November 16, 2015: TVS Apache RTR 160 is to get a new and fresh Matte Blue paint for the upcoming festive season. Rest all the features and technical specification will be same. TVS Apache is the one and only performance motorcycle in the company's portfolio that was born back in 2007. Since its inception, the bike is rivaling Bajaj Pulsar. It is a most popular bike among the youth of the company because of its stylish design and butter-smooth performance. Presently, it comes in three variants, Apache RTR 160, Apache RTR 180 and Apache RTR 180 ABS. Being the first Indian bike to feature Anti-Lock Braking System as standard, TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS stands tough with pulsar 180 and Hero MotoCorp Karizma R. The range of this machine have a price tag of Rs. 71,800 for RTR 160, Rs. 75,800 for RTR 180 and Rs. 86,490 for RTR 180 ABS (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).The company offers switchable ABS system in RTR 180, which is no less than a treat for our stunting folks. The company had also launched its new variant named as Apache RTR 200 in mid of this year.
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|TVS Apache RTR 160||Manual||
4 Stroke, Single Cylinder
|60 Kmpl||15.2 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|TVS Apache RTR 180||Manual||
4 Stroke, Air Cooled
|60 Kmpl||17.05 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS||Manual||
|60 Kmpl||17.03 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|TVS Apache RTR 160 Fr Rear Disc||Manual||
4 Stroke, Single Cylinder
|60 Kmpl||15.2 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
TVS Apache RTR series bridges the gap between commuters and entry level performance bikes in India. It comprises of three models: RTR 160, RTR 180 and RTR 180 ABS, which sport a common yet pleasing design. The manufacturer has made available all the excitement and thrill, a rider craves for in his motorcycle.
The engine designed for the Apache 160 RTR is a single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine with 159.7cc of displacement. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and dishes out a supreme power of 15.2bhp at 8500rpm with peak torque of 13.1Nm at 4000rpm. The top speed achieved by the bike is 118kmph and it takes about 6 seconds to turn from 0 to 60kmph.
On the other hand, Apache 180 RTR and the ABS model incorporate 177.4cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valves, OHC motor, which is linked to a 5-speed constant mesh. It regulates a topmost power of 17.03bhp at 8500rpm with a highest torque value of 15.5Nm at 6500rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 60kmph in around 5 seconds and heads till 124kmph.
Double Cradle SynchroSTIFF type chassis has been used to craft all the three trims that are further equipped to telescopic front and monotube inverted Gas-filled shock absorbers (MIG) with spring aid rear suspensions. The alloy wheels of the machines are clipped with 270mm petal disc brake at the front and 200mm petal disc brake at the rear. The rear disc brake is optional in 160cc variant, however, ABS is also available with the 180cc trim that makes Apache a star bike in its segment.
TVS gave new lines to the motorcycling industry of India by introducing the Apache series. These machines are highly competent whether its performance or appearance, the series can easily dominate its rivals. Being one of the most exquisite offering by the manufacturer, the top model of the series also boasts of Anti-lock braking system which is a unique feature in its segment. The pleasant part of the motorcycles is that they are affordable, thrilling and made for streets. One can commute, race and even can perform stunts on these little maniacs.
TVS Apache RTR series is assembled on Double Cradle SynchroSTIFF chassis that remains rigid and helps the rider to challenge the extremities of the bike. Rolling the machine are the 90/90 x 17" front and 110/80 x 17" rear tubeless tyres that sport all black 6-spoke alloy wheels. The wheels are equipped with 270mm petal disc brake at the front and 200mm petal disc brake at the rear. Though, disc brake is optional for the 160cc variant and 130mm drum brake is standard. Moreover, Anti-lock braking system is also available for the 180cc variant. Telescopic forks are equipped to the front wheel while monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid are located at the rear.
Designed for thrill this motorbike is a pleasure to ride, its aesthetics are aerodynamic, wheelbase of 1300mm – 1326mm increases confidence at cornering and minimum ground clearance of 165mm is compatible with the Indian roads. The overall measurements of the machine are 2085mm of length, 730mm of width and 1105mm of height. The kerb weight of the 180cc versions are 139kg and that of the Apache RTR 160 is 137kg.
The front of the machine is pretty fascinating, there are LED day time running lights embedded above the twin pilot lamps that makes the headlight section look like an animal head. Muscled tank, which has been an inspiration of the Apache series since inception looks extraordinary and electrifying with the meticulously designed tank shrouds. Engine cowl is bestowed to the machine with aerodynamic razor ed design. Rear tail of the machine gets a separated tail light unit and brake light unit which is rare to find.
TVS Apache RTR 160 is loaded with a 159.7cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke engine that is coupled to a 5-speed transmission system. The motor is tuned to generate a maximum power of 15.2bhp at 8,500rpm with a peak torque of 13.1Nm at 4,000rpm. The top speed attained by the machine is 118kmph.
TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS houses a 177.4cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke engine that is configured to churn out a maximum power output of 17.03bhp at 8,500rpm and a topmost torque of 15.5Nm at 6,500rpm. The top speed of the bike is 124kmph.
The manufacturer has equipped the machines with IDI-Dual mode digital ignition that swiftly ignites them with a touch. The bikes get a large 16 liter fuel tank capacity to run hundreds of kilometers at one go.
TVS Apache RTR series is compact, fast and ready to race each time one turns the ignition on. The bike has lightweight to handle it nicely. The dimensions of the bike are also genuine enough to perform various exciting stunts. Braking of the machines is also responsive with the disc brakes at both the ends. Though, Apache RTR 180s enjoy the presence of Anti-lock braking system. The handling could have been better with the incorporation of wider tyres.
Anti-lock braking system is a great safety features for the rider as these machines have enough power to kill the rider. The light weight and sound suspensions system are also there to enhance rider’s performance over the machine that will reduce chances of going out of control. Moreover, the manufacturer must use wider tyres to enhance the traction.
Value for money
Fat tyres needed
Mileage can be increased
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Hi friends, I wanted to do quick review on the Tvs Apache RTR 180 ABS and as to why it has been first choice for me . Not much differs between the RTR 180 and the abs versions cosmetics wise . I am very concerned with specially 2 wheeler s that in rainy seasons the bike can skid and cause a lot of problems. Also uneven braking at higher speeds does result in accidents so chose the abs(Anti lock braking sys...
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