TVS Apache RTR is one of the popular names in the motorcycle market of Bangladesh. Very recently Bangladesh government relaxed motorcycle engine displacement capacity limit up to 165cc. Hence we are expecting Apache RTR 160 will hit our market soon where already RTR150 rolling gorgeously on our road. Accordingly so many questions and queries are taking place in between both model of Apache RTR. Hence here is our TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 Comparison Review. Let’s try to know the detail about those bikes in comparison.
TVS Apache RTR Overview
TVS Apache RTR series has developed by TVS Motor Company Limited India. The series first time started rolling from the year 2006. The Apache RTR180 therefore the 180cc model was the standard for this RTR series. Afterward according to market flow TVS motor developed different capacity of Apache RTR models.
Hence for the other economic country TVS also developed 150cc Apache where for the Indian market the company’s lowest capacity was 160cc. Therefore 150cc model of Apache developed only for the international economic market. And this model is quite a degraded model developed under the shadow of Apache RTR 160.
TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 Looks
You know by born TVS Apache RTR series is damn gorgeous and angry looked machine. Here the headlamp and tail lamp as usual iconic on all the existing models. So here there not a single difference came between TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 in terms of looks and design.
Here there are only few minor differences are visible on the both bike that is sticker job & color. The rest of the body parts like fuel tank, seat, side panel, exhaust, engine muffler all are completely same on both bike.
TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 Wheel, Brake, Suspension
In terms of wheel, brake and suspension system both the TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 are completely same. Here both the bike comes with same dimension & size of all alloy rim with same size of tubeless tires.
In braking system both the bike comes with 270mm hydraulic disk brake in front with the same clipper assembly. On the rear wheel both the model has disk and drum brake options. Here the rear disk brake version comes with 200mm petal disk and the drum brake version comes with 130mm inner shoe drum.
Aging in terms of suspension both the bike designed with same type and dimension of telescopic fork suspension in front. The rear suspension is double, uniting with the swing arm. Here both the model bikes rear suspensions are is canister charged mentioned as MIG. Here the shock absorber assembly is also adjustable in five steps which is available on both the TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160.
TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 Riding & Controlling
As there is no design change on the both TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160. So riding posture and controlling behavior seems very same on the both bikes. Moreover same assembly of wheel, brake, suspension and same 137kg kerb weight gave them quite same character of controlling.
But from the official specification we have noted few differences in dimension. Those differences can differentiate their controllability and riding character even for a few. Here the wheelbase and ground clearance therefore the saddle height of the both TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 is not same.
Moreover differences of power and acceleration have the significant impact on riding and controlling of a bike. So it seems the Apache RTR 160 can be more capable in terms of controlling.
TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 Specification Comparison
As we mentioned there are only few differences found between TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160. But those few corners of differences can give a bike different character. To get those specific corners of difference more clearly here is our comparative specification table of both bikes. You can take look on the table to get better view of the bikes.
|Specification||TVS Apache RTR 150||TVS Apache RTR 160|
|Engine||Single Cylinder, Four Stroke, Air Cooled Engine||Single Cylinder, Four Stroke, Air Cooled Engine|
|Bore x Stroke||57mm x 57.8mm||62.0mm x 52.9mm|
|Compression Ratio||9.5 : 1||9.5 : 1|
|Valve System||2 Valve|
|Maximum Power||10.4KW (13.95HP) @8,500RPM||11.19KW (15.0HP) @8,500RPM|
|Maximum Torque||12.5NM @ 6,000RPM||13.1NM @ 8,500RPM|
|Fuel Supply||Carburetor, UCAL BS-26|
|Ignition||IDI-Dual mode digital ignition|
|Clutch Type||Wet Multiple-disc|
|Starting Method||Electric & Kick Start|
|Air Filter Type||Paper Air Filter|
|Transmission||5 Speed, Pattern 1-N-2-3-4-5|
|Frame Type||Double Cradle SynchroSTIFF|
|Dimension (LxWxH)||1,990mm x 735mm x 1,105mm||2,085mm x 730mm x 1,105mm|
|Saddle Height||790mm||Not Found|
|Kerb Weight||137 Kg||137Kg|
|Fuel Capacity:||16.0 Liters (including reserve)||Not Found|
|Suspension (Front/Rear)||Telescopic /
Gas-filled double shox (MIG) with spring aid
|Brake system (Front/Rear)||Front: Disk; Rear Disk / Drum||Front: Disk; Rear Disk / Drum|
|Tire size (Front / Rear)||90/90-17;
|Battery||12V, 9.0 Ah||12V|
|Head lamp||Halogen HS 12V, 35/35W× 1|
|Speedometer||Digital with Analog Rev Counter|
*All the specifications are subject to change upon company rules, policy, offer & promotion. BikeBD is not liable for the changes.
TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 Engine & Technical Differences
After the official specification table you already have gotten a better view of the both bikes. So here is our discussion on the engine and technical differences between TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160. Over the most of the corners of similarities this is the most significant part which boldly differentiates both the model of Apache RTR.
Here both the Apache RTR engine designed with same platform. We assume most of the parts of the both engine are same except the cylinder bore and cylinder head assembly. Here Apache RTR 150 comes with 147.6cc capacity of cylinder displacement. On the counter Apache RTR 160 come with 159.7cc of displacement.
Significant Technical Differences
Hence the cylinder displacement size difference is a big issue as the power and torque figure changes here dramatically. But the most significant difference here I found that is its cylinder dimension size that is bore & stroke size.
Here both the bike cylinder size differences are not different in same ratio. Moreover those are designed differently and that gave both the bike completely a different character. Not only by power or torque change but they posses different character of throttle response, acceleration, speed and fuel economy.
Here Apache RTR 150 comes with quite square shape of cylinder that is the bore stroke length is quite same. On counter Apache RTR 160 engine is over square and the cylinder bore is much wider than the stroke.
Hence the Apache RTR 150 engine produces quite same ratio of acceleration in all RPM and gives quite a constant mileage within its operating RPM band. On counter the Apache RTR 160 will play softer in lower RPM but surely will play hard & aggressive from the mid range RPM. And one thing more Apache RTR 160 will give the fuel economy according what and how you ride your bike. So it’s more variable than the Apache RTR 150.
TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160 Verdict
So readers after the core technical discussion here we are near to end of our today’s discussion on TVS Apache RTR 150 VS Apache RTR 160. Hope we could describe very clearly both the model of Apache RTR according to their official features.
To be frank personally I am quite hopeful about the bike of Apache RTR 160 as this is the model which developed for the in-house use of Indian motorcycle market. They designed it solely for their own use. Its not degraded or modified to cop with other countries need.
Therefore if that bike comes in our market without any modification or further change then we will get a solid Apache RTR. And wish it will able to wipe off the lacks of previous Apache RTR 150.
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