– New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160R is available at a starting price of Rs Rs 81,490.
– The updated model will take on Yamaha FZ V2.0 and Bajaj Pulsar 160NS.
– The bike makes use of the RTR 165 GP Proto-derived 159.7cc engine.
– It delivers best-in-class power and torque outputs.
New 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 has finally gone on sale in India with a starting price tag of Rs 81,490 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new-generation Apache RTR 160 has witnessed multiple updates including new styling, new chassis and a more powerful engine. Deriving most of the design bits from the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and styling from the Draken concept, the new Apache RTR 160 looks more refreshing than the predecessor. Power source for the bike is the RTR 165 GP Proto-derived 159.7cc SI, oil-cooled engine that’s good for 16.2bhp (carburetor variant)/ 16.5bhp (EFI variant) and 14.8Nm, thus making it slightly more powerful and torqueier than the previous one. Read – Upcoming New TVS Bikes & Scooters In India
– New 4-valve chassis
– Darken-inspired styling
– New body panels
– New LED lights
– Edgier tank shrouds
– Two tyre options
– LED taillamp
– ‘Double barrel’ style exhaust muffler
– New all-digital instrument panel
– Monoshock rear suspension
– Single-channel ABS
– More powerful engine
– Best-in-class power and torque
– Best-in-class power to weight ratio
|Carb With Front Disc Brake||Rs 81,490|
|Carb With Double Disc Brake||Rs 84,490|
|EFI Double Disc Brake||Rs 89,990|
The new-generation model of the bike comes in a total of three variants – Carb with front disc brake, Carb with front and rear disc brake and EFi with front and rear disc brake. With added features, a more powerful engine and updated mechanism, the new model is slightly pricier than the old model. While the Carb disc and double disc variants have been priced at Rs 81,490 and Rs 84,490 respectively, the EFi double disc version costs Rs 89,990. One must note that the aforementioned prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Check Out – TVS Zeppelin Performance Cruiser Pictures & Details
This naked streetfighter rides on the new 4-valve double cradle split synchro chassis, which is already used in the Apache 180. TVS claims that this frame provides “excellent high-speed stability and best-in-class handling on/off-track”. As mentioned above, the 2018 Apache RTR 160 draws its design inspiration from the Apache RTR 200 4V and its styling is inspired by the Darken concept. The bike features new body panels and graphics and new LED lights. The tank shrouds get edgier new styling.
The new Apache RTR 160 has been assembled with two tyre options – road and off-road. Round the back, the motorcycle sports LED taillamp. The ‘double barrel’ style exhaust muffler has been borrowed from the Apache RTR 2004V. Other key updates include a new all-digital instrument panel, backlit LCD display. Etc. The bike is available in three colour options – Racing Red, Metallic Blue and Knight Black. Read – TVS Creon Electric Scooter Is Coming To India
|Kerb Weight||143kg (drum)/ 145kg (disc)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||Reserve 2.5-liters|
Underpinning the double cradle synchro stiff chassis, the bike measures 2,050mm in length, 790mm in width and 1,105mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,300mm. It stands tall on a ground clearance of 180mm, and offers a seat height of 800mm. Carrying a kerb weight of 143kg (drum)/ 145kg (disc), the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 offers a maximum payload capacity of 130kg. It has a fuel tank capacity of 2.5-liters. Check Out– TVS Apache RR 310 Price & Pictures
|Engine||159cc SI, 4 stroke, oil cooled|
|Max Power||16.2bhp (Carb)/16.5bhp (EFi)|
|Acceleration (0-60kmph)||4.73 sec. (Carb)/4.8 sec (EFi)|
|Top Speed||113kmph (Carb)/114kmph (EFi)|
As mentioned in the beginning, the 2018 Apache RTR 160 naked streetfighter derives its power from the 159cc single-cylinder engine. While the Carb model produces a maximum power of 16.2bhp at 8,000rpm and a peak torque of 14.8Nm at 6,500rpm, the EFi version delivers 16.5bhp at 8,000rpm and 14.8Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Power is channeled to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox. The carburetted version of the bike can do 0-60kmph in 4.73 seconds with a top speed of 113kmph. On the other hand, the EFi model marks 0-60kmph in 4.8 seconds and delivers a top speed of 114kmph. Read: TVS Ntorq 125 Scooter – All You Need To Know
Official mileage figures of the bike are yet to be revealed. Though, it is likely offer fuel economy of around 50kmpl on highways and 45kmpl in city. Pictures – India’s First Modified TVS Apache RR 310
Sporting new chassis, improved styling and a more powerful engine, the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160cc motorcycle will continue to give a tough fight to Yamaha FZ V2.0, Bajaj Pulsar 160NS, Honda CB Hornet 160R and Suzuki Gixxer.
For performing damping duties, the new-gen model gets monoshock rear suspension instead of the dual-shock unit. The front telescopic setup remains unchanged, though it gets thinner tubes. Braking system of the bike comprises of 270mm front and 200mm rear disc brakes. TVS has also introduced single-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) on the front wheel as standard. As a reminder, the ABS will be mandatory on 125cc and above motorcycles from April 2018. The 130mm rear drum brake is offered only on the carburetted version.
Designed on the same double cradle synchro chassis, the new Apache RTR 160 will be more powerful and feature loaded. It will share design cues with the bigger Apache RTR 200 4V.