TVS Apache RTR 160 Review
TVS Apache RTR 160 is a powerful and stylish bike from TVS. Apache brand first launched in India in 2007. This RTR 160 is the first bike from the Apache series launched by TVS. Currently Apache bike is available in three models, Apache RTR 160 Hyper edge, Apache RTR 180 and Apache RTR 180 ABS. TVS Apache RTR 160 available in front disc brakes model and front and rear disc brake model.
Looks and Style
The all new Apache gets new decals. The RTR indicates ‘Racing Throttle Response’ in the bike;s name. For those who wish to own an affordable low cost sports bike, you can choose this as it is designed with a racing approach. There is a lap timer in the instrument console of this bike and gets petal disc brake.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Specifications
- 159.7cc, 4-stroke air cooled engine
- 15.2 Bhp @ 8500 rpm power
- 13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm torque
- 5 Speed gears transmission
- Wet, Multi Plate clutch
- 62 x 52.9 mm bore and stroke
- Double Cradle chassis, Air Cooling engine
- 118 kmph Top Speed
- 52.00 kmpl mileage in highway
- Reaches 0 to 60 in 5.56 sec
- Telescopic Forks Suspension (Front)
- Monotube Inverted Gas Filled Shocks Suspension (Rear)
- 270mm Petal Disc Brakes (Front)
- Drum Brake at rear (optional disc brakes)
Engine, Mileage and Performance
It is powered by 159.7cc, 4-stroke air cooled engine. The engine can churns out 15.2 Bhp @ 8500 rpm power and 13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm torque on ride. It is mated with 5 Speed gears transmission and features Wet, Multi Plate clutch. The bike is performance oriented and can attain 118 kmph Top Speed on ride.
TVS Apache RTR 160 is fuel efficient, it can offer you 52.00 kmpl mileage in highway and 42kmpl in city. The bike can Reaches 0 to 60 in 5.56 sec. The bike offers 62 x 52.9 mm bore and stroke, Double Cradle chassis, Air Cooling engine etc.
Dimensions and Colors
It is available in White, Red, Black, Yellow, Grey colors. TVS Apache RTR 160 gets 137.00 kg kerb weight. In terms of dimension, it measures 165.00 mm Ground Clearance, 1300.00 mm Wheelbase, 16.00 litres Fuel Tank etc.
Safety and Comfort Features
There is a Digital fuel gauge, speedometer and trip meter, Analogue Tachometer, Low Fuel/oil/battery Indicator for easiness of rider on ride. TVS Apache RTR 160 offers Alloys, Maintenance Free battery, Tubeless Tyres for over all comfort and convenience of rider and passenger.
It is packed with Telescopic Forks Suspension (Front) and Monotube Inverted Gas Filled Shocks Suspension (Rear). Brakes used are 270mm Petal Disc Brakes (Front) and Drum Brake at rear. It also gets Self Start, Passenger Footrest, Step-up Seat, Pass-light etc.
- 137.00 kg kerb weight
- 165.00 mm Ground Clearance
- 1300.00 mm Wheelbase
- 16.00 litres Fuel Tank
- Digital fuel gauge, speedometer and trip meter
- Analogue Tachometer
- Low Fuel/oil/battery Indicator
- Alloys, Maintenance Free battery, Tubeless Tyres
- Self Start, Passenger Footrest
- Step-up Seat, Pass-light
TVS Apache RTR 160 Rivals
TVS Apache RTR 160 competes with the Bajaj Pulsar 150. The bike offers 125kmph top speed, front 240mm disc brakes and 149cc engine. 50-60 kmpl is mileage. Yamaha FZS is another rival. It gets 153cc engine, 40-50 kmpl mileage, 132kmph top speed. Honda CB Trigger is another rival features 60kmpl mileage, 149cc engine and 110kmph top speed. Hero Xtreme is another alternative, which features 149cc engine, 60kmpl mileage, 115kmph top speed etc.
What is the positive side of TVS Apache RTR 160 is, it is highly performance oriented, easy for handling and well quality assured. The down side side is, you may feel lot of Vibrations on ride. There is lack of top-end too. This is a fun-to-ride motorcycle with aerodynamic design and easy handling.
TVS Apache RTR 160 Full Technical Specifications
|Technical Specifications||TVS Apache RTR|
|Max power||15.2 Bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|Max torque||13.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Mileage||52 kmpl in highway42 kmpl in city|
|Length x Width x Height(mm)||2085.00 mm x 730.00 mm x 1105.00 mm|
|Headlamps||Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR|
|Kerb Weight||137.00 kg|
|Fuel tank||16.00 ltrs|
|Ground Clearance||165.00 mm|
|Suspension front||Telescopic Forks|
|Suspension rear||Monotube Inverted|
|Breaks (rear)||Drum (Optional Disc)|
|Wheel size||90/90 R17 – 110/80 R17 mm|
|Low fuel /oil /battery indicator||yes|
|Colors||Red, Green, Yellow and Grey|