TVS APACHE RTR VS YAMAHA FZ16
Without a doubt, the bike that Yamaha's FZ16 will be competiting against will be the TVS Apache RTR. We try to pit these two bikes against each other to see which has a potential to be the winner
ENGINE 159.7CC 153CC
POWER(PS) 15.4 @ 8500 14.0 @ 7500
TORQUE(NM) 13.1 @ 6000 13.6 @ 6000
TOP SPEED 118.7 KM/H 110.9 KM/H
0-60KM/H 5.04 SEC 5.51 SEC
MILEAGE 50 KMPL 43.5 KMPL
The TVS Apache RTR seems to have a powerful engine, but the FZ16 strikes back with more torque. Performance wise, the RTR again has the lead, hitting a true 118.7km/h which is around 125km/h on the speedometer. The Yamaha FZ16 on the other hand manages around 110.9km/h on the test equipment or around 120km/h on the speedometer.
Where the Yamaha FZ16 shines, in our opinion, is in the city. The comfortable riding position, the torquey engine etc.
On the looks front, the FZ16 is the clear winner. The ultra sexy fat 140mm rear tyre, wide forks, awesome tank etc, all make the bike look the best in India, by a far margain.
Stunts wise, we think, both the bikes are equally good. However, the RTR is a track bike, and will make the Yamaha FZ16 eat dust on the track.
Coming to the last, the pricing
On the road cost, Pune
TVS Apache RTR : Rs 67,151
Yamaha FZ16 : Rs 72,500
The FZ16 is expensive by Rs more than five thousand! Thats a lot of money.
But you get the looks, the quality and nimble handing. The looks alone tempt you into going for the FZ16.... We want to hear what you think - participate in the poll (see right side of this blog page). Let us know what you think by commenting on this post too!
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