I am from Lucknow, India. I am planning to buy TVS Apache RTR 160 4v but I am really confused about whether to buy a carburetor version or fuel-injected version of the same.
The ex-showroom price of TVS Apache RTR 160 4v Dual disc ABS Carb is Rs.96,295 whereas the price of TVS Apache RTR 160 4v Dual disc ABS FI is Rs.1,02,545 means there is Rs. 6,250 difference between carb and FI.
Website Reference - https://www.tvsapache.com/rtr1604v.aspx
Difference between carb vs fi is as follow:-
Maximum Power- Carb(12.14 kW @ 8000 rpm)/ FI(12.35 kW @ 8000 rpm)
Power to Weight Ratio- Carb(0.0843 kW/kg)/ FI(0.0829 kW/kg)
Battery- Carb(12V, 9Ah/6 Ah)/ FI(12V, 9 Ah/ 8 Ah)
Headlamp- Carb(AHO 12V, 35/35W HS1 bulb, with all-time ON LED position lamp)/ FI(AHO 12V, 60/55W H4 bulb, with all-time ON LED position lamp)
Kerb Weight (with 90% fuel & tool kit)- Carb(147kg)/ FI(149kg)
0-100 kmph (sec)- Carb(15.36 Sec)/ FI(16.6 Sec)
Mileage- Carb(40-50Kmpl)/ FI(45-55Kmpl)
Features- Fi version has a gear positioning indicator and white backlight display whereas Carb has orange backlight display with no gear positioning indicator.
My questions are:-
Is it worth to buy Fi version and spend extra 6k more for Fi version for long terms basis?
Is carb machine more long-lasting and reliable than FI?
Is fi machine life is lower than as of Carb?