Which bike is better between TVS Apache RTR 160 and Honda CB Hornet 160R?
• TVS APACHE RTR 160 is powered by 159.7cc 4 stroke engine which discharges maximum power of 11.19 kW (15.2 bhp) @8500 rpm and maximum torque of 13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm, mated to 5 speed transmission gears, top speed of this bike is 118 kmph.
Dimensions of this bike are: length (2085mm), width (730mm), height (1105mm), wheelbase (1300mm), ground clearance (165mm), kerb weight (137 kg), fuel tank capacity is 16 liters.
Stopping power comes from disc brake on front wheel and drum brake on rear wheel, suspension (front) is Telescopic while suspension (rear) isMonotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid, featured with tubeless tyres, tyre sizes are 90/90 x 17" (Front) and (Rear) 110/80 x 17"
As per users experience mileage of this bike is around 45 kmpl. Ex-showroom (Delhi) price of TVS Apache RTR 160 as on 15.01.2016 is Rs. 72,500
• HONDA HORNET 160R is powered by 162.71cc air cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine, which produces maximum power of11.68 kW @8500 rpm and maximum torque of 14.76 Nm @ 6500 rpm mated to 5 speed transmission gears, top speed of this bike is 110 kmph.
Dimensions of this bike are: length (2041mm), width (783mm), height (1067mm), wheelbase (1345mm), ground clearance (164mm), kerb weight (140 kg) and fuel tank capacity is 12 liters.
Stopping power comes from disc brake on front wheel and drum brake on rear wheel, disc brake on rear wheel is optional. Suspension (front) is telescopic while suspension (rear) is mono-shock, featured with tubeless tyres, tyre sizes are 100/80-17 (front) and 140/70-17 (rear)
As per users experience mileage of this bike is around 45 kmpl. Other features are fully digital meter, muscular tank, optional combo brake system etc. Ex-showroom (Delhi) price of Honda Hornet 160R (standard) as on 15.01.2016 is Rs. 79,900
VERDICT: Hornet 160R has better power & torque figures but it is also around Rs. 7,000 expensive than RTR160, as per users experience the mileage of both bikes are same, Hornet has wider tyres than RTR 160 and optional rear disc brake and combine braking system. As per users experience both bikes are good for family and there is not much difference in the maintenance cost of both. We advise you to take a test drive of both and choose as per your need & preference.
Questions about Honda Hornet 160R
I have purchased Honda Hornet 160R but it hasn’t been provided with proper rear tyre mud guard, so during rainy season rear tyre sprays mud from open area.S.V.Ramanarao Teacher 2016-07-14 1 Answer