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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Long Term Report 1: Introduction

20 June 2018, 10:07 AM Charles Pennefather


We’ve ridden both the carbureted TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and the fuel-injected one at the TVS test track a while ago, and we’ve recently also had a go with it on our favourite roads, and with strong competition as well. Now it is time for the long haul. 

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

  • Displacement159.7 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported45 kmpl
  • Max Power(bhp)15.6 bhp
  • Kerb Weight147 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,08,430

This is the example in question: the looks of the RTR 200, but with a smaller, more efficient engine that promises fun and economy in equal doses. You can read about the specs here, but let me quickly go through the highlights: it is a completely different motorcycle to the previous 160 – note the (scarlet) four-valve engine head, and the monoshock rear. It is quite similar to the 200, the only visual differences besides the paint schemes being the single seat and the lack of a fake vent on the panels next to the seat. Oh, and it generates class-leading power and torque figures, in fuel-injected form. Ours is a carburetted version with a rear disc brake, which nets us the slightly wider 130mm rear tyre. 


Over the next few months we’ll put the Apache through its paces – commuting, touring, and hopefully some time on a racetrack as well. For now, we’re excited to begin our journey with the Apache RTR 160 4V. 


Odometer: 312km

Kilometres ridden: None. Yet.

Fuel efficiency: NA

Photos: Kapil Angane/Kaustubh Gandhi 


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