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    New TVS Apache 160, Apache 180 Launch Price Rs 1.18 L Onwards

    TVS Motor has announced the launch of updated Apache 160 and Apache 180 today – New colours, more power, ride modesNew TVS Apache 160TVS Motor has the Apache series of motorcycles that have had a huge following. You can say that it also has a cult following too. In terms of appeal, Apache series goes head to head with Pulsar series. In 2022, there is a surge in 150cc to 200cc segment and premium motorcycles account to 1,51,270 units of total sales in FY 2021-2022.Today, the 4V range of Apache products like Apache RTR 160 4V and Apache RTR 200 4V are more dominant in terms of sales charts. While 2V range like Apache RTR 160 and Apache RTR 180 received less love from the company. Until now. TVS knows that these bikes are the ones that heavy-lifted the Apache series in the past.When compared to 4V range, 2V range was devoid of features and was generally a little uninspiring. That’s where TVS has worked most. New Apache RTR 160 and Apache RTR 180 are launched and promise better overall appeal. Let’s take a look.New TVS Apache BikesRight off the bat, we can see that the company has improved its 2V motorcycle range with more power and at the same time, reduced the weight as well. This is a win-win both ways. The total weight reduction is 2 kg with Apache RTR 160 and 1 kg with Apache RTR 180. Both of these vehicles now don higher power:weight ratio than before.New TVS Apache 160Earlier, Apache RTR 160 made 15.31 bhp and 13.9 Nm of torque and weighed 139kg. But now, it makes 16 bhp and 13.85 Nm and weighs 2 kg less. Coming to Apache RTR 180, it made 16.56 bhp and 15.5 Nm torque and weighed 141 kg. Now, it makes 17 bhp and 15.5 Nm with 1kg weight reduction.New TVS Apache 160These weight reductions are despite the feature additions, which is impressive. Also impressive is the fact that both 160 and 180 now get riding modes that 200 4V gets. These modes are three in number, Rain Mode with least performance and most ABS intervention, middle ground Urban Mode and Sport Mode where the full tap is opened. Dual-channel ABS, slipper clutch and a new fuel injection system are other additions.Features & PricingSpeaking of features, TVS Motor has loaded them both to the gills with features. TVS claims a total of 28 feature additions. These include TVS’ proprietary SmartXonnect system with Bluetooth connectivity enabling turn-by-turn navigation, race telemetry, call/sms notification, gear position indicator, gear shift indicator, lap timer, adjustable brightness and crash alert system.New TVS Apache 180Not just these, wider 120-section Remora tyres at the rear, and a fancy chain drive with low power loss. Main design changes are confined to the front, which gets a new LED face with a distinct LED DRL pattern. It looks far better than the 2021 MY 4V range whose face looked like the emoji on Moj app. There, I said it. Rear taillight is new too and gets 3D LED elements.TVS Motorcycle Price Range With New BikesBoth of these vehicles are offered in Matt Blue, Racing Red, Gloss Black, T Grey and Pearl White colours. Prices range from Rs. 1,17,790 for Apache RTR 160 with rear drum brakes and go to Rs. 1,30,590 for Apache RTR 180. SmartXonnect, and rear disc are optional with 160 while it is standard on 180. Riding modes are standard on both. More

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    New TVS Apache Racer’s Choice Teased Ahead Of Launch

    TVS Motor is getting ready to launch a new Apache tomorrow, on 8th Sep 2022 – It is likely to be the updated Apache 160cc which was recently spiedRender By Abin Designs. For illustration purpose.In terms of performance and equipment list, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is probably the most desirable in its segment. Credit of course goes to TVS that has introduced updates at regular intervals for Apache motorcycles including RTR 160 4V. Following on the same path, TVS has now used a new exhaust for Apache RTR 160 4V.As compared to double-barrel exhaust used with current model, the new exhaust has a compact profile. It is not necessarily better visually, but certainly ensures a fresh look for the bike. Other than the new exhaust, rest of the bike is largely the same as current model. It is likely that this new model will be launched soon, ahead of the upcoming festive season.New TVS Apache Racer’s ChoiceWhile exhaust architecture can be tweaked to boost performance, it is not certain if that’s the case with the new exhaust seen with Apache RTR 160 4V. The bike already leads in power and torque output, at 17.55 PS and 14.73 Nm. This is available in Sport mode. In Urban and Rain mode, the numbers drop to 15.64 PS and 14.14 Nm. However, considering TVS’ resolve to stay one step ahead in the game, it is possible that Apache RTR 160 4V could get some performance boost. The aural experience could also be improved with the new exhaust.Talking about rivals, Hero MotoCorp Extreme 160R probably has the sportiest looking exhaust. It’s also a stubbier unit, but runs largely parallel to the ground. It’s only slightly elevated, as compared to the higher upswept angle of current and new exhaust used with RTR 160 4V. The one on Xtreme 160R comes with a sleek cover that further enhances overall look and feel. In terms of performance, Xtreme 160R makes 15.2 PS and 14 Nm.New TVS Apache Racer’s ChoiceIn case of Bajaj Pulsar N160, the bike comes with an underbelly exhaust. It has helped reduce clutter and achieve a compact profile for the bike. Bajaj Pulsar N160 is powered by a 164.82 cc motor that generates 16 PS and 14.65 Nm. All three bikes have 5-speed transmission.TVS Apache RTRR 160 4V specsSome key features of TVS Apache 160 4V include aggressive LED headlamp, sporty rear view mirrors, sculpted fuel tank, sharp engine cowl design, glide through technology (GTT) and patented double cradle chassis. The bike has a full digital speedometer with information such as gear indicator, top speed recorder, 0-60 timer and lap timer.In Sport mode, Apache RTR 160 4V can achieve a top speed of 114 kmph. In Urban and Rain mode, top speed is 103 kmph. The bike has telescopic forks at front and monoshock rear suspension. Disc variants have 270 mm and 200 mm petal disc brakes at front and rear. Single-channel Super-Moto ABS is offered as standard.Addition of new exhaust may not result in a price hike. The current model is available at a starting price of Rs 1,21,628 for drum variant. Disc variant is priced at Rs 1,23,735 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition costs Rs 1,27,825. More

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    2023 TVS Apache 160cc Spied For First Time – New Exhaust, Features

    TVS Apache RTR 160 is already the most powerful bike in the segment and is very performant with TVS’ racing pedigree2023 TVS Apache 160ccEver since the updates Apache RTR 160 4V received last year, TVS Motor has been quiet for a while. But now, the company seems to be making some noise again in the form of 2023 Apache RTR 4V. It is one of the most performance-oriented machines in this segment and given TVS’ racing pedigree, it is quite a sporty boy in its segment.The 160cc motorcycle segment is one of the hottest right now as we are witnessing more and more entrants. This segment offers a decent balance between 150cc and 180cc segments. Manufacturers are taking advantage of this segment’s potential to the fullest by launching more products. But OG players of this segment have to better themselves to stay in the game.2023 TVS Apache 160cc SpiedStaying relevant in the segment is exactly what TVS seems to be doing. 2023 Apache RTR 160 4V seems to be following this principle and is likely to get minor changes. In terms of design, Apache RTR 160 4V is a good-looking machine except for its face. Headlight design looks like the face of a Decepticon who’s angry at the bottom and happy at the top with smiling eyebrows.Except for that, though, everything else is bang on the money. It has the right amount of funky, sporty and also maturity about it. Same design will be carried over to 2023 Apache RTR 160 4V as well. In terms of changes, not a lot has changed. Okay, nothing has changed apart from a new exhaust.2023 TVS Apache 160cc – New ExhaustBut there are speculations in place that it might be a prototype exhaust and production model will get the same exhaust unit as outgoing model does. But 2023 TVS Apache 160 can also get this exact exhaust which might be more of a free-flow design. The changes likely are in engine. The outgoing model has a screamer of an engine and lacks a bottom-end punch. So, with tuning and tweaking the engine slightly, TVS can easily fix that. Also likely are the same set of colours too, a Matte Black and Racing Red.Specs & Features2023 TVS Apache 160 will get the same features like ride modes namely Urban, Sport, and Rain. It will also get a gear shift indicator, a radial rear tyre, GTT (Glide Through Traffic), a one-touch start and a wave bite ignition key. It’s instrument console is equipped with TVS’ SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity system that offers a wide range of features too.Engine will still be the same 159.7cc single-cylinder engine producing 17.39 bhp and a peak torque of 14.73 Nm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. 2023 model will get a slightly different character, though. Suspension units are the same telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock at its rear.With the recent launch of Bajaj Pulsar N160, and incredibly agile Hero Xtreme 160R, this is a tough segment. Apart from the above, 2023 TVS Apache 160cc will also compete with Pulsar NS160, and Honda X-Blade. With new model, we can also expect a slight price hike too. As changes are negligible, a launch is likely in coming months.Source More

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    2023 TVS Apache 310 Street Based On BMW G 310 R – Render

    TVS & BMW co-developed this 310cc platform which benefits both companies spawning 3 BMW branded bikes and one TVS branded bike2023 TVS Apache 310 StreetAfter launching Ronin, TVS has received mixed reactions about their new bike. For starters, it doesn’t belong to a specific genre. Rather, TVS has designed it in such a way that, Ronin is a culmination of a street bike, a scrambler and a cruiser. In India, motorcycles setting their foot down in multiple boats have often tumbled.When compared with Avenger 220, Ronin comes off as not so touring friendly too. Because Avenger series is a quintessential cruiser and provides a couch-like seating experience. I kid you not. We all thought TVS missed a stark opportunity of launching a 310cc platform-based Fiero ADV we rendered recently.TVS Apache 310 StreetWhen developing this 310cc platform, both companies should have benefited equally. We don’t know the exact terms, conditions and clauses both companies settled to. But it is not a stretch to say that the BMW-TVS relationship looks to be one-sided. BMW launched G 310 R Street bike, G 310 GS ADV and recently, it also launched G 310 RR sports bike too, which was a rebranded Apache RR 310.BMW has created a whole family out of this platform, while TVS is still being a lone wolf with Apache RR 310 sports bike. But what if TVS does use this platform to create an Apache 310 Street based on BMW G 310 R? Our rendering artist Pratyush Raut has created a render to visualize this idea.2023 TVS Apache 310 StreetTVS could also make a family of products based on this 310cc platform. We have taken colour combinations from TVS’ books that are offered on Apache RR 310 and used it on our Apache 310 Street concept render. Cherry on top is a white shade that is closer to our hearts than the other two shades. What? White is cool. Ask BMW, they charge Rs. 20,000 extra for a white Apache RR 310.Specs & PricingIt gets a reverse-inclined 312.2 cc single-cylinder engine that makes 33.52 bhp of power at 9,700 RPM and 27.3 Nm of torque at 7,700 RPM. This engine is mated to a slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox. It also gets modern technology like ride-by-wire throttle which also enables creep mode.This engine is mounted on a trellis frame finished in red colour on the render like TVS would have done. To create some distinction from G 310 R, this render gets a redesigned body panel between the fuel tank and tank shrouds. This way, we could show more of the red trellis frame along with stylish Apache graphics. Personally, it looks better than the G 310 R. The golden USD forks are retained though. If launched, we can expect TVS to price Apache 310 Street Rs. 20,000 less than BMW G 310 RR which is priced at Rs. 2.70 lakh (ex-sh).2023 TVS Apache 310 StreetTVS has not officially revealed that they are actively working on an Apache Street bike based on the 310cc platform. But since BMW products are manufactured by TVS, they may be in a position to make an ADV and a street bike under Apache brand. Right now, G 310 R competes against KTM 390 Duke, recently launched Honda CB300F, Honda CB300R and the likes.Disclaimer – Please note that the renderings in this post are created by an independent artist and are not commissioned or approved by TVS Motor. More

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    TVS Apache 310 ADV Render Based On BMW G310GS – New Fiero ?

    TVS Apache 310 ADV if launched, will be powered by the same 312cc as the BMW G 310 GSTVS Apache 310 ADV As Fiero 310 – RenderTVS recently launched the Ronin scrambler-style motorcycle in India. It comes with a unique mix of characters from scrambler, cruiser and street bikes in one. It doesn’t blend together well though as it tries to place its feet (tyre, in this case) on three different boats at the same time.Ronin launch left us thinking as to why TVS did not launch an ADV, which is all the rage in India currently. So much so, that manufacturers like Honda and Suzuki are making pseudo ADVs just to go halfway at least towards the adventure-tourer genre.Compared to creating Ronin, TVS could have created an ADV motorcycle using far less resources. They could have used the current Apache 200 platform to make an ADV to rival the likes of Hero Xpulse 200 or used their Apache 310 platform and made something to take on KTM 390 ADV.TVS Apache 310 GS ADVUntil now, it was believed that TVS was not launching an ADV based on the 310 platform because BMW had one on offer on the same platform. It is on this platform that TVS had a fully faired motorcycle on offer, while BMW had a naked and ADV on offer. But with the recent launch of BMW G 310 RR, which is basically a rebadged Apache 310, it is likely that we will get to see a rebadged Apache 310 ADV, based on G310GS.TVS Apache 310 ADV As Fiero 310 – RenderRendering artist Pratyush Raut has digitally imagined TVS Apache 310 ADV, and given it the name TVS Fiero 310. You can call it TVS Apache GS 310, but we doubt if BMW will be happy to share their GS tag. Please note that the renderings in this post are created by an independent artist and are not commissioned or approved by TVS.This reverse-inclined 312.2 cc firecracker single-cylinder engine makes 33.52 bhp of power at 9,700 RPM and 27.3 Nm of torque at 7,700 RPM. It is mated to a slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox and gets modern technology like ride-by-wire throttle enabling creep mode. TVS Apache GS 310 ADV weighs a decent 174 kg which increases the power-to-weight ratio when compared to other track-focused machines.Specs & PricingIt gets a low 810 mm seat height helping shorter riders to get on and off the motorcycle. BMW recently updated the colour schemes on the G 310 GS. Our render of TVS Apache 310 GS gets three shades inspired by TVS Apache RR 310. A Slick Red, which resembles the Racing Red colour, a Stealth Black resembling the Titanium Black colour TVS offers on Apache RR 310.TVS Apache 310 ADV As Fiero 310 – RenderThe third colour is something of our own imagination which we call, Minimalist White. Unlike the other two shades that play with black and red splashes on the trellis frame, tank and other places, Minimalist White is entirely blacked out: Except for the fuel tank that gets a white shade and the red frame tubes. This looks the best according to me at least as it brings out the purest colours on earth, Black, White and Red.TVS hasn’t confirmed if they have an ADV on their cards yet. But it is a glaring omission from one of the largest mainstream motorcycle manufacturers in India. If TVS goes this route and launches a rebranded BMW, it could be priced lower than the G310GS, which is priced at about Rs 3.1 lakh, ex-sh currently. More

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    TVS Apache 310 Owner Modifies His Motorcycle To Look Like BMW G310RR

    BMW G310RR has been officially launched in India at a starting price of Rs 2.85 lakh – Rs 20k more than TVS Apache RR 310TVS Apache 310 Modified to look like BMW G310RRBMW Motorrad had developed a winning formula in collaboration with TVS. This formula of a 310cc platform that both companies could utilize, has worked wonders for both. TVS created Apache 310, a fully faired track focused road bike while BMW created G310R, a naked street bike and G310GS, an adventure tourer. Now a 4th motorcycle has been launched on this platform.BMW has launched a fully-faired and track-focused machine named G310RR. This baby RR model is based on TVS Apache RR 310. BMW was expected to make at least some design changes on the G310RR. But that is not the case.TVS Apache 310 Owner Modifies MotorcycleAll four motorcycles are manufactured by TVS at their plant in India. In the past, we saw TVS and BMW keeping their 310cc motorcycles very different from each other. In fact they were serving different segments. BMW even priced their motorcycles a lot more, which were later reduced.This is the first time both manufacturers have entered in the same segment of motorcycle. When BMW had first announced the launch of G310RR, many expected it to be a different machine than Apache 310. But the G310RR is the same as TVS Apache 310, with a new colour, more price, and minus a few features. What the BMW G310RR has, and TVS Apache 310 does not, is a quickshifter.[embedded content][embedded content]Of course some fans were not happy. But this has made the job easier for those Apache 310 owners, who like the BMW badge more. One such owner is Arman Zunaid, who has successfully modified his Apache 310 motorcycle to look like the BMW G310RR Style Sport variant, that has an ex-sh price tag of Rs 2.99 lakh. Apache 310 has a price tag of Rs 2.65 lakh, while the BMW livery wrap costs about Rs 10k.In the video above, Arman explains in detail the differences between the Apache 310 and the new G310RR. He claims that the only feature missing in his Apache 310, and is present in the G310RR, is a quickshifter. Please note that Rushlane is not responsible for content from external sites.Specs & CompetitionBMW G310RR gets the same 312.2cc engine making 33.52 bhp of power at 9,700 RPM and 27.3 Nm of torque at 7,700 RPM in Race and Track mode. In Rain mode and Urban Mode, this engine only makes 25 bhp and 25 Nm. It also gets the same 6-speed gearbox. This engine is also mounted on the same trellis frame too. This reverse inclined motor is first in the segment that helps mass centralization and centre of gravity.BMW G310RRBMW has only made changes to colour scheme and graphics while the rest of the machine is identical to Apache RR 310 it is based on. If you ask us, it is not a bad thing as TVS Apache RR 310 was a banger, to begin with. Priced at Rs. 2.85 lakh (ex-sh), BMW G310RR competes with KTM RC 390, TVS Apache RR 310 and Kawasaki Ninja 300.But the Rs. 20,000 increment for the BMW badge is a little illogical. Especially when the same Rs. 20,000 can be spent on TVS’ brilliant BTO packages that gets fully adjustable front USD forks and rear monoshock from KYB. This adjustable suspension has been completely given a miss by BMW. The German brand has in fact deleted some TVS exclusive features that worked only through their proprietary software like SmartXonnect. So, Bluetooth connectivity and all associated features are gone for Rs. 20,000 – 35,000 addition. Value for money? More

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    TVS Apache Electric Motorcycle With BMW G310R Styling – Render

    TVS and BMW will be co-developing an electric motorcycle based on a modified version of the G310 platformTVS Apache Electric Motorcycle – RenderA few months back, TVS Motor Company revealed its plans for venturing into the electric mobility space by extending its collaboration with BMW Motorrad. This would include co-development of an electric platform that will cater to future electric scooters, motorcycles and new concepts.The two-wheeler division of the German marque has previously collaborated on development and manufacturing of its entry-level products- G310 R and G310 GS. The G310 twins are responsible for improving the market share of BMW Motorrad in India. This platform also underpins TVS’s flagship product Apache RR 310.TVS Apache Electric Motorcycle ImaginedA digital rendering of the upcoming electric motorcycle from TVS has been created by artist Pratyush Rout. This electric bike is based on a modified version of the existing 310cc platform and also looks very familiar to G310R at its first impression. However, on taking a closer look, one notices that the design artist has incorporated several subtle changes.For starters, TVS Apache Electric Motorcycle (not official name) gets a slimmer headlamp casket than the naked streetfighter from BMW. It gets a muscular faux fuel tank as G 310 R but slightly different in shape and flaunting the TVS brand logo. While G 310 R gets a single-piece step-up seat, the TVS electric motorcycle features a split seat setup. Unlike the petrol-powered bike, the battery-powered motorcycle doesn’t expose its frame apart from the lower section.TVS Apache Electric Motorcycle – RenderLike G 310 R, this rendition of the upcoming electric bike also gets blacked-out internals, thus, providing a sporty dual-tone theme. Alloy wheel designs in the Apache Electric have also been directly lifted from the G 310 R. Instead of an engine and gearbox assembly, the electric motorcycle features a large battery pack placed under the tank.Expected featuresAnother major highlight of this motorcycle is that it is powered by a mid-ship mounted BLDC motor with a chain drive to the rear wheel. Other than this, all visual highlights are comparable to G 310 R including the same handlebar, golden-coloured front forks and rearview mirrors. Aluminium finish has been provided on footpegs and the brake pedal.TVS has not come out with any specific details regarding its upcoming Apache electric motorcycle. The bike is still in its early stages of development and should only come into production around 2024. It should be laced with features like an all-LED lighting setup, a fully digital TFT instrument console compatible with TVS’ SmartXonnect function and Bluetooth connectivity. Upon launch, it could take on the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar electric or the KTM Duke electric.TVS Apache Electric Motorcycle – RenderCurrent TVS Electric offeringTVS currently retails only one electric two-wheeler under its belt in the form iQube e-scooter. Powering iQube is a 4.4kW hub-mounted BLDC motor that derives its energy from a 3.04 / 4.56 kWh battery pack. This powertrain returns 3kW power and 100/140 Nm of peak torque, depending on the variant. Claimed range is from 100-140 kms on single charge. Top speed is at 78 / 82 kmph. More

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    Bajaj Pulsar N160 First Look Walkaround – Vs TVS Apache 160cc Specs

    New Pulsar N160 borrows styling bits from Pulsar N250 and packs in functional updates such as dual-channel ABS for improved overall ride experienceNew Bajaj Pulsar N160 WalkaroundA popular choice in entry-level performance oriented biking segment, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has been launched in its new avatar as N160. It looks sharper in comparison to its predecessor and offers several best-in-class features. To understand how it will fare against rivals, here’s a quick comparison between new Pulsar N160 Vs. Apache RTR 160 2V Vs. Apache RTR 160 4V.While both bikes have the sleek, aerodynamic profile of a streetfighter, Pulsar N160 looks more athletic. It appears to have more power to grab eyeballs. One of the key features of N160 is its compact underbelly exhaust, which ensures a leaner, clutter free profile for the bike.Pulsar N160 Vs. Apache RTR 160 stylingIn comparison, TVS Apache RTR 2V and 4V utilize an upswept exhaust. Pulsar N160 underbelly exhaust can also help the bike negotiate tight spaces with ease. In terms of colour choices, Apache RTR 160 has relatively more options for users. While RTR 160 2V has a total of six colour options, RTR 4V is offered in four distinct shades.In comparison, Pulsar N160 dual-channel ABS variant has been launched in Brooklyn Black colour option. It is possible that more colours could be introduced for this variant in future. In the case of the N160 single-channel ABS variant, the colour options are Caribbean Blue, Racing Red and Techno Grey. Take a look at the first look walkaround video of the new Bajaj Pulsar N160 in the video below, credited to The Garage Official.[embedded content][embedded content]New Pulsar N160 is powered by a 164.82 cc, 2-valve, single cylinder, oil cooled motor that generates 16 PS of max power at 8,750 rpm and 14.65 Nm of peak torque at 6,750 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission. Apache RTR 160 2V is equipped with a 159.7cc, air cooled motor that generates 15.53 PS and 13.9 Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. RTR 160 4V has the same capacity engine, but comes with oil cooling. It has higher numbers at 17.55 PS and 14.73 Nm (Sport mode). In Urban and Rain mode, the numbers are 15.64 PS and 14.14 Nm.New Bajaj Pulsar N160 Instrument clusterRiding stance is slightly committed on both bikes. Rider seat height is almost the same; 795 mm for Pulsar N160 and 790 mm for RTR 160. Seat height of around 800 mm is considered to be appropriate even for shorter riders. In terms of ground clearance, Apache has 180 mm in comparison to 165 mm of N160.Pulsar N160 Vs. Apache RTR 160 pricingAmong the two, N160 is heavier with kerb weight of 152 kg for single-channel ABS and 154 kg for dual-channel ABS variant. In comparison, RTR 160 2V weighs 139 kg (rear drum) / 140 kg (rear disc) whereas 4V is 144 kg (drum) / 146 kg (disc). Apache 160 2V gets an analog / digital instrument cluster without bluetooth, while Apache 160 4V gets a fully digital instrument cluster with bluetooth connectivity. Bajaj Pulsar N160 gets an analog / digital instrument cluster with no bluetooth feature.New Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs TVS Apache 160Bajaj Pulsar N160 single-channel ABS variant is priced at Rs 1.23 lakh, whereas the dual-channel ABS version costs Rs 1.28 lakh. In comparison, Apache RTR 160 2V prices are Rs 1.13 lakh for drum variant and Rs 1.16 lakh for dual-disc variant. RTR 160 4V prices are Rs 1.21 lakh (drum) and Rs 1.23 lakh (disc). Apache RTR 160 4V also has a Special Edition variant that costs Rs 1.27 lakh. More