TVS Apache was originally launched as a 160cc bike in 2006. Since then, this 160cc bike has received various updates and now is in its 4th generation. The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V gets a major facelift in terms of design and features. However, it misses on a crucial ABS feature. Read on for details of this TVS bike.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a lovely beast. It feels like TVS has put too many design cues on this bike. However, it might appeal to some. The skid plate and the rear tyre hugger look too amazing. It gets a 160cc engine that produces 16.5 BHP, around a BHP more than its main competitor, CB Hornet 160R. It offers a good riding quality, like the usual Apaches. Basically, it gets most of the features but still misses out on a very important feature, which most of its competitors have. It does not get ABS. But, Apache has its own set of followers who like the bike because of its styling and racing cues. It is available with an option of front and rear disc brakes too.
The bike starts from Rs 81,490 (ex-showroom). It competes with Honda CB Hornet 160R, Honda X Blade, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Suzuki Gixxer. Let’s find out the price, mileage, features and specs of this naked street bike.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Price
The 2018 iteration of the Apache RTR 160 costs INR 81,490 for the base Carburettor variant. Carb with front and rear disk brakes cost INR 84,490, Range-topping EFI variant will cost INR 89,990. These prices are ex-showroom, Senegal.
|2018 TVS Apache RTR 160|
|Carb with Front Disk Brakes||INR 81,490|
|Carb with F/R Disk Brakes||INR 84,490|
|EFI with F/R Disk Brakes||INR 89,990|
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Design
Finally, Apache gives a proper naked bike in its line up. 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. In the front, it gets the LED headlamps inside a small headlamp cowl. On the cowl, the fully digital speedometer is also installed. Through the body, it gets various muscle lines with racing stripes decals. At the bottom, the skid plate with ‘HyperEdge’ decal surely makes it sporty. In the rear, it gets the LED tail lamps flanked by the turn indicators. To give it a more sporty look, it gets a rear type hugger fender.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Engine Specifications
The 2018 RTR 160 comes with a new 4-valve engine. This racing inspired engine produces 16.5 BHP PS of power along with 14.8 Nm of peak torque. With this specifications, the bike comes across as a new benchmark in its segment. TVs claims that the RTR 160 will offer the best power to weight ratio among competitors. The bike comes with 5-speed gear-box.
|2018 TVS Apache RTR 160|
|Engine||Single Cylinder, 4 Valves|
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Variants
The 2018 RTR 160 comes in a total of three variants. These are Carburettor with front disk brakes, Carburettor with both front and rear disk brakes. Along with Electronic Fuel Injection with front and rear disk brakes.
- Carburettor with Front Disk Brakes
- Carburettor with Front and Rear Disk Brakes.
- EFI with Front and Rear Disk Brake
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Features
The 2018 iteration of the RTR 160 comes with features like a fully digital instrument cluster. It offers fuel level indicator, service reminder, digital clock, gear shift indicator among the others. Not only this but the bike also offers LED headlamps with AHO along with LED tail-lamps.
- Fully Digital Instrument Cluster
- Gear Shift and Low Battery Indicator
- Service Reminder
- Fuel Level Indicator
- “Mode” Button
- LED Position Headlamps with DRLs
- LED tail-lamps
- Racing Double Barrel Exhaust
- Roto-Petal Disc Brake
- Electronic Fuel Injection System
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Dimensions
The RTR 160 measures 2035 mm in length, 790 mm in width and 1050 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 1357 mm. Ground clearance stands at 180 mm while the seat height is 800 mm. The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 12-litres.
|2018 TVS Apache RTR 160|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Brakes And Suspension
The 2018 Apache RTR 160 comes with front disc brakes as standard. Two variants with both front and rear disk are also offered. The bikes come with a double-cradle split synchro stiff frame design. Up-front, the bikes co0mes with double check valve DU bush front fork. The rear comes with monotube floating piston shocks. The front disk brakes measure 270 mm. The rear disk brakes measure 200 mm while the drums at the rear measure 130 mm.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Colours
The latest iteration of the Apache RTR 160 comes in three colours. These are Racing Red, Metalic Blue and Knight Black.
- Racing Red
- Metalic Blue
- Knight Black
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Competition
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V will compete against the likes of the Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160. All of them fall in the same price range with similar features. Frankly, Apache offers the highest number of features and considerable better styling than its competitors. The CB Hornet, along with Gixxer gets an added advantage of ABS in their lineups. Pulsar NS160 sure looks sporty enough and offers the highest mileage figure. Overall, this competition is quite tough given to the pricing and features. The brand image might play a small role over here.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V – Overview
|Model||TVS Apache RTR 160 4V|
|Price||Rs 81,490 to Rs 89,990|
|Average Mileage||45 KMPL|
Fully Digital Instrument Cluster, Roto Petal Disc Brakes, Different Riding Modes, LED DRLs
|Safety Features||Front and Rear Disc Brakes|
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