Apache RTR 160 4V VS Honda CB Hornet 160R – Specification Comparison

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In the 160cc bike segment, the two biggies are the Apache RTR 160 4V and the Hornet 160R. In this article, we put them against each other with their prices, mileage, features and specs. Check out the comparison story of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Vs Honda CB Hornet 160R. 

Here we take the two most popular players of the 160cc segment and make a comparison story on TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Vs Honda CB Hornet 160R. Both of them are priced under Rs 1 Lakhs and both have their points along with their vices. The Apache is a much sporty and track-ready motorcycle. TVS always equips the Apache series with some racing features. On the other hand, the Hornet is much reliable and fuel efficient. Honda is famous for its reliability and good after-sales service. However, between these two the biggest difference that Hornet creates is that it gets an optional ABS variant. The Apache goes up to Rs 89,990 and the Hornet goes up to Rs 92,675 (ex-showroom). Read along to know which bike is the better one and would appeal to you the most.

Apache RTR 160 4V VS Honda CB Hornet 160R

Apache RTR 160 4V VS Honda CB Hornet 160R – Engine

 

 

Displacement

Honda CB Hornet 160R

 

162.71 cc

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

 

159.7 cc

Transmission 5-Speed 5-Speed
No. of Cylinders 1-Cylinder 1-Cylinder
Max. Power 14.9 16.8 BHP
Max. Torque 14.5 Nm 14.8 NM
Fuel Supply Carburetor Carb/Fuel Injection
Engine Cooling Air-Cooled Oil-Cooled
Engine Setup 4-Stroke 2-Valve 4-Stroke 4-Valve
Top Speed 110 KMPH (Claimed) 114 KMPH (Claimed)
Mileage 42.85 KMPL 60 KMPL

 

Apache is powered by a 159.7 CC fuel injection engine. The engine produces 16.56 BHP worth power and 14.8 Nm worth of torque. Apache gives an estimated mileage of 60 KMPL with a driving range of 720 Kms. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 12 Litres and a reserve tank capacity of 2.5 Litres. Apache also comes with an oil cooled engine. Apache records a top speed of 114 KMPH, which is the highest in 160 CC segment. It takes just 15.9 seconds to reach 100 Km/hr.

On the other hand, Hornet is powered by a 162 CC Carburetor engine. The engine produces  14.9 BHP worth power and 14.5 Nm worth of torque. Hornet records an estimated mileage of 42.85 KMPL with a driving range of 515 Kms. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 12 Litres and a reserve tank capacity of 2 litres. Hornet comes with an air-cooled engine. Hornet records a top speed of 110 KMPH. It takes 16.9 seconds to reach 100 km/hr.

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Apache RTR 160 4V VS Honda CB Hornet 160R – Dimensions and Weight

 

 

Length

Honda CB Hornet 160R

 

2041 mm

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

 

2035 mm

Width 783 mm 790 mm
Height 1091 mm 1050 mm
Wheelbase 1346 mm 1357 mm
Ground Clearance 164 mm 180 mm
Seat Height 790 mm 800 mm
Kerb Weight 141 KG 147 KG
Fuel Tank 12 litres 12 litres

 

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Top View

Apache weighs around 147 Kg, which is a little more than its earlier variant. The length of the bike is 2035 mm with a height of 1050 mm. The ground clearance is good at 180 mm. The seat height is around 800 mm.

honda-cb-hornet-special-edition-mars-orange

 

Hornet weighs less than Apache at 141 Kg. The length of the bike is 2041 mm with a height of 1091 mm. The ground clearance is lesser than Apache at 164 mm. The seat height is around 790 mm.

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Apache RTR 160 4V VS Honda CB Hornet 160R – Design

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Launched

RTR 160’s chassis is inspired by its race bike, the 165cc GP Proto and is equipped with the Double cradle Split Synchro STIFF. chassis. A big disadvantage that Apache carries is its weight. However, according to reports, the Apache was easier to tip into corners and carried good speeds through them.

Honda-Hornet-160R

Hornet carries the popular muscular looks despite weighing lower than Apache. It gets a diamond type frame with the engine as a stressed member. The Hornet feels very nimble to manoeuvre and changes direction easily without requiring much effort but the TVS is noticeably sportier. However, reports say that the riding experience was not that good.

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Apache RTR 160 4V VS Honda CB Hornet 160R – Brakes And Suspension

Brakes (F) Honda CB Hornet 160R

 

276 mm Disc

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

 

270 mm Disc

Brakes (R) 220 mm Disc 200 mm Disc
Suspension (F) Conventional Forks Conventional Forks
Suspension (R) Monoshock Monoshock
ABS (Optional) 1-Channel ABS No ABS

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Front View

The front suspension of the Apache gets Telescopic forks and mono shock in the rear suspension. The low-end variant of the bike gets only front disc, whereas the top-end variant gets dual disc braking.

The front suspension of the Hornet gets a telescopic suspension and mono shock in the rear suspension. Like the Apache, Hornet also gets the same braking system, but with an additional ABS feature.

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Apache RTR 160 4V VS Honda CB Hornet 160R – Features

Apache RTR 160 4V comes with a digital speedometer that displays gear indicator, low battery indicator, and low fuel indicator. The bike is equipped with daytime running LED headlamps and a new single-piece handlebar.

  1. Digital Speedometer and Tachometer
  2. Low Battery, low fuel, gear shift and servicing indicator.
  3. LED DRLs
  4. Clock
  5. Step up seat
  6. Engine Kill switch
  7. Led Tail light
  8. Racing Double Barrel Exhaust
  9. Electronic Fuel Injection System
  10. Roto-Petal Disc Brake

Hornet comes also comes with a digital speedometer, but it does not show the current gear and gear shift indicator. The bike is equipped with LED headlamps with an X shaped LED tail light. The biggest advantage that Hornet gets is the Anti-Braking System.

  1. Digital Speedometer and Tachometer
  2. Low Battery, low fuel, gear shift and servicing indicator.
  3. LED DRLs
  4. Clock
  5. ABS
  6. X Shaped LED tail light
  7. Hazard Lamp

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Apache RTR 160 4V VS Honda CB Hornet 160R – Price

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (Prices ex-showroom) Honda CB Hornet 160R (Prices ex-showroom)
Front Disc – Rs 81490 STD – Rs 84675
Carburetor Front/Rear Disc – Rs 83990 CBS – Rs 89175
EFI Front/Rear Disc – Rs 89990 ABS – Rs 90175
ABS DLX – Rs 92675

 

Apache RTR 160 is available in three variants – front disc, Carburetor front/rear disc, and EFI front/rear disc. The pricing starts from Rs 81,490 to Rs 89,990 (ex-showroom).

Honda CB Hornet 160 R is available in four variants – Standard, CBS, ABS, and ABS Dlx. The pricing starts from Rs 84,675 to Rs 92,675 (ex-showroom).

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