Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by a 159.7cc oil-cooled engine. Whereas the Xtreme 160R is powered by a single-cylinder air-cooled 163cc engine and the NS 160 is powered by 160.3cc oil-cooled engine. The price of the Apache RTR 160 4V, The Hero Xtreme 160R and The Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 are around Rs 1.11 lakhs, 1.09 lakhs and 1.15 lakhs. RTR 160 4V and the NS 160 are available in 3 color options, Xtreme 160R is available in 4 color options. Here are the 3 best 160cc Bikes in India 2021.
Apache RTR 160 4V
BS6 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by a refined air-cooled 159.7cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor that produces 17.63PS at 9,250rpm and 14.73Nm at 7250rpm -1.63PS and 0.61Nm more than the previous BS6 engine. The GTT (Glide Through Traffic) feature makes it stand out from the other 160cc segment bikes. Apache RTR 160 looks sharp and aggressive. An added feature is bulb indicators and an all-LED headlamp, DRLs, and tail lamp. It also carries a fully digital instrument cluster and is available in 2 variants- drum and disc.
Apache 160 is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox and can provide a mileage of 39-42 km in cities while a mileage of 46-48kmpl on highways. The single-channel ABS is available in both variants. The drum variant costs around Rs 1.10 lakhs in Hyderabad, whereas the disc variant costs around rs1.13 lakhs. This bike is available in three colors: – Racing Red, Metallic Blue, and Knight Black.
Apache RTR 160 4V Positives:
- Looks sharp and aggressive
- Excellent build quality
- Good throttle response
Apache RTR 160 4V Negatives:
- Pillion seat is very uncomfortable
- Gear position system is missing
Hero Xtreme 160R
The Hero Xtreme 160R is available in 3 variants- single disc, double-disc, and 100 million limited editions. Hero Xtreme 160R is powered by a BS6-compliant air-cooled 163 cc engine. Its engine feels good and gives less vibration when compared to other bikes in this segment and delivers 15.2PS and 14Nm. Despite being a 2-valve motor, it is one of the most powerful motorcycles in this segment, overshadowed only by the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, whose 4-valve motor delivers 16PS and 14.1Nm.
The Xtreme 160R gets a 5-speed gearbox. This is the only motorcycle in its segment to get all-LED lighting, i.e. LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, and LED turn indicators. Its full-digital instrument console features a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge, and clock. The hazard lamp makes it another segment-first feature. This can run up to 40-43 km in the city and 50-53 km on highways. The price starts from Rs 1.07 lakhs to Rs 1.11 lakhs.
Hero Xtreme 160R Positives:
- Affordable and value for money
- Looks fresh and aggressive
- Good for beginners
Hero Xtreme 160R Negatives:
- Gear position system is missing
- Not good for hard breaking
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 is powered by a 160.3cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with an oil cooler that produces 17.2PS at 9000rpm and 14.6Nm at 7250rpm, which makes it the most powerful motorcycle in this segment. Comparatively, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 BS4 makes 15.5PS at 8500rpm and 14.6Nm at 6500rpm and is equipped with a 5-speed gearbox where no gearbox indicator is provided.
The Pulsar NS 160 comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster where regular run-of-the-mill information like speed, revs, fuel level, clock, odometer, and trip meter could be seen. It also features single-channel ABS. This bike is priced at around Rs 1.15 lakhs and can run up to 38-42 km in the city, whereas it can provide a mileage of 42-45 km.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Positives:
- Side stand sensor
- Good front brakes
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 Negatives:
- Outdated look
- No gear position system
All these bikes carry some good features among them. The Hero Xtreme 160R’s engine and looks are excellent but LED lights all over it are the feature which the other two bikes lack. Similarly, the side stand feature in Pulsar NS 160 is the feature which the Apache RTR 160 4V and Hero Xtreme 160R miss out. The Xtreme 160 and the Apache RTR 160 looks sharp and aggressive, while the NS 160 cannot impress us with its looks. The difference between prices of these is not huge and one may not find difficult to pick any of these 3 best 160cc bikes in India 2021.