The Apache RTR 160 was TVS’s reply to the Bajaj Pulsar 150 and the Hero CBZ and still remains a popular bike in the 150cc motorcycle segment. The bike has been priced at Rs 79,154 (ex-showroom-Delhi) and it was recently made BS-IV emission norm compliant. The styling of the bike is similar to that of the Apache RTR 180 and it was last given a design update in 2012. The sharp and sporty styling is something that helps the TVS Apache rtr 160 stand apart from its rivals. Sharp design elements, including LED DRLs with pilot lamps lend the Apache RTR 180 aggressive looks. The motorcycle also gets lot of faux carbon fibre finish panels that are a neat addition. The bike sports a semi-digital instrument cluster with a large analogue tachometer. The clear lens LED tail lamp looks unique and the black finish on the alloy wheels and engine give the bike a good contrast.
Powering the TVS Apache RTR 160 is a 159.7cc displacement single-cylinder, air-cooled engine delivering 15.3PS at 8,500rpm and peak torque of 13.1Nm arrives at 4,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The 150cc motorcycle employs a diamond type frame. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks and twin shock absorbers at the back. Braking is provided by petal disc brakes on both the ends while ABS isn’t an optional extra as seen on the TVS Apache RTR 180. It features tubeless tyres and the bike weighs 137kg. The TVS Apache RTR 160 competes against the Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn 160, Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0 and Hero Xtreme.