BS6 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: Photo Gallery
Just how much has the BS6-compliant RTR 160 4V changed compared to the BS4 model?
The next generation of bikes are on their way, designed and developed to hopefully offer a greener tomorrow. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, which makes the cut, was launched a couple of weeks ago with cosmetic and feature updates to keep it looking fresh in the cutthroat two-wheeler market. Fortunately, it isn’t all that different from the previous iteration, which was the bike to beat in the 150-160cc segment. Curious to know what the changes are? Here are a number of images that’ll answer all your questions:
The most noticeable change comes in the form of an all-new LED headlight running LED DRLs. The panels surrounding the headlight have also been redesigned.
The rear view mirrors receive a faux carbon finish for a sportier appeal.
Move onto the rear and you’ll notice a dual-textured seat rather than the single-tone saddle on the BS4 model.
The instrument console is the same as before with readout such as real-time and average fuel efficiency, service indicator, distance-to-empty and a gear position indicator. Additional features include a lap timer, 0-60 timer and top speed recorder.
The BS6 RTR 160 4V comes with new subtle graphics to set it apart from the previous gen-model.
The switchgear has also been retained.
There are no changes to the tail light and turn indicators.
The biggest change is the reworked 159.7cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine. In a bid to abide by lower tailpipe emissions, the bike loses out on some performance. In essence, it makes 16.02PS of power and 14.12Nm peak torque -- 0.77PS and 0.68Nm less compared to the BS4 version. It also comes equipped with fuel injection for better fueling.
The engine features Glide Through Traffic (GTT) capability for low speed city riding. It’s in the same vein as the Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist, which increases the idling speed of the engine when engaging the clutch or riding at low RPMs. This makes it easy to avoid stalling the engine, be it in crawling traffic or when manoeuvring broken roads.
The exhaust end can is the same as before, albeit, some changes to the catalytic converter.
The footpeg and handlebar position is the same as before and offers a slightly leaned forward riding posture.
In terms of underpinnings, the RTR 160 4V uses a telescopic fork and a monoshock tuned by Showa.
Anchoring the bike are petal disc brakes measuring 270mm up front and 130mm at the rear. Single-channel ABS comes as standard.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V drum variant costs Rs 99,950 while the rear disc brake version will set you back by Rs 103,000 (both ex-showroom prices Delhi).
The company has started accepting bookings for the BS6 versions of both bikes and deliveries are set to commence in December.