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TVS Apache RTR 160: new vs previous vs 4V; what’s totally different? | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Although dearer than the previous 2-valve RTR 160, the brand new one additionally brings in additional options.

The 2-valve mannequin of the TVS Apache RTR 160 continues to be a well-liked selection amongst customers within the nation, and, just lately, it has been up to date with a bunch of mechanical and digital adjustments. We let you know what’s new and improved on this up to date mannequin and in addition stack it up towards its elder sibling, the Apache RTR 160 4V. 

TVS Apache RTR 160, previous vs new vs 4V: specs in contrast

Specs in contrast
TVS Apache RTR 160 2V previous TVS Apache RTR 160 2V new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
Engine Air-cooled, 2-valve, 159.7cc single-cylinder engine Air-cooled, 2-valve, 159.7cc single-cylinder engine Air-cooled, 4-valve, 159.7cc single-cylinder engine
Energy 15.53hp at 8,400rpm 13.32hp at 8,000rpm (City/Rain mode) 16.04hp at 8,750rpm (Sport mode) 15.64hp at 8,600rpm (City/Rain mode) 17.55hp at 9,250rpm (Sport mode)
Torque 13.9 Nm at 7,500rpm 12.7 Nm at 6,500rpm (City/Rain mode) 13.85 Nm at 7,000rpm (Sport mode) 14.14 Nm at 7,250rpm (City/Rain mode) 14.73 Nm at 7,250rpm (Sport mode)
Gearbox 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed
Kerb Weight 139kg (drum) 140kg (drum) 137kg (drum) 138kg (drum) 144kg (drum) 146kg (disc)
Tyres (f) 90/90-17 90/90-17 90/90-17
Tyres (r) 110/80-17 120/70-17 110/80-17 (drum) 130/70-R17 (disc)

With this replace, TVS has bestowed the Apache RTR 160 two-valve with extra energy and fewer weight, each of which have helped in boosting its power-to-weight ratio. Energy has gone up from 15.53hp at 8,400rpm to 16.04hp at 8,750rpm, whereas weight has lowered by 2kgs throughout each the drum and disc variants. Torque, nonetheless, has gone down marginally from 13.9 Nm to 13.85 Nm, though it does arrive barely earlier at 7,000rpm. The place the previous Apache RTR 160 may handle a power-to-weight ratio of 110.92hp/tonne, the brand new one betters it barely at 114.57hp/tonne. 

TVS has additionally shod the Apache RTR 160 with a fatter and barely thinner profile 120/70-17 rear tyre, which ought to assist enhance its dealing with. 

With the addition of the gentler City and Rain using modes promising extra linear energy supply, the Apache RTR 160 is anticipated to change into barely extra user-friendly than earlier variations.

The Apache RTR 160 4V, owing to its extra trendy engine structure, is the runaway chief right here when it comes to peak output figures. One other leg-up it has is the presence of a radial rear tyre on the disc brake variant, which works a good distance in enhancing the dealing with of the bike. Nevertheless, it does weigh 7kg greater than the drum variant and 8kg greater than the disc variant of the Apache RTR 160 two-valve. 

All fashions right here come geared up with single-channel ABS as customary.

TVS Apache RTR 160, previous vs new vs 4V: options

The sooner model of the RTR 160 2-valve was fairly a barebones motorbike providing a easy semi-digital instrument console and a halogen headlamp. The brand new RTR 160 provides a Bluetooth-equipped absolutely digital instrument console along with three using modes – Sport, City and Rain – that alter energy supply and ABS settings. This new show is borrowed from the Apache RTR 160 4V and in addition shows what gear you’re at present in.

On this firm, the Apache RTR 160 4V is clearly essentially the most feature-rich motorbike. Along with the three trip modes and the Bluetooth-equipped digital instrument console, it brings GTT (Glide By means of Know-how), which lets you feather the clutch at low speeds with out stalling the bike and adjustable levers (obtainable on the Particular Version solely) to the desk. 

TVS Apache RTR 160, previous vs new vs 4V: worth


TVS Apache RTR 160 2V previous TVS Apache RTR 160 2V new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
Worth (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs. 1,13,740 (drum) Rs. 1,16,740 (disc) Rs. 1,17,790 (drum) Rs. 1,21,290 (disc) Rs. 1,24,590 (disc with BT) Rs. 1,21,628 (drum) Rs. 1,23,735 (disc) Rs. 1,26,451 (disc with BT) Rs. 1,27,825 (particular version)

With this replace the two-valve Apache RTR 160 has gotten barely dearer than its predecessor, but it surely does pack in a good few options. Nevertheless, this has crucially positioned it inside hanging distance of the vastly superior Apache RTR 160 4V, with the worth distinction lowered to lower than Rs 2,000 for the highest disc with Bluetooth variant. It stays to be seen whether or not the previous stalwart two-valve Apache continues to be well-liked at this elevated worth level or does the present 160cc champion, the Apache RTR 160 4V, discover extra takers. Fascinating instances forward certainly.

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