|4 – Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled|
|11.19 kW (15.2 Bhp) @8500 rpm|
|130+ KM/H (Approx)|
|Single Disk||1,64,900 BDT|
|Double Disk||1,98,500 BDT|
|Matt Edition||1,84,900 BDT|
|Engine type||4 – Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air Cooled|
|Maximum Power||15.2@8500 Bhp@rpm|
|Maximum Torque||13.1@4000 Nm@rpm|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|No. of Gears
|Bore x Stroke||62 mm x 52.9 mm|
|Ignition||IDI Dual Mode Digital Ignition|
|Starting system||Self Start + Kick Start|
|Kerb Weight||137 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16 litres|
|No. of Seats||2|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic Forks, 105 mm Stroke|
|Suspension Rear||Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid|
|Front Brake||270 mm Petal Disc|
|Rear Brake||200 mm Petal Disc/ 130 mm Drum Brake|
|Front Tyre||Front 90/90 x 17”|
|Rear Tyre||Rear 110/80 x 17”|
|Headlight||35/35 W LED|
|Low Fuel Indicator||✓|
|Low Oil Indicator||✘|
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat
|Top Speed||130+ KM/H (Approx)|
|Mileage (City & highway)||45+|
TVS Apache RTR 150 Review
TVS is one of the most popular Indian brand motorcycle manufacturing company which used to launch their products in Bangladesh through the distributors. Like Bajaj, Yamaha and Honda, TVS is also one of the most popular brand in Bangladesh and due to the reasonable price, the products of TVS has become the main competitor of Bajaj which is the largest motorcycle manufacturing company in India.
If we consider the available products of TVS in our country, Apache RTR 150 is the top bike in the company. Due to the cc limits, TVS can not launch the high displacement product in Bangladesh though, in India, RTR is also the top product where 200 cc of this machine is available.
However, today we talk about RTR 150 which is regarded as the speed machine in our country and within the same price range, it is nearly an impossible matter to beat this bike. RTR 150 is compared with Bajaj Pulsar 150 though RTR is far better than Pulsar from where we look. It’s amazing sports looks along with more speed quality can make the main difference with the rest same segment motorcycles.
However, after the version of 2015 RTR, at the end of 2016, TVS launched a latest version of RTR 150 along with two different colors which are called Matte edition. The configurations are completely same including the looks but due to amazing color combinations, Matte editions are seems more sporty than olders. Besides, the price of Matte editions are a little bit higher than regular RTR 150. So, let’s take a glance below where we present the information of RTR 150 which will help the buyers.
Design & looks: According to the design and looks of Apache RTR 150, it can be placed among the sports category bikes list though it’s configuration is more alike with standard bike. So, design of this machine is more important. RTR 150 is made with excellent versatile design which outlooks is completely fascinating and sporty. Moreover, in the latest Matte edition of this beast, company has made the bike with beautiful color combinations which gives better outlooks than ever. So, all in all, it can be chosen at the first sight.
Engine performance: Engine is one of the main part of a motorcycle or can be described as the heart of the machine. In the case of RTR 150 which is the top product of the company, TVS wanted to give their best shot. They made RTR with 150 cc, four stroke, air cooled engine which consists of single cylinder. For the top performance of the riders, the engine of Apache can generate 15.2 @ 8500 rpm max power where 13.1 Nm @ 4000 rpm max torque. The speciality of the machine is it’s speed which is mostly depending on the torque. Besides, it is called RTR which means Racing Throttle Response which means the machine can provide instant speed which makes it one of the fastest motorcycle in Bangladesh. Excluding the engine performance, company has also added some extra features like it has IDI – Dual mode digital ignition system, UCAL BS – 26 carburetor etc.
Dimensions & seating position: To provide better controlling, TVS has ensured the better dimension of their top product RTR 150. The length of RTR 150 is 2035 mm, width 730 mm and height is 1105 mm. Due to be the combinations of standard and sports category, it’s seating position can causes back pain to the riders. Besides, it’s fuel tank is completely sporty looks which has aggressive side kit on the both side of the tank. The tank is quite bigger which can contains almost 16 litres of fuel. However, the seating position is seems comfortable which can provide enough space to a single pillion. The kerb weight of the bike is 137 kg which is a little less than rest bikes and so, after crossing 100 km per hour speed, it can vibrate a little though in the latest update, it is reduced. Wheelbase of the bike is 1300 and 165 mm ground clearance. Besides, it has a pair of engine gourd which looks amazing. Now some other companies are coping the idea to make gorgeous looks of their products.
Suspension & Brakes: Suspensions of Apache RTR 150 is well developed than before. Telescopic fork suspension is used for the front wheel and for the rear wheel, twin shocks suspension is used which is also called Monotube Inverted Gas – filled shox (MIG) with spring aid. The suspensions are too good which would provide better comfort on long ride and different types of roads and situations. However, the braking system is updated with front disc brake and rear drum brake. Though, according to the news, the riders have complained about the braking system of RTR. But analyzing the complain, to get better brake, a rider needs to maintain the tyre pressure of the bike. But we must admit that it is a powerful bike which needs to be handled by experts riders. When you release the clutch, the bike wants to jump and so, you need to be more careful to handle the beast. Besides, the front tyre of the bike could skid by holding the hydraulic brake if the tyre pressure is higher. Overall, it would be a perfect choice if you are an expert rider but for amateur, RTR 150 is needed to avoid.
Mileage & Top Speed: Young generations of Bangladesh used to find better mileage along with great speed within a motorcycle and both are very important. Apache RTR 150 can meet the both demands of the young generations and so, it is getting popular everyday. According to the many users of this machine, RTR 150 can provide more than 45 km mileage average which is very suitable for a sports category motorcycle. Besides, it’s mileage on highway can cross 50 km which can beats any 150 cc sports category bikes in Bangladesh. However, though, it is a fuel efficient motorcycle but it’s top speed can easily cross 130 km per hour and some users have claimed that they crossed 135 km per hour top speed with the Matte edition of RTR 150. According to the some websites, the top speed is claimed to 140 km per hour also.
Instrument Panel & Features: Latest and premium quality electrical technology is used for Apache RTR 150. The battery of the bike consists of 12V and 9Ah maintenance free. However, the instrument console of the bike is almost digital which consists of digital speedometer, digital trip meter, digital odometer, digital clock and digital fuel gauge. The only analog thins is tachometer. There is also engine kill switch, low battery indicator, pass light and some other features are added.
Colors & Price: The bike is available with three different prices which depends on braking system. Single disc brake RTR 150 is available with BDT 1,79,500 where double disc brake RTR 150 is available with BDT 1,98,500. But the Matte edition of Apache RTR 150 is currently available with BDT 1,64,900. There are four colors of the bike are currently available in Bangladesh which are Red, Black, Blue and White. Besides, Matte edition is available with three different colors like Matte Blue, Matte Black and Matte Red.
TVS Apache RTR 150 Rating
By considering the price tags, in the same segment, RTR 150 is completely a great motorcycle which most of the things are very much positive. It’s amazing looks makes it as one of the most wanted bike in Bangladesh and low fuel consuming rate makes the demand just higher. It can fill up the maximum demands of the riders by considering looks, style, speed. As one of the leading motorcycle manufacturing company, it’s brand value is almost same as Bajaj. Besides, it’s spare parts are also available in every towns of our country. However, TVS just needs to improve it’s controlling a bit and then it would be compatible with different category riders. Though, it is regarded as the sports category bike but still suitable for a bit old people. So, within the price range, Apache RTR 150 would be a great choice and can able to provide great service as well.