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 13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Displacement 159.7 cc
Max Power 15.4 PS @ 8500 rpm
No of cylinders Single cylinder

Weight & Fuel Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 16 liters
Reserve 2.5 liters
Dry Weight 137 kg


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

View full TVS Apache RTR 160 Specifications

TVS Apache RTR 160 Colors

  • Grey Black
  • Yellow Black
  • White Black
  • Red Black

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price

TVS Apache RTR 160 in New Delhi

Rs 68,590
ex-showroom price ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of TVS Apache RTR 160 is Rs 68,590.00. TVS Apache RTR 160 is available in 1 variant. To find the on road price of TVS Apache RTR 160 you need to click on the check on road price.

TVS Apache RTR 160 has which has a engine, and starts at Rs 68,590.00.

TVS Apache RTR 160 News

Kawasaki equips Ninja 300 and 650R with ABS in Thailand, expected to hit Indian shores soon!
By Nitin Sharma Posted on Feb,02,02 11:12 AM

Kawasaki the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer has introduced the ABS-equipped Special Edition models of its popular bikes the Ninja 650R and

Top 4 high-end custom motorcycle makers of India
By Chirag Sharma Posted on Jan,01,30 8:42 PM

Indian passion for the high-end bikes is on the rise and along with it comes the advent of the bike customization companies across the nation. Here is

New Honda CBR250R to launch in India soon; not the Honda CBR300R
By Chirag Sharma Posted on Jan,01,29 8:11 PM

Sometimes it is hard to explain why some companies choose to launch products swimming against the latest trend and that might even pose greater threat

The upcoming codenamed Honda KVT is expected to be the next generation Dio
By Chirag Sharma Posted on Jan,01,29 7:59 PM

Japanese auto maker, Honda’s two-wheeler wing Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has been ruling the country’s scooter market for more than a decade.

DSK Benelli names Motul as official lubricant partner
By Jeo George Posted on Jan,01,28 1:10 PM

The latest entrant in the performance segments of motorcycles in India, DSK Benelli, has partnered with Motul as its official lubricant partner. The m

User Reviews View all Write A Review

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

Was this review helpful to you ? Yes | No

Apache 160
by Posted on Dec,04,2014 at 20:00 PM

Pros Great mileage!

Cons less comfort

Amazing mileage with 65 kmpl!!! loving to ride the bike!

Was this review helpful to you ? Yes | No

Appache RTR 160 Grey Titanium review
by Posted on Jun,04,2014 at 11:09 AM

Pros Good Riding Experience, Grunting pick up, looks

Cons Clutch problem, gear shifting, back pain

The clutch of this bike is very horrible. Gear shifting at times creates lots of
disturbances. Gears often use to jam and in road blocks it is hard to get instant pickup.
Body is to vibrate a lot.

Was this review helpful to you ? Yes | No

TVS Apache RTR 160
by Posted on Jul,22,2012 at 13:53 PM

Pros Real beast look and proves it by drinking lots of petrol by giving very low milage

Cons Low milage

I bought Tvs Apache RTR 160 just before a month back and am really unsatisfied with the
mileage. 35-kmpl.

Was this review helpful to you ? Yes | No

Leave a Comment


By ashutosh mishra Posted on Jan,07,2015 at 22:08 PM

It is best out of best bike i can not tell you that how much i l like it.

By Sowrinathan Posted on Aug,09,2014 at 11:24 AM

nice bike good milage 55 thanks tvs

By devesh kumar chandraker Posted on Jul,26,2014 at 15:19 PM

i am glad to have my new Tvs Apache RTR160 with milage 32kmpl and ready to compite with the milage of
R15.............with milage of 32kmpl..........and thanks to TVS for providing this 32 kmpl............cell no.
9827961063 ......POOJA

By biswajit Posted on Jul,23,2014 at 19:31 PM


By r.ranjith Posted on Jul,21,2014 at 13:54 PM

verry nice bick 52mileage per liter hiway 59 but speed limit 45 to 55 the supper mileage

By surendar Posted on Jul,19,2014 at 22:12 PM

Final price

By sathish Posted on Jul,18,2014 at 16:48 PM

vibration ,back pain

By j.david Posted on Jul,13,2014 at 13:42 PM

am david....i got my new apache rtr 160...nd im totally surprised..nd sooooo happyy....thnx to my mom..

By Abhay Posted on Jul,08,2014 at 17:23 PM

Astonishing Engine Sound and yeah of course very powerful too. Excellent pickup, a bit problem with gear shifts but it's
OK can cope up with it. Overall great biking experience :)

By Rohit Mohod Posted on Jul,04,2014 at 18:42 PM

I like this bike, because best average, reasonable rate...