BREAKING: 2023 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition Launched At Rs 1,30,090
The 2023 iteration sees a new ‘bullpup’ exhaust design
TVS Motor has launched the 2023 iteration of the Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition. This comes after we had spied a test mule of this bike a few months ago. Priced exactly the same as the outgoing version, at Rs 1,30,090 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition now gets a revised ‘bullpup’ exhaust design, along with a new colourway.
The Hosur-based manufacturer claims that this new exhaust helps shave 1kg off the bike’s overall kerb weight, while also delivering a sportier exhaust note. Also, in addition to the Matte Black paint scheme, the 2023 iteration also sees the addition of a Pearl White shade with a black front and red rear colour combination for the alloy wheels.
Mechanically, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition remains the same as its predecessor, sporting a 159.7cc, air-oil-cooled, single cylinder engine producing 17.55PS at 9250rpm and 14.73Nm at 7250 rpm. This engine is paired to a five-speed gearbox.
While the 2023 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition has taken a small step forward with the latest updates, we did hope that it would feature a dual-channel ABS system, to bring it on a par with its closest rival, the Bajaj Pulsar N160.
That said, given that the 2023 iteration does not get a price hike, it continues to command a premium of only Rs 445 over the dual-channel ABS variant of its rival from Bajaj, despite packing more features.