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TVS Apache RTR 160 Feature Review
At present time two wheeler vehicles are popular worldwide. Along with popularity their product quality is also getting classy day after day. Those companies which already kept the trust of the users are having great business at the local market and reason behind that is their superior quality product. TVS motorcycle manufacturing company is one of those who are reliable and at both domestic and outside their country side. In our country TVS motorcycles also have a good reputation amongst the users and also at the local market. Within very short time one of their stylish and well featured models named Apache RTR 150 holds a large number of popularity. Muscular look, great acceleration and powerful engine of this bike catch the eye of youth and every age people as well. According to the market research TVS always helpful with their customers and always tries to give better service and that’s why they eventually attempt to upgrade their every segment bikes for better performance. Keeping the demand of Apache RTR 150 they always kept this bike up to date. Different models and versions are available with color variants.
This company also has higher cc range bikes at the Apache series but because of the cc limitation of our country they were not available in our country but the wait has come to an end. Because of the rising motorcycle market our government move up the cc limitation to 165cc from 155c and for this reason a new segment is created. At this segment along with other brands a new model of Apache RTR is about to arrive in our country and that is named TVS APACHE RTR 160. Though this bike contains almost the same design and dimension as the 150 model but its features are updated and come with more power. So let’s check out what is new at this model of Apache series.
Design remains the same as 150 model as we mentioned earlier. Intelligent aerodynamics of the tank cowl assists better performance and reduces engine heat because this kind of shape offers great air flow. Without that muscular tank, smaller but stylish engine kits, DRL lamps make the design charming. Most precious thing about the build quality of this bike is its chassis. Overall body is design over Synchronized stiff chassis which developed in collaboration with TVS Racing and for this reason it ensures total control at high speeds and tight corners.
Better dimension offers better control and riding and undoubtedly RTR offers that. At the dimensions it has 2085mm length, 730mm width, and 1105mm height. at the wheel base RTR 160 has 1300mm and the ground clearance is 165mm. overall kerb weight of the body is 137 KG. Overall this type of dimension can offer great controlling which this bike has.
As like RTR 150 this bike also offers good power, torque, compression ratio etc and that means overall powerful engine. RTR 160 is powered with 159.7cc four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled engine and that produces 11.19 kW (15.2 bhp) @8500 rpm max power and 13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm max torque. Compression ratio of this bike is 9.5:1 and it has UCAL BS-26 carburetor. 5 speed gear box and both kick and electric starting option completes the engine.
Electrical and meter panel
at the electrical and meter panel features are almost the same as 150 model. At the electrical it has maintenance free (9 ampere) battery. DRL, special beast inspired design headlamps powered with LED light guide combined with new pilot lamps, DRL that activates with the ignition, the sleek and aggressive tail lamps which are dotted with a range of LED lights, crystal type side indicators and along with that passing switch engine kill switch are also there. At the meter panel accept the RMP indicator it is fully digital. This meter panel has RMP indicator, Speedo meter, low fuel indicator, clock, Trip meter, Digital Fuel Guage etc. which a rider need.
Talking about the tires this model contains 90/90 x 17" (Tubeless) tire at the front wheel and 110/80 x 17" (Tubeless) tires at the rear side. Rim sizes of this bike are 1.85 x 17" at the front and 2.15 x 17" at the rear.
At the suspensions of this 160cc bike TVS placed Telescopic Forks, 105 mm Stroke suspension at the front and Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid suspension at the rear side. Rear suspension is updated and can absorb extra pressure at good speed or at the critical situations.
Braking is also known as the most important safety gear of a bike because it reduces the risks of the roads and for this reason every high performance bikes are offered with high quality braking. Talking about performance we cannot forget Apache and that’s why TVS placed roto petal disc brakes for this bike at both side. This bike is Equipped with a 270mm disc on the front and 200mm at the rear, and for this it offers complete control of the bike. The special roto petal design decreases the extra heat and offers better braking.
Every segment bike of Apache series bikes comes with color variants. This bike is also available with five different colors and they are GREY, BLACK, WHITE, RED, and YELLOW. We all know how popular RTR 150 is and so we can surely expect that this 160 model will also offer superior performance and will also be reputed as RTR 150. Almost every features of this bike is up to date and ready to perform excellently at our country roads.