TVS Apache RTR 160 is one of the most preferred naked streetfighters in the Indian market. The model is serving the Apache lovers from around over a decade. Lately, its evolved iteration termed as the new Apache 160 4V is introduced in brand’s existing lineup. Highly influenced by TVS’s racing division, the new 160 4V is sporty as compared to last generation Apache RTR 160.
The new Apache 160 4V is different not even evidently but also at mechanical front. The motorbike shares design cues from flagship model the RTR 200 4V, it has the more focused fuel tank with curvy tank extensions. The chequered decals along with prancing horse on fuel tank seem pretty captivating to the eyes.
At the powertrain front, this new generation of 150cc premium motorcycle gets the honour of having the four-valve head in the segment. Besides, the pulsar NS 160 comes bolted with multiple valve head in the segment. Furthermore, the aids of oil-cooling are also being provided with this new 160 4V. Though the churned out power depends on the fuel system, the carburetted version develops 16.1bhp whereas the fuel injected variant makes out 16.3bhp.
The transmit torque to the rear wheel is 14.8Nm for both the trims. On the basis of brakes components, there are two variants, one with the rear disc that is offered with a broader tyre. The other one with rear drum brakes that equips slimmer tyres respectively. The ABS misses out once again the new 160 4V.
In the premium 150cc commuter segment, the Apache RTR 160 4V competes with the likes of Yamaha FZ-S, Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Honda XBlade, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, etc
TVS Jupiter is the second largest selling scooter in India post-Honda Activa. Recently, a new Classic Edition of the model has been introduced at INR 55,266 (ex-showroom, Delhi). It gets revised retro styling with the addition of elements like a windshield, chrome backrest, dual tone seats, chrome mirrors and an unique colour shade.
Altogether, the Jupiter is equipped with an automatic headlamp (AHO) feature and a new improved engine in order to comply with the new BS-IV emission norms. Being provided with the advanced safety of brand patented sync Braking System (SBS), the scooter is on sale in different shades of Jade Green and Mystic Gold. The scooter is available to retail at the similar pricing of the last model.
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In the 110cc scooter segment, the TVS Jupiter goes against the market leader the Honda Activa. The full-fledged scooter packed with a host of first in segment features poses a fierce competition against the Honda Activa. Recently, on the success of scooter 1 million units sales, the company has launched the MillionR edition. The Jupiter is claimed to return the fuel efficiency of 62kmpl. Whereas, its pricing starts at INR 51,163 ex-showroom, Delhi for the base variant.
Dedicated to target both gender audience, the Jupiter gets a standout feature of an external fuel filler cap that ends up the need of getting down from the vehicle during filling fuel. Its instrument console is upmarket with features like a reserve fuel indicator, pass light switch and eco model indicator. The mobile charger facility is also being offered to charge up your smartphone. Stands on telescopic front forks, the Jupiter propels on 12-inch alloy wheels on both wheels. One of the best scooter in the 110cc segment, the Jupiter rivals with the likes of the Hero Maestro Edge, Yamaha Alpha and the Honda Activa 4G.