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Bajaj Pulsar 150 versus TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

  • Posted by Salman On 22-Sep-2021 10:50 AM

Pulsar 150 vs Apache RTR 160 4V Comparison

Bikes are becoming stronger with the introduction of new powerful engines. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is an epitome of sturdiness and power, whereas the Apache RTR 160 4V exudes class at every instance. However, Features-wise and performance-wise, the Pulsar 150 and the Apache RTR 160 4V are similar. Hence, a comparison is on the cards.

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Design

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 has one of the sportiest looks ever for a 150cc bike. The aggressive laser-edged graphics and the premium new paint add to its attraction. Other features that accentuate its powerful appearance include carbon fibre accents, the instrument cluster graphics, and the wolf-eyed headlamp. However, the best aspect of the Pulsar 150 is that nothing goes unnoticed on this vehicle.

The TVS Apache RTR 160V has a dominating presence with its imposing LED headlamp with a fang design. In addition, the racing details graphics, the dual-tone seat, and its aggressive frame lead to its unmistakable presence on the racetrack. The Apache RTR 160 4V’s dimensions of 2035mm x 790mm x 1050mm with a wheelbase of 1357mm and ground clearance of 180mm.

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Engine – Power and Handling

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 features patented technologies like DTS-i 4S 2-valve Twin Spark BS6-compliant 150 cc engine capable of producing 14ps @ 8500rpm and torque of 13.25Nm @ 6500rpm. It also features a 12V DC battery for powering the 35/35W pilot headlamps with the AHO facility.

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V comes equipped with a racing engine with a 159.7cc displacement capacity. The single-cylinder SI 4S oil-cooled engine delivers a maximum torque of 14.73Nm @ 7250rpm and a maximum power of 17.63ps @ 9250rpm. This powerful engine mates with a 5-speed gearbox to deliver excellent mileage performance. Glide Through Technology enables the RTR 160 4V to start smoothly with the slow release of the clutch without any throttle operation.

Safety Features

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 offers an upright seating position for maximum comfort because of the telescopic forks and adjustable nitrox rear suspensions. The 43cm alloy wheels add to the Pulsar 150’s posture. The Pulsar 150 comes equipped with a 260mm ventilated front disc brake with ABS technology to ensure safe performance. The 1320mm wheelbase and tubeless tyres add to its stability.

The Apache RTR 4V features roto-pedal disc brakes with super-moto ABS to ensure excellent braking and quicker heat dissipation. In addition, this bike features a special Wave Bite key to prevent theft. The motorcycle and key combo are such that a duplicate key cannot start the engine, ensuring that the bike responds to you alone.
Colour Variants and Pricing

Besides the twin disc version, the Pulsar 150 has two more Pulsar SD and 150 Neon variants. In addition, the vehicle comes with four colour options, with prices starting from Rs 98,291 and extending up to Rs 107,366.
The Apache RTR 160 4V has three colour variants, Knight Black, Racing Red, and Metallic Blue. The drum brake variant is available at Rs 111,565 and the disc brake version at Rs 114,615.

Verdict

Features-wise and pricing-wise, both the bikes are more or less equal. However, the Apache RTR 160 4V features a more powerful engine to deliver a better overall performance. Regardless of your choice, both vehicles are ideal for Indian riding conditions.