Apache RTR 160 Overview
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Pros & Cons of TVS Apache RTR 160
Things We Like
- Powerful Engine
- Improved Braking and Suspension System
- Great performance
Things We Don't Like
- The design needs to be improved
- Technological elements are needed in comparison to its rivals.
- Unrefined Motor.
The All-New Racer’s Choice
The All-New Racer’s Choice
The iconic race machine is set to become the all-new racer's choice. It’s the first in its class to be equipped with ride modes, making the already formidable performance machine, even more cutting edge.
The All-New Racer’s Choice
TVS Apache RTR 160 Price in India
TVS Apache RTR 160 Expert Review
TVS Apache RTR 160
In 2007, TVS Motor Co introduced its first entry level bike variant in its Apache range, the TVS Apache RTR 160. This commuter by TVS comes in the Disc and Drum variants and distinct colour options such as matte blue, pearl white, gloss black, gloss red, T-grey and matte red. This bike has a light bodyweight and more power than the previous models. The styling of this bike is largely inspired from the “racer-choice” theme and equipped with smart technologies and interesting ride modes. This model is committed to the Apache community. It continues the legacy of premium race-technologies to connect emotionally with racing enthusiasts.
How is the design?
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is carefully designed and branded with a racing approach and features an edgy and muscular design. The beast-inspired headlight of the bike gives it an aggressive appearance. The TVS Apache RTR 160 is also featured by the dual-coloured fuel tank with a chiseled engine cowl, extended shrouds and curved tail design. The racing graphics on the motorcycle endows its racing DNA and its sharp and sleek rear end complements the LED tail-lamp. The tyre has alloy wheels styled with petal discs of 270mm in the front. Pillion grab-rail and pillion footrest are available in this model, while pillion backrest is not included. The combination of digital speedometer, digital odometer and the analogue tachometer add to the stylish look of the bike. There is no under-seat storage and no charging port in this bike. However, there are additional features like clock, DRLs and digital fuel gauge.
How is the performance?
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is equipped with a single-cylinder, air-cooling 159.7 cc engine having a maximum torque of 13.1 Newton Metres at 4000 rpm and a power output of about 15bhp at 8500 rpm. It carries a 5-speed gearbox. The bike is able to hit a maximum speed of 118 kmph on an average, making it a good commuter in the city. The low-end torque makes it convenient for long rides on the weekends. The smoothness of the engines, good tyre grips and braking controls make it a comfortable commuter through busy traffic. There is still room for improving the build quality and sturdiness of the bike. However, the overall features and the fuel economy of the bike make it a good on-road performer.
How does the TVS Apache RTR 160 ride?
The TVS Apache RTR 160 has 3 different riding modes and these are rain, sport and urban. The bike has been easy and capable for fast rides. Instead of a plush ride, the suspension setup of the bike makes it increasingly adept at rounding around narrow corners intuitively.
The ergonomics of the bike is the only notable downside to its comfort. While the riding position of the bike is predominantly relaxing, the foot-pegs of the bike are almost rear set and also sit high up. For a tall person, this may feel cramped on long hauls.
How comfortable is the TVS Apache RTR 160?
Overall, the TVS Apache RTR 160 has a pretty good comfort ration and pickup compared to the other bikes in this segment. It is responsive both on highways and busy traffic and can easily cruise without effort at 80-100 kmph. The bike provides a nice upright position for riding and the comfortable plush seats will not strain the rider’s back. However, as mentioned earlier the ergonomics is a downside on long hauls. A tall person may find it difficult to ride long distances because the foot-pegs of the bike are almost rear set and also sit high up.
How's the Tech?
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is equipped with a single-cylinder, air-cooling 159.7 cc engine having a maximum torque of 13.1 Newton Metres at 4000 rpm and a power output of about 15bhp at 8500 rpm. The braking control is powered by a single-channel ABS. It carries a 5-speed gearbox. Additional technological features include GTT and RT-Fi and AHO. It is equipped with a digital fuel gauge, turn signals and DRLs. The tachometer in the bike has analogue functionality while the trip meter and odometer are digitalized. The technological specifications are similar to other racing bikes.
How's the mileage of the TVS Apache RTR 160?
The TVS Apache RTR 160 can give a mileage of about 45 to 50 kmpl on an average. In the city the bike is able to give an average mileage of 50.94 kmpl and up to 56 kmpl on highways. The fuel economy of this bike is pretty standard and similar to its competitors.
Is the TVS Apache RTR 160 good value for money?
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is a very popular and desirable model in India and there are many reasons behind it. It is also one of the top-selling models of TVS. The bike offers everyday practicality and impressive on-road performance at only Rs 180,000. This bike competes in one of the most competitive segments and yet remains a top contender. It provides good value in terms of everyday commuting and long journeys. It is also easy to ride and a very good choice for beginner riders who look forward to a smooth riding experience.
How is the after sales service?
The TVS Apache RTR 160 has standard after sale services and the first one is provided after covering 500 km, the second one after covering 2500, the third one after covering 5000 km, the fourth one after covering 8500 km and the final one after covering 11500 km. The first five services offered by TVS for this model are absolutely free of cost. The following services require a service charge of Rs 737 and parts and installations are chargeable.
Which motorbikes compete in this segment?
The closest competitors of the TVS Apache RTR 160 are KTM 125 Duke, Suzuki Gixxer and Bajaj Pulsar NS160. The TVS models that remain tough competitors of The TVS Apache RTR 160 are the TVS Apache RTR 180 and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4v.
Verdict (Value for money)
In terms of performance, comfort and features, this bike is a great value for money. It is easy and fun to ride and also a good choice for daily commuters and beginners.