REVIEW OF TVS APACHE RTR 160 4V
Design and build
Much of the layout is manifestly borrowed from its elder sibling, the RTR 200 4v but do not just bypass in advance, because there are some distinguishing bits that lend the RTR 160 an identification of its private.
Borrowing format cues from the TVS Draken idea that modified into showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, the RTR 160 seems easy, to vicinity it in a word (Source). The headlamp, virtual tool cluster (amber lit), tail lamp and fuel tank are identical to the RTR 200 but its far wherein the similarities forestall.
The tail phase has a sleeker profile than the 200 the alloy wheels are in reality one in every of a kind and the seat is a single piece unit. TVS has additionally ditched the clip-ons at the previous RTR 160 for a single piece handlebar.
The top-notch and clean paint virtually seems great. That stated I experience TVS have to have selected a glossy black stripe at the tank in preference to the pearl white, for better evaluation.
Also, the Apache branding wants to be left on the tank. Also, the bike indicator, lap timer and gasoline financial machine indicator are baffling, considering that its miles to be had in the Fi model’s device cluster.
Engine and common ordinary overall performance
Powering this bike is a 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with oil cooler. Working in conjunction with a five-pace transmission, it generates 16.8PS (Fuel Injected) at 8000rpm and 14.8Nm at 6500rpm. The carbureted model makes 0.3PS lesser.
The powertrain is nestled inner a double cradle split synchro stiff body, that’s suspended on telescopic front forks and a Showa monoshock on the rear. TVS offers a 270mm petal disc up front and 200mm rear petal disc or 130mm rear drum. There are three variants in overall.
The carbureted model may be had either with a rear disc or drum option, at the same time as the fuel injected model is prepared with disc brakes at both ends. The motor stays sensitive for the duration of the rev range and its pleasant at the pinnacle in which a faint buzz creeps into the pegs, however, it certainly is approximately it.
What elevates the revel in is the linear strength transport, throughout the rev variety and I modified into quite inspired with the fuelling on our carbureted check motorbike. For rookies or those stepping up from the crop of humble commuter bikes, the exceptional electricity transport will make the RTR 160 4V pretty smooth to evolve to.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Specification
|Engine Type||4-stroke, single cylinder,|
|Engine Displacement||159.7 cc|
|Fuel Supply System||Carburetor|
|Cooling System||Oil Cooled|
|Power||16.8 HP @8000 RPM|
|Torque||14.8 NM @6500 RPM|
|Bore x Stroke||N/A|
|Starting Method||Electric & Kick- Start|
|Gearbox & Clutch|
|Gear Number||5 speed|
|Clutch Type||Wet Multi-Plate|
|Wheel, Brake & Suspension|
|Tyre Type||Tubeless Tyre|
|Front Tyre Size||90/90-17|
|Rear Tyre Size||110/80-17 (SD), 130/70-17 (DD)|
|Front Brake||270 mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||200 mm Disc/130 mm drum|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Fork|
|Dimension & Weight|
|Chassis Type||Double cradle Split Synchro STIFF|
|Wheel Base||1357 mm|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Weight||145 kg (approximate)|
|Fuel Capacity||12 liters|
|Company Claim||40 kmpl|
|On Bangladeshi Road Condition||N/A|
|Test Ride Result||38 kmpl|
|Company Claim||130 kmph|
|On Bangladeshi Road Condition||N/A|
|Test Ride Result||N/A|
|Passenger Grab Rail||Yes|
|Engine Kill Switch||Yes|
|Battery Type||12V, 9Ah|
|Head Light||AHO 12V, 35/35W HS1 bulb, with all-time ON LED position lamp|
|Tail Light||LED – 1W/ 2.5 W|
|Engine Oil Grade||Tru4|
|Recommended Tyre Pressure||25/32|