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Old 20th February 2009, 09:08   #151
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It's a CV carb. What did you mean by info on tuning?
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Old 20th July 2009, 12:04   #152
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Alright here is small review/update after 7300 kms & 9.5 months of ownership

- After just 17 kms of riding in rains the pass switch gave away, this is ridiculous my ZMA & Pulsar faced 100s of kms in rains but nothing like this ever happened.

- The weather is cold now & the bike does take its own sweet time to come to operating temperature, this is similar to ZMA except that the RTR often shuts down when cold refusing to start immediately. The starter works flawlessly though during the first click in morning.

- There is an enormous sound from rear brakes during rains which I can understand, what I cant is it is random & is very loud, heck my wife can hear it loud & clear on 7th floor.

- The bike has decent power but being a high revving one the usable power comes a bit late for city riding.

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Old 20th July 2009, 20:24   #153
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Whoa, that way too early. Did u take it to the service center? What do the guys say?
There is a slight squeaking sound sometimes from the rear brakes of my bike as well, slight but present.
I havent even done 50 kms yet :( just not getting the time, but the menace seems better suited to city rides as I havent really felt any issues in really crowded streets.

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Old 20th July 2009, 20:27   #154
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Nopes will report this during the next service.

Dont worry the 180 has more power

May be I feel that way for power becasue of my previous bikes (P180 DTSi V1 VS Karizma VS Apache RTR)
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Also IMHO the P220 seat would be more comfortable than of RTR. I am not in anyway saying that RTR 180 has poor seats, all I am saying is that I expect the 220 to offer more comfort better
Yeah, I do agree with that. Atleast they look more comfortable

OT : Does the 160 have the same 5 step monoshock like the 180? I find the 180 suspensions really nice.
We can take this up on your thread if u want.
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Err it doesnt have monoshock but yes it has 5 step shocks.

Well the 180 differs in various aspects from 160

- 180 has Longer wheelbase

- 180 has 17 inch rear wheel while the 160 has 18 inch

The suspension on the RTR 160 too is fine as in there is nothing dramatic about it & it handles beautifully over curves

Btw when do we get to see your bike's report with Pics??
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Err it doesnt have monoshock but yes it has 5 step shocks.

Well the 180 differs in various aspects from 160

- 180 has Longer wheelbase

- 180 has 17 inch rear wheel while the 160 has 18 inch
Not to forget the absence of a rev limiter though power ends at 9K RPM or so
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The suspension on the RTR 160 too is fine as in there is nothing dramatic about it & it handles beautifully over curves

Btw when do we get to see your bike's report with Pics??
I am working from home today especially for the report and pics . Post lunch will have a short photo session and then upload a brief report for sure.

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Oye even the 160 doesnt have rev limiter

Btw those difference were related to the suspension geometry, there are also other few subtle differences between the two RTRs
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Guys, planning to get RTR180. After reading the reviews can't wait to get hands on a RTR180. Lets see if I can manage to get RTR180 before october.

@Techno: Ride this beauty carefully.
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Alright here is small review/update after 7300 kms & 9.5 months of ownership

- After just 17 kms of riding in rains the pass switch gave away, this is ridiculous my ZMA & Pulsar faced 100s of kms in rains but nothing like this ever happened.
Another Issue I faced today & its a scary one

Today while coming to Office I observed that the entire Brake & footrest assembly is moving up & down on bad patches. Checked & confirmed that yes there is indeed something loose or missing somewhere as If I push down the rear Footrest the footrest, Silencer & the part holding all this moves down.

I see all the nuts that can be seen on front to be there & I also checked with another RTR in the parking, so this is certainly an issue.

this is really scary & dangerous. Is there any nut or bold which is inside i.e. not visible from side?

Anybody has any idea?

Would be extremely careful on my way back. Will show it at the service center soon.


With every passing day I am realizing that "The RTR is better packaged product than Pulsar" is nothing but a myth.
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Another Issue I faced today & its a scary one

Today while coming to Office I observed that the entire Brake & footrest assembly is moving up & down on bad patches. Checked & confirmed that yes there is indeed something loose or missing somewhere as If I push down the rear Footrest the footrest, Silencer & the part holding all this moves down.

I see all the nuts that can be seen on front to be there & I also checked with another RTR in the parking, so this is certainly an issue.

this is really scary & dangerous. Is there any nut or bold which is inside i.e. not visible from side?


With every passing day I am realizing that "The RTR is better packaged product than Pulsar" is nothing but a myth.
Techno, I am shocked. I know its not the best in class finish, but I couldnt have expected this. Did you get the bike checked? Is this a by design or a design flaw? I havent heard any complaints in this dept. so I dont think this would lead to any issues.
But whatever the case, do get it checked and let us know. I will also check it on my bike.
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Yeah man, havent got time yet, will take it to the service center tomorrow if doesnt rain.

I will update the findings here.
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Old 21st August 2009, 12:18   #163
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This issue is really surprising as TVS are the best build bikes as evolved from their rally/motocross experiance.get it rectfied at earliest.
I think in pune Century is the best dealer (You can also check if this problem is for all)and if your bike is out of warrenty take her to Shirish Joshi's Mobike center.
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My bike is very much within warranty(bought her last September)

My guess is some bolt gone loose or missing due to engine vibrations.
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check your engine foundation bolts. might be some nut has fallen off and the bolt is hanging.
strange to hear such issues with your TVS. i can vouch for the quality.
my tvs with 7 years and around 80000 kms has no problem at all.

1. single kick start in the morning, be it cold or hot or even parked for 10 days.

2. not a single cable changed. no clutch cable no accelerator cable nothin.

3. no rust anywhere on the bike. paint finish as good as new. still sparkling.

4. not a single nut bolt has fallen off or even loosened. only the right rear footrest rubber has fallen off.

5. headlight and tail light bulbs replaced 2-3 times. indicators replaces 4-5 times.

i think you need a timely service and personal supervision at the workshop
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