BS6 RTR 160 4V vs BS6 RTR 160 2V: Which One To Buy?
We help you pick between the two updated motorcycles
The BS6 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V was recently launched followed by the Apache RTR 160 2V. Both motorcycles have similar engine capacities, but with a different focus. Here’s what you should know before picking one of the two:
Design and features:
Both BS6 motorcycles feature a more evolved design over their BS4 counterparts. While the Apache RTR 160 2V looks larger, the RTR 160 4V has a more compact and sharper design. The RTR 160 2V also gets a new Gloss Red paint scheme, while the RTR 160 4V retains its previous 3 colour options. The RTR 1604V trumps over the RTR 160 2V with its features including an LED headlamp and digital instrument console that even includes a 0-60kmph acceleration timer and lap timer!
Both motorcycles get a BS6 motor but the RTR 160 4V gets a more technologically evolved and powerful motor. The 159.7cc air-cooled and fuel-injected motor gets a 4-valve engine head for better breathability and top-end performance. It delivers 16.02PS @8250rpm -- the highest in its class. On the other hand, the RTR 160 2V’s 159.7cc air-cooled and fuel-injected motor uses a simpler 2-valve cylinder head. It makes more power in its BS6 avatar thanks to fuel injection. The new power output figures are 15.53PS at 8400rpm and 13.9Nm at 7000rpm. The RTR 160 4V clearly has the upper hand when it comes to performance. On a good note, TVS has equipped both motorcycles with Glide Through Technology, which automatically increases engine revs at low throttle openings when you want to ride the bike at low speeds in city traffic.
Both motorcycles have sporty underpinnings but the RTR 160 4V gets better suspension components. It gets the front forks tuned by KYB and rear monoshock tuned by Showa. Tyres are 90/90-17 (front) and 130/70-17 (rear) TVS Remora tyres with optional Pirelli Angel CT tyres. Braking is via a 270mm petal disc and 200mm petal disc with single-channel ABS. The Apache RTR 160 2V misses out on a rear disc brake setup and gets a narrower 110/80-17 rear tyre from TVS Remora. It also misses out on a rear monoshock and instead gets dual gas charged shock absorbers.
The BS6 Apache RTR 160 2V is priced at Rs 93,500 (front disc) and Rs 96,500 (rear disc). Its cousin, the BS6 Apache RTR 160 4V retails for Rs 99,950 (front disc) and Rs 1,03,000 (rear disc). For Rs 6,500 more the Apache RTR 160 4V offers better features and performance and a more composed suspension setup.
*all prices ex-showroom Delhi