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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

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Key specs
  • Displacement159.7 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported45 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight145 kg

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Price

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Apache RTR 160 4V Drum - ABS - BS-VI

 1,10,842 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Apache RTR 160 4V Disc - ABS - BS-VI

 1,13,849 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Summary

Apache RTR 160 4V key highlights

Engine Capacity 159.7 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 145 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Seat Height 800 mm

About Apache RTR 160 4V

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,10,842 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 1,13,849. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by 159.7cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 17.39 bhp and a torque of 14.73 Nm. With front disc and rear drum brakes, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Apache RTR 160 4V bike weighs 145 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters.

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V gets cosmetic as well as mechanical changes for 2020. TVS is offering the motorcycle in two variants- Drum and Disc which comes with single-channel ABS as standard.

The most striking visual difference a new headlamp unit that is sharper and much more angular than the previous model. Moreover, the headlamp features all-LED lighting along with a pair of redesigned LED DRLs. In addition to that, TVS has also given the motorcycle subtle new graphics on the fuel tank along with a two-tone seat.

The Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by the same 159.7cc, single-cylinder engine that is fuel-injected as standard. The motor churns out 15.8bhp of power at 8250rpm and 14.2Nm of peak torque at 7250rpm and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The Apache RTR 160 4V also comes with a feature called GTT (Glide Through Traffic) for a smooth low-speed ride. It also gets with a one-touch start and a wave bite ignition key.

In terms of competition, the motorcycle goes up against the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and the Honda Hornet 160R.
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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Easy to ride in the city
    • Engine is smooth
    • Good looking instrument cluster
  • Could be Better

    • Quality could have been better
    • Could have got sportier split seats

BikeWale's Take

The Apache RTR 160 4V is a great bike to have in the city. It is loaded with a good engine and features that makes it a practical bike. However, TVS could have done with better quality.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Review

TVS Motor Company has made mechanical revisions to the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V to make more power than before. The company also managed to shed two kilograms from the weight over the 2020 model. Here we bring you the road test report of the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.

Introduction

Left Front Three Quarter

At first glance, the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V would look identical to the model that the company revealed in 2020. You wouldn’t be wrong as the 2021 model carries forward the styling upgrade that the motorcycle received during the BS6 transition. But the spec-sheet reveals a completely different story. TVS Motor Company has made mechanical revisions to the motor to make more power than before. What else? The company also managed to shed two kilograms from the weight over the 2020 model. Here we bring you the road test report of the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.

Quality

Front View

The overall build quality is above average and we didn’t notice any rattling sounds from the motorcycle during the test ride. The paint quality looks and feels good while the 3D logo and the chequered flag decals on the fuel tank further enhance the premium looks of the Apache RTR 160 4V. The sporty pillion grabrail and the dual-tone seat cover look stylish and well put together.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Bike Seat

But there are a few elements on the Apache RTR 160 4V that can improve. The plastic used on the LED DRLs, for example, appears as a clear cost-cutting measure. Moreover, while most of the switchgear worked well, the turn indicator controller felt rough while operating.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Head Light

The styling, as aforementioned, has remained unaltered as the 160cc motorcycle from TVS Motor Company received a major visual overhaul in 2020. Thus, the 2021 Apache RTR 160 4V continues to carry the Draken concept-inspired design that comprises a full-LED headlight with twin LED DRLs at the front, an LED taillight at the back, a yellow backlit instrument cluster, flat handlebar, and a step-up seat.

Comfort

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Left Side View

The motorcycle retains all the cycle parts from the 2020 model, and thus the suspension tasks are handled by telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the back. The setup is tuned for sporty riding without being harsh. The telescopic front forks and the rear mono-shock absorb most of the undulations effortlessly, while being stiff enough to inspire confidence to push the motorcycle around the corners.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Left Side View

The flat handlebar and slightly rear-set footpegs deliver sporty, yet upright ergonomics. The fuel tank recesses offer plenty of room to grab the motorcycle while the spacious saddle ensures sufficient room for the rider and the pillion. The seat height of 800mm should make it accessible to a wide range of riders. Moreover, the relatively light weight makes it easier to move the motorcycle around tight parking spaces.

Performance

Left Front Three Quarter

While the styling and the cycle parts remain identical to the 2020 model, the biggest upgrade for 2021 Apache RTR 160 4V is the revised engine output. The 2021 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V retains the 159.7cc, single-cylinder, oil/air-cooled layout, although the motor on the latest model produces 17.4bhp of power and 14.73Nm of peak torque as against 15.6bhp and 14.12Nm on the 2020 version. TVS has also managed to shed two kilograms off the kerb weight, and the new model tips the scales at 145kg as against 147kg previously. This gives the 2021 Apache RTR 160 4V a better power-to-weight ratio than before.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Left Side View

The motor feels comfortable anywhere above the 2,200rpm mark with a noticeable step-up above the 4,000rpm mark. The throttle response feels crisper and there are no noticeable vibrations in the low and the mid-range. Venture into the higher revs, however, and you will notice a buzz in the footpegs and the handlebar.

Right Rear Three Quarter

The five-speed transmission feels smooth while the light clutch action makes life easier in stop-and-go traffic. Further improving the ownership experience is TVS' Glide Through Technology or GTT that enables the motorcycle to keep moving forward without any throttle input. With the GTT in action, the motorcycle moves at a maximum speed of 7kmph in the first gear, 12kmph in second, and 17kmph in third. The tech also works in the fourth and the fifth gear, keeping the speedometer ticking around the 31kmph mark, without any throttle input, in the top cog.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Front Disc Brake

The braking setup retains a 270mm petal-type disc at the front as standard while the rear is available with either a 130mm drum unit or a 200mm petal-type rotor. The latter carries a marginal price premium over the former. We cannot comment on the difference between the performances of the two setups as we tested the dual-disc version of the motorcycle. While the braking hardware on the dual-disc model delivers a satisfactory response, the setup lacks the initial bite and it isn’t very confidence-inspiring. The electronic rider safety net is at par with the rivals, and the Apache RTR 160 4V uses a single-channel ABS.

Technology

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Head Light

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V features an LED headlight, an LED taillight, and a digital instrument cluster. The headlight delivers a praiseworthy performance of lighting up the path after dark, however, the LED DRL design isn’t the most efficient one. The illumination from the DRLs leaks towards the rider, causing discomfort to the vision when riding in the dark.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Instrument Cluster

The cockpit includes an information-rich digital display that speaks of the racing pedigree of the motorcycle. Apart from the regular data, the instrument cluster also records the top speed achieved and the 0-60kmph acceleration timer. While these recording options would come in handy on a racetrack, they provide very little utility value in real-life riding conditions. Instead, a gear-position indicator would’ve enhanced the practicality aspect of the motorcycle. Smartphone connectivity is not part of the package yet, although that feature may arrive in the future. Do note that the Apache RTR 200 4V already benefits from Bluetooth connectivity.

Fuel Efficiency

Right Front Three Quarter

The motorcycle returned an overall fuel economy of 41.4kmpl which, along with the tank capacity of 12-litre, should deliver a range of 497km between fuel stops.

Fitness of Purpose

Right Rear Three Quarter

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a perfect motorcycle for anyone who wants a sporty commuter. The added power and the lighter weight make it more fun to ride than ever before. The motorcycle feels agile and it’s quick to change directions. Moreover, the light weight makes the Apache RTR 160 4V remarkably easy to filter through traffic. The motorcycle can also sit comfortably at highway speeds, making it fairly suitable for long-distance rides. The lack of wind protection, however, will bother the rider at three-digit speeds.

Our Take

Right Rear Three Quarter

At a time when performance motorcycles are climbing up the price ladder into borderline “unaffordable” territory for many, products like TVS Apache RTR 160 4V ensure that there’s something for everyone. The motorcycle lives up to the company’s racing history, and it is among the most fun-to-ride products in its segment in the Indian market. The overall package works well, and the added power makes the motorcycle even more fun to ride. The addition of the GTT function makes life easier in bumper-to-bumper traffic situation too.

Right Side View

On the downside, the LED DRLs could’ve used better quality covers while the instrument cluster would’ve felt complete with the addition of a gear position indicator, but we’re nitpicking here. The prices for the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V start from Rs 1.07 lakh for the rear drum variant while the dual disc version is available for Rs 1.10 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi).

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As reported by Apache RTR 160 4V owners, the real mileage of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is 45 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 17.39 bhp @ 9,250 rpm

    Max Torque 14.73 Nm @ 7,250 rpm

    Cooling System Oil Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 159.7 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 62 mm

    Stroke 52.9 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 10.0:1

    Ignition Mapped Ignition System

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 540 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl

    Top Speed 114 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Single Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 270 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 110/80-17 57P Tubeless

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 90/90-17 49P Tubeless

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 25 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 28 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 25 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic Fork

    Rear Suspension Mono Shock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 145 kg

    Overall Length 2,035 mm

    Overall Width 790 mm

    Wheelbase 1,357 mm

    Ground Clearance 180 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,050 mm

    Chassis Type Double cradle Split Synchro STIFF

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V, 8Ah MF

Headlight TypeAHO LED Headlamp with LED position lamp

Headlight Bulb Type12V, LED

Brake/Tail LightLED - 1W/ 2.5 W

Turn Signal12V, 10W X 4

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresRT-Fi ,GTT (Glide Through Technology), Race Derived O3C engine, Wave Bite key

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TVS Apache RTR 160 4V User Reviews

4.5 1509 ratings 495 reviews
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  •  5First bike I will purchase in my life apache rtr 160 4v bs6 techn 2 days ago by Ranjeet Kumar, Supaul

    Starting with new racer bike apache RTR 160 4v bs6 technology is my first bike that i will purchase in my life and all the specification about this bike I can check at bikewale.com. Thank you bikewale to give accurate information about the new bike and I would thank all

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    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  5The way bikes are upgrading 3 days ago by Ravi Kumar

    Slightly costly should be 1.2 lac on road but the way companies hike their prices, middle class cannot afford what they dream of, but from the bike point of view, look are very appealing specially headlamp hope TVS fixes this tank vibration and I personally own glamour

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  •  1Silencer problem in almost every other apache bike. 3 weeks ago by Peeyush Gupta, Etah

    I have been facing too many issues since I purchased this TVS Apache 160 4v bike. I don't want to mention a long list of issues. The recent issue is the silencer sound problem. It sounds like 20 year old tempo. I showed it to the service centre but they were unable to s

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      Daily Commute

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      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

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  •  4Power was better than expected 1 month ago by Abishek, Marthandam

    Buying experience is fine .Power and torque was better than expected . The tank feels cheap if you're upgrading from a bike older to 2010 .The price makes the 200 apache seems most value .For 160 this is the best as it can get. Smart connect could have been added Ntorq

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    • Used it for

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      45 kmpl

  •  5TVS Apache 160 review 1 month ago by Sagar Kar, Raiganj

    The bike looks good especially from back side and its headlight looks like human eyebrow. Front has abs but it is missing at back, though it is not an issue for this rtr 160 4v. Personally my feelings are great for this hulk. One will fill comfort in riding at city as w

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  •  4Testing on live. The best one. Just a tad heavy in weight. 1 month ago by Rimal, Mumbai

    Testing on live. A bike with great balance i would say. In a city like mumbai, it's difficult to deal with traffic, but this bike has been so comfortable. Good control. Suspension is fantastic. On the mileage side, bike has consistently give me 42-45 km/l. In high speed

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    • Used it for

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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FAQs about TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

  • Q: What is the on-road price of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in Delhi is Rs. 1,31,035. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V?

    A: According to the user reported data, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V gives an average mileage of 45 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better TVS Apache RTR 160 4V or Bajaj Pulsar NS160?

    A: TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is priced at Rs. 1,10,842, has a 159.7 cc 5 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighs 145 kg, whereas, the price of Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is Rs. 1,13,880 with a 160.3 cc 5 Speed Manual engine, giving a mileage of 42 kmpl and weighing 151 kg.
  • Q: What are the colour options of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V?

    A: TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is available in 3 colours which are Metallic Blue, Racing Red and Knight Black. You can check all the colour images of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V?

    A: TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a Street bike that weighs 145 kg, has a 159.7 cc engine and a fuel capacity of 12 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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