I’m Sazzad. I’m presently residing in Ghatail, Tangail. I am studying in college. Today I am going to share with you my experience with my used bike TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Dual Disc. The bike has more than 1000km on the odometer.
Being the only son, my father never used to accept when I wanted to learn to ride. But because of my endless love for bikes, I was able to convince my mother. When my father was not at home, my mother would give me the keys to my father’s bike to learn.
I learned to ride a bike with my dad’s bike, Bajaj Discover 135. When I was in class Eight, I learned to ride a bike a little bit by myself with my father’s bike. Slowly I improved my riding over the years.
Several of my friends have Suzuki Gixxer 155. Seeing them, I also had a lot of desire to buy a Suzuki Gixxer 155. But due to the unavailability of that model of Suzuki Gixxer, I went for the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (Dual Disc) as the 2nd option. I bought the bike for 1,87,000 BDT.
Although the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V bike was my 2nd choice, when I first sat down and rode the bike after buying it, I fell in love with it. Its amazing throttle response fascinates me. The bike is quite suitable for Bangladeshi road conditions.
I have to regularly commute for family reasons. And in my opinion, a person’s bike speeds up his career 10 times faster than normal. And that’s one of the reasons I admire riding.
Engine features of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Dual Disc –
- 4 valves
- Single cylinder
- Oil cooled engine 159.7cc
- Max power 16.8 HP @ 8000 RPM
- Max Torque 14.8 NM @ 6500 RPM
The manufacturer provides 6 free services and so far, I got my bike serviced only once from the Ghatail showroom and now there are 5 services left. So far, I haven’t had to replace anything. Also, I haven’t had any major issues. I changed the first engine oil at 460 km.
So far I have changed the engine oil a total of 2 times. I am using TVS TRU4 Synthetic 10w30 as engine oil. I am getting the expected performance in this engine oil. Believe it or not, first 500km I got a mileage of 45-46kmpl. After the first 500 km, I usually get a mileage of 40-42kmpl.
Some pros of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Dual Disc –
- Low vibration.
- Suspension response while cornering.
Some cons of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Dual Disc –
- Suspension response on bumpy roads.
- Fuel capacity.
- Uncomfortable pillion seat.
In my opinion, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Dual Disc is a great bike for somewhat tall people. If anyone wants a good looking and sporty bike, they can opt for this bike. Thank you!
Written By: Sajjad