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Key Specs

159.7 ccEngine
60 KmplMileage
118 KmphTop Speed
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BikeDekho Verdict for Apache RTR 160

What we like

  • Powerful motor
  • Feature rich offering
  • Impressive build quality

What we don’t like

  • Engine is vibey
  • High speed handling is poor

TVS Apache RTR 160 Highlights

17 October 2017: Visually stunning and potentially powerful, the TVS Apache RTR 160 is injected with the similar racing gene typical to the RTR (Racing Throttle Response) series. The sporty machine from TVS flaunts a race-inspired aerodynamic body that is a product of sharp design elements like sculpted tank covered with edgy shrouds, an air-slicing engine cowl, and chiselled side-lines. The Apache RTR 160 is integrated with a macho beast headlight assembly and sharp LED tail lights. Powering the racing machine is the 159.7cc, 4-stroke single cylinder carburetted engine that pumps 15.2bhp @ 8500rpm worth of peak power and a decent torque value of 13.1Nm @ 4000rpm. These power and torque outputs are transferred to the driving rear wheels through the seamless 5-speed transmission unit. It has a claimed mileage of 60kmpl and a claimed top speed of 118kmph. The TVS Apache RTR 160 is equipped with purely effective and prompt braking arrangement that consists of front 270mm petal disc and rear 200mm petal disc brake units. The sporty bike is praised for its superior handling and ride comfort that is a conduct of front telescopic forks and rear Monotube inverted gas-filled shox (MIG) suspension. The TVS Apache RTR 160 can be availed in any of its five colour options that include: White, Black, Gray, Sporty Red, and Sporty Yellow. The racing beast retails at a price of Rs 88,563 (On road, Delhi) and faces tough competition from the Bajaj Pulsar 150, Yamaha FZ-S FI, Suzuki Gixxer and the Honda CB Hornet 160R.

Apache RTR 160 Bike Price and Variants

VariantApache RTR 160 RTR 160Apache RTR 160 Double Disc
Ex-Showroom Price77,865 80,194
Start MechanismKick and Self StartKick and Self Start
Front BrakeDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDrumDisc
Tyre & WheelAlloyAlloy
Available Colour(s)Grey, Black, Red and 3 moreGray, Black, Red and 2 more

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TVS Apache RTR 160 On road Price in India

MumbaiRs 90,658
HyderabadRs 83,679
KolkataRs 94,159
ChennaiRs 88,159
BangaloreRs 92,700
GurgaonRs 88,227

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TVS Apache RTR 160 Specifications


Mileage60 Kmpl
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDrum
Wheel TypeAlloy
StartingKick and Self Start
Fuel Capacity16 Ltrs
Engine Type4 Stroke, Single Cylinder
Displacement159.7 cc
Maximum Speed118 Kmph
Gear Box5 Speed
Fuel TypePetrol

Engine and Transmission

Engine Type4 Stroke, Single Cylinder
Displacement159.7 cc
Mileage60 Kmpl
Maximum Power15.19 PS @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm
StartingKick and Self Start
Maximum Speed118 Kmph
Cooling SystemLiquid Cooled
Gear Box5 Speed
ClutchWet, Multi Plate
No. of Cylinders1
Drive TypeWet, Multi-Plate 5 Speed
Valves (per cylinder)2
Bore62 mm
Stroke52.9 mm
Supply SystemFuel Injection
Transmission TypeManual

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size

Front :-90/90 - 17,

Rear :-110/80 - 17

Tyre TypeTubeless
Radial TyresYes
Wheel Size

Front :-17 inch,

Rear :-17 inch

Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDrum
Optimum Tyre pressure (Rider)25 psi
Optimum Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)25 psi
Front Brake Diameter270 mm
Rear Brake Diameter200 mm

Features and Safety

Body GraphicsYes
Carry HookNo
Fuel economy IndicatorYes
Seat TypeSingle
ConsoleAnalogue and Digital
Passenger BackrestNo
Step-up SeatNo
Passenger FootrestYes
Underseat StorageNo
Distance to Empty IndicatorNo

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis/FrameDouble Cradle Synchro STIFF
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks, 105 mm Stroke
Rear SuspensionMonotube Inverted Gas Filled Shox (MIG) With Spring Aid


Length2085 mm
Height1105 mm
Width730 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Saddle Height790 mm
Kerb Weight139 Kg
Wheelbase1300 mm
Fuel Capacity16 Ltrs


IgnitionIDI Dual Mode Digital Ignition
Head Lamp35 / 35 W Halogen HS 1 Clear Lens with MFR
Tail LampLED
Turn Signal LampBulb
Pass SwitchYes
Projector HeadlightNo
Battery TypeMaintenance Free
Battery Capacity12 V - 9 Ah
Low Fuel IndicatorYes
Pilot LampsYes
LED Tail LightYes

Service Costs

Air Filter Service Cost166
Air Filter Service Frequency12000 kms
Spark Plug Service Cost115
Spark Plug Service Frequency12000 kms
First year Service Cost1970
Second year Service Cost2847
Third year Service Cost2847
Fourth year Service Cost2847
Fifth year Service Cost2847
Count of free services/kms.5

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  • Beauty and the beast!!!

    Jun 7, 2017 by

    I purchased this bike in March 2017 for 83k and have been using for daily commute to office which is 30kms both ways. The looks as you can see is great in this range. The pickup is great as it's a 160cc bike and apache are racing bikes. So this is..........Read more

  • Tvs apache 160 is stylish and comfort

    4 weeks ago by Tarique Azeez Ahmad

    Tvs apache rtr 160 is a good for drving comfort and good milage best of knowledge try it good balance you can drive withaout hand so i suggest you dont ignore.....Read more

  • poor performance

    Jul 26, 2017 by aswin

    Apache rtr is my first bike.Riding this bike is terrible even at 40km speed it looks pretty good.But riding is very terrible becase of extreme vibration.Serving team at Tvs are fools they will they don't know how to service the..........Read more

  • Vibration problem...

    Jul 21, 2017 by

    I ride thik bike many times.... I has a major problem.... It has vibration problem... When you will derive this bike over 60 km/h it will be vibrate so much... And other all performances , etc is very good.... .....Read more

TVS Apache RTR 160 Expert Review

TVS has launched a new matte red colour for the RTR 160 and RTR 180. The new paint job carries a premium of Rs 1,000 over the existing variants. With similar styling to its elder sibling, the TVS Apache RTR 160 also received an update the same time as the TVS Apache RTR 180 did. On the design front, the TVS Apache RTR 160 looks very quirky. The sharp lines along with the edgy design lines make it stand out from its segment rivals. The design update included LED daytime running lights (DRLs), faux carbon fibre finish body panels and a redesigned semi-digital instrument cluster. The only distinguishing factor separating the TVS Apache RTR 160 from its elder sibling, is the new set of graphics.

Powered by a 159.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the TVS Apache RTR 160 delivers 15.3PS at 8500rpm, while peak torque of 13.1Nm is produced at 4000rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheel with the aid of a 5-speed gearbox. The company claimed mileage of the TVS Apache RTR 160 stands at 60kmpl. Braking is managed by a 270mm petal disc brake up front and a 200mm petal disc at the rear.


Priced at Rs 76,575 (ex-showroom Delhi), the TVS Apache RTR 160 rivals against the Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160R and the Bajaj Pulsar NS160.

More aggressive, more authoritative and bolder is what the looks of TVS Apache RTR 160 are all about. Being a naked street commuter, it comes with bikini fairing that would either make you love it or simply hate it because there isn’t a middle way. Up front, it has a wedge-shaped LED pilot lamps setup that works as a substitute for AHO. While under the eyes of the rider is a nice sculpted instrument cluster containing a display with all the essential details in the digital format except the analogue tachometer including speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, clock and trip meter. The carbon fibre cues around the display unit are nothing less than a racing beast inspired imprints.

 On the sides, you’d notice the aerodynamic tank design that reduces heat produced by the engine by 10 degrees, makes the air to flow freely and adds to its muscular character. Tank gets different decals than RTR 180 and carbon fibre finished inserts on its panels that uplift its style quotient a bit more. At the rear, there is a tri-coloured race insignia of the brand just below the split rear grab bar. The bike ends with a sleek and a sharp tail cowl and a full LED tail lamp setup. The sporty character of the TVS Apache RTR 160 goes a level up with white stripes on its black alloys and gold garnishing over its suspension unit. There are five colour choices for you to choose from including white, black, grey, red and yellow.

The powermill that this bike gets is a carburetted single cylinder 4-stroke air cooled 159.7cc engine that gushes out a max power of 15.21PS at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 13.1Nm at 4,000 rpm. There is a 5-speed multiplate gearbox mated to the engine that supplies power to the wheels of the bike. The company still hasn’t considered integrating a fuel-injection engine and riders will have to wait for another major update for the same to happen. The fuel economy as claimed by the company is slated to be 60 Kmpl, which still is a doubtful column. However, the performance is impeccable and the engine won’t miss a chance to surprise you with its power delivery down the rev range as well as in the high. You can twist the throttle hard to make this beast touch its top speed of 118 Kmph.

Built on a 'synchronous stiff chassis', Apache RTR 160 offers a comfortable ride to the rider as well as the pillion. There is sufficient cushion on the seat for both and the riding position is just perfect. The suspension assembly is standard with a 105mm telescopic fork at the front while at the rear it has gas-filled monotubes five-step adjustable shock absorbers.

 On the braking front, Apache RTR 160 comes with 270mm petal disc brake at the front while at the rear, there is a combo of 200mm petal disc and 130mm drum brakes. 

Unfortunately, the company hasn’t done anything exceptional in this regard and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and RLP (Rear Wheel Lift Off Protection) features are not even available as an optional package. So, all you have is the combination of a reliable suspension system, grippy stock tubeless tyres and responsive braking system to take care of you and the passenger behind as you glide through the traffic-ridden city roads or along the speedy expressways.

BikeDekho Verdict

The Apache RTR160 offers good performance while being frugal and comes with an affordable price tag. The styling though, is showing its age

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Apache RTR 160 Colors

There are 2 variant(s) available. ​TVS Apache RTR 160 comes in 6 different colour(s) - Black, White, Grey, Red, Yellow, Matte Blue. There are 2 variants starting from Rs. 88,563 onwards.

  • Black
  • White
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Matte Blue

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