While we’ve seen many drag races involving the TVS Apache RR 310 or the RTR 200 4V, it’s for the first time that we’ve come across a drag race between the new RTR 160 4V and one of its immediate competitors. The rival in question here is the Suzuki Gixxer SF, which is easily among the most well-sorted motorcycles in its segment. But what happens when this fully-faired motorcycle competes with the new 160cc Apache in a drag race? Watch for yourself in the video below.
Two rounds of drag racing were held between the two motorcycles. The riders even swapped their motorcycles to make sure that the results of the races are accurate. In both the rounds, the new Apache 160 4V emerges as the clear winner. Both times, the motorcycle was quick to gain a lead over the fully-faired Gixxer and was several bike lengths ahead by the time it approached the finish line. From these races, it becomes clear that the new TVS motorcycle enjoys a clear performance advantage over its fully-faired rival.
The new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by a 159.7-cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that benefits from a four valve head. The engine outputs a maximum power of 16.8 PS at 8,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 14.8 Nm at 6.500 rpm. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The motorcycle has a kerb weight of 143 KGs. It costs roughly Rs 82,000 – 90,000. On the other hand, the Suzuki Gixxer is powered by a 154.9-cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke motor that outputs a maximum power of 15 PS at 8,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 14 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The Gixxer SF has a kerb weight of 139 KGs.
While the Suzuki Gixxer SF is marginally lighter than the Apache RTR 160 4V, the latter enjoys a significant power and torque advantage. The Apache offers 1.8 PS of additional power and 0.8 Nm of higher torque. This, in turn, helps the motorcycle easily outclass the Gixxer SF in a drag race.
Video courtesy – Rough rider Azam on Youtube