28th February, 2015: TVS Motors has revived the Indian entry-level performance bike segment with TVS Apache series. Since its launch, the bike is competing sharply against Bajaj Pulsar. The bike is popular among the youth due to its elegant design and butter-smooth performance. Currently, the bike comes in three variants, Apache RTR 160, Apache RTR 180 and Apache RTR 180 ABS. Being the first bike in India 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 carries 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).
TVS Apache Bikes
159.7 cc, Petrol, 60 KmplRs 73,754*
177.4 cc, Petrol, 60 KmplRs 78,839*
250 cc, Petrol,Launching SoonRs 1,10,000*
177.4 cc, Petrol, 60 KmplRs 87,639*
Review of TVS Apache
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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 Apache Colors
The new TVS Apache RTR 160 (Hyper Edge) comes in four dual tone colors, green, red, yellow and grey with black being the basic one. The new TVS Apache RTR 180 appears in four classy colors: white, yellow, grey and black while the ABS version is available in normal white and black color.
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