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TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ 16 - 160 degree turn
By : BSM Desk | Published : June 06, 2009 | Photos : BSM
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This is the battle for the 150 cc crown. When it comes to aesthetics, the FZ manages to make the RTR look like it belongs to an earlier generation. The FZ is all about muscular style, which can be further accentuated by adding the optional accessories that Yamaha offers. However, the RTR is not a bad looker by itself; the racing stripe and top-notch finish to make it stand apart from the regular 150 cc crowd. The RTR beats the FZ hollow once you hit the road, thanks to its more powerful engine. The FZ has good mid-range power due to its engine/gearing/exhaust setup, which makes it fun in the urban environment. On the highway, the RTR has a distinct advantage over the FZ. Handling-wise, you have a choice between a solid cycle parts package that is the FZ which is sure and predictable, while the RTR is more flickable and razor-like, making it more challenging to ride. The front discs of both bikes are good enough to pull massive stoppies on, though the RTR's 270 mm unit does offer a bit more feel. Want to look cool? The FZ. Want something a bit more feral in a fun way? The RTR is it.  

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  Posted by Bharat at 29th February,2012
Hi Guys. I need to travel 30 + 30kms up and down daily in city. Please suggest Apache RTR or Yamaha FZ-S. Which one is better considering the fact of back ache problem which may lead due to long journey
  Posted by rana at 10th February,2012
apache rtr 160 hyper edge is a grat racing bike
  Posted by abhishek at 18th January,2012
the fz looks good at first.it is also smooth. but rtr gives you a boost when you throttle. the sound is best .fz has low sound while you can distinguish an rtr with its sound. tvs service is reliable. fz nevers gives the throttle response. apache is the best ,you can race even i traffic
  Posted by RAJU PS at 2nd December,2011
GUYS! JUST THINK HOW MUCH YAMAHA MUST HAVE SPENT ON R&D FOR FZ-16. CAN TVS SPEND A MINUSCULE OF THAT? IF U FOLLOW UR HEART U WILL GO FOR FZ. IF U TAKE IT TO UR HEAD AND START CALCULATIONS, U CAN AS WELL GO FOR SPLENDOR.
  Posted by saransh at 5th January,2011
fz is good to look at but after some time u get bored of the look. as far as performance is concerned rtr rocks. its a value for money bike.
  Posted by Yuvraj at 30th December,2010
l think Yamaha FZ-16 is too costly in 150 cc segment.
  Posted by along(blr) at 4th December,2010
i hav a apache 180RTR pearl white...IF U WANT PERFORMANCE!!!go for apachee 180cc..its awesome guys,try it!:)
  Posted by sam at 24th October,2010
RTR is very stylish ,good in millage ,pick up and in every thing cmpre to FZ
  Posted by JAY at 1st October,2010
RTR is better one.
  Posted by Lijo at 30th September,2010
FZ is more stable and predictable.......RTR is a twitchy motorcycle and if you brake hard, the bike fishplates. FZ has no such problem..........if ur mind is inclined for the RTR, go for the Fi version or better the 180.
  Posted by dinny at 25th September,2010
Hi, I want to know that, about this Apache RTR 160 & 180 mileage plz share with me bcoz gonna buy bike
  Posted by arjun at 12th August,2010
I have apache rtr 160...i throttle it to 139kmph.... trust me guyz... alwayz rtr rocks d road.... FZ is a big failure bike
  Posted by king at 1st August,2010
apache rtr is best bike everrrrrrrr......i have dis bike and m using since last year.i suggest to go with rtr not fz.....fz only look like gud but performance is not gud and after some time u bore wth dis look and comfort .
  Posted by dilip r at 15th July,2010
RTR 160 is a nice byk it develops good power in its class and good riding comfort.
  Posted by sankar at 13th May,2010
i really really agree with WILMER...
  Posted by sankar at 13th May,2010
i've done only 122 on the RTR
  Posted by aaryan arora at 30th March,2010
rtr 180 is the best machine in this segment........ 0 to 60 in just 4 seconds......
  Posted by NITIN at 30th March,2010
I KNOW DT APACHE RTR 160 IS BEST AND FZ
  Posted by Vivek Bharti at 29th March,2010
If you want performance over comfort, go for rtr 160. if you want comfort,style, higher stability and easy ride in traffic go for fz16
  Posted by Sumit at 15th March,2010
I have apache rtr 160.... i throttle it to 135kmph.... trust me its now or never...........
  Posted by Sumit at 15th March,2010
Fz 16 dustbin h yaaro...... fully money wastage......
  Posted by Martin at 20th February,2010
I was reluctant to go for the Apache RTR 160, but when I had a trial on both the bikes, it was the RTR no doubt. Excellent in pick up, handling curves, just add the KNN filter and you get the VROOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM. try it. yeah , not good for longer rides.
  Posted by keerthi kumar at 18th February,2010
apache RTR160 & 180 is nice bike and stylish
  Posted by Deepak C at 27th December,2009
u can feel apache on indian roads when u race as soon as the signal turns green n everyone's behind you.. Its the best machine..
  Posted by SUNNY at 21st December,2009
APACHE IS GOING TO RULE ON ROAD NO ONE MESS WITH IT. IT IS GRAND FARTHER OF BIKES. I KNOW ALL ABOUT IT BECAUSE I AM THE PILOT OF THIS MEAN MACHINE.
  Posted by ashish singh at 8th December,2009
apache is the best bike n comparing it with fz is stupidity. while riding fz it seems like a cycle but rtr gives u everything
  Posted by deepak kaloniya at 12th November,2009
apache 160 is awosome bike i have this bike its give me best power and this bike reping on raod is very good
  Posted by sithi rtr 160+ at 7th November,2009
great rtr 160 fi
  Posted by ravi at 6th November,2009
FZ16 is good in every aspect,rtr160 is death machine has less control compared to the power within mill,
  Posted by NAMAN at 23rd October,2009
I KNOW DT APACHE IS BEST DN FZ
  Posted by nitin at 22nd October,2009
apache 160 is awosome bike i have this bike its give me best power to compit everyone. this bike reping on raod is very good
  Posted by ajay rawat at 21st October,2009
fistfall i am saying apache is litrely a good bike. this bike is looking good pickup nice and main point is average is good and yamaha is so darty
  Posted by Tharsan at 16th October,2009
wist is RTR
  Posted by kumar at 15th September,2009
fz is very waste for comparing apachertr160 very good bike apache
  Posted by amit sony at 12th September,2009
which is best between apache rtr 160 & 180& fzs
  Posted by wilmer at 24th August,2009
la fz tiene un tangue cubirto de tapas no real du exosto tambien y el manubrio muy de bicicleta lo bonito no siempre es bueno
  Posted by partha at 25th July,2009
apache is very waste
  Posted by jhonnatanvelasqueshotmail.com at 17th July,2009
fz160
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