The sub-200cc Apache motorcycles have been providing budget-friendly thrills to motorcycling enthusiasts for years. And now, the competition in the segment is getting stiffer. The 4V or the four-valve variants of the Apache range stepped up the game to answer the ever-growing list of rivals, and we recently tested the 2021 iteration of the thoroughly impressive Apache RTR 160 4V. But how does it fare against one of our favourite 160cc motorcycles, the Hero Xtreme 160R?
We rode both motorcycles in the city and out on the highway to rate them on our tried and tested pointing system to find out the answers. It was a close competition, and naming a clear winner wasn’t very easy. Before we get to the result of the pointing system, let’s take a close look at the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and the Hero Xtreme 160R.