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TVS Apache RTR 160 4v vs Yamaha FZS v3.0

Dynamic is the word to define this refined bike namely TVS Apache RTR 160, standing on its fourth version to make sure dynamics meet the streak of victory on the racetrack. And incredibly growing are the words that follow Yamaha FZS, on its third version. Being an affordable and reliable bike with its leveling performance, Yamaha FZ continues to be one the highest selling motorcycles. Being the better and upscaled version of their predecessors, these models don’t cease to amaze.


TVS Apache RTR 160 4v

Picture credit: https://tvsmotors.com.np/product-rtr-160-4v


Yamaha FZS v3.0

Picture credit: https://yamaha.com.np/motorcycle/fzs-v3/


So we bring you TVS Apache RTR 160 4v (out of its two variants) and Yamaha FZS v3.0 (out of Yamaha FZS’ six variants) and their specifications down below:


Specifications

TVS Apache RTR 160 4v

Yamaha FZS v3.0

Displacement

159.7 cc

149 cc

Mileage

45 kmpl

53 kmpl

Max Power

15 bhp @ 8500 rpm

13.2 bhp @ 8000 rpm

Torque

13 Nm @ 6000 rpm

12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Top Speed

118 kmph

107 kmph

Cylinder

1

1

Valves Per Cylinder

4

2

Engine Type

Oil-cooled

Air-cooled

No. of Gears

5

5

Fuel Tank

12 L

12.8 L

Fuel System

Carburetor

Fuel injection

Weight

137 KG

132 KG

Compression Ratio

10:0:1

9:5:1

Ignition

Mapped Ignition System

Transistor Controlled Ignition 

Price

Rs. 290,900

Rs. 329,900


What colors are TVS Apache RTR 160 4v and Yamaha FZS v3 available in Nepal?

In Nepal, TVS Apache RTR 160 4v is available in Racing Red, Knight Black and Metallic Blue.
Yamaha FZS v3 is available in Matt Black (not to be confused with Matte black), Grey and Cyan Blue, and Dark Matte Blue out of the nine colors it is available in.


Which fuel system is better?

This is a classic versus moment. Carburetor vs Fuel Injection. Looking at it, because fuel injection systems have lower emissions, they are more likely to be more in use than not in the near future. The only thing that would make us think twice about it, is its cost because fuel injection is expensive. If its price were to degrade, the efficiency that the fuel injecting system creates is much better than the carburetor.


However, carburetors are a lot simpler to install and also last longer relatively. To make it considerable, carburetors are inexpensive in fair comparison. But for a carburetor’s optimum use, it would have to be present in every valve of the cylinder, which is not the case.


So, the derivative here is that if the fuel injection brings down its price, then it will be a better option but if the transportation is simpler and doesn’t require a lot of pumping from the engine, carburetor would work just fine. It depends if the road is steep or your traditional terrain.  


Competitors of TVS Apache RTR 160 4v

  • Bajaj Pulsar NS 160

  • TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

  • Yamaha FZS- FI v3.0

  • Suzuki Gixxer

  • Honda Hornet 2.0.

Competitors of Yamaha FZS v3.0

  • TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

  • Honda CB Hornet 160R

  • Honda Xtreme 160R

  • Honda CB Unicorn

  • Suzuki Gixxer 155

At the end of the day, people have always had their priorities while trying to see which bike they would like. A bike’s frame, how it looks has become as important as the reliability and comfort of the bike. The comfort also extends to the pockets to buy them. Which is why, people usually gravitate towards Yamaha. But here, TVS Apache is on the less pricey bargain while still showing off its specs.


Even if one considers its outlook, it is quintessential to make safety as the first priority. It boils down to what one is ready to give or take because one bike doesn’t have it all. But, make sure you consider if you can withstand the bike’s weight and which one can you test drive to check if you can be on the safer side.


We hope this helped you.