TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 Review 2023

TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 Review, Price & Images 2023

Key Specs Apache RTR 160 2V

Displacement- 159.7 cc.Top Speed- 131 kmph (Tested)
Power- 16.1 Horse Power.Seat height- 790 mm.
Mileage- 49.6 kmpl (City)SmartXconnect- Yes.

TVS Apache RTR 160 Price (2022-2023)

Model Price
RM Drum (Base Model)Rs 1,17,790/- (Our-Choice)
# RM DiscRs 1,21,290/-
RM/Disc/Bluetooth (Top Model)Rs 1,24,590/-
  • Currently for 2022-2023 TVS is offering three models with Bluetooth, Race mode & Disc brakes.
  • The Model is really value for money for me because it has ABS only on the front wheels.
  • And rear drum brake provides sufficient power to stop the bike and its price is Rs 1,17,790/-.
  • And after that, there is a second model that comes with Race Modes and f/r disc brakes & it cost Rs 1,21,290/-.
  • The third and the top model is equipped with Race Modes/Bluetooth & Dual Disc brakes which cost Rs 1,24,590/-.
Apache RTR 160 2V Latest Ride Review.

Apache rtr 160 ex-showroom price

StatePrice (Top-Model)
DelhiRs 1,24,590/-
Andhra PradeshRs 1,24,590/-
Arunachal PradeshRs 1,25,590/-
# AssamRs 1,25,590/-
ChandigarhRs 1,25,590/-
Himachal PradeshRs 1,25,590/-
Jammu & KashmirRs 1,25,590/-
Uttar Pradesh (Meerut)Rs 1,25,590/-
UttarakhandRs 1,25,590/-

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About this blog

  1. In this blog, you will see a detailed review of the new TVS Apache RTR 160 BS6 2022-2023.
  2. And you can email me at
  3. My Instagram join-Avinashsharma1342.

Introduction (TVS Official Website)/(HD Images)

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Slide the Arrow to see the 2019 & 2022 Apache RTR 160 Models.
  1. TVS Apache RTR 160 BS6 is a popular bike in India since it was launched.
  2. And for 2022-2023 TVS has added new colors, a digital instrument cluster, and led headlights.
  3. Besides this, you will also get the SmartXconnect system that enables the rider to get vital info about the bike on his phone.
  4. whereas the price of the top model Apache RTR 160 BS6 is Rs 1,24,590/- that includes BT/Disc/RM.

What’s new in 2023 TVS Apache RTR 160 2V?

Design & Features

  • Recently TVS has launched or I say updated Apache RTR 160 by adding new features to it.
  • And I must say it’s one of the best and most affordable performance street bikes in the market currently.
  • well, the design is almost the same as before but TVS has added some cosmetic changes to it.
  • Like the previous model was equipped with halogen headlights with two pilot lamps that look like beast faces.
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New Fully LED Headlights & DRLs.
  • But in 2022 company modified the headlights completely by adding full LED lights & DRLs to them.
  • Although the basic design of the headlight is the same as before & Company has added two led chambers for low beams & high beams.
  • And one thing I really like about it is the DRLs that look like two eyes of the bike when you look at it.
  • Speaking about its design all the body panels are filled with sharp cuts and creases that are really pleasing to the eyes.
  • Even the headlight front fairing looks sharp and edgy some may not like this but it’s the USP of this bike.
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TVS Apache RTR 160 Grey Colour.
  • Nowadays, some bike manufacturers like Bajaj & TVS are added fake carbon fiber finish to their bikes.
  • They are doing this just to add premium appeal to their bike and I personally love it.
  • This is also the case with the 2022 Apache RTR 160 2V the side panels, and rear mudguard gets a fake carbon finish.
  • Another thing that is new to this bike is the fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity.
  • This digital instrument cluster is the same as we have got in TVS Apache RTR 200 4V & TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
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Apache 160 is parked on the side stand.
  • Besides this, the company has added Riding modes to it to make it perform great than before.
  • To change the riding mode TVS has provided a dedicated button on the left side switch gear cluster.
  • Taling about the handle clip-on handlebar is the same as the previous model and the switch gear & side view mirror remain the same.
  • Now my favorite part of the overall design is the fuel tank scoop these scoop not only make the Apache RTR 160 wide.
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Rear Three Quarter View.
  • But also help to direct air over the air-cooled engine to keep it cool during the ride.
  • This time a small piece of carbon fiber part which RT-FI has attached to make it look more premium.
  • Moving on to side panels that can be opened via key & a fake carbon finish can be seen over it.
  • Next, that tail cowl that again looks sporty & adds muscle to the bike & split grab rails is provided for the pillion.
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  • TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 Review 2023
  • Now riding position is sporty no doubt you need to lean a bit forward to grab the handle and the foot pegs are a bit rear seat.
  • the seat is again comfortable and comes with a non-split type which means you can ride it without any problem with the lady pillion.
  • One thing I forgot to mention is that overall quality, fit, and finish are great bike feels really premium.

How to use the Features of Apache Digital Speedometer?

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TVS Apache RTR 160 2V Riding Modes Explained.

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TVS Apache RTR 160 Colours

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  • Now when I saw this new 2023 Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 first I noticed the colors and new graphics.
  • Although the bike was exactly the same as before and I was wandering by just adding new colors and graphics how eye catchy this bike looks.
  • And the company is offering five different colors and on which T-grey with yellow graphics is my favorite one.
  • These five colors are Pearl White, Gloss black, Racing Red, Matte Blue & T grey.
  • And in this blog, I have shown images of all these colors.

TVS Apache RTR 160 Fuel Economy

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Apache RTR 160 2V White Color.
  • Here comes the most important part of the blog mileage everybody wanted to know about the exact fuel economy.
  • Now before saying anything I must say I haven’t expected that much mileage with this bike.
  • I have seen lots of new Mileage test videos on youtube and as well as speak to their owner to get exact fuel economy figures.
  • So in the city, Apache RTR 160 BS6 delivered 49.6 kmpl fuel economy at speeds up to 60 kmph.
  • And on the highway, it delivered 34.3 kmpl at a speed of over 80 kmph in Sport mode.
  • The bike used in this fuel economy test was completely new like showroom fresh.
  • And fuel economy figures can be varied according to riders’ habits and in my opinion, it can do more than 50 kmpl.
Riding ConditionFuel Economy
City (Speed 30 to 60 kmph)49.6 kmpl (Kilometers Per Litre)
Highway ( Sport mode up to 80 kmph)34.3 kmpl.

How new Apache RTR 160 2V Engine perform?

Engine Performance & Specifications

  • As this is a BS6 engine is designed to perform on the street & on the track.
  • The previous BS4 engine was equipped with a carburetor engine & it was great.
  • But after getting the fuel injection system it performs even better no matter which gear you are in.
  • And believe me, this is a two-valve engine I always say that a two-valve engine is not designed to perform top range.
  • But the performance of this two-valve engine is sufficient to bring a smile to your face.
  • And you will not feel any lack of power during the initial range, mid-range, and in the top range.
TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 Review 2023
BS6 159.7 cc single-cylinder engine.
  • So let’s see what changes TVS has made to this bike to make it more enjoyable.
  • Powering this beast is a 159.7cc single-cylinder 4-stroke SOHC 2-valve air-cooled engine.
  • That develops 16.4PS of power which is 0.87 PS more than before and 13.85Nm of torque which is 0.76Nm less than before.
  • whereas the company has shared the torque and power figures according to the riding modes.
  • These riding modes adjust the power and ABS to make the bike suitable for different riding situations.
  • These riding modes are Rain/Urban/Sports and can be changed via a dedicated button on the right side switch gear cluster.
  • Besides this company has also removed the engine starting Kick to reduce the weight.
  • And Self-start is the one means to fire the engine so from now it’s your duty to keep your bike’s battery healthy.
  • Other than this Apache RTR 160 2V has an air-cooled engine so you can see cylinder cooling fins around the cylinder head.
  • oh, I forgot to tell you about the transmission system it has a 5-speed gearbox that offers a smooth gearshift.
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Rear Suspension and gear shifter.
  • The gear shift pattern is one down and four up with a toe shifter only.
  • Another great thing about TVS the exhaust node no matter what 2-wheeler is.
  • TVS engineered them to produce throaty exhaust nodes that can be instantly recognized by anyone.
  • And this is another thing after the engine that makes you feel like riding a sports bike.
  • Now at last TVS has added a leg guard up front, a saree guard at the rear and a side stand engine cut off the switch to prevent any casualty.
  • And the engine side stands cut-off switch works when you start the bike & shift into first gear & do not release the standing bike gets automatically off.
  • These are really life-saving features because many times we usually forget to realize side stand & body remind us that remove our stand.
  • Besides this, the engine cowl is also there to enhance the sporty appearance, and its made up of plastic.
  • And its not going to protect the engine because its not made up of metal.

How does Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 Perform on the road?

  • Well, this bike is designed to offer a sporty riding experience.
  • So upfront Apache RTR 160 2V gets telescopic forks & at the rear monotube inverted gas-filled shocker with spring aid.
  • The suspension system is a bit stiff its due to its sporty performance but absorbs bumps efficiently.
  • And if you are riding with a 2-pillion rider it can handle weight easily.
  • Speaking about brakes, Apache RTR 160 comes with dual-disc and single-disc variants.
  • Upfront you will get a 270mm dia Petal Disc with an Anti-Lock braking system that offers progressive braking.
  • while the rear wheel gets a 200 mm petal disc with a single-piston floating caliper.
  • I have heard that the rear brake doesnt offer good feedback to the rider & there is a lack of braking bite.
  • One more thing drum brake model offers more value for money because you are going to get only single channel ABS.
  • So sporty riding position, good suspension, brakes & engine gives you an unforgettable performance on the road.
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Suspension, Brakes & Wheels.

TVS Apache RTR 160 Top Speed

TVS Apache RTR 160
131 Kmph Top Speed.
  • Here comes another important parameter to judge the performance of any bike’s top speed.
  • You know that I always say that a 2-valve engine doesn’t perform really well at the high speed.
  • but the 2023 TVS Apache RTR 160 2V proved me wrong and when I saw the top-speed test I was impressed.
  • Again I am sharing a rider’s review who was using a showroom fresh bike to achieve maximum speed.
  • And to give you proof of its top speed I have shown an image above that you can see.
  • So during our test, Apache RTR 160 hit a maximum 131 kmph top speed.
  • whereas I believe that this bike can cruise easily up to 80-100 kmph easily on a long ride without breaking a sweat.
Top Speed (Rider Test)131 kmph (Sport Mode)
Company Claimed107 kmph (Sport Mode)/97 kmph (Urban/Rain Mode)

TVS Apache RTR 160 Seat Height

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Seat Height for 5’2″ guy sitting on it.
  • Most of the guys remain worried about their height that can they ride the big bike.
  • And yes it’s a problem & I am not saying that you can’t ride the bike, of course, it depends upon your riding skills.
  • but sometimes short-height guys face problems moving their bikes backward by pushing the bike on their feet.
  • But as I have seen someone of height 5’2″ can ride an Apache RTR 160 with 790 mm seat height.
  • Whereas suspension of the bike is adjustable and you can get it to adjust low with the help of a mechanic with a special tool.
  • And to show you a demo of seat height to have shown an image here.
Seat Height790 mm.

TVS Apache RTR 160 Tyre Price & where to buy it?

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TVS Euro Grip recommended tyre for Apache 160 bikes.
  • Are you one of those who are searching for the best tyre for your Apache RTR 160 BS6?
  • So here I am showing you one of the best tyre from the house of TVS.
  • Apache RTR 160 comes with tire size 90/90-17 Tubeless tyre Front/Rear.
  • So TVS Eurogrip 90/90-17 tubeless is the best tyre for you that offers superior grip on any kind of surface.
  • And this TVS euro grip tyre is trusted by so many riders around India.
  • whereas you can find it at the best price anywhere else except amazon click below to buy it.

TVS Apache RTR 160 Special Edition

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Technical Specifications Apache RTR 160 BS6

TypeSI, 4 strokes, Air cooled, SOHC, Fuel Injection.
Engine Capacity159.7 cc.
Maximum PowerSport : 11.8 kW (16.04 PS) @ 8750 rpm, Urban/ Rain : 9.8 kW (13.32 PS) @ 8000 rpm
Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm)Sport : 13.85 Nm @ 7000 rpm, Urban/ Rain : 12.7 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Fuel supply systemFuel Injection.
Valve per cylinder2 Valves.
StartingElectric start/ no Kick Start.
Power to Weight RatioBase Drum: 0.0861 kW/kg Base Disc: 0.0855 kW/kg.
Cooling SystemAir-cooled.

Chassis,Suspension & Electricals

FrameDouble Cradle Synchro STIFF
Battery12V, 6Ah MF.
Front SuspensionTelescopic forks
HeadlampAHO, LED Headlamp with all-time ON LED position lamp.
Rear SuspensionMonotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid.
Tail LampLED

Wheel, Tyres & Brakes

Tyre (front)90/90-17 Tubeless.
Tyre (rear)110/80-17 Tubeless, 120/70-17 Tubeless- Disc BT.
ABSSingle Channel Super-Moto ABS.
Brake FluidDOT 3 / DOT 4.
Front270mm dia Petal Disc.
RearDrum – 130mm dia Drum Disc – 200mm dia Petal Disc.

Dimension, Weight & Fuel Tank Capacity

Fuel supply systemFuel Injection: Bosch- Closed loop
Fuel Tank Capacity12 L.
Ground Clearance180 mm.
Height1105 mm.
Length2085 mm
Width730 mm
Kerb Weight (with 90% fuel & tool kit)Drum version – 137 kg , Disc version – 138 kg.
Saddle Height790 mm.
Wheelbase1300 mm

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Expert opinion about Apache RTR 160 2V

  • In my opinion TVS have made already fabulous bike more appealing by adding new graphical & Colors.
  • Beside this engine also performs great thanks to its race tuned fuel injection.
  • But one thing that TVS could improve that is its rear brake and by adding dual channel ABS.
  • And at the price of top model RTR 160 2V you can buy bigger more power full Apache RTR 160 4V.
  • I would Suggest you to go with the Base model and save some money.


Q1- Is TVS Apache RTR 160 worth buying?

Ans- Yes it’s really worth buying because it has a powerful engine, sporty design & mileage of nearly 49 kmpl & also riding modes available with it & if you want to save some money go for the base model with drum brakes.

Q2- What is the mileage of TVS Apache RTR 160 bs6?

Ans- As tested Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 delivers 49.6 kmpl in the city and 34.3 kmpl on the highway at 80 kmph.

Q3- What is the RTR price?

Ans- Base model Apache RTR 160 costs Rs 1,17,790/- comes with rear drum brake. The second model cost Rs 1,21,290/- with Race mode & Dual Disc brakes whereas the top model cost Rs 1,24,590/-.

Q4- Which bike is best in TVS Apache?

And- Like if you are looking for mileage then go for the Apache RTR 160 2V & if you want a big bike with a sporty appearance you should buy Apache RTR 160 4V & if you want pure performance then Buy RTR 200 4V.

Q5- Which is better Apache or pulsar?

Ans. See both bikes offer powerful performance & design but TVS Apache is well equipped in terms of features like Bluetooth connectivity and riding modes. so will suggest you go for Apache.

Q6- Does Apache 160 have a kick-start?

Ans- No. BS4 Apache 160 2V was available with kick start. but BS6 2023 model is available only for self-start.

Q7- Is Apache a sports bike?

Ans. No. Apache is a street bike because it doesnt comes with a full fairing like a sports bike.

Q8- Is Apache 160 4V good for a family?

Ans. yes apache 1604v is good for the family because it comes with only a single-piece seat that is comfortable for two pillion rides & for the lady pillion as well.

Q9- How many Litres is an Apache 160 tank?

Ans- Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 2023 model is equipped with 12 liters of fuel tank capacity.

Q10- Can we add a kick to Apache 160 4v?

Ans- Technically you can’t install kick in the Apache RTR 160 4V because it’s difficult to find a new crankcase & the old RTR 160 Apache engine may not work for you. so you need to design a new cran case to install a kick in it.

Q11- Is BMW and Apache same?

Ans- Yes both bike is exactly the same there is no change except for graphics and the badge of the company. And TVS developed Apache the collaboration with BMW. TVS Apache RR 310 is using the chassis and engine of the BMW G310 R.

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