South India’s fabled motor cycle manufacturer, TVS has introduced the new-gen Apache RTR 160, the bike that started the ambitious TVS Apache family in 2005. The all-new Apache RTR 160 4V is offered in three different versions and comes with a price tag of Rs. 81,490 (ex-showroom) for the base carb front disk brake version, Rs. 84,490 (ex-showroom) for the carb double disc variant and Rs. 89,990 (ex-showroom) for the EFi front and rear disc brake variant. The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is based on a completely new 4-valve platform, giving it new styling and design, new suspension and chassis and significant updates to the engine as well. Certainly Apache’s entry will make a huge impact on the 150+ cc bike category in India.
TVS Motors launched the Apache brand in India in 2007 and the Apache RTR 160 is the first bike from the Apache series that was introduced in the Indian market.
The ‘RTR’ stands for ‘Racing Throttle Response’ and the motorcycle is designed with a racing approach. Already Apache family is known for its race-conquering machine. The company has equipped the bike with a lap timer in the instrument console and provision for the last three 0 to 60kmph timings. It is also the first bike in India to feature a petal disc brake.
Fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels in the front and rear with 90 mm section tyres at the front and 110 mm section tyres at the rear, the bike’s look is stunning. The front forks have a travel of 105mm and the motorcycle comes equipped with a MIG dual springs at the rear.
The Apache RTR 160 is powered by a single-cylinder four-stroke 160cc engine which produces 15.2bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 13.1Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. This motor comes mated to a five-speed gearbox.
The Apache competes with the Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer and the Bajaj Pulsar NS160.
|Starting Mechanism||Self / Kick Start|
|Engine Capacity||159.7 cc|
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|No. of Cylinders||1 (One)|
|Maximum Power||16.28 bhp @ 8000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||14.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4 (Four)|
|Cooling System||Oil Cooler with Ram air assist|
|Number of Gears||5 (Five)|
|Clutch Type||Wet multi plate|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 Litres|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2.5 Litres|
|Overall Riding Range||360 km|
|DIMENSION AND WEIGHT|
|Kerb weight (drum / disc) kg||143 kg|
|Wheel base||1357 mm|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Drum|
|Front Disc / Drum Size||270 mm|
|Rear Disc / Drum Size||130 mm|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||12V, 19 Ah|
|Headlamp||AHO 12V, 35/35W HS1 bulb, with all-time ON LED position lamp|
|Tail Light||LED - 1W/ 2.5 W|
|CHASIS AND SUSPENSION|
|Chasis Type||Double Cradle Split Synchro STIFF|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|WHEEL AND TYRES|
|Wheel Size||17 inches|
|Wheels Type||Alloy Wheels|
|Front Tyre||90/90-17 49P Tubeless|
|Rear Tyre||110/80-17 57P Tubeless|
|TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Features|
|Racing Double Barrel Exhaust||Yes|
|Roto-Pedal Disc Brake||Yes|
|Fully Digital Interactive Speedometer||Yes|
|Foam-in-Place Racing Seat||Yes|
|Aggressive Tank Cowl||Yes|
|Fuel Warning Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Engine Kill Switch||Yes|