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Thread: Apache RTR RD or w/o RD?

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    Hey guys,

    I'm planning on getting a new Apache RTR 160, and I see there are two versions available - one with the Rear Disc Brakes and one without. The RD version costs 1.5K more. Is it worth getting it? I drive at 40-70kmph in average road conditions.

    I've asked lots of my friends for advice. Few say it's good and most say it's not. They say drum brake is the better choice for the rear, and that disc is going to result in lots of skids. I didn't get a chance to test out the RD version properly during the test ride because they allow you to circle around the showroom and you can't go at high speeds (~60kmph) to test out the rear discs.

    So what do you experienced guys say? What should I go for? With or without disc brakes?

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    RTR with the RD is not at all dangerous, the rear disk is as good as the front one. There is no problem what so ever with it, otherwise no bike would come with a RD.
    Most of the people can skid their bike without the rear disc.

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    Hi.. i have a rtr fi which does come with RD

    I drove bikes with drum breaks after some 2-3 months.. and there is a lot of difference. I would recommend the RD.. even though it doesnt have the bite of the front discs(makes a lot of sense). But both of the discs together gives you that much more confidence..

    apart from better braking... it lends better looks..

    one downside is that you cannot 'tighten/sharpen' the RD brakes AFAIK

    if your budget allows.. get the FI .. its well worth the extra money.. lesser vibes than the carb.. more power and mileage..

    the fuel pipe also is hidden i think.. so no issues of fuel theft ..

    please do give the FI a serious thought

    and congratz m8 .. you will be buying yourselves a beast eitherways
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    Its more to do with the fact that people expect a rear disk to perform as good as the front and so end up pressing really hard on it . Rear brake should be used 35% while rest of the braking should be by the front brake .

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    go for FI..(RD) absolutely its new technology....n gr8 styling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puneet1 View Post
    Its more to do with the fact that people expect a rear disk to perform as good as the front and so end up pressing really hard on it . Rear brake should be used 35% while rest of the braking should be by the front brake .
    its not that straight rear 35 % wont help ... u have too look at braking sinario too ie on a turn/ straight .. same size rear disk will always have less bite compared to front... there is a crew on rear disk brake lever pedal to adjust amount of free play which m\one may tweak to suit ones liking

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcatasus View Post
    its not that straight rear 35 % wont help ... u have too look at braking sinario too ie on a turn/ straight .. same size rear disk will always have less bite compared to front... there is a crew on rear disk brake lever pedal to adjust amount of free play which m\one may tweak to suit ones liking
    Could you please post a tutorial with pictures on how to adjust the freeplay.. im talking about the rear disc

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackcatasus View Post
    its not that straight rear 35 % wont help ... u have too look at braking sinario too ie on a turn/ straight .. same size rear disk will always have less bite compared to front... there is a crew on rear disk brake lever pedal to adjust amount of free play which m\one may tweak to suit ones liking
    no the play in the RTR rear disc cannot be adjusted,you got to stick to the factory settings..........

    the rear disc of the RTR may be lacking the out and out bite like the front but it gives more control while leaning out of the corners (braking while scrapping pegs to be more precise) and slowing the bike from seroiusly high speeds.....

    the most gr8 advantage of the rear disc brake tht is it wont be fading as the drum brake after repeated usage...and it's a petal so it cools off much better then the conventional disc brakes....

    and man for just 1500 more it's DAMN CHEAP........

    GO FOR THT VERSION.....

    (FI is still the awesome option dude....think of it and take a test ride, or i must say buy it just for tht killing exhaust note....)
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    Hey guys,

    I was quite amazed to see so many of you recommending the RTR FI even though I never mentioned anything about it. As a result (and a little more research on this forum), I want to buy the FI now But the only downside is, the delivery time for the FI is around 10-15 days Anyway, guess it's worth the wait

    I hope my dad agrees to spend 5.5K more on the FI... making a list of pros of FI over the carb version now

    Wish me good luck

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