2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 is based on the new RTR platform launched today, a great new addition to the Apache series. New Apache will help the manufacturer to hold and even gripping more hard their position in the market.

Prices for launched variants:
Carburetted with Front Disk Brake Variant   - Rs. 81,490 (Ex-Showroom Delhi)
Carburetted with Front and Rear Disk Brake  - Rs. 84,490 (Ex-Showroom Delhi)
Electric Fuel Injector with Both Disk Brake - Rs. 89,990 (Ex-showroom Delhi)

What’s new in 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160

Apache fans will get the whole new 4-valve engine to answer the Pulsar 160NS guys with this new Apache baby. This new Apache 160 too get inspired by the ‘Draken’ concept and looks very similar to Apache 200 RTR. ‘Shotgun’ styling exhaust here too point of attraction (look-wise) as like Apache 200 RTR. But new feature additions will make fans eager to have an experience on this bike.

OK, now let’s talk about This new Apache 160 RTR specifications

Apache 160 Engine Specification

Engine159.7 cc
Maximum Power16.8 BHP
Maximum Torque14.8 Nm
Top SpeedNA (120 Kmph approx.)
0- 60 TimingNA
0 - 100 TimingNA

As we say, this engine is reworked by TVS to supply more and refined power to the power-train. Increased torque and power are enough to make this bike agile on Indian roads. By the introducing of the off-road tire, variant TVS tries to make it suitable for any kind of road condition. After all, this is not an off-road bike.

TVS Apache RTR 160 other specifications

First, discuss on latest same looking instrument cluster like Apache RTR 200 but this time full digital.

Trip MeterDigital
RPM/Gear DisplayDigital
Fuel GaugeDigital
Low Fuel Warning LightYes
Gear IndicatorYes
Service ReminderYes
Low Oil IndicatorYes
Low Battery IndicatorYes
Gear Shift LightYes
Rev-Limiter IndicatorYes
Malfunction IndicatorYes
Lap TimerNA

As you can see in the list, new TVS instrument cluster is feature rich and a lot of indicators introduced in this segment of bikes.

2018 TVS Apache RTR Competitors

As like always, Pulsar is the main competitor for this piece of beauty. Apache RTR 200 wasn’t the much strong contender for Pulsar RS 200, but this time conditions are different. 2018 Apache RTR is looking more competitive than the Pulsar NS 160.

A main attraction of new installment of Apache is its variant choices and full digital instrument cluster.

Many kinds of error were reported in the Apache 200 RTR instrument cluster, so we can hope that this time Instrument cluster will provide us the error-free readings. TVS was never contending with the Pulsar RS 200 with their last release in the Apache series, they were fighting to hold the position in parallel to Pulsar 200 NS.

Last launch of Apache 310 by TVS was really an enthusiastic launch and, yesterday at the launching availability of same racing DNA in the new installment reported. Some other strong contenders for the 2018 Apache RTR are:

  • Honda Hornet
  • CBZ Xtreme
  • Suzuki Gixxer

Yamaha FZ 2.0, and other. These were the top selling bikes in India of this segment.

Undoubtedly, 2018 Apache 160 RTR will have tough competition in the market but the Racing identity and Apache fan following will make the path easier for sure.

Ok guys, This was it for now. This is Prastant Kumar, will meet you soon with the next automotive update, till than ride safe, be happy. Leaving you with some more picture of Brand new 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160. Thank you.