Reviews of TVS Apache RTR 160

Overall rating:

4.5
2051 ratings 639 reviews
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  •  4  518
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Reviews

TVS Apache RTR 160

Ex-showroom, Mumbai

₹ 95,000

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

  •  4Apache hyper edge review 2 years ago by Rehan Sayed
    I bought this bike in 2012 when there was very less option available for a 150cc bike so i decided to go for it. I bought the bike and wort every penny i spend on it. The riding posture is great the performance is raw the only problem with this bike is vibration at 5k+ ...
    I bought this bike in 2012 when there was very less option available for a 150cc bike so i decided to go for it. I bought the bike and wort every penny i spend on it. The riding posture is great the performance is raw the only problem with this bike is vibration at 5k+ rpm while riding this a boom thrill and entertainment the mileage is also good it gives me 40kmpl in city and 45kmpl on highway's overall it a great bike and still an option to consider. The maintenance of the is also not that high and once maintained the bike vibrates a little less. Everything is great with this bike seating is great sporty. The only con is the vibration.
    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      42 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  2Unbelievable hard experience 9 months ago by Nand
    In tvs apache series i have own rtr160 for 1 year and i have face many problems. Such as the acceleration wire , side panel and instrument cluster vibrations, then , less average than others , spark plug problems , engine heat at sometimes 110 speed , and last i sell th...
    In tvs apache series i have own rtr160 for 1 year and i have face many problems. Such as the acceleration wire , side panel and instrument cluster vibrations, then , less average than others , spark plug problems , engine heat at sometimes 110 speed , and last i sell the bike only in 12,000 but in worst condition.
    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 2

      Reliability

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Best bike 5 months ago by Utkarsh
    Tvs lunched abs in it's 160 rtr. It is old model but i have seen that here is hype of this bike many people were buying this Because it is cheapest bike which gives performance like a racing bike. Sitting position is not so comfortable but it looks very aggressive Which...
    Tvs lunched abs in it's 160 rtr. It is old model but i have seen that here is hype of this bike many people were buying this Because it is cheapest bike which gives performance like a racing bike. Sitting position is not so comfortable but it looks very aggressive Which is best part of this bike. Cons, plastic is cheap.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  • I bought new apache rtr 160 in bangalore before 5 months. It is good for 10 days only then bike gone worst and hell. Do not buy this bike i had an worst experience with this bike and tvs contact people. I met with an accident with this bike, because of this manufacturin...

    I bought new apache rtr 160 in bangalore before 5 months. It is good for 10 days only then bike gone worst and hell. Do not buy this bike i had an worst experience with this bike and tvs contact people. I met with an accident with this bike, because of this manufacturing issue.

    Bike will get shake if you cross 50km and during slow down also(worst defect of the bike nearly 15 times i have taken to show room, they can not able to solve this issue). Not at all suitable for long rides because of above problem.

    There is no proper balance between front and back tiers because of this, ride become worst and i met with an accident also. Bike is skiding when you put a break.

    - Can not take sharp turns because of design.

    - Worst tvs people, can not respond properly, when i contact them for the 1st problem above

    they said that is manufacturing defect, we can not do any thing, if you can go and file a

    case.

    This bike has lots of manufacturing defects, initially when i bought it was good, but slowly its starts giving me problems after 10 days.

    - Firstly it has obliging problem, the handle is getting shake alot after crossing 50km

    and during slowing down the bike also its getting shake like hell.

    - I have given to showroom people nearly 15 times in 6 months, they are not able to solve the issue finally said that it is manufacturing defect we can not solve this issue,

    if you want you can file a case on tvs company.

    - The worst part is that the could not solve the issue and said the go and file a case.

    - 2Nd issue with gear road, if you try to decrease 2 gears at a time, 1 gear will get spiked.

    It creating me lots of problems in traffic especially.

    - This bike do not has pick up in 2nd and 3rd gear, in traffic if you come down to 2nd or 3rd

    gear and try to accelerate the bike it sounds like old bike and cannot move as you expect,

    again problematic in traffic.

    Above issues i am facing since 6 months and showroom people can not able to solve this issues at all.

    - We can not take sharp turns with this bike, it needs more space to take turns because of its design.

    - Most and worst, tvc customer care number do not works at all(try the number in website) and if you contact them with the help of show room people, they are the worst people and can not respond to you.

    If you want to know more about this worst bike,

    contact me at : 8147161248(durgaprasad).

    Pros

    style

    cons

    a lot

    • 2

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Comfort

    • 1

      Value for Money

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  •  5Best review 2 years ago by Adi
    It is easy to get carried away by the looks and excitement that a bike offers and purchase it just like i did. A short test ride will help, but a prolonged test ride over a few days (months if its possible) will help lock the bond with the bike. I say this because it is...

    It is easy to get carried away by the looks and excitement that a bike offers and purchase it just like i did. A short test ride will help, but a prolonged test ride over a few days (months if its possible) will help lock the bond with the bike. I say this because it is important to find out if the bike’s ergonomics, the way it outputs the power and our ability to control the bike that all are exactly in line with the aforementioned idea of long term ownership. After all, the better the first selection, the more confidence you get in the long term ownership experience; the confidence that the bike obeys your commands and is always under your control.

    Although the bike you choose after proper test ride is all exciting and grunty, it is important to look at the more user friendly options available. For beginners, it is easier to start with 150 – 250 cc bikes which include many refined and fully loaded options. The bikes that we get nowadays in the beginners category come with advanced equipment as compared to the already existing monotonous 150 – 250 cc. I say this because these equipment enhance the ride and rider experience and most of such bikes in this category are forgiving whenever we make some mistake as a new rider. It is also necessary to look out for safety features like abs, c- abs if the budget allows. Another main aspect is to choose an engine which is refined as you don’t feel any fatigue if you’re planning to stay on saddle for long. This will also ensure that you get accustomed to your bike by spending more time with it without getting tired.

    Some bikes i felt that are easy to begin with are:

    1. Yamaha fz, fazer, fz-s

    2. Suzuki gixxer

    3. Honda unicorn

    Other bikes with slightly higher power output and ease to stay on saddle for long as i rode are:

    1. Pulsar 200 ns(because of its linear power delivery and good brakes)

    2. Ktm duke 200(because of upright, less-fatigue inducing riding position)

    3. Yamaha r15/cbr150r/cbr250r(because of liner power delivery and leaned over position)

    4. Tvs apache rtr 180 abs(it is last because of it awkward lean angle for tall riders and fatigue inducing vibrations for prolonged periods of time. In terms of safety i would rate this bike at the top as I've been using it and only good thing that happened to me was the abs)

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  2Mileage 1 year ago by Saleem
    Tvs apache 160 hyper edge look is normal but 1.Worst mileage only 32 km. I don't like this bike.My advice don't buy this bike.2.Service centre also not good in service they only cleaning activity doing.3.My feeling is not safe also means brake also good. Not good qualit...
    Tvs apache 160 hyper edge look is normal but 1.Worst mileage only 32 km. I don't like this bike.My advice don't buy this bike.2.Service centre also not good in service they only cleaning activity doing.3.My feeling is not safe also means brake also good. Not good quality shade in the speedometer panels.
    • 2

      Visual Appeal

    • 2

      Reliability

    • 2

      Comfort

    • 2

      Service Experience

    • 2

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Only comfort riding for two year. 2 years ago by Ajay Yadav
    I am using apache rtr 160 ( both side brake disc ) last 4 year. My two year experience is very good with tvs apache. And after two year , this bike performance is not good, look wise and pickup wise bike is good. Bike riding is comfort to other. But bike mileage is not ...

    I am using apache rtr 160 ( both side brake disc ) last 4 year. My two year experience is very good with tvs apache. And after two year , this bike performance is not good, look wise and pickup wise bike is good. Bike riding is comfort to other. But bike mileage is not good, and after two year while driving bike is creating more sound. And after three year bike start is more concern, 1 engine oil consumption, 2 wiring connector is hard & corrosion & ( rust) & and after run 30000 km all shocker is weak & leakage. Tvs apache experience is very bad.

    • 1

      Reliability

    • 2

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 3

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Review of apache 160 after 500kms 2 years ago by Manan Mehta
    I am an owner of apache 160 rtr. I bought this bike 3 months ago. Till now my experience for this bike is excellent specially in this budget segment.I bought this bike for 90k on road.This bike is really good choice for daily users.It provides you the smoothest ride wit...

    I am an owner of apache 160 rtr. I bought this bike 3 months ago. Till now my experience for this bike is excellent specially in this budget segment.I bought this bike for 90k on road.This bike is really good choice for daily users.It provides you the smoothest ride with smooth gear shifting.Yes,above 70kmph engine is little vibey but this thing is quite normal with rtr engine so there is no need to worry about vibrations.It has a rally good pickup which is good sign for its usage in heavy traffic. Of-course i am in very initial part in journey with this bike but till now it is giving me the average of 70kmpl on highway.Believe me it has a really good average.One can buy it with real disc also.About its look,it looks resembles muscular guy with sparkling eyes.If you want a bike in this price range apache 160 will be the best choice:)...

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      70 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Apache rtr 160 new model 5 years ago by Manikanta Annapragada
    Style white and grey color new model is very nice. Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox smoothly engine on high speed and smoothly gear. Ride quality & handling both are good. Final words i love this bike, no ladies leg stand on left side of the seat, all is...

    Style white and grey color new model is very nice.

    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox smoothly engine on high speed and smoothly gear.

    Ride quality & handling both are good.

    Final words i love this bike, no ladies leg stand on left side of the seat, all is good. Mileage 52kmpl on local road in 50 to 60kmh speed (include traffic jam). 45Kmpl on highway roads with speed 120kmh. Max speed 120 to 125kmh only.

    Areas of improvement na.

    Pros

    all

    cons

    vibration on 1st to 5th services

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 4

      Value for Money

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  •  1Not a safe bike, we may die any day 4 years ago by Prasad
    I loved this bike for 30 days then it is showing me hell. * Bike handle shakes like hell at 40+ km, i keep on visiting show room i don't have am idea why they are not able repair that & above that they are saying every bike has this problem & i have rode many bi...

    I loved this bike for 30 days then it is showing me hell.

    * Bike handle shakes like hell at 40+ km, i keep on visiting show room i don't have am idea why they are not able repair that & above that they are saying every bike has this problem & i have rode many bike never seen a bike gets shaking like this.

    *Vibrations from bike, it pains a lot.

    *Its skidding easily every time i put break

    * somehow tires are bad, getting skid very easily. Too dangerous to drive where few drops of water is there.

    *Last but not best feature: will get back pain, if you have back pain i dn't need to tell you the pain & if you dn't have back pain & want to get it just go for it will experience it in very few weeks. Bad seating management,

    *worst service people behavior, they know this is manifacuring defect & can't repair but they will just do time pass with our bike for some days & after some days starts behaving very rudley with us.

    *Dead features: handle shaking, skidding, free back pain.

    I wouldn't have gone for this bike, my bad the bike look misleads me:-(

    pros

    none

    cons

    100+

    • 2

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Comfort

    • 1

      Value for Money

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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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