TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6: All You Need To Know
Engine update aside here’s what else TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 offers for 2020
TVS’ BS6 lineup just got a lot greener with the introduction of the updated Apache RTR 160 2V. For 2020, the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 gets a couple of extra features, minor cosmetic updates, and a reworked engine. Here’s everything you need to know about the bike.
There’s isn’t much to talk about there. The aesthetics of the bike have improved to some extent thanks to new graphics. Besides this, the bike remains cosmetically unchanged. There is, however, a new Gloss Red colour that’s been added to the existing colour palette.
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Just like the BS6 Apache RTR 160 and RTR 200, the Apache RTR 160 2V now features Glide Through Technology (GTT). Simply put, GTT can be considered a torque assist system, which automatically increases engine torque when you pace yourselves in low speeds in city traffic.
More Power Than Before?
The bike is powered by a 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, which produces 15.53PS at 8400rpm and 13.9Nm at 7000rpm -- that’s 0.42PS and 0.87Nm more than the BS4 model. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed transmission.
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Nothing’s changed here. The Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 carries over the suspension and braking setup from the BS4 model. This includes a telescopic fork, a twin shock setup at the rear, and petal discs at both ends paired with single-channel ABS.
The Price Difference
The TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6 is priced at Rs 93,500 and Rs 96,500 for the front disc and rear disc models. They carry a premium of Rs 5,722 and 5,643 over their respective BS4 counterparts. In terms of competition, the bike goes up against the Honda Xblade and the Bajaj Pulsar 150.