TVS Apache RTR 180: Same Price, Other Options

Published On Dec 28, 2019 By Benjamin Noel Gracias for TVS Apache RTR 180

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The RTR 180 offers brilliant value for money but there are a few more modern and capable alternatives you could look at

The Apache RTR 180 is one of the oldest bikes in TVS’ portfolio. At Rs 93,746 the Apache is one of the more affordable performance bikes on sale in India. It offers good performance and is priced on par with its smaller-capacity cousin, the Apache RTR 160 4V. However, it has been around for quite a while and there are more modern scooters and motorcycles available now. Here are your options: 

Hero Xtreme 200R (Rs 91,900):

Like the RTR 180, the Xtreme 200R is a large-capacity motorcycle available in 160cc motorcycle price. It gets a 199.6cc air-cooled motor that delivers 18.4PS and 17.1Nm. The tradeoff is lack of features, especially when compared to the current crop of 160cc motorcycles. The Xtreme 200R is a good alternative if performance is your primary criterion. 

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (Rs 92,306):

The RTR 160 4V might be low on engine capacity and performance but do not discount it just yet. It more than makes up for these deficiencies with virtues like refinement and brilliant dynamics courtesy the Showa tuned forks. The motor is a modern unit and gets 4 valves for better breathability. In carburetted trim, its 159.7cc motor makes 16.5PS and 14.8Nm of torque -- the highest by a 160cc motorcycle till date. The RTR 160 does feel like a better motorcycle compared to the RTR 180. 

Pulsar 150 twin disc ABS (Rs 89,837):

At around the same price, you can buy a top-spec Pulsar 150 as well. The motorcycle gets body panels and suspension components from the now discontinued Pulsar 180. It gets a 149.5cc air-cooled motor that delivers 14PS and 13.4Nm of torque. This variant makes sense if you want a more accessible 150cc motorcycle in a larger, more premium-looking package. 

Aprilia SR 150 Race Connectivity ABS - Rs 92,984

While Aprilia has launched a significantly more expensive lineup, the BS4 variants are still for sale in dealerships. Like this BS4 SR 150 Race. The top-spec variant now gets a single-channel ABS and Bluetooth connectivity with its own dedicated Aprilia app. The SR 150 is the most powerful scooter you could buy for under Rs one lakh. Its 154cc motor delivers 10PS and 10.9Nm of torque and is the quickest scooter we have tested. It offers brilliant handling while the tradeoff is stiffer ride quality. It is currently the sportiest scooter you can buy in India. 

Revolt RV 400 (Rs 98,999):

India’s first electric motorcycle comes with segment-first features like artificial engine sound and geo-fencing technology. The RV 400's 3kW electric motor offers peppy acceleration and a top speed of 80kmph. The lithium-ion battery pack offers a range of 150km and fully charges in 4.5 hours. Also, Revolt’s subscription plans include free service and change of parts. It is a good alternative if you have been considering switching to electric mobility. 

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