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TVS Apache RTR 180 Vs Yamaha MT-15 Vs Hero Karizma ZMR comparison


TVS Apache RTR 180 Vs Yamaha MT-15 Vs Hero Karizma ZMR Comparison: Which Bike is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these bikes or scooters to buy? Compare the Apache RTR 180 Vs MT-15 Vs Karizma ZMR on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which bike to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these two-wheelers.

Apache RTR 180 Vs MT-15 Vs Karizma ZMR – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the Hero Karizma ZMR starts at ₹ 1.08 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 1.11 Lakh for the fully-loaded model. On the other hand, the price of the base version of the TVS Apache RTR 180 starts at ₹ 1.04 Lakh Lastly, the Yamaha MT-15 starts at ₹ 1.4 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 1.41 Lakh for the fully-loaded model.

Key FeaturesTVS Apache RTR 180Yamaha MT-15Hero Karizma ZMR
Price₹ 1.04 Lakh₹ 1.4 Lakh₹ 1.08 Lakh
Mileage47.00 Kmpl48.00 Kmpl35.00 Kmpl
Power16.50 bhp19.00 bhp20.00 bhp
Engine177.4 CC155.0 CC223.0 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol

Apache RTR 180 Vs MT-15 Vs Karizma ZMR – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the Hero Karizma ZMR base engine returns 35 Kmpl. The TVS Apache RTR 180 base returns 47 Kmpl. The Yamaha MT-15 basic model, on the other hand, gives 48 Kmpl.

Apache RTR 180 Vs MT-15 Vs Karizma ZMR – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the Hero Karizma ZMR gets bhp Petrol engine, whereas the TVS Apache RTR 180 comes in bhp Petrol engine. Lastly, the Yamaha MT-15 is offered in bhp Petrol engine.


Engine CC 177.4 cc155.0 cc223.0 cc
No Of Cylinder 111
Max Power 16.5 bhp @ 8500 rpm19 bhp @ 10000 rpm20 bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max Torque 15.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm15 Nm @ 8500 rpm19.7 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder 212
Fuel Delivery Fuel InjectionFuel InjectionGasoline Fuel Injection System
Cooling System Air CooledLiquid CooledAir Cooled With Oil Cooler
Starting Mechanism Electric & Kick- StartSelf StartSelf Start
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Tank Capacity 12.0 L11.0 L15.3 L
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.0 LN/A2.0 L
Mileage 47.00 Kmpl48.00 Kmpl35.00 Kmpl
Overall Riding Range N/AN/AN/A

Dimension and Weight

Kerb Weight 139 kg138 kg157 kg
Length 2085 mm2020 mm2100 mm
Width 730 mm800 mm805 mm
Height 1105 mm1070 mm1190 mm
Wheelbase 1326 mm1335 mm1360 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm155 mm145 mm
Seat Height 790 mm810 mm810 mm


No. Of Gears 5 Gears6 Gears5 Gears
Clutch Wet Multi-PlateN/AWet Multi-plate

Chassis and Suspension

Chassis Type Double Cradle Synchro STIFFDeltaboxTubular , Diamond Type
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks With Hydraulic Dampers (105 Mm Stroke)Telescopic ForkTelescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear Suspension Monotube Inverted Gas-filled Shox (MIG) With Spring AidSwingarm (link Suspension)Swing Arm With 5 Step Adjustable GRS System


Front Brake Type Disc With ABS & RLPDiscDisc
Rear Brake Type Disc With ABS & RLPDiscDisc
Front Disc/Drum Size 270 mm282 mm276 mm
Rear Disc/Drum Size 200 mm220 mm240 mm

Wheel and Tyres

Wheel Size 17 inchesN/A18 inches
Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Front Tyre 90/90 - 17 Tubeless100/80-17M/C 52P (Tubeless)80 / 100 X 18 - 47 P, Tubeless
Rear Tyre 110/80 - 17 Tubeless140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)120 / 80 X 18 - 62 P, Tubeless


Battery 12V, 9.0 Ah12 V, 4.0 Ah(10 HR)12 V - 7 Ah, MF Battery
Headlight 35/35W Halogen HS1 Clearn Lens With Multi-Face ReflectorLED12 V -35 W / 35W - Halogen Bulb (Dual Head Light)
Tail Light 0.5W LED- Twin Triangle With Prism On LensLED12V - 0.2W /2.1 W LED LAMP

Standard Features

Gear Indicatorcrosstickcross
Fuel Warning Indicatortickticktick
Fuel Gaugetickticktick
Low Oil Indicatorcrosstickcross
Low Battery Indicatorticktickcross
Pillion Seattickticktick
Pillion Grabrailtickcrosstick
Engine Kill Switchtickticktick
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigitalDigital
Tripmeter Counttickticktick
Pass Lighttickticktick
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)tick--
Dual, Petal Disc Brakescross--
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)cross--
Fully Digital, Liquid Crystal Metercross--
Golden Upside Down (USD) Front forkcross--
Key On Tankcross--
Race-Derived O3C Techcross--
Race-Tuned Kyb Monoshockcross--
Racing Double-Barrel Exhaustcross--
Remora Racing Tyrescross--
Roto Petal Disc Brakestick--
Sculpted Digital Displaytick--
Single Channel ABScross--
Slipper Clutchcross--
Sporty Split Seatcross--
Synchronized Stiff Chassistick--
Torque Full, New HET Enginecross--
Aggressive Seat Position-cross-
Compact Deltabox Chassis-cross-
Cutting-Edge Crossplane Engine-cross-
Dual Channel ABS-cross-
First LED headlight-cross-
Good Mileage (43 Km/L)-cross-
LCD Instrument Cluster-cross-
LED Tail Lamp-cross-
New front & rear suspension settings-cross-
New Lift Control System-cross-
New Quick Shift System-cross-
Super Suspension for Enhanced Comfort-cross-
YZF-M1 Level Controllability (IMU)-cross-
YZR-M1 Inspired Cowling-cross-
BSIV Engine--cross
20 BHP of Raw Power--tick
AHO(Automatic Headlamp On)--cross
Dual Dynamic Headlamps and LED Position Lamps --tick
Wider Rear Tubeless Tyres--tick

Additonal Features

Beast-Inspired Headlampstick--
Lean Angle Modecross--
Muscled Engine Cowltick--
Muscled Tail Cowltick--
Racing Origin Split Cradle Chassiscross--
High Volume Air Intake-cross-
Aggressive & Muscular Look--cross
Multi-functional Digital Console--tick
Nitrox Mono-Suspension Gives It Better Balance & Stability--cross
Petal Disc Brakes That Ensure Better Braking--cross
Rear Tyre That Provides Better Road Grip--cross
Sporty LED Tail Light & Winkers--tick

Key Features

Bluetooth-Enabled SmartXonnect Technologycross--
Call And SMS Alertscross--
Turn-By-Turn Navigation Along With a Dedicated Mobile Appcross--
Bi Functional LED Headlights-tick-
Negative LCD Displaywith Gear Shift Indication-tick-
Raised LED Tail Light-tick-
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