The product of Yamaha is very demanded in Bangladesh and also the price tag of their products are higher than most of the bikes in the country. Today we would like to talk about one of their top rated premium segmented sports bike named Yamaha FZs FI V2 which has launched in Bangladesh couple of months ago. Than the older version of FZs, the newer version is much more stylish along with some new features. It is a naked sports bike and now, we have come to compare it with TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. Though, the product of TVS yet to available in Bangladesh but it would bring revolution to the naked sports bikes market in the country. TVS is an Indian brand which has launched in India TVS Apache RTR 160 4V to compete basically Pulsar 160 NS and Honda CB Hornet 160R. The both bikes are available in Bangladesh and now, all are waiting for the bike of TVS. Yamaha is a top rated Japanese brand which can be regarded as one of the best two bike manufacturer in the World. So, their brand value is much more than TVS no doubt. But in Bangladesh due to reasonable price range and availability, people are crazy about the products of TVS. Let’s see the comparison review between Yamaha FZs FI V2 and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V below.
Yamaha FZs FI V2 Vs TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
|COMPARE||Yamaha FZs FI V2||TVS Apache RTR 160 4V|
|Engine||Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve||Single Cylinder, Spark Ignition, 4 stroke|
|Displacement||149 cc||159.7 cc|
|Maximum Power||12.9 Bhp @ 8000 rpm||16.28 Bhp @ 8000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm||14.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|No. of Cylinders||1||1|
|Cooling||Air Cooled||Oil cooler with Ram air assist|
|No. of Gear||5||5|
|Starting system||Self Start||Electric & Kick|
|Clutch||Wet, multiple-disc||Wet multi plate|
|Kerb Weight||132 kg||143 kg|
|Length||1990 mm||2050 mm|
|Width||770 mm||790 mm|
|Height||1050 mm||1050 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm||800 mm|
|Wheelbase||1330 mm||1357 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 litres||12 litres|
|Top Speed||120 KM/H||140 KM/H|
|Mileage||45 kmpl||45 KM/L|
|Front Tyre||100/80-17M/C (52P)NYLOGRIP ZAPPER-FX1||90/90-17 49P|
|Rear Tyre||140/60-R17M/C (63P)revz-Y||110/80-17 57P|
|Price||244,000 BDT||(Expected) 2,00,000 BDT|
|More Details||FZs FI V2 Full Specs||RTR 160 4V Full Specs|
# Looks: First of all we come to the looks of Yamaha FZs FI V2. The bike is simply amazing to look at. It has fully muscular and big fuel tank with attractive new shades. Besides, it has extended kit attached. The seat is splitted but rear position is not higher. The front end is beautiful with standard handlebar. There are full mudguard attached into rear tyre. But there is not engine guard but it is all naked. On the other side, Apache RTR 160 4V has very sharp looking fuel tank which is all new different than older version of RTR 160. The seat is not splitted and so, it is quite comfortable but as sports bike, splitted seat was necessary. There are rear tyre mudguard added with saree guard. There is also engine guard which looks like the older version but the headlamp is very good with eye catchy new design. The exhaust is twin. Of we consider the looks, both are very good looking where FZs has gentle looks suitable for all types of people and RTR 160 4V is sharp looking specially suitable for young generation.
# Engine Performance: N doubt, Japanese engine technology is much more reliable than India. Besides, they are also updated. Yamaha FZs has four stroke, SOHC and two valve engine with air cooling system. Besides, engine is BS4 approved. It can generate 12.9 Bhp max power in 8000 rpm and 12.8 Nm max torque in 6000 rpm. No kicker is added only but self. On the other side, TVS also has reliability. They are doing business in all over the World also. TVS RTR 160 4V has single cylinder, four stroke and spark ignition engine which is oil cooled with ram air assist. The engine can create more than 16 Bhp max power and 14.8 NM torque. Both self and kick starting system added into the bike. The bike TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has also BS4 engine technology added.
# Suspension & Brake: Obviously Yamaha FZs FI V2.0 has very demanded suspensions installed. The front suspension is telescopic and rear suspension is monocross swing arm. The same telescopic fork suspension is used for the front part in RTR 160 4V. But they have monoshock rear suspension. Both bikes have qualitiful suspensions no doubt. However, FZs is current available in Bangladesh with two different braking versions. Based on the braking system, the price is also different. It has front disc brake and rear 130 mm drum brake but in another version, there are rear disc brake is also added. The dual disc brake version of FZs FI V2.0 has launched in bangladesh few days ago. Like them, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V will be available in Bangladesh with different braking versions. Normally it has front 270 mm disc and rear 130 mm drum brake. But, dual disc brake version would be also available in market at the same time.
# Comfort & Control: If we consider the controlling, Yamaha FZs FI V2.0 is one of the best controlling bike. Amateur riders are also able to control the machine easily. The bike is very good at control and comfort. It has rear 140 section tyre added which makes the controlling very good. Besides, seat is skid resistance and so, pillion can freely ride on it. On the other hand, RTR has also single plate seat and so, it would be also very comfortable indeed for male and female riders. Though, there is a complain about the older version of Apache RTR 160 that the controlling of the bike is not very good and too risky for amateur or new riders. But hopefully company has solved the problem into their new machine and it would not disappoint you. But still we can consider FZs as the best between them for controlling.
# Fuel Consumption: BS4 engine is added into both bikes FZs and RTR 160 4V. So, the bikes are very fuel efficient considering the segment. Than the other same segment sports bike, FZs is providing very good mileage. The reported average mileage of the bike is 45 km. Apache RTR 160 4V yet to launch in Bangladesh but from the India as well as the company, we all know that the bike would give more than 45 km average mileage no doubt. Considering the mileage, RTR 160 4V would be best between them.
# Top Speed: Like mileage, speed of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is better than Yamaha FZs FI V2.0. RTR which means Racing Throttle Response. So, the acceleration of the bike is very attractive. Besides, according to the report the bike would provide almost 140 kmph top speed. In that case, FZs is more behind than RTR. FZs is not good for speed. The bike would provide almost 120 kmph top speed reportedly.
# Price: Yamaha is a top rated Japanese brand. So, the price of their products are generally higher. In the case of Yamaha FZs FI V2.0, its price is also higher than same segment bikes in Bangladesh. The current price of the bike in Bangladesh is BDT 2,44,000 only. In that case the products of Indian brands would be within range. Due to the reasonable price range, the products of TVS is very demanded in Bangladesh. Hopefully their upcoming product TVS Apache RTR 160 4V would come with reasonable price range.
Considering above listed statistics, we have presented the details comparison review between two most popular bikes. Though the discussion you can learn the good sides and bad sides of both bikes. Besides, it will help you to decide which one will be better for you. But, due to decent looking and reliability FZs would be a great choice but speed and style lovers can go for RTR.