Powering the street bike is a 159.7 cc fuel-injected, air-cooled, single-cylinder, two-valve single overhead camshaft engine.
The engine can churn out a maximum power of 15.53 bhp at 8400rpm and a peak torque of 13.9Nm at 7000rpm. The BS6 model produces 0.42PS more power and 0.87Nm more torque compared to the BS4 model.
It can sprint from rest to 60kmph in just five seconds and attain the full speed of 114kmph.
The bike gets a five-speed gearbox. The fuel injection system gives TVS Apache RTR 160 a torque-assist feature known as ‘Glide Through Technology‘.
The bike gets built from a dual-cradle synchronised stiff chassis. The suspension system of the motorcycle remains the same as that of its predecessor—the BS4 model.
It comprises the telescopic fork with hydraulic dampeners in the front and monotube inverted gas-filled shock absorbers with spring aid in the rear.
Braking is through a 270mm petal disc in the front wheel and a 130mm rear drum in the rear wheel.
Both Apache RTR 160 variants get equipped with single-channel ABS. It has a 12-litre fuel tank, ground clearance of 180mm, and seat height of 790mm.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 retains the design of the upgraded 2012 model. The RTR 160 gets designed to look like a quintessential street bike with a racing approach.
At the front, a beast-inspired halogen headlight gives it an edgy appearance. In addition, it gets specially designed to reflect adequate light and provide maximum visibility.
The bike gets equipped with a black visor that provides better aerodynamics.
The muscular tank and its extended shrouds render a sporty look to the RTR 160. The TVS logo—the silhouette of a leaping horse—features on the shrouds.
The front mudguard is stylish, and just at its end, a chiselled engine cowl gets fitted to give added protection from mud and clag.
The step-up seat provides a more comfortable ride for both rider and passenger, and it helps in distributing their weight evenly for a better riding experience.
The stylish tail design and LED tail lamp give the street bike a sharp and sleek appearance. The racing graphics transfers on the shrouds, front mudguard, and tails show its racing character.
The grab rail at the rear gets designed to enable the pillion rider to hold it for support and safety on uneven surfaces or at a higher speed.
Passengers also sit and ride in comfort due to a pair of passenger footrests.
The motorcycle comes in two variants:
- Apache RTR 160 2V Drum
- Apache RTR 160 2V Disc
It comes in six colour options:
- Pearl White
- Matte Red
- Gloss Red
- Matte Blue
- Gloss Black
- T Grey