There is just one word for TVS Apache RTR 160: Brilliant. TVS has done a good job by introducing a sleek and a better version of the previous Apache 150cc. This new bike has attracted customers in a huge number and has also done away with the flaws of the previous bike. It is one of the best bikes available currently for the youth that wants a rugged bike to rule the Indian roads. For the uninitiated, RTR is the abbreviated form of Rapid Throttle Response and the bike surely lives up to the name with swift response from any region of its power band.
The TVS Apache RTR 160cc impresses in many aspects. Be it power pick-up, performance, reliability, mileage or style, this bike can very easily win the all-rounder automobile trophy. As compared to its former version, the RTR 160 has better shock absorption, enhanced comfort and offers a smoother ride to a rider. There have been classy upgrades on the designs of its levers, pedals, grips, bar-end dampers, lights, dash, etc. The bike is available in the shades of yellow, matt grey, black and silver.
The bike does not fail to impress in looks and its muscular design theme, arrow shaped headlamp, triangular front mudguard and eye pleasing graphics are hands down winners. Other interesting and impressive features include twin trip recorders, fuel counter, time-clock, digital speedometer, odometer, neutral icon, high beam icon, turn signal icon, low fuel warning system, low battery level and service due warning icon on amber backlit display. The combination of the fine quality disc brake and shock absorber is perfect, thus ensuring a smooth and safe ride.
Comfort and Engineering
The rider can alter his riding position as the RTR 160 comes with alterable riding position. Thus, all those who were uncomfortable with the slightly stooping position in its previous version can now have a smooth ride. The bike comes with a self-start system and the gear shifting is very smooth, virtually effortless. The handle grips are comfortable the clutch is designed aptly for quick acceleration.
There is a split grip handle at the back of the bike in a unique design which is quite eye-catching. The bike gives a mileage of an impressive 60 km/l and has a spacious 16 liter fuel tank. The bike has RCF Technology installed in it that enables all gear start and low friction roller cams. Constant velocity (CV) carburetor is also equipped in order to ensure better fuel efficiency.