Editorial Review of the TVS Apache RTR 160 bike

Back in 2008, when TVS launched the more peppier avatar of its Apache in the form of Apache RTR 160, it clearly gave an edge over its competitors owing to bigger engine, performance figures, longer list of features and that too at an equaling amount of its competitors. Thus, no surprises, it was a runaway success and acted as a game initiator, thus forcing more and more rivals foraying into the segment, and the ones which existed, were compelled to better it in every other way. The latest iteration of Apache RTR 160 is now in the market for quite a long time now, with an edge over other regular 150cc competitors, due to an additional 7-10cc engine capacity over them.
The bike certainly looks good and modern with every bits and pieces exuding style. The front is what keeps the Apache RTR 160 stand apart from the crowd, with the LED daytime running lamps flanked at both top edges of the headlight. The side view is highlighted by a big and sharp fuel tank with excellent knee recesses, which comes adorned with 'Apache' decals written and has some racy stance to it. The rear has not much changed yet, with the same tail light unit, with an LED layout to it. Though the rear side panel carvings are new and look much better than the previous one. The instrument console has also been retained from previous generation model, with an LCD displaying speedometer, odometer, two trip meters, clock and fuel gauge, accompanied by an analog tachometer and plethora of tell tale indicators. The engine and alloy wheels are given matte black treatment and looks nice. The overall fit and finish is also good and feels solidly built.
The Apache RTR 160 packs in a punchy powermill, which is a 159.7cc unit making out an impressive 15.4 PS of power and 13.1 Nm of torque. The moment you press the electric starter and the grunty engine note signals you that there is a lot of performance on tap. This is a fast motor, and it does a 0 to 60 in just 4.9 seconds, which is commendable for a bike of this engine capacity. The torque is widely spread over the rev range, and the shorter gear ratios from the 5-speed gearbox make the maximum use of it. The downside, though, is the refinement, as the bike sounds harsh at high revs.
The Apache RTR 160 reminds you back of its sporty character through its handling, which is immensely flickable. The clip on handlebars come with meaty palm grips, which only so on inspiring you around corners as well as tight traffic congestions. The front telescopic forks and gas charged coil springs at rear are good enough to make you feel comfortable, though the tyres could have been a bit better. The brakes, petal discs at both end, are razor sharp, and give the segment best braking figures.
Overall, the TVS Apache RTR 160 is an incredible value for money at the price which it comes stickered with, as it gives such oodles of performance at a price lower than the upper end, entry level sportbikes, without being sacrificing too much on fuel efficiency and practicality. It is a pocket rocket which loves to be revved every time you sit on the saddle, which no other bike around its price bracket can, and it is this trait which sets this 160cc monster from TVS in a league of its own.

TVS Apache RTR 160 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 2085 mm
Overall Width 730 mm
Overall Height 1105 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm


Max Torque 13.1Nm
Displacement 159.7 cc
Max Power 15.2PS
No of cylinders 1

Weight & Fuel Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 16 liters
Reserve N/A
Dry Weight 139 kg


Wheel type Alloys
Tyre Front 90/90 x 17inches
Tyre Rear 110/80 x 17inches

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TVS Apache RTR 160 Colors

  • Grey
  • Yellow
  • White
  • Red
  • Black

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price

TVS Apache RTR 160 in New Delhi

Rs 72,514
ex-showroom price ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The BEAST is the BEST
by Posted on Oct,10,2015 at 12:46 PM

Pros Awesome partner for my journey

Cons Open chain sprockets is the only problem i have experienced..

I own the tvs apache rtr 160 for 4 years now.. the best on-road partner. have traveled
long distances like 500+kms in one day and still i never experienced any problem with
it.. its 55000 kms and now i am changing the tyres.. good performance, good looks, good
comfort and good company(not tvs company :P) for the rider

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for apache rtr 150
by Posted on Oct,08,2015 at 13:40 PM

Pros nice

Cons l;kj

it will be better and best on 150cc,almost maximum people like it bcoz it have
powerfull ingeon and gud pic up overall we want see in 150 cc

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best bike in 150cc seg.
by Posted on Oct,04,2015 at 16:40 PM

Pros awsome looks, DRL, sound, balance etc.

Cons nil.

I found this bike awesome in 150cc bike range. it look like a beast,, really powerful
engine with instant response.

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Go Apache
by Posted on Mar,20,2015 at 11:51 AM

Pros The feel I get riding tis bike is amazing, raw power!!

Cons Less Comfortable(but its ok, just for the feel of it)

I ride 60kms everyday to and fro. Its an amzing bike with gud handling till moderate
speeds. Top speed is great too(130kmph). Overall a proud owner of this bike.

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Try to make best.
by Posted on Jan,17,2015 at 12:46 PM

Pros Power, Pickup, Performance and style

Cons panic, less comfort, backache, gear shift, engine vibs, short seat, aggressive rider sitting

Very pain full during long journeys of above 40 kms. My body feels stress in handlebars
and backache pain. I put pain killer inside my tool box in apache. The gear shift is also
a lot problem when I am sits in aggressive bike. The feels short in length and mostly
feels unhappy in riding conditions. Here Apache also gets good points in style and
performance but engine refine is less and feels much vibrations in foot rest at above 60
kmphr speed. Apache deliver 39 kmpl in heavy city traffic and in highway 43 kmpl. Top
speed is good in apache which is near to 120 km/hr mark but very dangerous to control on

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Leave a Comment


By Umesh Posted on Nov,07,2015 at 16:56 PM

Hi, I am plannig to but apache 160 old model. Was it good a good one. Any comments or suggestions please.

By Bhanuchandar Posted on Nov,06,2015 at 13:21 PM

my heart is apache 160,riding speed in 160, that is my dream.............am biggest fan of pavankalyan.....

By Amir Ansari Posted on Nov,02,2015 at 21:05 PM


By Amir Ansari Posted on Nov,02,2015 at 21:05 PM


By Dharani Posted on Sep,15,2015 at 19:47 PM

I own apache RTR 160. When I bought the bike, my friends looked at me as a beast owner, now it has been 3 years, I got
back pain, spent on its poor spare parts for around 20000 Rs. Including service costs. each sercive 6 months once around
4000 Rs bill. N

By deepak sharma Posted on Aug,27,2015 at 21:05 PM


By deepak sharma Posted on Aug,27,2015 at 21:05 PM

hello .................

By ilamukil Posted on Aug,16,2015 at 11:25 AM


By Ajay Posted on Aug,13,2015 at 02:14 AM

Mujhe last October tak Leni hai iska prices kya Hai

By mayank yadav Posted on Jul,16,2015 at 15:58 PM

what is apachi

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price

Rs 72,514
ex-showroom price