I am Arif Baktiya Badhan, a member of BikeBD. I am currently using a TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. I want to share some experience of riding 3000 km with my bike.
My interest in bikes started when I saw my father. My father is a biker. And now I like my bike a lot more. I am 18 years old. I live in Syedpur, Nilphamari. My first bike in my life Apache RTR 4v 160cc (it’s not a bike it is a race machine). When the apache 4v bike is launched in the market, the bike looks much better and it is more preferred to be 160cc.
When I bought the Apache 4v DD bike, the market price was 2 lakh 4 thousand Tk. I bought the bike from Palak Motors. I wanted to visit 64 districts of Bangladesh after my SSC exam, so I bought the bike 4 days after the exam. On the day of buying the bike, I was laying in my room. My mother came to the room and told me to go with my father and buy a bike.
I will never forget this happy time. I went to the showroom on my father’s bike. My mother is the first to ride my bike and then my father is my younger brother.
Seeing everyone touring, I also want to visit Bangladesh. I want to be a good biker to help bikers. My room will have a helmet collection and the garage will have a bike collection.
So far I have done 1 free service from the showroom. I got mileage 33-35 in a new condition. But after serving I get 38-40. I wash my bike once a week. I do chain lube, battery check, plug clean, etc. maintenance.
On my bike, I use Tvs 10w30 SL Tru4 Synthetic Engine oil. Price 800 rupees. I’m not interested in top speed.
Some good aspects of the bike –
- Sports bikes
Some bad aspects of the bike –
- The tire grip didn’t feel too good
- Mileage low
- No gear indicator
- Gear shift hard
I have done many long tours. I have ridden 300+ km in one day. Not everyone likes long rides with bikes but I like them a lot.
I didn’t check my bike before the tour and started the ride carefully after Surah at the beginning of the tour. After so many ballers, I don’t think I have to say anything more. The only thing is to ride safely with safety.
I LOVE BIKE. Thanks
Written By – Arif Bocktier Badhon