TVS’ sporty commuter, the Apache RTR 160 4V, recently received subtle updates like new colours, tweaked exhaust, and adjustable levers. Moreover, the price of the bike has also gone up to Rs 1.30 lakh. While it’s a desirable motorcycle, in case you’re considering its similarly-priced alternatives, here are the top four options.
Bajaj Pulsar NS160: Rs 1.25 lakh
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is the closest rival to the Apache but comes at a more affordable price. It borrows its chassis and styling from the bigger Pulsar NS200 while the engine is a rev-happy 160.3cc, oil-cooled engine that’s good for 17.03bhp and 14.6Nm. While the motorcycle misses out on fancy features, it makes up for that with great riding dynamics.
Hero XPulse 200 4V: Rs 1.37 lakh
If you want to go off the beaten path and explore uncharted territories, the Hero XPulse 200 is a versatile and capable motorcycle. It boasts a high ground clearance of 220mm, a 21-18-inch spoke wheel combination, and long-travel suspension. Powering the bike is a 199.6cc, oil-cooled mill that produces 18.8bhp and 17.35Nm.
Aprilia SR 160: Rs 1.30 lakh
The Aprilia SR 160 offers a nice blend of convenience and excitement. The sport scooter rides on 14-inch wheels with a responsive chassis for commendable stability and handling. Moreover, its 160.3cc motor, which is mated to a CVT gearbox, delivers punchy performance. And with an aggressive bodywork, it looks youthful and eye-catchy.
Hero Vida V1: Rs 1.28 lakh onwards
If you want to go green with your new two-wheeler purchase, the new Vida V1 electric scooter from Hero is the one to go for. Typical of an EV, the V1 not only gets a host of modern features but the battery range and performance are also impressive. The Pro and Plus variants are claimed to deliver a range of 165km and 142km, respectively, while the top speed is rated at 80kmph for both variants.