rider to adjust speed and torque.

          5 Speed
          6 Speed
          Emission Type

          Specifies the level of emissions produced by the bike, conforming to regulatory standards. Petrol bikes typically adhere to norms like Euro or BS (Bharat Stage) emissions standards.

          bs6-2.0
          bs6-2.0
          Max Torque

          Represents the highest rotational force output by the engine, usually measured in Newton-meters (Nm) or pound-feet (lb-ft). It indicates the engine's pulling power.

          13.85 Nm @ 7000 rpm
          14.6 Nm @ 7250 rpm
          Starting

          Describes how the engine is initiated. Most petrol bikes use electric starters, kick starters, or both, to commence engine operation.

          Self Start Only
          Kick and Self Start
          Features
          Instrument Console

          This refers to the display panel on a petrol bike that shows essential information like speed, RPM, fuel level, and other indicators such as engine temperature and gear position.

          Digital
          Digital
          Bluetooth Connectivity
          -
          Bluetooth
          Navigation
          -
          Yes
          USB Charging PortNoNo
          Speedometer

          Displays the current speed of the bike in kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph), providing crucial information for safe riding.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2ZZJq5skTQ

          Digital
          Digital
          Techometer
          Digital
          Digital
          Tripmeter

          Tracks the distance traveled during a specific journey or trip, enabling riders to monitor their mileage for individual rides.

          Digital
          -
          Odometer

          Shows the total distance covered by the bike since its inception, providing a comprehensive record of its usage

          Digital
          Digital
          Additional Features Of Variant

          This refers to unique features or upgrades specific to a particular model or variant of the petrol bike, which may include enhanced performance components, aesthetic improvements, or technology integrations.

          (Maximum Speed - Urban/Rain Mode - 97 kmph), (Maximum Power - Urban/Rain Mode - 13.32 PS @ 8000 rpm), (Maximum Torque - Urban/Rain Mode - 12.7 Nm @ 6500 rpm), Position Lamp, Roto Petal Disc Brake, Brake Fluid - DOT 3/DOT 4, Glide Through Technology
          Gear position indicator, Turn-By-Turn Navigation, Instantaneous Fuel Economy & Average Fuel Economy
          Seat Type
          Single
          Split
          Passenger Footrest

          Provides a designated area for the pillion passenger to rest their feet comfortably during rides.

          -
          Yes
          Average Fuel economy Indicator
          -
          Yes
          Distance to Empty Indicator
          -
          Yes
          Features and Safety
          Fuel Gauge
          Digital
          -
          Riding Modes
          Rain,Sports,Urban
          -
          Additional Features

          This refers to unique features or upgrades specific to a particular model or variant of the petrol bike, which may include enhanced performance components, aesthetic improvements, or technology integrations.

          (Maximum Speed - Urban/Rain Mode - 97 kmph), (Maximum Power - Urban/Rain Mode - 13.32 PS @ 8000 rpm), (Maximum Torque - Urban/Rain Mode - 12.7 Nm @ 6500 rpm), Position Lamp, Roto Petal Disc Brake, Brake Fluid - DOT 3/DOT 4, Glide Through Technology
          Gear position indicator, Turn-By-Turn Navigation, Instantaneous Fuel Economy & Average Fuel Economy

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          Performance
          Overall Mileage
          47 kmpl
          52 kmpl
          Top Speed
          107 kmph
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          Dimensions and Capacity
          Fuel Capacity
          12 L
          12 L
          Width

          These dimensions describe the physical size of the bike. Width represents the distance across the widest part of the bike, length is the distance from front to back, and height is the vertical measurement from the ground to the highest point of the bike.

          730 mm
          804 mm
          Length
          2085 mm
          2017 mm
          Height
          1105 mm
          1060 mm
          Saddle Height

          Indicates the distance from the ground to the top surface of the bike's seat, influencing rider comfort and accessibility, especially for shorter or taller individuals.

          790 mm
          -
          Ground Clearance
          180 mm
          170 mm
          Wheelbase
          1300 mm
          1372 mm
          Kerb Weight
          137 kg
          152 kg
          Electricals
          Headlight
          AHO, LED Headlamp with all time on LED Position Lamp
          LED
          Taillight
          LED
          LED
          Turn Signal Lamp
          LED
          LED
          DRLsYesYes
          Low Fuel IndicatorYesNo
          Distance to Empty Indicator
          -
          Yes
          Average Fuel economy Indicator
          -
          Yes
          Tyres and Brakes
          Front Brake Diameter

          Refers to the diameter of the disc or drum used for the front brake system on a petrol bike, influencing braking performance and heat dissipation.

          270 mm
          300 mm
          Rear Brake Diameter

          Indicates the diameter of the disc or drum used for the rear brake system, contributing to the bike's overall braking effectiveness and control.

          130 mm
          230 mm
          Underpinnings
          Frame
          Double Cradle Synchro STIFF
          Perimeter

          Pros & Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            TVS Apache RTR 160

            • Good value for money in terms of pricing and performance
            • Extensive list of features for its price point
            • Great handling characteristics

            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            • Handles well and changes direction quickly
            • Now comes with smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation
            • Styling is similar to its bigger sibling, the NS200

            TVS Apache RTR 160

            • Engine could have been more refined
            • Very closely priced to the RTR 160 4V, which offers better performance and features
            • Lovely design, but feels dated now

            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            • One of the heaviest bikes in its class
            • Engine isn’t refined at higher revs
            • Pulsar N160 does almost everything that the NS160 does, at a much lower price

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          User Reviews of Comparison

          • Apache RTR 160
          • Pulsar NS160
          • P
            pursottam on Jul 10, 2024
            3.7
            TVS Apache RTR 160

            TVS riding experience

            Overall, TVS provides the best riding experience, and what I love most is its braking; undoubtedly, this is one of the best bikes in the market. Read More

          • G
            ghanu on Jun 26, 2024
            3.5
            TVS Apache RTR 160

            Sporty appeal of the bike is increased

            A birthday present, the TVS Apache RTR 160 has been a delight to ride. Sporty in appearance and explosive in performance, this bike is ideal for weekend trips and daily commutes...... Read More

          • N
            noshad on Jun 25, 2024
            4.2
            TVS Apache RTR 160

            Apache RTR 160 is a handsome bike

            TVS Apache RTR 160 is a handsome bike with standout features and a potent engine. The TVS Apache RTR 160 is intended for true superbike enthusiasts, and it also has good mileage..... Read More

          • Y
            yusuf on Jun 13, 2024
            3.8
            TVS Apache RTR 160

            This bike is a fantastic option

            I intend to purchase a TVS Apache RTR 160. This bike is a fantastic option for novice riders because of its sleek, athletic appearance. The 160cc engine of the Apache RTR 160..... Read More

          • P
            piyush on Jun 10, 2024
            4.2
            TVS Apache RTR 160

            Apache RTR 160 an absolute pleasure

            My cousin Deepak's advice has made sailing aboard the TVS Apache RTR 160 an absolute pleasure. Its strength lies in its durability; it is strong and long-lasting. With a soft seat..... Read More

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          • K
            kumar on Jul 03, 2024
            5.0
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            Teens Looking To Experience The Thrill

            The best in the market, this bike always captivates the youth with its impressive features. A must-have for teens looking to experience the thrill of riding. Read More

          • D
            devi on Jul 03, 2024
            4.0
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            Awesome Bike And Comfortable Seats

            Awesome bike with comfortable seats. The color options are nice, especially in white, it looks very stylish. This bike is fast and furious. Thank you! Read More

          • K
            kuldeep on Jun 25, 2024
            4.2
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            Overall looks and performance are nice

            The experience of buying the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 was generally smooth; it is easily available due to Bajaj's wide showroom network. The riding experience was amazing; it is my..... Read More

          • F
            fakhir on Jun 13, 2024
            3.8
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            My trustworthy everyday commuter

            I work in Hyderabad's marketing department. I have been riding a Bajaj Pulsar NS160. My trustworthy everyday commuter buddy has been on this bike. Its fashionable and athletic..... Read More

          • J
            jivanshu on Jun 10, 2024
            3.8
            Bajaj Pulsar NS160

            Look and design are great

            I think the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is my bike after trying many others! Like love at first sight, yaar! The look and design are great, and I felt like I was flying when I test drove..... Read More

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          FAQs on TVS Apache RTR 160 and Bajaj Pulsar NS160

          Which bike is better TVS Apache RTR 160 or Bajaj Pulsar NS160?

          As per our average user rating, TVS Apache RTR 160 has a score of 4.5/5 while Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has rate of 4.3 /5.

          Which bike among TVS Apache RTR 160 and Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is cheaper?

          TVS Apache RTR 160 price starts at Rs 120420 & Bajaj Pulsar NS160 price starts at Rs 146701 in Delhi . TVS Apache RTR 160 is cheaper between these.

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