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  • Model name :
    tvs apache
  • Starting :
    Self Strat / Kick Start
  • Engine type :
    4 Stroke Single Cylinder Air Cooled
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Specifications of TVS Apache RTR 160

  • General Features

    Model name
    tvs apache
    Bike type
    Bike
    Colors available
    Yellow, Grey, White, Red, Black
    Starting
    Self Strat / Kick Start
    Frame
    Double Cradle SynchroSTIFF
    Tyre size
    Front :-90/90 x 17(Tubeless), Rear :-100/80 x 18(Tubeless)
  • Engine

    Engine type
    4 Stroke Single Cylinder Air Cooled
    Bore
    62 mm
    Compression ratio
    9.5:1
    Displacement
    159.7 cc
    Ignition
    IDI-Dual Mode Digital Ignition
    Maximum Power
    11.19 kW (15.2 bhp) @8500 rpm
    Maximum Torque
    13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm
    Stroke
    52.9 mm
  • Drive Train

    Clutch
    Wet Multi-Plate
    Gear box
    5-Speed
  • Fuel Efficiency

    Fuel Economy
    50 Kmpl
    Fuel Capacity
    16 Ltrs
    Fuel Reserve
    2.5 Liters
    Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Safety

    Rear Suspension
    Front Telescopic Forks, 105mm Stroke, Rear Monotube Inverted Gas filled shox (MIG) With Spring Aid
    Rear Brake
    Front 270 mm Petal Disc, Rear 130 mm Drum
  • Wheels

    Clearance
    165 mm
    Wheel base
    1300 mm
    Wheel type
    Front :-1.85 x 17(Alloy) Rear :-2.15 x 17(Alloy)
  • Dimension

    Height
    1105 mm
    Length
    2085 mm
    Saddle height
    790 mm
    Width
    730 mm
  • Weight

    Curb weight
    137 Kgs
    Weight carrying capacity
    130 Kgs
  • Pros And Cons

    Pros
    Smart looking sports machine. Value for money. The bike provides an option among big names in the market.
    Cons
    At higher speed a little vibration is felt.

Over all Review of TVS Apache RTR 160

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price

Overall Review

“We have taken the Apache RTR to the next level with obsessive engineering and menacing design”, the words said by H S Goindi, marketing president, TVS Motor Company. TVS launched its mean, aggressive and beast themed bike on 30th April 2012. With all the glittering commercials flashing on television from past one month, we expected the launch to be a lot more than this. Although the cosmetic changes in the bike have given it a very beastly yet attractive look, there are no changes made in the engine or technical specifications section. TVS Apache has always been a strong competitor of Bajaj Pulsar in this segment of two-wheeler market, and this new launch is sure to menace the rivals. With no changes made in Bajaj Pulsar’s looks since years, TVSs’ experiments in Apache’s looks impresses one and all every time. From Apache 150, to Apache rtr 160, then came Apache rtr 160 fi, and now the Apache rtr 160 hyper edge, everything has surely paid off for the Motor Company. This beast has already made an impact on the market within a week of its launch.

What’s New In TVS Apache RTR 160:

·      New redesigned seat

·      Redesigned rear mudguard and saree guard

·      Blue black-lit digital plus analog instrument cluster

·      All new graphics and fuel tank scoops

·      Daytime running LED lights

Mileage and Fuel Economy

While buying a bike of this caliber, you are sure to skip the mileage section. But for some conservative buyers, mileage offered by the bike should be mentioned here. So here I go. The company claims an average of 39-44 kilometers per liter while driving in city and 43-48 kilometers per liter while driving on a highway, and it is correct. With a fuel tank capacity similar to its predecessors of 16 liters, TVS Apache RTR 160 will surely reduce your trips to the petrol pump.

Colors

Then new Apache RTR 160 comes in four new shades- Green, Red, Yellow and Grey. The Green colored Apache featured in the TV commercial is the most impressive shade. 

Acceleration and Pick up

From Apache 150 to the new Apache RTR 160, pick-up offered by these TVS’s kids have been excellent. Definitely ahead of their rivals in this category, the new Apache’s acceleration is fast and zippy. It reaches 0-60 kilometers per hour in just 4.5 seconds. Also, it has a Top Speed of about 118 kilometers per hour, which is almost the same as Bajaj Pulsar 180’s.

Appearance

The beast themed TVS’s warrior surely wins hands down in this one. With all the cosmetic changes done to its predecessor, the new hyper edge surely has an edge over its rivals. With the amazing hot looks the beast features, TVS Apache RTR 160 is sure to catch the eye of everyone wherever it goes. The daytime LED lights placed side by side just above the headlight are introduced first time in any Indian bike. The 16-liter fuel tank with huge tank shrouds looks amazing. There are no changes made in the tail light of the bike and is similar to the previous versions. One can hardly notice the beautiful 6-spoke black alloy wheels thanks to the massive disc brakes. The addition of carbon fiber on the fuel tank and around instrument panel is a new feature in the bike. The instrument panel is untouched with same blue backlit and similar analog and digital consoles.

Comfort Feature

Sitting upright and riding a bike is definitely helpful for those having a back problem, but it is boring and outdated. Apache RTR 160 has a sporty and aggressive stance. With a few complaints in the previous versions of Apache, the sitting posture has been worked upon and has definitely improved. There is a perfect proportion between the handle and the foot pegs to give it a sporty stance, and not the boring one. But, tall guys will find it a little too compact.

Dimensions

The muscular beast has a larger volume than its rival Pulsar 180. It has a standard size of 2020 X 730 X 1050 mm. It offers a ground clearance of 180 mm. It weighs just 136 kilograms, which is quite appreciable for a bike of this segment. All these specifications are almost the same as its previous version, Apache RTR 160.

Engine

TVS Motor Company is the only Indian 2-wheeler company that has a factory racing team, and it definitely reflects in its production. The engine is definitely punchy and makes you throttle more and more until you run out of road. The bike is equipped with a 159.7 cc air-cooled 4-stroke engine. It offers a maximum power of 15.2 Bhp at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.1 Nm at 6000 rpm, which is remarkable and outclass every other bike in this segment. There are slight vibrations in the engine at around 60-70 kilometers per hour but after that the ride is quite smooth. Apache RTR 160 compensates this not so big disadvantage by the smooth performance of the clutch.

Wheels

The bike features 6-spoke black alloy wheels, which are accompanied by stylish disc brakes. The front tire measures 90/90 X 17” while the rear tire measures 100/80 X 17”. Apache could have gone with the tubeless tires, which it hasn’t. The bike features 270 mm disc brakes on the front wheel while 130 mm drum brakes on the rear wheel.

Suspension

Do not worry about the potholes when you are driving Apache, the bike is a smoothie. Suspension has always been one of the high point for Apache, so the motor company has kept the suspension unchanged. It has a telescopic fork front suspension and mono-tube inverted gas filled shock rear suspension.

Handling and Control

The best part of the bike. The machine handles superbly and the ride is beautiful. The bike is very agile and easy to manoeuver whether in city traffic or on a highway. With the racing stance that it offers and a wheelbase of 1300 mm, cornering is a dream with this bike. 

Pros

·      Amazing hot looks and the daytime LED lights look superb

·      Excellent handling and control

·      Great pick-up

·      Smooth clutch experience

·      Sporty and aggressive riding stance

Cons

·      Absence of tubeless tires

·      Absence of rear disc brake

·      Tire does not grip well on wet surfaces

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31 August 2013: TVS started to produce Apache in 2007 and till date, the production continues. This bike has set its place in the hearts of people. There are three models of the bike and company claims that these are not commuter bikes but racing bikes, as they have added “RTR” in the middle of the names of these models. There is a 160cc variant and two 180cc variants of this bike whereby TVS Apache RTR 160 was the first to come into existence. This bike has been the eye-candy for people who love a powerful bike with muscular looks. This bike has also made the company proud with appreciation all around it. The latest model of this series is Apache RTR 180 ABS released today and is similar to the other 180cc model but comes with advanced Anti-lock Braking System thus making the bike more pleasing and loveable. The features that make TVS Apache RTR 160 so likeable are:
*        177.4cc, 4-stroke, SOHC, single cylinder, 2 valve engine
*        Anti-lock Braking System with front 270mm petal disc brake and rear 200mm petal disc brake
*        Front Telescopic fork suspension and rear Monotube inverted gas-filled shox with spring aid
*        Double cradle Synchro STIFF type chassis

With the launch of new Apache RTR 160 on 30th April, TVS Motor Company has taken its manufacturing and engineering to the next level with the bike’s beast themed appearance and muscular design. The daytime LED lights used are the first on any Indian bike.

From the stables of India’s third largest two-wheeler manufacturer, TVS Motor Company come the magnificent TVS Apache RTR 160. It has evolved from its peer, the Suzuki Fiero. First released in 2007, it has undergone multiple upgrades. TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered with a 4-stroke, fuel-injected, 159.7cc engine. It has been designed keeping the racing freaks in mind. The inclusion of a lap timer and a provision to record the last three 0-60kmph timings prove this.  This machine is capable of hitting 0-60kmph in 4.3 seconds and 0-100kmph in 15.47 seconds. With an impressive 16 litre tank capacity, its fuel efficiency is pegged at around 48kmpl in city riding and 54kmpl on the highway. The gear box though needs regular maintenance as the gear shifting is found to be a wee bit difficult. TVS Apache RTR 160 does not lack in the looks department thanks to the fluid racing stripes, the luminous rims, and the race crouch mirrors that reek of its racing pedigree. The aluminum foot pegs and the new look silencer canister adds to the needed panache. Fantastic alloy finished one piece brake pedals add the much needed sex appeal without compromising on the intended functionality. The wheels designed with black alloys and red rim rings make it picture perfect! This marvel is available in an all black theme. The rider can choose from a combination of Green-Black, Yellow-Black, Red-Black and Grey-Black.

TVS Apache RTR 160 maybe mean in its category but rest assured it is a safe one to ride. Nowhere while designing it has the rider’s safety been compromised in any way. The increased wheelbase provides maximum stability to the rider. The introduction of ABS technology goes to prove TVS’s safety commitment. Razor sharp braking is guaranteed due to the roto petal disc brakes introduced for the first time in India. The suspension has built in poly shocks that make riding on bumpy roads that much easier. The clip-on handle bars give total control to the rider while plying on curvy roads. All in all, with a combination of a rugged and macho look, top of the game performance, no compromise on safety, durability and easy maintainability, TVS Apache RTR 160, is bound to bowl over racing aficionados. With a brand like TVS backing it up, this one is a sure shot winner!  It can be a perfect pick for all those who are looking to have a bike with performance and power. 

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