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New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Clear Images & Details Revealed

Likely to be launched in early 2018, the new 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160R will share design cues from Apache RTR 200 4V

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2018 TVS Apache RTR 160

Likely to be launched in early 2018, the new 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160R will share design cues from Apache RTR 200 4V

TVS Motor Company is gearing up for the launch of its highly-awaited Apache RR 310S fully faired motorcycle. Interestingly, the homegrown automaker is also working on the new generation Apache RTR 160. The new 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 has recently been filmed for the first time by Youtube user The Gearhead Buerau. Now, the clearest ever images of the motorcycle has been emerged on inter-web. Going by the pictures, it is visible that the motorcycle shares design cues from the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. This new model is equipped with an oil cooler with a carburettor, and is equipped with a drum brake in the rear.

The new TVS Apache RTR 160 facelift is equipped with clear lens tail lamp and digital instrument console, which is similar to the one offered with its bigger sibling. Instead of dual shock absorber, the new model has monoshock rear suspension that should improve its handling. The fuel tank and exhaust canister are also sourced from the Apache 200. Instead of split seat available on the 200cc bike, this model gets a single seat layout.

Adding to it, the tail section of the motorcycle also misses out on the pseudo air vents offered in the RTR 200. This spotted model gets disc and drum brakes at the front and rear, respectively. However, the model will be offered with an optional rear disc brake. This bike was spotted near TVS’s Hosur manufacturing facility.

Mechanically, the new Apache 160 is expected to remain unchanged. The outgoing model is propelled by a 159.7cc engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. This engine is good for 15.2bhp of power and 13.1Nm of torque. However, the new model is likely to offer slightly more power and torque. Like the current model, the facelift will also get a rear disc brake version as option.

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Spied Side

New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Price

Minimum (Estimated) 77,000
Maximum(Estimated) 80,000

The model on sale is offered in two avatars – with and without rear disc. While the former is priced at Rs 78,904, the drum variant is tagged at Rs 76,575. With added features and slightly more powerful engine, the new model could be priced slightly more than the current model. We expect the new model to be priced at Rs 77,000 and Rs 80,000 for drum and disc variants, respectively. Read More – Upcoming New TVS Bikes & Scooters In India

New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Launch Date

TVS Motor Company will first launch the long-awaited Apache RR 310S fully-faired sports bike before festive season. We expect the new Apache RTR 160 will be launched in the country early next year. A possible debut at Auto Expo 2018 can’t be ignored.

New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Specification

Specifications New Apache RTR 160
Engine 160cc, single-cylinder
Power 15.2bhp
Torque 13.1Nm
Gearbox 5-speed

The new version of the popular Apache RTR 160 naked streetfighter will be equipped with the same 160cc, single-cylinder engine that also powers the existing model. However, the powertrain could be tuned to return higher power output and torque. The existing engine churns out a maximum power output of 15.2bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 13.1Nm at 4,000rpm. A five-speed gearbox driving the power to the rear wheels will come as standard.

For suspension mechanism, the bike gets telescopic forks and adjustable monoshock at the front and rear, respectively. Braking system for the bike includes Disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear. The vehicle will also get disc brake as optional. This will be further assisted by an optional ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Spied Fuel Tank

New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Mileage

Minimum 45kmpl
Maximum 50kmpl

The new model is expected to be more fuel efficient than the outgoing Apache 160. We expect the new bike to return around 50kmpl on highways and 45kmpl in city.

New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Other Details


Length 2085mm
Width 730mm
Height 1105mm
Wheelbase 1300mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Saddle Height 790mm
Kerb Weight 137kgs
Fuel Tank Capacity 16-litres (Reserve – 2.5-litre)

The Apache 160 is based on the double cradle synchro stiff chassis. It measures 2,085mm in length, 730mm in width and 1,105mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,300mm. The bike has a ground clearance of 165mm, while the seat height stands at 790mm.

Front – Telescopic Forks
Rear – Adjustable Monoshock
Braking System
Front – Disc Brake
Rear – Drum & Disc (Optional)
Optional ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
Tyre Size
Front – 90/90 X 17
Rear – 100/80 X 17


This 160cc motorcycle compete against Yamaha FZ V2.0, Bajaj Pulsar 160NS, Honda CB Hornet 160R and Suzuki Gixxer.

Key Features

Clip-on handlebars
Under seat exhaust
Digital instrument console
Monoshock rear suspension
17-inch tyres
Optional ABS
Dual-barrel exhaust canister

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Spied rear

New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Design

This naked streetfighter is developed on the double cradle synchro chassis that also underpins the Apache 180. The bike shares design cues with the Apache RTR 200 4V. The spyshots suggest that the new model will have body panels and features similar to its larger sibling. It will get single seat layout as standard, while the rear disc brake will be offered as optional. Instead of dual-shock setup, the new Apache 160 gets a rear monoshock. Adding to it, the front telescopic suspension will have thinner tubes and the exhaust canister sport a dual barrel setup. The instrumentation gets backlit LCD display.

Source – xBHP



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