New Bajaj Pulsar 180 vs TVS Apache 180 - Which 180cc Bike Should Be Your Pick?

26 Feb 2021 Shakti Nath Jha

Bajaj Auto has recently launched the new 2021 Bajaj Pulsar 180. The Pulsar 180 has always been a very popular naked streetfighter in the country and now it's finally back once again. Now, if we talk about its rivals, it directly rivals against the TVS Apache RTR 180. So, today in this article, we will be comparing the new 2021 Bajaj Pulsar 180 vs the TVS Apache 180 BS6.

Bajaj Pulsar 180 vs TVS Apache 180

Bajaj Pulsar 180 vs the TVS Apache 180 - Engine, Transmission and Mileage

SpecificationPulsar 180Apache RTR 180
Engine178.6cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected 177.4cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected
Maximum Power17.02 PS at 8500 RPM16.8 PS at 8500 RPM
Maximum Torque14.5 Nm at 6500 RPM 15.5 Nm at 7000 RPM
Cooling Systemair-cooledoil-cooled
Transmission5-speed5-speed
Mileage40-45 kmpl40-45 kmpl
Emission NormBS6BS6
Bajaj Pulsar 180 vs TVS Apache 180

The new Bajaj Pulsar 180 is powered by a BS6 compliant 178.6cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected, DTS-i engine. This motor churns out 17.02 PS of maximum power at 8500 RPM and 14.5 Nm of peak torque at 6500 RPM. The new TVS Apache RTR 180 is powered by a BS6 compliant 177.4cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This motor churns out 16.8 PS of maximum power at 8500 RPM and 15.5 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM. Both these motorcycles come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and they will deliver almost similar fuel-efficiency in real-world conditions.

New Pulsar 180 vs the TVS Apache 180 - Dimensions and Capacity

SpecificationApache RTR 180Pulsar 180
Length2085 mm2035 mm
Width730 mm765 mm
Height1105 mm1115 mm
Seat Height790 mm790 mm
Wheelbase1300 mm1345 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm165 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity12L15L
Weight141 kgs151 kgs

New Pulsar 180 vs the TVS Apache 180 - Tyres and Brakes

SpecificationApache RTR 180Pulsar 180
Tyre Size90/90-17 (front)
110/80-17 (rear)
90/90-17 (front)
120/80-17 (rear)
Tyre Typetubelesstubeless
Front Brake270 mm (disc)280 mm (disc)
Rear Brake200 mm (disc)230 mm (disc)
ABSsingle-channelsingle-channel

The braking duties on both these motorcycles are performed by disc brakes at either end. However, the Apache RTR 180 gets petal discs while the Pulsar 180 gets normal disc brakes. Also, they are equipped with a single-channel ABS as an additional safety aid.

Bajaj Pulsar 180 vs TVS Apache 180
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New Pulsar 180 vs the TVS Apache 180 - Chassis and Suspension

SpecificationApache RTR 180Pulsar 180
ChassisDouble Cradle Synchro STIFFNA
Front SuspensionTelescopic ForksTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionDual MIG shocksDual Nitrox shocks

The new Bajaj Pulsar 180 as well as the TVS Apache RTR 180 gets telescopic forks at the front and gas-charged dual-shock absorbers at the rear.

apache rtr 180 bs6

New Pulsar 180 vs the TVS Apache 180 - Price

Make and ModelPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj Pulsar 180Rs. 1,07,904
TVS Apache RTR 180Rs. 1,08,270
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Finally, talking about the price, so as you can see both the motorcycles are priced very similarly. Both of them cost around Rs. 1.08 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi and so the ultimate decision is in your hand as to which one attracts you more as they are more or less evenly matched. So, which one will be your pick? Do feel free to share with all of us in the comments below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.

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