TVS Apache RTR 160 and Suzuki Gixxer 160 are both an impressive and mostly preferred bikes in the Nepalese market. Confused on which one to prefer? Well here’s the comparison/reviews of these two astonishing bikes
Firstly talking about its powertrains the Apache is strongly ahead, producing 16.5 PS @ 8000 rpm and peak torque of 14.8 NM @ 6500 rpm by a 156 cc, 4 valve single cylinder aircooled engine. Where as the Gixxer is powered by 155 cc, 2 valve single cylinder air cooled engine producing 14.1 PS @ 8000 rpm and peak torque of 14 NM @ 6000 rpm. The Apache can accelerate 0 – 60 in just 5.04 seconds whereas Gixxer take about 5.53 seconds.
Both Apache and Gixxer are powerful and their compactness is beyond the questions. Regarding the styling of these bike the Suzuki Gixxer has been given heavily revised body work and is eventually more responsive. The Apache RTR 160 is more over identical to the RTR 200. The equipment provided are also high on the RTR with fully digital dash. It has been given a LED tail lamp at the rear end. Gixxer on other has been offered with full LED headlamp and taillamp, making it look more stylish. As with the equipment it has been offered with cleaner digital instrument cluster also a gear position indicator as well. The telescopic fork, at 41mm, is fatter than on the Apache and while the Gixxer doesn’t get a petal disc, Single-channel ABS is standard on both, as is mandated by regulation. In addition to this, the Gixxer also features a split seat.
While riding Apache is said to be is more comfortable, faster and more tractable. The seat is definitely better suited to day-long rides and, most of the time, overtakes don’t demand downshifts. The Gixxer has the refinement edge at higher revs. Although, while the Gixxer is undeniably more fun on impeccable roads, it’s the Apache that’s more versatile on varying road surfaces. Despite the Apache being more powerful and heavier, it is the more fuel-efficient, logging 50.91kmpl in the city and 56.1kmpl on the highway, as compared to the Gixxer’s 50.58kmpl (city) and 49.7kmpl (highway). Given that both feature 12-litre tanks, it’s the Apache that offers the greater range.
|Seat Height||795mm||790 mm|
|Kerb Weight||140kg||137 kg|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic||Telescopic Forks |
|Suspension Rear||Swing Arm, |
| Monotube Inverted |
GasFilled Shox (MIG)
With Spring AID
|Chassis||Single Downtube|| Double Cradle,|
Both these motorcycle offer better performance undoubtedly but as per to the modern styling and equipment offered Gixxer is a wonderful motorcycle to buy, but the better all-rounder with more bang is the Apache.