TVS Apache RTR 165 RP: Same Price, Other Options
The market has some worthy alternatives to the limited edition Apache
The TVS Apache RTR 165 RP has finally made its debut, and the first bike from the company’s Race Performance lineup is the most powerful bike in its segment. Not just that, it is also limited to just 200 examples. As tempting as the RTR 165 RP is, there are some interesting options on sale right now in the same price range:
Yamaha MT-15: Rs 1,46,900
VVA-equipped liquid-cooled engine, six-speed transmission, assist-and-slip clutch and lighter by 10kg. Interesting, isn’t it? The Yamaha MT-15’s 155cc engine, however, produces 18.5PS at 10,000rpm and 13.9Nm at 8500rpm. Now, that is tad less than the RTR 165 RP’s performance. But the lightweight construction and taut wheelbase should translate to a more engaging riding experience.
Yamaha R15S: Rs 1,57,600
If you are a fan of faired motorcycles, the R15S fits the bill perfectly. It combines the tried-and-tested package of the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 with a hint of practicality with the single-piece seat. In fact, the R15S makes a tad more power than the R15 V4.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Rs 1,38,115
For around Rs 7,000 less than the RTR 165 RP, you can bring home its bigger sibling, the 200 4V. Not only do you save money, you also get to experience more performance, premium preload-adjustable forks, and all the connectivity features. Our road test review of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V will perhaps give you a better idea about this naked from Hosur.
Honda CB200X DX: Rs 1,45,000
If you are looking for a bike on which you could occasionally tour comfortably, and is a head turner, look no further than the Honda CB200X. It has a peppy engine, impressive braking performance and a slick gearbox to woo you. Our first ride review of the Honda CB200X will give you a better idea if the Japanese ‘urban tourer’ is what you need in your garage.
Bajaj Pulsar F250: Rs 1,40,000
As they say, ‘There’s no replacement for displacement’. Not only does the Bajaj Pulsar F250 offer better performance, it is also cheaper than the RTR 165 RP. The Pulsar offers fresh styling, and is sporty yet comfortable for touring. We have tested the Pulsar F250 on and off the race track, and can vouch for its versatility.