Key Specs of TVS Apache RTR 160
|Maximum Speed||118 Kmph|
|Power||15.12 PS @ 8500 rpm|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
TVS Apache RTR 160 Highlights
Just days prior to the April 1 deadline for safety norms, TVS has equipped the RTR 160 with single-channel ABS. It is available in both the rear drum as well as the rear disc variant. It also gets aesthetical updates which means you will now have to pay a premium of Rs 6140 for the front disc only version and Rs 6640 for the rear disc one. More on the update here.
Ever since its inception back in 2006, the Apache RTR 160 has been the go-to motorcycle for buyers in the 150cc-200cc segment. Over the years, it has received only a few minor changes to help keep it relevant. The latest one was the introduction of a 'Race Edition White' colour, which is available alongside existing colours such as black, grey, red, yellow, white, matte red and matte blue.
Powering it is a 159.7cc air-cooled engine which produces 15.12PS of power at 8000rpm and 13.03Nm at 6500rpm, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. TVS has equipped the RTR 160 with a double-cradle frame, which is suspended upon telescopic forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are handled by a 270mm petal disc at the front and a 130mm drum unit at the back (optional 200mm rear petal disc). Prices for the bike start from Rs 79,035 for the rear drum variant and go up to Rs 82,364 for the rear disc variant (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi).
The Apache RTR 160 competes with the Honda Xblade and Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Hero Xtreme Sports.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Pros and Cons
Things We Like in Apache RTR 160
- An affordable alternative to the Apache RTR 16 4V
- now gets ABS
Things We Don't Like in Apache RTR 160
- Feels dated
- Misses out on features
- The motor vibrates quite a bit
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Price List (Variants)
|Apache RTR 160 Disc60 Kmpl ARAI Mileage, 159.7 cc||Rs.78,338|
|Apache RTR 160 Dual Disc60 Kmpl ARAI Mileage, 159.7 cc||Rs.80,670|
|Apache RTR 160 Single Disc ABS60 Kmpl ARAI Mileage, 159.7 cc||Rs.85,370|
|Apache RTR 160 Dual Disc ABS60 Kmpl ARAI Mileage, 159.7 cc||Rs.88,199|
TVS Apache RTR 160 Mileage
TVS Apache RTR 160 gives a mileage of 60 Kmpl as claimed by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
|60 Kmpl||-||-||30 kmpl|
TVS Apache RTR 160 Specifications
|Mileage||60 Kmpl ARAI Mileage|
|Fuel Capacity||12 L|
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, SI Engine|
|Maximum Speed||118 Kmph|
TVS Apache RTR 160 Features
|LED Tail Light||Y|
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TVS Bike Showrooms in Delhi
- KK TVS
A1, Adhyapak Nagar , Nangloi., Delhi 110041
- Ahinsha Automobiles
E-40, Devli Road, Khanpur, Delhi - 110062, Krishna Park., Delhi 110062
- Dynamic Motors Pvt Ltd
A/15, Rajapuri, Main- Palam-Najafgarhroad, madhu Vihar, Opp. Sector -5, Dwarka., Delhi 110059
- Balaji Auto
E2/244, SHASTRI NAGAR OMR ROAD, THAIYUR, KANCHI DIST., Delhi 110052
- MCR TVS
T-2/175, Phase 1, Mangolpuri Industrial Area, Delhi North, Delhi., Delhi 110083
Apache RTR 160 price in India
|Mumbai||Rs. 76,635 - 79,457|
|Delhi||Rs. 78,338 - 88,339|
|Pune||Rs. 83,921 - 86,539|
|Bangalore||Rs. 79,058 - 81,567|
|Chennai||Rs. 79,827 - 81,962|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 79,482 - 92,101|
|Kolkata||Rs. 80,387 - 96,101|
TVS Apache RTR 160 Expert Review
TVS has launched the Apache RTR 160 with single-channel ABS. Compared to its non-ABS counterpart, the new bike carries a premium of Rs 6,640 for the rear disc brake equipped variant and Rs 6,140 for the drum brake equipped variant. In addition, the bike gets new graphics, new instrument console art dials, new seat and new clip-on handlebar end weights for reduced vibrations.
Powering the motorcycle is a 159.7cc, single-cylinder engine capable of producing 15.3PS of power and 13Nm of torque. This air-cooled engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. It gets telescopic forks at the front and dual gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is via a 270mm petal disc at the front and 130mm drum unit at the rear. However, the top-spec variant gets a 200mm rear disc as standard.
The Apache RTR 160 competes with the Honda Xblade, Bajaj Pulsar 150 and the Hero Xtreme Sports.
Prices for the Apache RTR 160 variants are:
Apache RTR 160 STD - Rs 78,760
Apache RTR 160 Rear Disc - Rs 81,089
Race Edition Apache RTR 160 Drum - Rs 79,760
Race Edition Apache RTR 160 Rear Disc - Rs 82,089
*all prices, ex-showroom Delhi
Design and Features
In terms of design, the RTR 160 sports a relatively conservative design compared to the more aggressive Apache RTR 160 4V. However, its eyebrow-shaped DRLs and muscular fuel tank extensions add a bit of aggression to the otherwise staid design. The seat is a single piece unit
Moving to the features, the RTR 160 misses out on updates given to the RTR 160 4V. Instead, it settles for a basic blue backlit semi-digital instrument console and LED DRLs. In comparison, its rivals like the Honda X-Blade comes with features such as a fully-digital instrument console and LED headlamps, while being cheaper by around Rs 1,000 or so.
Braking and Handling
The Apache RTR 160 is built on a double-cradle frame which is suspended upon conventional telescopic front forks and dual gas-charged rear shock absorbers. The braking setup comprises of a 270mm petal disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum unit at the rear (200mm disc optional). Its 17-inch wheels are shod with 90/90 front and 110/80 rear tubeless tyres. ABS has been given a miss here and isn’t even offered as an option.
Safety and Features
For braking, it gets a 270mm front petal disc and 130mm rear drum, with a 200mm rear disc available as an optional extra. Both bikes now get single channel ABS as standard.