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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

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Key Specs

159.7 ccEngine
113 kmphTop Speed
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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Highlights

14 March 2018: The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V while maintaining its racing DNA gets an all-new oil-cooled combustion chamber engine. Claimed to be the most powerful bike in the Apache RTR series, in the sense, it gets the best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and can sprint from 0 to 60Kmph in just 4.73 seconds (Carb variant). The 159.7cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine comes with fuel injection and carburettor system options. The engine churns out a max power of 16.8PS at 8000rpm and a peak torque of 14.8Nm at 6500rpm. To maintain calm at high speed and agile while manoeuvring through traffic and corners, the new Apache RTR 160 4V has been bolted on the Double-cradle Synchro Stiff frame and equipped with the mono-shock suspension system. The Fi-variant comes with disc brakes at both ends while the Carburettor one gets disc and drum options. The instrument console on the bike is fully digital. The front is redesigned to look more aggressive and sharp. The tail gets LED light and the body gets chequered graphics which give it an upmarket look. Available in three colours, black, blue and red, the 2018 Apache RTR 160 Carb 4V variant gets a starting price of Rs 81,490 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) while the Apache RTR 160 Fi 4V variant is priced at Rs 89,990 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). Read more...

Apache RTR 160 4V Bike Price and Variants

VariantCarburetor Single DiscCarburetor Dual DiscFi Dual Disc
Ex-Showroom PriceRs 81,490Rs 84,490Rs 89,990
EMIRs 2603Rs 2710Rs 2873
Start MechanismKick and Self StartKick and Self StartKick and Self Start
Front BrakeDiscDiscDisc
Rear BrakeDrumDiscDisc
Tyre & WheelAlloyAlloyAlloy

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V On road Price in India

BangaloreRs 92,700
ChennaiRs 88,544
PuneRs 89,739
HyderabadRs 89,172
MumbaiRs 90,658
KolkataRs 93,609

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Specifications


Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDrum
Wheel TypeAlloy
StartingKick and Self Start
Fuel Capacity12 L
Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4-Stroke, OHC, SI Engine
Displacement159.7 cc
Maximum Speed113 kmph
Gear Box5 Speed
Fuel TypePetrol

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeSingle Cylinder, 4-Stroke, OHC, SI Engine
Displacement159.7 cc
Maximum Power16.5 PS @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque14.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm
StartingKick and Self Start
Maximum Speed113 kmph
Cooling SystemOil Cooled
Gear Box5 Speed
ClutchWet, Multi Plate
No. of Cylinders1
Drive TypeChain Drive
Valves (per cylinder)4
Bore62 mm
Stroke52.9 mm
Supply SystemCarburetor
Transmission TypeManual

Tyres and Brakes

Tyre Size

Front :-90/90-17,

Rear :-110/80-17

Tyre TypeTubeless
Wheel Size

Front :-17 inch,

Rear :-17 inch

Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDrum
Front Brake Diameter270 mm
Rear Brake Diameter130 mm

Features and Safety

Body GraphicsYes
Carry HookNo
Seat TypeSplit
Passenger BackrestNo
Step-up SeatYes
Passenger FootrestYes
Underseat StorageNo
Traction ControlNo
Cruise ControlNo
Quick ShifterNo
Launch ControlNo
Power ModesNo
Adjustable WindscreenNo
Mobile ConnectivityNo

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis/FrameDouble Cradle Synchro STIFF
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshox


Length2050 mm
Height1050 mm
Width790 mm
Ground Clearance180 mm
Saddle Height800 mm
Kerb Weight143 kg
Wheelbase1357 mm
Fuel Capacity12 L


IgnitionTCI - Transistor Controlled Ignition
Head LampHalogen with AHO LED Position Lamp
Tail LampLED
Turn Signal LampLED
Pass SwitchYes
Projector HeadlightNo
Battery TypeMaintenance Free
Battery Capacity12 V - 9 Ah
Low Fuel IndicatorYes
LED Tail LightYes

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Expert Review

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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

Apache RTR 160 4V Colors

There are 3 variant(s) available. ​TVS Apache RTR 160 4V comes in 3 different colour(s) - Black, Blue, Red. There are 3 variants starting from Rs. 88,948 onwards.

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  • Red

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
159.7 cc | NA | 113 kmph
Rs78,215 OnwardsView On Road Price
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