14th October 2020, Kathmandu
The battle between TVS and Yamaha is getting real. Just a few weeks back, TVS NTorq was declared the highest-selling premium scooter in Nepal. Yamaha, on the other hand, is the first to bring FI into the scooter industry!
Now, the battle is for the crown to become the lord of the streets! TVS comes with the all-new TVS Apache 160 4V and faces Yamaha’s FZS FI V3. Will the new TVS force beat the Yamaha domination?
Let’s have a look at the specs, features, and price in Nepal for both these bikes.
|Technical Specifications||TVS APACHE 160 4V||YAMAHA FZS FI V3|
|Engine Type||SI, 4 Stroke, Oil Cooled Engine||Air cooled, 4 Stroke, SOHC|
|Max Power||16.02 PS @ 8250 RPM||12.4 PS @ 7250 RPM|
|ABS||Single Channel||Single Channel|
|Max Torque||14.12 Nm @ 7250 RPM||13.6 Nm @ 5500 RPM|
|Front Tyre||90 / 90 – 17||100 / 80 – 17|
|Rear Tyre||110 / 80 – 17||140 / 60 – 17|
|Length x Width x Height||2035 x 790 x 1050 mm||1990 x 780 x 1080 mm|
|Wheelbase||1357 mm||1330 mm|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm||165 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm||790 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||12 Liters||13 Liters|
If we look at the specs, both the bikes have competing characters. The TVS Apache 160 gives a power of 16.02 PS @ 8250 RPM and torque of 14.12 Nm @ 7250 RPM.
Likewise, Yamaha FZS FI V3 gives a power of 12.4 PS @ 7250 RPM and torque of 13.6 Nm @ 5500 RPM.
160 Apache gets the benefit of higher engine displacement and better ground clearance.
The all-new Apache 160 has all LED lights. Sadly, Yamaha FZS FI comes with a bulb tail light. This is not a big dealbreaker.
FZS FI V3 gets 13 liters of fuel tank capacity. Apache 160 gets 12 liters only.
A shorter rider will ride the FZS FI V3 much easily. Its seat height is 10mm shorter than Apache 160.
Even though the FZS FI V3 is the latest update to the FZ 150, it still feels a bit outdated when you compare the features to the all-new feature-full Apache 160! The split seats, low fuel warning lamps, and low battery indicators are some of the new features missing on the FZ bloodline.
TVS apache 160 4v vs Yamaha FZS FI V3 : Price Comparison
The Apache 160 4V price in Nepal is Rs 3,05,900. The price of Yamaha FZS FI V3 in Nepal is Rs 3,23,900.
|Bike Model||Price in Nepal|
|TVS Apache 160 4V||NPR 3,05,900|
|Yamaha FZS FI V3||NPR 3,23,900|
Now there may be a clear winner here. Apache 160 4V is new, has more features, and costs less than the Yamaha FZS FI V3.
However, the Yamaha has stood through the test of time and proved that its engine is solid! The repair and maintenance costs of Yamaha are also less and its spare parts are easily available. It’s a machine you can rely on.
If you’re someone who doesn’t like taking the risk with investment, we say go for the Yamaha FZS FI V3. You won’t regret the choice, at all!
But, if you want those extra features and new styling, hop on with the TVS Apache 160 4V!