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TVS Motor had started their journey in the world of fast two wheelers with Suzuki Motorcycles. Their joint venture lasted for 15 years and they produced some excellent bikes like Samurai, Shogun as well as India’s first indigenous scooterette, TVS Scooty. Currently, TVS Motor Company is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India with an annual production capacity of 4 million 2 wheelers. Even though the sales of their mopeds is the highest and currently they are the only one in In....Read complete review
The least priced variant is TVS Apache RTR 160 Disc priced at Rs. 94,426 and the most priced variant is TVS Apache RTR 160 Dual Disc ABS priced at Rs. 1,05,634.
|Dual Disc||159.7 cc,||Rs96,946|
|Single Disc ABS||159.7 cc,||Rs1,02,252|
|Dual Disc ABS||159.7 cc,||Rs1,05,634|
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TVS Motor had started their journey in the world of fast two wheelers with Suzuki Motorcycles. Their joint venture lasted for 15 years and they produced some excellent bikes like Samurai, Shogun as well as India’s first indigenous scooterette, TVS Scooty. Currently, TVS Motor Company is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India with an annual production capacity of 4 million 2 wheelers. Even though the sales of their mopeds is the highest and currently they are the only one in India selling it, TVS Motor is known more for its race inspired machines, Apache RTR range of motorcycles. TVS Apache RTR 160 is one of the bikes along with the Bajaj Pulsar which has changed the mindset of the average indian bikers towards motorcycle. While the pulsar was more of an allrounder catering to the masses, the RTR with its sporty dynamics and amazing throttle response was more race oriented. With the raw power and brilliant performance on offer, the bike brought along an all new experience in its segment. Despite all the intense competition around TVS RTR 160, it still continues to be attractive enough even after being around from a long time. Apache RTR 160 was a bike that was well ahead of its time and is the only in its price range to give a KTM Duke like performance. Engine is very rev-happy and each time you rev the bike it lets you push more. This bike is so good that one TVS dealer did 201 units of Apache RTR deliveries in a day, during the Ugadi festival in Hyderabad. Though it competes with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda X-Blade, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ, the Apache RTR 160 is in a complete league of its own. The Apache RTR 160 is available in two variants, one with the rear disc brake and one with a rear drum brake. Prices start at Rs.78,760 for the standard variant with rear drum brake and go upto Rs.82,089 for the very exclusive White Race Edition colour with rear disc brake.
Headlamp of the Apache RTR 160 has their signature look of an intense, raw, animalistic gaze with their sharp LED pilot lamps and the headlight has a far reaching beam which makes riding very comfortable in the dark. Carbon fiber finish on the tank and on the speedometer console lend a very sporty look to the bike. Front and rear panels are very sharp and give the bike a sleeker look. Engine cowl on the bottom looks cool and helps reduce the engine temperature by nearly 10 degrees. Sporty exhaust with a bass heavy sound was always a USP of this bike and it is kept unchanged. Apache RTR 160 still gets the LED tail lights which was seen on its first generation bike. Though it looks good, TVS could have updated it for this new model. Seat is well padded and offers great comfort for both rider and pillion. Clip-on handlebars are little shorter on this bike to provide you easy maneuverability in city traffic and also keep you tucked in while racing in those track days. Unlike the other bikes currently in the market and despite being BSIV compliant, it does get a headlight on-off switch. Reason being the very bright LED DRL’s coalesced in headlamp panel and it does light up as soon as you switch on the bike. Instrument cluster is semi-digital and well laid out with analog tachometer. Digital readouts include speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, top-speed, lap timer, fuel gage and a clock.
Engine remains the same as the previous gen models and there is no change in power output as well. TVS Apache RTR 160 gets a 159.7cc, SI, 4- stroke, Air- Cooled engine that belts out 15.12PS of max power at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 13.03Nm at 6500rpm. Engine is now BSIV compliant and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox which is smoother now. Vibrations now have reduced on the new bike as the engine is more refined and works smoothly. Fuel tank capacity is at 12 litres with a claimed mileage of 60kmpl and a top speed of 110 kmph.
Total control at high speeds and tight corners is ensured as TVS Apache RTR 160 gets a synchronized stiff chassis developed in collaboration with their race division, TVS Racing. This chassis also flexes for aggressive cornering proposition but ensures stiffness for straight line performance. Riding stance is very aggressive on this bike as it is a race focused one. It has a stiffer suspension with 105mm telescopic forks with hydraulic dampers at the front and a dual Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid at the rear. It might not be good over bad roads but handles well through that stiff suspension. Braking is now better than before as it has a 270mm petal disc up front and at the rear an option of the 200mm petal disc or the standard 130mm drum brake depending on which variant you choose. You get stylish 17-inch 6-spoke alloy wheels covered with 90/90 section tubeless tyre on the front and a 110/80 section on the rear. These grippy tyres give excellent traction on both track and the normal roads.
Apache RTR 160 comes with TVS Remora tyres that stick to the road with remora fish-like grip, ensuring improved acceleration and better braking. Equipped with special ventilated roto petal disc brakes at both ends enhances the heat dissipation and also keeps the bike stable under panic braking situations. LED light guide combined with the pilot lamps in the headlight assembly produces an intense beam on the road and makes night-riding a very comfortable experience. Whereas, during the daytime under dull weather conditions keeps the bike visible to the oncoming traffic, thereby avoiding any chances of collision and keeping the rider safe.
|On Road||Rs 94,426|
|On Road||Rs 96,946|
|On Road||Rs 1,02,252|
|On Road||Rs 1,05,634|