Apache RTR – Refreshing My Ride

by Deepak on November 30, 2008

TVS was once known all over India for a small motorcycle named TVS 50 and then came the Scooty and Scooty Pep which dominated the entire women two-wheeler population. Now TVS is back with a mission to conquer the hearts of young men.

TVS Apache RTR

The TVS Apache RTR is an awesome 160cc bike with great performance and sporty looks. The priority for most of the young bikers in India starts with style, size, mileage, cost, power and finally features. TVS could have easily launched a 250cc bike and crowned itself as the manufacturer of the bike with the biggest engine in India. But engineers at TVS knew the Indian needs and came out with Apache RTR.

Right now, the new Apache RTR Refresh edition seems to be the best looking bike in the 150cc segment, but except for Yamaha FZ16 which some people consider more stylish. So the first priority is well take care of. The size of the bike is adequate. Even though it is not as majestic as the Karizma and Pulsar 220, it does a good job of making a 6 feet tall man satisfied with the bike.

TVS Apache RTR

According to the customer reviews of Apache RTR that we collected, it seems that a mileage figure of 46-48 kmpl can be labeled to this bike. A price tag of a little over Rs.65,000 for makes this bike affordable for many.

Performance: When I took it for a drive, the first word that came to my mind is WOW. I did not expect such a pickup from a bike in this segment. The throttle response is great and the bike comes to life with the slightest twist. You can easily reach 100kmph within a few seconds and still think that you are in 80kmph.

The riding posture is sporty. You have to extend your arms fully to reach the handle bars and lean forward a little which makes riding at high speed more comfortable because of better aerodynamics.

TVS Apache

One thing which I can’t prevent myself from mentioning is that there is noticeable vibration which could be the only reason that you are not satisfied by Apache. Other customers have also noted this. Apache owner Prateek says – “Driving the bike is really a pleasure, but vibrations are there which distract your mind, but they will disappear if you will drive at a constant speed”

The dashboard has some nice digital display which includes the speedometer, fuel gauge, ODO Meter & time indicator. The tachometer dial at the side blends with the display and makes a good looking panel overall.

Apache RTR

Final Verdict: This bike is a great buy if you are a fan of TVS, want good pickup, descent mileage and sporty looks. The bike may not satisfy you if you want to use it for touring in the highways because of the vibrations. Comparing this with the other bikes in 150cc segment, Yamaha FZ16 makes a better buy because of international branding and latest technology, but only if you are ready to shell out an extra ten thousand.

Apache RTR Specifications:

Engine: EFi 4 stroke
Displacement: 159.7 cc
Maximum Power: 11.5 KW (15.7 BHP) @ 8500 RPM
Maximal Torque: 13.1 N-m @ 6500 RPM
Gear Box: 5 Speed
Brakes: 270mm Front Disc and 130 mm Rear Drum (Optional Rear Disc Break)
Tires: Front: 90 x 90 – 17, Rear: 100 x 80 x 17
Fuel Capacity: 16 Litres

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Anand November 30, 2008 at 10:01 am

Really one of the best bikes in the 150 segment for its price and power. Wonderful handling with its adjustable clip-ons. It even has better mileage than FZ16, averaging about 50. If you dont really bother about the vibes, this is the best catch in the segment. U’ll surely love your ride.

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Anand November 30, 2008 at 10:02 am

And not to forget the exhaust note…. Has this sweetest sounding bass…. AWESOME….

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Rajasekaran December 1, 2008 at 5:12 am

Hey Deepak,

You’ve missed out TVS VICTOR which was dominating the market for quite a long time.Even today some of the best bikerz (like me :)) continue use this bike.

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santosh December 1, 2008 at 7:00 am

man this thing revs upto 12000 rpm , which no other bike in India does , who cares about vibrations . it is an out and out performance bike not a civilized touring bike .

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Sam December 1, 2008 at 9:50 am

Good to hear about the TVS catchin up with lots of reviews and hot news, But as far as the comfort level I have test ride, TVS Apache, Pulsar 150 200, Karizma, Yamaha FZ16 I felt the best comfort level I got was from FZ16 and the suspension is awesome, as I’ve been driving car for long time I needed a good motorcycle which can take care my back on all the pot holes and bumps. if you really worried about milage not your back then go for TVS Victor as many say that the milage is double compared to others, better take victor saves money to spen on your back problems later…..

FZ Rocks with looks and comfort level I have booked after a long wait, reading reviews and compared the other aspects. I am sure many still wondering about the body made of plastics, well its not plastic its Fiber Glass its harder than plastic, If your mettal tank gets a bump you need to spend about 3k to fix it or get a replacement, with the FZ you get all indivudal parts and the hole kit to change the bike color is not more than the cost you spend on getting the mettal tank fixed, so no need to worry about the colour of the bike you own, change it when ever you want,

And even the milage as per the reviews its giving about 43 with first service its pretty decent with all that broad tyres, I’ve been using yamaha earlier in 90′s its low in maintanance and great with performance and good with the milage, we all expect high milaeg great looks and awesome performance, we need to compramise on some where to get some thing better.

cheers……

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Deepak December 1, 2008 at 9:56 am

Thanks for your input Sam. Readers will find it very useful :)
I agree that FZ is a great bike :)

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Indian Cars December 1, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Out of all the 150cc bikes, the Apache RTR has the best instrumentation. Only if the bike was suited to tall riders, it would have been a superb bike.

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karthi December 1, 2008 at 4:22 pm

deepak. You are the best blogger in india. I love your blog. :)

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HRISHIKESH December 2, 2008 at 8:28 am

Apache RTR 160 is no doubt that it is a a good bike. There is a problem of vibration in the bike from 70-80 kmph speed. Once u cross this speed u wont find any vibration till 100knph. Instrument Cluster, i think is the best one that can be found on the bikes released till today in INDIA. One major problem is with SERVICE offered from TVS centers.

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Lozil December 12, 2008 at 4:09 am

Hey buddy Nice Choice there, I have a RTR 160 and i am very happy about it. This is a beast. I get a Mileage of 50 Kmpl even if i ride it at speeds of 70-90 Kmph. I agree there are a few vibrations, I usually can find them when the bike is ready for service, i.e done some 2500 km’s. A service and the bike is just fine again. Happy Riding. :)

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Azam December 19, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Sir,
I am planing to buy a new bike in 2 to 3 months time. I expect the bike to be giving a good milage, I have short listed 2 bikes HH Hunk and Apache. Which of the two would you prefer me to buy. Thak you.

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Ra December 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Dude u should buy Apache rtr 160 this the best bike in india…yooooooooooo

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Deepak December 20, 2008 at 3:18 am

Azam, you can go for HH Hunk!

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Ameen December 23, 2008 at 10:12 am

Hi Deepak,

I am planning to buy RTR 160 refresh. Will it be the best one for me?. I am 175 cms in height and 70 kg in weight.Please let me know what is the difference between RTR 160 REFRESH and RTR FI 160. I am ok with it’s mileage. But people are telling vibration is the major problem and Disc break is failure in RTR. Apache RTR 160 is the failure model? Compare to Pulsar 150, is this best?.

Thanks in Advance for your reply.

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Deepak December 23, 2008 at 11:12 am

Apache is a good bike but not the best one in the market. And reagrding Fi, its a new technology, thats all. For better performance, you can go for Fi. Think about GS150R if you just need riding pleasure.

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Azam December 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Thanks Deepak.

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rakesh December 25, 2008 at 7:47 am

hello deepak sir,
i am a college student and have a daily run of 25 kms. i am planning to buy a bike in the next 3-4 months, but am confused between hh hunk, apache and unicorn. apache has got good instruments but is unriliable as its from tvs. unicorn has the best engine but some aged looks, whereas hh hunk has good looks and engine,
so pls help me out of this confusion…
thanks

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Ameen December 26, 2008 at 5:29 am

Hi,

Yesterday I got my new RTR 160 bike. The bike is very comfort and smooth. I feel very happy now.I do not find any vibrations on it. Yet to check the mileage. Very good bike in 150cc segment.

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saurabh January 18, 2009 at 8:51 pm

hey deepak,
any clue when cbr150 hitting indian market.. and how much would it cost for changing tyres of my brand new rtr..

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saurabh January 18, 2009 at 9:21 pm

few changes.. its rtr efi.. and also i would like to know if there are air filters which are compatible to my bike.. i’m gettin milage of about 48.. how will my milage be affected if i put a filter..
guys please help!!

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chaitanya February 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm

hello..done 5500km wid rtr 160 refresh. got a poor gear shift n bad rear suspensions and hard vibrations.

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Kuruvilla February 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Had a test of this bike along highway, it is worst for touring, the bike seems to vibrate at all RPMs above 5000, it’s bad highway bike, but in cities, for occasional burst of power it is good. Overall it’s not compition to Hondas(CBZ/Hunk/Unicorn)/Yamaha(FZ)/Suzuki(GSR). Only TVS fans are excited and people who are mesmerised by ads. I give this bike 4/10, the engine with such high harshness and vibration will not last long too. I suggest people who look at Apache to go for Unicorn(best bet), CBZ(Performance+not good styling), Hunk (Overall good), FZ(low mileage) GSR (Commuter/tourer/NO performance), Forget Pulsars, they are no better than Apache !

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Kuruvilla February 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Deepak : Super review, very UNBIASED !!

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jithin February 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm

hey guys ,
i got an apache RTR refresh 1 month ago..1st service is done and the bike total run is 800KMS.. yes i found little vibes at speeds betwn 55-65 aftr than bike is smooth as a butter.. and the comfort , i found it best aftr pulsar 200/220. and i am 6″2″ still the bike suits me perfect.. this is for all dose people whose says its not for people taller dan 6feet.And abt reliability of TVS just see for urself ,20lakh TVS STAR on road and many victors..and quality is better than BAJAJ..abt FZ16,its a gr8 bike not worth the money and the riding position is not suitable for lonng drives, poor mileage also..i my opinion i wud prfer only two bikes either HH or TVS …hope this Infor will help…

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Daniel February 24, 2009 at 8:31 am

Hi Deepak,

I am about to buy a bike, I am in great confusion to choose between Apache RTR EFI and Yamaha FZ16. Actually I waited for the launch of Apache RTR EFI, But at the same time came the launch of Yamaha FZ16. Till then i am reading reviews, consulting with the owners of the bikes. But still i couldn’t come to a decision.I would like to tell you my requirements, Please suggest me the best that suits my requirements..

1) I want to take my bike on long tourings..
2) A decent Mileage..
3) Cost is not a factor, max -Rs.80,000
4) Less Manitenance..

Thanks in advance!!

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Daniel February 25, 2009 at 7:13 am

Hi,
Please let me know the cost of Apache RTR 169 EFI in chennai, With rear disc Break.

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Nrupesh February 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

HI,
APACHE IS GREAT BIKE,BOLO TO EKDUM SHI HE !
POWER FULL PICKUP AND WITH GREAT AVARAGE.
AND

EK DUM MASKAAAAAAAAAAA ! BIKE HAI BAAP!

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Dhruv March 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm

which filter i should install in apache rtr 160 so tha it reaches a speed above 120 kmph????

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Mukheer March 5, 2009 at 5:49 am

well am new out here.. hey Dhruv no need for filter,rtr reaches 131kmph easily aft servicin. i tooo own a rtr refresh model got it on 11th May ’08. i hav completed 15000kms so far n stil crosses 120kmph VERY easily.

Commin to d problems:
1.VIBRATIONS!!!. specially for d pillion rider at speeds abov 110kmph its almost impossible to set ur foot on d footrest wit d silencer vibrating so much, cant feel d foot aft a long ride.
2. now this s wher i need some help. my bike gives some problem wit pickup-wen in idling condition n f i giv throttle it feels like d engine s bein caught n released-pick up s not instantaneous like b4:(:(. i got it checked at d tvs n some other experienced mechanics also but d same problem. at tvs they said it was due to spark plug- spark not commin continuous. got d spark plug changed but stil d problem was present. went to a mechanic who opened up d engine n made some changes wit d filter but stil d same problem:(:(.. f any1 encountering/had encountered such a problem plz help me out.

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Khalid March 6, 2009 at 1:14 pm

hi mukheer..
i just wanna say dat ur bike is not doin anything wrong…u feel dis sort of problem wen engine get heat up. its just becoz all d machines inside d engine become loose and required engine makeup…but i prefer u not to do dis as engine makeup will make a huge difference in bike perforance. it might depreciate if u get it done from some local mechanic..so chill and use ur bike d way it is else buy a new one…

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Khalid March 6, 2009 at 1:15 pm

hi mukheer..
i just wanna say dat ur bike is not doin anything wrong…u feel dis sort of problem wen engine get heat up. its just becoz all d machines inside d engine become loose and required engine makeup…but i prefer u not to do dis as engine makeup will make a huge difference in bike perforance. it might depreciate if u get it done from some local mechanic..so chill and use ur bike d way it is else buy a new one…

thxs in advance

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Rishab March 10, 2009 at 8:05 am

HEY GUYS
LISTIN THAT IN UR REVIEW U HAVE NOT PUBLISHED THE COST OF THE apache bike I HOPE U WILL SEE IT AND CHANGE IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ILL BE WAITING 4 DIS.
I AM REALLY WAITING
TO KNOW what is the cost of apache bike?????/
what is the cost of apache bike?????/

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ADARSH March 14, 2009 at 8:14 pm

hey ppl …i jus bought rtr160 last week….im havin problem shiftin the gears..it doesnt fall to neutral wen i want to..it either goes off to 1st or 2nd….HELP!!!

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karthik April 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Hey ,

It has yamaha gear system it takes some time to get accustomed to it,I assumer u were using some bike with all up or all down! I too had similar probs ,One advice for u is when ur in 2nd try to come to first 1 but press very lightly with half the effort it will come to neutral beautifully

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Deepak April 12, 2009 at 5:58 pm

karthi: deepak. You are the best blogger in india. I love your blog. :)

ji, thanks :)

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die hard racer April 15, 2009 at 5:22 pm

ADARSH: hey ppl …i jus bought rtr160 last week….im havin problem shiftin the gears..it doesnt fall to neutral wen i want to..it either goes off to 1st or 2nd….HELP!!!

when u shift from ist to 2nd press the clutch properly and take the whole gear up but when u do neutral press it halfway and u won’t get any false neutrals i believe ur driving 160cc for the first time that’s y it is happening.

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Sayantan April 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm

apache is my first bike and thanks 4 advice….its a great bike and it really doesnt gives an eyesore like the same old Pulsar gave…..mileage is good keeping in mind the power that the bike unleases

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BLACK BEAR May 3, 2009 at 1:06 am

HEY DO THIS BIKES COME TO MEXICO BECAUSE I WANT ONE OR ONLY ORDERING

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Junaid khan May 8, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Hi TVS RTR is a good bike when it comes to power but let me inform you that this power leaves the bike once you have crossed 12000km, and even mileage is really a concern,mileage instantly drops as the make of engine part cause very soon wear and tear, i suggest people who are buying there first bike i suggest them to gift them self a Suzuki 150gs, 150 pulsar , and even Yamaha yz is also good but be informed Yamaha bikes are not known for mileage.
Suzuki 150 gs mileage above 55kms
pulsar 150cc mileage above 50kms
Yamaha yz150 cc mileage above 40km.
if you find my suggestion help full and to know more about any other segment bike you can mail at junaidbiker@yahoo.com

regards,
Junaid khan

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Sukku June 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Hi ,
I want buy new bike among Apache,CbZ,UniCorn.Can u suggest which is the best

Junaid khan: Hi TVS RTR is a good bike when it comes to power but let me inform you that this power leaves the bike once you have crossed 12000km, and even mileage is really a concern,mileage instantly drops as the make of engine part cause very soon wear and tear, i suggest people who are buying there first bike i suggest them to gift them self a Suzuki 150gs, 150 pulsar , and even Yamaha yz is also good but be informed Yamaha bikes are not known for mileage.
Suzuki150 gs mileageabove 55kms
pulsar 150cc mileageabove 50kms
Yamaha yz150 cc mileageabove 40km.
if you find my suggestion help full and to know more about any other segment bike you can mail at junaidbiker@yahoo.comregards,
Junaid khan

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DOMINIC JACK June 18, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Hai friends i am using TVS VICTORGL it fulfill our
Bikerz needs it is also stylish and easy to handle
i love my bike pls note the feed backs of the bike &
share to me.

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Neil June 19, 2009 at 12:31 am

Hey guyzzz, RTR itself tell u the power and performance of the bike..RTR stands for racing throttle valve…and for the kind info RTR is manufacture by the racing unit of tvs… its 1 of the best bike nw compared to any bikes… if u think of yamaha Fz the main prob is the seat and the poor road grip… but RTR is the perfect 1.even though RTR is 160cc it can beat up the 220cc along the curves,,,,,,,,

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Neil June 19, 2009 at 12:32 am

sorry RTR i mean racing throttle Response

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Karthik June 22, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Guys,
I bought Apache RTR Refresh model last week n 220kms done. Have not driven much bikes in the past, not sure whether this is a Good Buy. hve problems shifting gears and with a Pillion the pickup is bad, and engine makes some noise at lesser rpms. Will it be fine after the 1st service?

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Nikhil July 2, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I am thinking of buying a new bike i would like to know which amongst TVS Apache RTR or pulsar 150 is better. I have heard that Apache has problem with gearshifting,reliablity and also has vibration problems at speed of 55-65 km/ph ,and pulsar also has serious issues like high maintaince cost and less refinment .so please advice me which bike should i go for from amongst the two .

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princeton July 2, 2009 at 7:27 pm

hye deepak,i’m going to buy my first byk,and i’m really confused.. cbz xtreme,apache rtr 160 fi,stunner pgm fi,fz 16,hunk,are the byks i am confused with.. i really lyk fz-16,but ppl say its not a performance byk,,but cant v upgade dat usin kn&n filters,..the other option is apache rtr 160 fi,but it to has prob like vibrations,one of my frend owns one,and he said the vibes r intollerable.. pls som1 help me decide..

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chandhu July 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

rtr is best in its pick up but its vibrations are unable to tolerATRE

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baskar July 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm

i am going to buy my first bike …….first concern is safety……..so suggest…….few……is pulsar 150 has good road grip……wat suzui gs,yamaha fz 16……..reply me…i am going to buy august 1st week………….

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Anoop July 31, 2009 at 1:59 pm

‘Its Now Or Never’,I am going to buy apache RTR160 Black Carborator version.By referring all these comments and postings I understood more about Apache..thanks for sharing great opinions.

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nik September 9, 2009 at 1:05 am

i’m going to buy a bike but so much confuse between cbz or apache… please help me out. which is better for a long run. what is fuel injection and wat abt apache’s gear box is there any problem wid it. or it’s engines vibrations…… is there any same problem wid cbz also

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surya September 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Its really awesome,god,s gift

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Jashan September 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Hey guys i bought my TVS apache RTR 160 EFI yesterday and it is superb bike,but i want to get a more good sound from its silencer,is their any way to change the sound of my RTR?Should i change the silencer?how much a good silencer will cost me?

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naveen October 28, 2009 at 1:39 am

hiiiii,
i m one of the owner of rtr160, Still i m not sure about the mileage of ma byke. but performance wise there is no else, u can go blindly for rtr160, if u r going to buy rtr160 then plz think a little bit for rtr180 too, mileage would be within 5km tolerance, but in features lots of good things

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Chandra Sekhar November 3, 2009 at 10:45 am

Inspired by the stylish design, Mileage, Pick-up, Seating comfort, Ride handling…. and from superb review comments …… I ordered for Apache RTR 160 couple of days ago…. eagerly waiting for getting my bike and unleashing its performance…. :)

I have test drove (reasonably long where I was able to touch 110 kmph and maintain it for a while) both the 160cc and 180cc versions of Apache. I felt both are good but 180cc has superb superb and superb performance and very smooth ride.. but I had to compromise to 160 only due to mileage….. as I would be using this to commute to office daily….

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arunkumar November 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I have a rear brake problem with my Apache rtr 160 right from the date of purchase is there any way to fulfill my complaint, also the vibration with back bone pain much more………

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vasanth December 1, 2009 at 10:42 pm

hey guys please help me out i am 5.2ft tall can i ride rtr 160

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KDK July 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

DONT TRY THIS FOR HIGHT PEOPLE BACK PAIN COMING ITS SEEMS

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Confused December 15, 2009 at 3:15 am

hi guys, i m 5.4ft tall.

can i think of buying apache160.
plz comment

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Srihari December 16, 2009 at 8:57 am

I need to buy a silencer for my Apache RTR160. How much it will be cost. (both original & duplicate). I got bike by august 2007 (2 Year & 4 Months) 23000 KM run, but my silencer is bursted due to heat. Any solution……?

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srini February 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm

am going to buy apache 160rtr next week…is it a good choice or i can go for pulsar135cc..am really confused with those two..plsss anyone help me…

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IJ March 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Hi there, anyone know if the TVS after service in Nepal is any good? I live near Kathmandu + I really like the Apache but having read lots of reviews for TVS, I don’t want to end up with terrible after-sales service. Anyone in Nepal with experience of TVS service able to help? This is my only reason for not buying the Apache right away, so all advice and info is very welcome!

Thanks guys!

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Gautam March 13, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Hey guys,
I’ve seen here, that some people said that the FZ is better than RTR. What the hell they think I donot know that. I also don’t no if they were joking, but it is totally wrong. FZ’s plastic body can’t compare with RTR series. I’ve a RTR 180 and believe me, it’s power and speed is mind blowing. I even defeate the R15 and PULSAR 180 with this bike. Anyone who likes speed come ahead to RTR series. And they who tell that FZ great they should try the test drive of it.

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Gautam (part 2) March 13, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I must say that Yamaha is far far far ahead than TVS. But TVS is also a raising bike manufacturer. It developed itself so much over this running 5 years. I’m sure that after a few years it can challenge Yamaha and I hope we’ll be able to see its victory over Yamaha. Yes, I shout for TVS because it is our country’s pride. Not a foreign company like Yamaha. I’m deadly serious about it and I love our country most. Thats all.
Thank you for reading my comment.

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sai March 18, 2010 at 10:35 am

last week i bought apache 160 rtr, first day onwards i am facing problem with gear box, it is very hard and wont come to neutral.

i feel very bad to drive in hyderabad traffic.

i given compliant and they checked and rectified but the problem remains same.

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Pradeep March 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm

it is natural that this type of problem occurs in apache when the rider is new. try switching off the engine and then without starting the engine, try the bike to bring into neutral. hope this will help you till you are expert.

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pilot April 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm

hi,
i am 5ft 10inches and weigh about 65 kgs.. will this bike suit me? or will fz16 be better for me? thank u

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musa June 13, 2010 at 10:32 am

best bike in the world thats tvs apache rtr16 fi i like this bike but only prob is that sometimes it gets of while driving but best bike for racing……………..

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Shreyansh baba June 16, 2010 at 1:36 am

Hi deepak,which is the best bike in 150cc..plz dont consider r15

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dominic.k July 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm

hi all,

i bought RTR 160 ON 2008 DECEMBER,frankly speaking before i could buy this bike i opted for Yamaha Gladiaator RS model,it is by mistake that i happened to take the test ride in tristar domlur showroom as my younger brother insisted me to test drive before gloing for glady,at the last movement i changed my plans as the test drive very much impressed me,till today i believe that i not made any mistake by buying rtr 160 refresh,RIDE THE BEAST TO BELIEVE IT, AND GET NOTICED

DOMINIC.K

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VIVEK VERMA July 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Hii all
I am a proud owner of rtr 160.
For gear shifting related problems use PATRONAS SPRINTA 5000 FULL SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL in rtr.
u will feel an instent smoothness in the engine response and gear shifting.
u may go for CARTROL POWER ONE RACING but it is slightly on costlier side,sprinta costes 330 rs/ltr and power one racing costes 750 rs/ltr.
u are advised to use pulsars genuine front sprocket with lock blade (15 teeth) insteed of stock (13teeth).it will give give u an instant increase of 15% in top speed and milage.
u will run it smoothly at 90km/hr at 6000 rpm
and achieve upto 148 km/hron road .coz i have done it several times.use k & n filters and iridium spark plug with it.do proper setting of carb….thatz all for pure racing with a great milage. i am getting 62 km/ltr in city driving and on highways it is about 60 coz i rev it to its limits….
so enjoy rtr with slight modifications i suggested,use premium fuel and engine oil…change oil and filters at 4000 kms,althoug sprinta needs to be changed at 5000 kms.
enjoy all
if any doubts contact me at +918058098212
thanks all
Vivek Verma
Jodhpur(Rajasthan)

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SILAMBAERASANCSE September 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm

its relly great bike … dont miss this … i like sound very much

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Gopi Krishna.ch November 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm

hi deepak this is gopi i want to purchase a new bike of cbz xtreme, hunk & tvs apache which one is the best one that u suggest of about 3 bikes

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yash kariya November 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

whats the complete on road price inclusive all the taxes for this grey tvs apache rtr 160 .

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sam more December 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

i bought RTR 160 ON 2007 Sep,frankly speaking before i could buy this bike i opted for CBZ model,it is by mistake that i happened to take the test ride in tristar domlur showroom as my SMALLER brother insisted me to test drive before gloing for glady,at the last movement i changed my plans as the test drive very much impressed me,till today i believe that i not made any mistake by buying rtr 160 red. First 2-3 tims i was fall down because of disk break now i am confertable with RTR 160. Now i am rider.

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Nagi Reddy Yarram December 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

hi deepak this is reddy i want to purchase a new bike in 150cc range.major reqr. is power,comfort & mileage whick bike do u advice.

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aswath December 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

a good bike.I brought it on 1.1.10.no scraches up to now.it is a very good bike.i like it very much.it is giving good millage.

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Manoj January 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

RTR – awesome bike, great pick up, fantastic handling. i bought it 2 years before. so far i didnt got any serious problems. only once i got some sound when i using front disc. then i went to service center, they rectified the problem. Now ENJOYING THE RIDE WITH MY APACHE RTR 160.

if is seen another brand bikes like pulsar, fz, r15; i will start racing with them, and proudly says all the time victory is only for APACHE.

if you decided to buy new bike, my votes and suggession is only for APACHE RTR 160/FI/180.

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Arnie February 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Hey guys,

If u ask me, I will zimply zay …. APACHE zoooomz!
The awesome pick-up and a great mileage. I jus bought this 1 month ago, done some 485-500 odd kms with it and can proudly say, this bike never gonna make me disspoint and cry for my money spent.

Jus for the info for u people, I have got a black Apache 160 RTR Double Disk(DD) and seriously, THIS ONE ROCKS! \m/

Go for it blind-folded, u gonna forget all Yamaha, Hero-Honda, Pulsars and Suzukis.

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VENKATESH AKURATHI March 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Respected Collegues,

I am venkatesh, am using this bike since 1 year. Really am saying this is waste bike. Lookwise good thats all. NO APACHE — THIS IS Skidding bike. My parents are always fighting with me about this bike.. So please dont purchase this bike.. This is my small request. pls try to understand. ok

If u have any clarifications pls call to 9848683512…

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Manoj March 8, 2011 at 6:17 pm

@VENKATESH AKURATHI

It means you dont know how to drive it.. Apache has more controlling power than Pulsar etc.
If it is Skidding to you check your Break shoes and Tyre.

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naveen joshi March 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

hie….
venkat, u plz go n learn how to ride bike. u dont know about controlling n balancing of apache… even after 120 km/hr u can land within 10 sec very safely…
want to learn else contact… to.naveenjoshi@gmail.com

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Maq June 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Hi Venkat,

I have Apache 180 RTR since 1.5 year. and i never feel like that. apache is awesome bike. i think you should under stand bike and recheck break and tyre.Keep servicing time to time you will not feel bad.

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Avinash September 1, 2011 at 12:04 am

Hi frnds my hight is 5.5 which bike can i prefer from the following?……

1. pulsar 150
2. Apache RTR 160
3. CBZ xtreme 150

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Manoj November 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm

@Avinash: Go for Apache RTR 160 or 180. Its Awesome Bike.. :D

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KDK July 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm

i l ove apache very much . those who used apache they wont use puslar because of bike control ,maintains, braking , millage, style , rough use in all road .. my bike top speed 120 , millage 42, 6 years old , red color, every month 2500 km must ,only pertol expences only … total km 90345.

APACHE OLD VERSION IS GOOD MODEL THIS IS MY FEED BACK

THEN WHY THEY ARE ASKING MY BIKE FOR 38000 RS STILL NOW..

by
KDK

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KDK July 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm

NO HEART TO SELL THE BUY SYILL MY DEATH . WANT TO GIVING TO MY SECOND GENERATION TO ENJOY .. APACHE MEANS IS BATTLE HEAD..

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V K Sharma August 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I also want to buy this red color RTR 160/ 180 Apache bike on the occasion of coming Diwali festival . Its looks extremely beauty but its price is costly. 2nd thing is that TVS and Bajaj are our own country made bikes so I am proud of it.

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aparup shyam August 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

iwant to buy this red color rtr160 apache bike on the occasion of coming durga puja,its looks a osam i like it,

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donmani September 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

super

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ARUN SHARMA November 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I luv TV Sundaram’s brand new shining Bike….Thanks TVS.

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prakash chandra mukhi November 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

tvs APATCHE 160 bike is very smart bike,style,looking good.i am very happy to ride this bike.THANK YOU FOR ALL MEMBER OF TVS.

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soumendra biswal December 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm

nice bike

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kaustuv December 26, 2012 at 8:00 am

nice review man!
i am also a proud owner of RTR160 (red), 2007 model (last model without tank scoops), bought in feb 2008
5 glorious years with this no problem bike and 60000+ km done and still running fine. just done the servicing at regular intervals by a good tvs mechanic.
i use motul 300v oil, but its slightly costly, other fully synthetic oils also works great, just stop using company oil after 2k-3k km done n change the oil filter (not at all costly, i think around Rs50). (try to notice change in cooling of exhaust pipe, near the rear foot rest, i am sure it will make u smile)
my bike vibrates between 5k-6k rpm then smoothens out again.
got k&n n up-jetting done, still gives about 47 kmpl in normal riding conditions.
hard to get beaten on this bike by other bikes of the segment.
some of u guys had problems but that can be specific to few faulty products n also on ur riding behaviour.
kuddos to TVS for such an indigenous production…

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kiran April 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Hello After falling in love with the beast APACHE 160 Rtr … i ve recently brought the mileage is good and the bike performance is also awesome.

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JAZMIN October 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Many thanks!

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sakthi December 31, 2013 at 11:03 am

hey guys….
on 2009 which apache model is introduced?
i want to know please….
reply to this
becoz my uncle buyed me a 2009 model tvs apache

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rahul January 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm

This is bike is very nice i understand u know, but i m went to a long way but don;t any problem take him .. This bike is really good/…… Thank u

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