2019 TVS Apache RTR 180: 5 Quick Facts
TVS has updated the aging RTR 180. Here are 5 things you should know about the bike
With the TVS Apache RTR 160 4v and RTR 200 4v, the long-running RTR 180 sits in what can be termed as no man’s land. Yet it still finds itself relevant among enthusiast even today and that could be why TVS has kept the RTR 180 fresh by updating it for 2019. Here’s five things you should know about the Apache RTR 180.
1. Cosmetic updates: For 2019, the RTR’s bodywork remains unchanged. Instead it gets new graphics for a fresher look. It also gets a white-faced and white-backlit instrument cluster that should be more legible in the dark. The RTR’s sharp lines has evolved over the years and look sporty even today. Moreover, it is available in five colours. They include two metallic colours: pearl white and black and three matte colours: Blue, black and grey. 2. New features: Apart from the new livery, the RTR 180 gets new features in the form of a new crash bar with integrated frame sliders, forged handlebar end weights and a premium looking Alcantara like seat cover with red piping.
3. Underpinnings: Surprisingly, TVS has decided not to update the RTR 180’s motor as they did with the Apache RTR 160 4v. Instead, they run the same 177.4cc air-cooled motor with the two valve configuration and a carburettor. Despite the humble setup, this oversquare motor makes a healthy 16.62PS at 8500rpm and 15.5Nm of torque at 6500rpm.
Suspension setup too remains unchanged. Its double cradle frame comes bundled with front conventional telescopic forks and twin rear gas-charged shock absorbers. It gets 17-inch tubeless tyres all around and braking is via a 270mm front disc and 200mm rear disc.
4. ABS: The RTR 180 comes with a dual-channel ABS setup. In fact, this is the most affordable motorcycle that comes with such a setup. The next bike to get dual channel ABS is its larger TVS cousin: the RTR 200. In fact, the rest of the bikes in the higher 200cc segment either come with a single channel ABS setup or none at all.
5. Competition and price: You have two variants on offer. The base variant gets all the above features minus ABS and will cost you Rs 84,578 (ex-Delhi) while the top spec ABS variant retails for Rs 95,392. The only other bike in the 180cc segment is the Bajaj Pulsar 180 that costs Rs 85,523.