TVS Apache RTR 160 ABS

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 85,573
* Delhi. May vary.


Bike Variant TVS Apache RTR 160 with SuperMoto ABS
Braking System 1-Channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
Current Status Available
Body Type Sports Commuter
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India New TVS Apache RTR 160 ABS is available for INR 85,573 in India (Ex-Showroom).
Shades Gloss Black, Pearl White, T Grey, Matte Blue, Matte Red
Official Tagline Race Engineered Performance
Warranty in India 5 Years or 60,000 kms (whichever is earlier)
Vehicle Overview Apache RTR 160 ABS is the youngest Apache on the TVS lineup currently. It rivals the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Yamaha FZS V3, Suzuki Gixxer 155, and Honda CB Hornet 160R. It is one of the most popular sport commuters among motorcycle buyers in India. TVS Motor now also offers a single-channel SuperMoto ABS unit in the Apache RTR 160. It is also one of the lightest bikes you can buy in India in this price range.
Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Value for Money
Standout Features Dual Disc Brake Option, Powerful Engine, Lightweight, Large Fuel Tank, Single Channel ABS
Should You Buy It? Only if you love performance more than design. Still, other option like Suzuki Gixxer and Pulsar NS160 are placed quite closer to this one.
Engine Description 159.7cc, 4-stroke, Single cylinder
Fuel System UCAL BS-26
Cooling Air Cooling
Displacement 159.7 cc
Maximum Power 14.91 HP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 13.03 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Emission Standard BS4
Ignition IDI-Dual mode digital ignition
Compression Ratio 9.5 ± 0.5:1
Bore 62 mm
Stroke 52.9 mm
Spark Plug Model Type BOSCH Single Electrode
Idling Speed 1450 ± 100 rpm
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Wet, Multi Plate
Primary Reduction Ratio 65/21
Final Reduction Ratio 3.385
Front Brake 270mm Single Disc with ABS
Rear Brake 130mm Drum
ABS Yes (1-Channel)
Front Tyre 90/90-17
Rear Tyre 110/80-17
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks with Hydraulic Dampers
Rear Suspension Monotube Inverted Gas-filled Dual Shock Absorbers with Spring Aid
Frame Double Cradle Synchro STIFF
Front Wheel Travel 105mm
Overall Length 2085 mm
Overall Width 730 mm
Overall Height 1105 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1300 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 138 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 ± 0.5 litres
Maximum Payload 130 kg
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 9Ah/6Ah
Voltage 12V
Alternator AC Generator
Mileage 45-50 kmpl (Approx.)
Top Speed 110 kmph
0-60 kmph 4.8 secs
0-100 kmph 17.7 secs
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Head Light 12V 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR
Tail Light 0.5W LED-Twin triangle with prism on lens, 3.5W (Stop Lamp)
Auxiliary Light
Head Light Type Halogen
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)

TVS Apache RTR 160 ABS Review

13 Jun, 2019 09:36 AM

Expert Review

Apache RTR has proved to be a very successful bike from TVS. Initially, it was launched with a 150cc engine but looking at the warm reception of this bike in India, TVS soon upgraded this bike and re-launched Apache with a 160cc engine. This bike created a new segment in our Indian bike market and became the first of its kinds. Recently, TVS has brought on some new changes in this bike and now promotes it as Apache RTR 160 with SuperMoto ABS. Does it have the guts to take on the army of other 150cc bikes? Let’s find out.

TVS Apache RTR has always been a short and compact bike and the new bike is no different. The new Hyper Edge starts from where its previous generation ended. There are many new changes in this bike which are easily noticeable. TVS has worked on its face and the bike looks more attacking and aggressive than before. Its cowl and tinted visor looks much sharper than before with a stretched headlight. Apache now features day time running LEDs combined with new pilot lamps which certainly adds premium touch to this bike. It does resemble to the outgoing model but with its new clear lens indicators and headlight, it looks more trendy and futuristic. Its front fender and racing strips on its wheels remains intact. The bike gets new engine cowl and tank cowl which improves the aerodynamics of this bike and adds visual bulk to it. There is new stretched rear panel which looks cool with its split grab rails. At the back, its dual colored tail light, sharp fender and rear tyre are similar to its previous generation.

The bike features a neatly designed instrument panel with all essential indicators. It has a big white dial for its analogue tachometer on the right side while it sports a big LCD for its digital speedometer, odometer and trip meter on the left side. The bike now uses blue back-lit display which replaces the orange color used in its previous generation. TVS Apache RTR 160 ABS is powered by a single cylinder, 4-stroke 159.7cc engine. This engine delivers a power output of 14.91 HP at 8000 rpm. Its torque output of 13.03 Nm is usable at 6500 rpm. TVS has equipped this 2-valve engine with a five speed manual gearbox having a gear shift pattern of one gear down and four gears up.

TVS Apache completely justifies the word RTR (Racing Throttle Response) in its name. The bike has many advantages over its other competitors. It weighs lighter and its engine generates more power than its other rivals. These factors help this bike to get the best power to weight ratio in its class. The bike feels an enthusiast from the very first move. With this bike, you can complete 0-60km/hr in less than 6 seconds. The initial gear ratios are very crispy which makes it quite fast in city traffic. You shouldn’t be no complaining about its gear transitions also. However, the refinement level of this engine is a matter of concern. This engine turns really noisy at high rpm levels and vibrations are quite evident after 5000rpm. The harshness level is less than before but there is still room left for improvement. Apart from refinement, this engine is pretty enjoyable. It can easily reach the top speed of around 115km/hr which is certainly better than others. Its early availability of torque is a boon in city traffic and without much gear shifts; you will be pleased with its stress free ride.

The Apache RTR 160 offers low seating with a very comfortable seat. The clips on handlebar are also placed a bit low in order to give you a sporty riding posture. Its tank offers nice grip to your knees and the palm grip is firm and tight. RTR 160 Hyper Edge features rear set foot-pegs which are more suitable for short riders. We would say there is less knee space for the tall passengers as you always have to bend slightly forward to reach its handlebar. It’s a comfortable bike for short rides but your back might need rest on long runs. Advanced gas filled rear shock absorbers and telescopic front forks are fitted in Hyper Edge. The standard braking system of this bike sports a big 270mm disc brake at its front and rear disc brake of 200mm on this bike. The motorcycle is now also available with 1-channel ABS as standard.

The bike offers a superb handling which makes it very light and responsive. It handles best in city traffic and feels under control all the time. The suspension system also improves its ride quality and it manages to offer a comfortable ride. The bike now comes with an extended wheelbase of 1300mm which adds more stability to this bike. It’s still not the best around sharp corners but its high speed stability has improved significantly. It has a high ground clearance (165mm) which enables it to go pass the worst potholes and high speed breakers easily. We feel it’s a complete value for money bike as it’s more powerful and economical than many 150cc bikes. Moreover, it’s stuffed with many premium features and offers a sporty riding experience. Yes, there are some issues related to its engine refinement and ride quality but looking at its price; it certainly deserves a chance. At present, the new TVS Apache RTR 160 ABS is available in 5 shades in India: Gloss Black, Pearl White, Matte Blue, Matte Black, and T Grey.



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