TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Now Gets ABS
The 160cc bike now gets a single-channel ABS unit and is priced at Rs 98,644 (ex-showroom Pune)
- Only the fuel-injected variant gets ABS for now.
- The addition of ABS has resulted in a price hike of Rs 7,000.
- TVS is yet to make a formal announcement about the launch.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V now gets an ABS variant. However, the essential safety net is currently limited to the fuel-injected variant of the Apache RTR 160 4V. Priced at Rs 98,644 (ex-showroom Pune), it costs Rs 6,999 more than the non-ABS version. While all other bikes from the Apache range, including the RTR 180, RTR 200 and the RR 310, get a dual-channel ABS, the RTR 160 makes do with a single-channel unit. We believe this move was taken to keep costs in check.
Earlier, the Apache RTR 160 4V came in three variants. For starters, the 159cc air-cooled with an oil-cooler single-cylinder motor came in carburetted and fuel-injected guise. While the fuel injected version delivers a best-in-class 16.8PS power output, the carburetted version puts out a slightly lower 16.5PS. However, both offer a similar torque output of 14.8Nm. TVS also offered a more affordable variant of the carb version which was equipped with a front disc/rear drum setup. With the introduction of latest ABS variant, the RTR 160 range now consists of four variants.
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While the carb variant continues to miss out on ABS, we feel that TVS may introduce it to give buyers more choice. We can expect a similar price hike for the carburetted RTR 160 4V ABS variant as well. The carbureted dual-disc RTR 160 4V retails for Rs 84,810 (ex-showroom Pune).