Wednesday, October 22, 2008

TVS Apache RTR VS Yamaha FZ 16

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

RTR FZ16
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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35 comments:

Anonymous said...

The RTR has serious competition now. Looks like the FZ16 beats it on all accounts barring the outright performance. The FZ16 is my choice

qwert_009 said...

ballz,..RTR stands out as d best in evry aspect...looks wise FZ may b d winer,..bt wid such outrageius tank,.itz highly dangerous!!!
APACHE RTR ROXX

ardumas said...

FZ16 looks awesome and beats RTR in that front without any doubt..but am only worried about the absense of kickstart..i am a frequent traveller..will the electric start work if i try it after a month or so..i dont wanna go to the service station after every 1 month gap..

himanshu said...

ture it is...but i must say in speed in milage in rigidity..RTR is beating FZ16 as i was very keen about FZ..but have a closer look at it...The tank seems to be very big but it isnt..actually its a fibre covering that is making it look mascular.and if u look carefully the gap between handle and tank its cms...one thurst and the tank is gone...no slot for legguard and the height is too short...lets face.leaving behind the looks...RTR completely beats FZ

akshye said...

The real thing is efzee is by YAMAHA. I really wanted to go for Apache but I think again when it comes to the name TVS.

I can buy any one of CBZ-xtreme/hunk/apache even today but still I will wait for a month or two to grab FZ(finance issues).

I feel RTR-FI is great but is way out of budget. If it had a comparative price to FZ I would have thought of that. Another drawback with that is FI comes in only Orange & Black whereas the best colors with Apache are sexy Yellow and Gray.

I have test driven FZ & I think thats the best bike in 150 seg.

Ali said...

i still think the apache is the best, I do agree that Fz16 have good looks but on the other side the apache also have attractive looks. apart from this there is no threat to apache's reputations. TVS Apache rocks...!!!

Anonymous said...

Apache RTR rocks....i bought it for 64k n ma frnd has got an fz for 73k....so i can feed lot of fuel to it....plus it looks great.... its tail lights r d sexiest....its good on highway (can cruise arount 85-90kmph )

Kishore said...

The FZ 16 is a great bike, However, I would like to know what modifications and changes you would like to see in the bike that you think might beat the RTR if it hasn't already.

By the way did you know that Yamaha's FZ 16 and R 15 have swept all bike awards in India in the last one year. Check them out here. Also find some more breathtaking pics of the FZ16.

math said...

hello Kishor
Want to beat RTR Fi... Shall we meet one day? fix the time... i am ready to meat your FZ with my FI.

I know your FZ will bite dust...
Tell the venue date and time....

By
Math

Rahul said...

FZ16 DA BEST BIKE I EVER DRIVE IN 150CC SEGMENT....ITS TECHNOLOGY IS 2 ADVANCE,& ON DRIVING FAST RACING FZ16 BEAT APPACHE RTR ....

Rahul....The KillerX said...

Am An APACHIAN..

Just one statement to all Fz Guys

Race with me...with RTR160..and if u win i give u my bike..else..if u loose ..give me urs..i will send it to its better place.."THE JUNKYARD" :D

do u hav that confidence..

Anonymous said...

RTR n FZ
RTRs competation is wid p200
not fz
FZ is got small silencer
nd girls hate small ones...... :-)

Anonymous said...

all the Fz fans
Girs hate small silencers......;-)

dinaker said...

seriously the ride comfort is 10 times gr8er than apache i first owned an apache which i was forced to sell due to uncomfortable riding !! now my new fz16 and pulsar 180 dtsi have fullfilled my needs of comfort and handling throug fz and mielage thru pulsar

rohit said...

"100 bato ki 1 baat apache rtr 160 is best"

piyush said...

well fz is the beat one u must go for fz non other than that

rohit said...

i have RTR she is rocking man

GURU....InSpiRaTioN said...

No worries at all....I ride FZ16 .it is smooth, sexy, faster in street........TVS road grip is a Question, but FZ 16 no worries......FZ 16 IS STREET FIGHTER.........YAMAHA

terror FZsathya said...

hey apachi guys... TVS don't have thinking capacity... so oly.. all bikes r in single model... but yamah..s brillient guys.. thinks and do the best,,, in starting... apachi.. can't beat the terror FZ......

rohit said...

mene apache 160 rtr se pulsar 200 ko bhi beat kiya hai toh 150 cc bikes ki aukaad hi kya hai
top speed 125 km/hr

rohit said...

himanshu you are rite
perfect observation

rohit said...

non of the 150 cc bike catch apache top speed its my challenge

vsr. said...

rohit u r wrong apache rtr fi does nt go beyond 116 my friend owns it and he sfed up with tat one and i own a fz which is really really great when compared with rtr and it aen the speed limits exceeds beyond 100.

Anonymous said...

oh vsr ....ur friend's apache rtr fi has serious trouble or ur friend don't know to ride an apache....i have this beauty ... and i have reached 130 km/hr....

Dipankar said...

Both the bikes are good. RTR has performance and power but FZ has Looks and Riding comfort. On one hand you need something that will stand out in crowd (FZ) on the other hand you want to lead the way on the expressway (RTR). FZ will beat RTR in traffic caz of it is easy to handle and the wide rear tyre's gives you a lot of confidence but when the battle comes to a open fields RTR takes the show. Man I love them both for daily commute i choose the FZ but when i go for long rides to the hills RTR is my choice.

jeet said...

i hve apache rtr 160 if any fz fucker to be fucked by me then come to rajkot,i will show u my furious apache.

jeet said...

i have apache rtr 160,all fz fukers come to rajkot for race i challenge to give my bke if i loose!

sachin said...

rtr apache is the best bike but milage 25 p.kh

sachin said...

"10000 bato ki 1 baat apache rtr 160 is best" apache rtr 160 is on racing

rohit said...

@rohit bhai apache leke pune main kafi launde girte sirf meri fz ki baajne ke liye but hota yeh hai jab turning aati hai to sale fisal padte hai lol or main usi speed main bina fisale nikal jata hoon...but when fz stops on signal no one ask about pulsar or apache everyone is taking opinion for fz

lol...

~b@!a eth@n~ said...

Yamaha FZ-s s best 4ever........

nishanth said...

RTR s a track bike..FZ s de best bike in city,but during de race ,racing DNA makes FZ to smell its smoke,,,had a many try,FZ cant touch RTR sayin abt 160,not abt 180...RTR ROCKZZz

nishanth said...

FZ has can hve competition with its capability,very sorry NOT WITH RACING DNA's

nishanth said...

rtr forever,no words abt fz wen rtr stands near

nishanth said...

RTR s a track bike..FZ s de best bike in city,but during de race ,racing DNA makes FZ to smell its smoke,,,had a many try,FZ cant touch RTR sayin abt 160,not abt 180...RTR ROCKZZz