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Reviews of TVS Apache RTR 160

Overall rating:

4.5
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Reviews

TVS Apache RTR 160

Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,02,272

Rating Parameters:

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 4

    Performance

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

    Extra Features

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Reviews on Apache RTR 160

  •  3Vibrating machine 3 years ago by Abhi
    Today i test drove the apache rtr 160.Front look is very aggressive and rear is good.Graphic designs are managed very well.Talking about performance,i don't felt the pickup on which it is advertising as the best but was good.Gears and clutch are not soft at all. Rear ty...

    Today i test drove the apache rtr 160.Front look is very aggressive and rear is good.Graphic designs are managed very well.Talking about performance,i don't felt the pickup on which it is advertising as the best but was good.Gears and clutch are not soft at all. Rear tyre is small in segment it should be of 130/140.Rear seat position is high i don't liked it personally.It should have split seat arrangement.Braking is good but rear drum brake is not good (go for rear disc version ). The most irritating or negative part about this bike is the vibrations.All body gets highly vibrated at low as well as high rpm.But at high rpm is was worst.The footrest position is designed as a sport bike (slightly at rear than other commuter bikes) but in city traffic,i felt difficult or paining in thighs or to shift gears and applying brakes.

    • 4

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    • 3

      Reliability

    • 2

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    • 3

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      38 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5My tvs 3 years ago by Mritunjay Kumar
    Best bike, i have not buying experience but i have 2 years riding experience. It have too good look. All model are good but rtr160 model is most popular. Tvs is most popular in India. Apache bike performance is very good. Other 160 bike has no good performance & no good...

    Best bike, i have not buying experience but i have 2 years riding experience. It have too good look. All model are good but rtr160 model is most popular. Tvs is most popular in India. Apache bike performance is very good. Other 160 bike has no good performance & no good look. Apache bike has good road great, best power & very good speed. Tvs service is better than other and easy maintenance.

    • 5

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    • 5

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    • 5

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    • 5

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    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Tvs lovers 4 months ago by Yogesh
    Hi , i am using this bike since last 10 years, its really awesome bike made by tvs ,fitness of bike is very much good than the other bikes. Must buy . Very less maintenance of the bike , parts are expensive but very durable for its brand , I would suggest everyone to bu...
    Hi , i am using this bike since last 10 years, its really awesome bike made by tvs ,fitness of bike is very much good than the other bikes. Must buy . Very less maintenance of the bike , parts are expensive but very durable for its brand , I would suggest everyone to buy this brand , my tvs apache looks after washing Like a new bike bought just months a back. Really had good experience.
    • 4

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    • 4

      Reliability

    • 4

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    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Maintenance cost

    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Bikewale please update the pricing 5 years ago by Pavel Kar
    Style superb styling with the led drls looks just like a beast.(Got the attitude). Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox superb engline but lacks refinement,fuel eco is ok,gearbox is the slickest. Ride quality & handling superb ride and very flickable in traf...

    Style superb styling with the led drls looks just like a beast.(Got the attitude).

    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox superb engline but lacks refinement,fuel eco is ok,gearbox is the slickest.

    Ride quality & handling superb ride and very flickable in traffic.

    Final words awesum bike must buy it with ur eyes closed

    areas of improvement little bit more styling.

    Pros

    led drls, colour,price,build quality,customer service,very versatile bike

    cons

    no fuel injection,no water cooling,no projectors,styling may be improved a bit.

    • 5

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    • 5

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    • 5

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  •  5Superb devil with angel behavior 3 years ago by Miraj
    Yes this bike truly deserve 5 stars i owe up to her from 3 yrs and we are together from last 20,000 km's . Yes bike looks well in design, great mileage and great pickup at any point . And about maintenance it's not so expensive . It's behavior is so calm that it's good ...

    Yes this bike truly deserve 5 stars i owe up to her from 3 yrs and we are together from last 20,000 km's . Yes bike looks well in design, great mileage and great pickup at any point . And about maintenance it's not so expensive . It's behavior is so calm that it's good enough to city commute and highway commuting .

    • 5

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    • 5

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    • 3

      Comfort

    • 4

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    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      55 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Apache rtr 160 hyper edge 3 years ago by Vinayaka
    I buy my bike on 12-12-12 , even though after 5 years it's pickup was awesome.It's grey coloured baby, mask was damn good and cat eyes are really messy.Servicing and maintenance is affordable but it's chains packet is the only draw back.It's initial pickup was good so i...

    I buy my bike on 12-12-12 , even though after 5 years it's pickup was awesome.

    It's grey coloured baby, mask was damn good and cat eyes are really messy.

    Servicing and maintenance is affordable but it's chains packet is the only draw back.

    It's initial pickup was good so it can easily fly in traffic.

    Finally racing dna unleashed.

    • 4

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    • 3

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    • 4

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    • 4

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    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Great bike 2 years ago by Rakesh Podili
    Pros:1)rtr 160 best bike for this segment 2) great pickup in this segment 3) nice looking4) very comfortable for city riding 5) great engine6) recommend for young generation 7) good mileage 8)best serviceCons:1) vibration 2) uncomfortable for long rides 3) resale value4...
    Pros:1)rtr 160 best bike for this segment 2) great pickup in this segment 3) nice looking4) very comfortable for city riding 5) great engine6) recommend for young generation 7) good mileage 8)best serviceCons:1) vibration 2) uncomfortable for long rides 3) resale value4) back pain5)spare parts is very costly.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 5

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    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4A little beast in a pocket friendly package. 2 years ago by Aritra Misra
    When buying the first bikes of life everybody gets confused. Wasn't an exception for me. I shortlisted bajaj pulsar as 150, yamaha fz 2.0 and this apache after a long research. Then i took test drives for each bike in the dealerships. However, i settled for this apache....
    When buying the first bikes of life everybody gets confused. Wasn't an exception for me. I shortlisted bajaj pulsar as 150, yamaha fz 2.0 and this apache after a long research. Then i took test drives for each bike in the dealerships. However, i settled for this apache. Let me get this straight, the apache rtr 160 is a beast of a machine. If you want raw acceleration out of the box, this one was the first choice in that time (january 2015). As it runs shorter gear ratios along with a rev happy engine, compared to other bikes in this segment, a little twist of throttle is enough to overtake other vehicles with ease. Low end and mid range pull is superb. Due to shorter gear ratios, it sacrifices some of its top end grunt. The torque figures are also very good. With great power comes great petrol bill, but in this case it doesn't dig a hole in our pocket. The average mileage of this bike is 40kmpl with moderate use. In highway rides you can expect anything near 42-43 kmpl. And if you ride like hooligan stunt rider, it will return around 36-38kmpl.The maintenance cost is moderate too. After 5 free services, it costs around 300-400 rs per service (it can vary from place to place)I personally modified the electricals converting this to a full dc setup to run hid lights as the light output from the stock headlight is a little bit on the lower side. One small recommendation from me is to use some branded engine oil rather than using the tvs engine oils. I use motul 7100 10w40 from the second servicing and it works great. But honestly, this particular bike needed some refinements as there are vibrations kicking in after 7k rpms. The new bikes like 2nd gen pulsar ns160 pulls harder than this while the honda hornet and yamaha fz are smoother than this. Tvs fixed all this issues by launching the 4v version of this, but unfortunately it lost some of its raw characters with the upgrade. It was a great beginner bike in that time and still now the 4v does the same. I'm very happy that i choose this one. .
    • 4

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    • 4

      Reliability

    • 3

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    • 5

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    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Devil 3 years ago by Basanta Nath
    Awesome pick up at the range of 160 series...Mileage is also good as well as comfort..Look is best.My top speed in this bike is 120kmph...The only problem is the chain get loose easily but this is minor problem...This bike easily take the top speed if riding single.In c...

    Awesome pick up at the range of 160 series...Mileage is also good as well as comfort..Look is best.My top speed in this bike is 120kmph...The only problem is the chain get loose easily but this is minor problem...This bike easily take the top speed if riding single.In case of pillion it depends on the weight of both the pillion and the rider

    • 5

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    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

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    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      49 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Tvs rtr 160 : the work-horse 7 years ago by Omkar Thakur
    Style the rtr 160 has been a decent looking motorcycle with proportionate design and styling. The latest iteration of the rtr had its tryst with aggressive styling but the results are disputed. Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox the 160cc 15.4Bhp mill has been...

    Style

    the rtr 160 has been a decent looking motorcycle with proportionate design and styling. The latest iteration of the rtr had its tryst with aggressive styling but the results are disputed.

    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    the 160cc 15.4Bhp mill has been doing its duty on the rtr pretty well. The oversquare engine is free revving and revs cleanly upto the red-line of 9000rpm for the stock engine. Though there is no rev limiter, you can feel the power dip beyong 9500rpm. The power delivery is progressive through the rev range and the racing throttle response system helps the bike performm well in the mid range. One thing that dents the rtr experience are the engine vibrations that creep in near 5000rpm and are felt right up to the red line.

    Ride quality & handling

    the racing inspired two-piece handle bars are well positioned giving the rider an aggressive posture. The ergonomics of the motorcyle are track oriented and the power delivery of the bike does justice to it. The motorcycle design is bang on target giving the bike a proper balance and stability on straight line as well as around corners. In city traffic, in spite of the two-piece handle bar, the bike is very easy to maneouvre and the good mid-range reponse makes it a delight to ride. The vibrations peak between 5000rpm to 6000rpm, which is sadly the normal riding rev range inindia and hence long rides on this bike make your palms go numb. The seat is soft and more comfortable in comparison wit its competitors. The brakes are pretty much enough for the bike but the tvs tyres do not inspire comfidence.

    Final words

    the tvs rtr 160 is a small, puny and powerful bike which is a great package for on road as well as track riding. The engine is a gem in terms of power delivery and longevity. The fuel economy is good. If tvs can work around the nvh of teh engine, the motorcycle will be a true piece of art.

    Areas of improvement

    engine vibrations, styling

    pros

    build quality, power, throttle response, longevity

    cons

    vibrations

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    • 3

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    • 4

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TVS Apache RTR 160 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Quite nible on the corners
    • The engine is smooth and potent
    • Rides quite well over bad roads
  • Could be Better

    • Doesn't look attractive
    • Lack of features compared to its competition

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