The Apache RTR 160 has been around for well over a decade now, and the 4V is the new generation of 150cc premium commuter from the Hosur-based manufacturer. It has got input from TVS’s racing division, and the new 160 4V shows derivations that certainly make it sporty. For one, the engine has a four-valve head, which makes it the only 150cc premium commuter besides the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 with as many valves. It also gets oil cooling. It generates 16.1 or 16.3bhp, depending upon whether it is the carburetted or FI engine. Torque stand at 14.8Nm. A rear disc brake is optional for the carburetted version but the FI gets a rear disc brake as standard. ABS isn’t even on the options list. You get a slightly narrower rear tyre if you opt for the rear drum.
The RTR 160 4V takes a lot of design cues from the RTR 200 4V but adds a few curvy bits like with the tank extensions, which makes it a very good looking motorcycle. The Apache RTR 160 4V competes with the other premium 150cc commuters like the Yamaha FZ-S, Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Honda XBlade, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and its very own Apache RTR 180.