Bajaj Pulsar P150 v/s TVS Apache RTR 160: Comparison
Nov 28, 2022, 04:15 am
2 months studied
Bajaj Auto has launched the entry-level performance commuter, the Pulsar P150, in India with a starting price of Rs. 1.17 lakh (ex-showroom).
At that price point, it goes head-to-head with the recently updated Apache RTR 160 2V from TVS Motor Company.
Both motorcycles have a loyal fanbase and offer plenty of punch for their asking price. However, which is the best option?
- Pulsar motorcycles are popular value for money offerings from Bajaj Auto in the performance oriented passenger segment in India.
- The newly introduced Pulsar P150 offers decent features at an affordable price and should attract more buyers.
- It takes TVS Motor Company’s stylish offering, the Apache RTR 160, to our shores. The competition between the two is bound to be heated.
Bajaj Pulsar P150 looks more stylish
The Bajaj Pulsar P150 features a muscular fuel tank with extensions, piece-piece or split seats, railing rab, LED projector, lower exhaust, and split-type LED lights. tail light.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 2V has a sculpted fuel tank, raised seat, new LED light unit, exhaust, and sleek LED taillight.
Both the motorcycles ride on 17-inch alloy wheels.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 2V has a more powerful engine
The Bajaj Pulsar P150 is powered by a 149cc, air-cooled, two-valve, single-cylinder engine that develops a maximum power of 14.5hp and a maximum torque of 13.5Nm.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 2V is powered by a 159cc, air-cooled, two-valve, single-cylinder mill that produces a maximum power of 15.3hp and a maximum torque of 13.9Nm.
Transport duties on both motorcycles are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Apache offers more security
For rider safety, the Pulsar P150 and Apache RTR 160 2V are equipped with a disc brake on the front wheel and a drum / disc brake on the rear wheel.
Both bikes get single-channel ABS.
Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks on both motorcycles. At the rear, the Pulsar has a mono shock unit, while the Apache gets dual shock absorbers.
Which one should you buy?
In India, the Bajaj Pulsar P150 is priced between Rs. 1.17 lakh and Rs. 1.2 lakh, while the Apache RTR 160 2V is available between Rs. 1.18 lakh and Rs. 1.25 lakh (all prices, ex-show).
The Pulsar offers modern looks and a new chassis.
However, our vote goes to the Apache for its powerful engine and extra convenience features, such as Bluetooth connectivity.