Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs TVS Apache 160 4V | which is better

The introduction of the Bajaj Pulsar N160 has once again heated up the 160cc motorcycle market. Bajaj will have challenges because the market is one of the most competitive in the nation and a favorite among many young people.

Motorcycles in the 160cc market provide the ideal blend of reliable performance and everyday travel. Additionally, this sector offers high fuel economy, something many college-bound young people should consider before purchasing a motorcycle.

Since companies are constantly seeking methods to grow their market share, nearly all of the motorcycle producers in India have a distinctive product to offer in the 160cc market. Despite the segment’s wide range of options, we will contrast the recently released Bajaj Pulsar N160 with the TVS Apache RTR 160 4v.

We will compare four factors in this comparison: design, features & comfort, engine, and price.


Vehicle design is quite individualized; what I may find appealing may not be appealing to others. However, the Bajaj Pulsar N160 and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V are also made with young people in mind.

Beginning with the most recent design, the Bajaj Pulsar N160 is visually comparable to the Pulsar N250 and has a considerably more appealing overall appearance than the TVS Apache RTR 150 4V. In addition, features like the projector headlights and the underbelly exhaust give the motorbike a somewhat sportier and more appealing appearance.

The current upgrade to the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, on the other hand, has made the motorbike seem a little crisper and more contemporary with the redesigned headlamp assembly, DRLs, body graphics, and color possibilities. However, it falls significantly short of the Pulsar in this aspect.

Pulsar N160 vs Apache RTR 160 4V Comparison Overview

Key HighlightsPulsar N160Apache RTR 160 4V
Price₹ 1,23,854₹ 1,12,616
Capacity164.82 cc159.7 cc
Power15.68 bhp @ 8750 rpm17.39 bhp @ 9250 rpm

Power & Performance

Pulsar N160Apache RTR 160 4V
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Max Power15.68 bhp @ 8,750 rpm17.39 bhp @ 9,250 rpm
Max Torque14.65 Nm @ 6,750 rpm14.73 Nm @ 7,250 rpm
Emission Standard BS-VIBS-VI
Displacement (cc)164.82159.7
IgnitionDigitalMapped Ignition System
Spark Plugs (Per Cylinder)21
Cooling SystemOil CooledOil Cooled
Transmission5 Speed Manual5 Speed Manual
Transmission TypeChain DriveChain Drive
Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 4 Up1 Down 4 Up
ClutchWet MultiplateWet Multiplate
Fuel Delivery SystemFuel InjectionFuel Injection
Fuel Tank Capacity (liters)1412

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

Pulsar N160Apache RTR 160 4V
Braking System Single Channel ABSSingle Channel ABS
Front Brake TypeDiscDisc
Front Brake Size (mm)280270
Rear Brake TypeDiscDrum
Rear Brake Size (mm)230130
Wheel TypeAlloyAlloy
Front Wheel Size (inch)1717
Rear Wheel Size (inch)1717
Front Tyre Size100/80-1790/90 – 17
Rear Tyre Size130/70-17110/80 – 17
Tire TypeTubelessTubeless
Front SuspensionTelescopic, 31 mmTelescopic Fork
Rear SuspensionMonoshock with NitroxMono Shock


Pulsar N160Apache RTR 160 4V
DRLs (Daytime running lights)
Mobile App Connectivity
GPS & Navigation
USB charging port
Front storage box
Under-seat storage
AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
Fuel Guage
Stand Alarm
No. of Tripmeters22
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigital
Low Fuel Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Digital Fuel Guage
Start TypeElectric StartElectric Start
Shift Light
Battery12 V DC12V, 8Ah MF
Headlight TypeLED HeadlampAHO LED Headlamp with LED position lamp
Brake/Tail LightLED TaillampLED – 1W/ 2.5 W
Turn Signal12V, 10W X 4
Pass Light
Additional featuresDistance to EmptyRT-Fi, GTT (Glide Through Technology), Race Derived O3C engine, Wave Bite key

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