The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has now become my go-to mobility option when I am in the city. I ride it every day to the office, and occasionally to the market and the gym. What I’ve always liked about the bike is the way it performs. On the whole, the bike rides very well, but it’s the engine that really impresses me. The small single cylinder unit has enough punch in it to let you accelerate fairly quickly. The initial pick-up is really good, and even when you need to overtake another vehicle you can do so without thinking twice.
Besides the engines perkiness, it is also incredibly smooth and refined. TVS have done a great job with their new products, and the Apache RTR 160 is no exception. It feels very nice and even when it’s revving hard, it barely feels like it is under stress. On top of that the ride quality is great and there are no vibrations felt anywhere at moderate speeds. On the highway though, once you hit triple digit speeds, it does begin to rattle just a little bit, but it’s not for major concern and you can deal with it.
The suspension also is great, offering you a comfortable and pliant ride on mostly all road surfaces. The steering is very light which you begin to get a hang of, and the advantages of this become apparent once you are in heavy traffic. Overall the bike handles well and it is comfortable. The brakes are, however, a bit soft, but other than that there is nothing to complain about from this nice city slicker.