2018 TVS Apache RTR 180 will share design cues from the bigger TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
The new Apache RTR 180 will share design cues with Apache RTR 200 4V
TVS Motor Company, the homegrown two-wheeler maker is gearing up for the launch its most powerful sports bike – TVS Apache RR 310S in the country. Interestingly, the company is also working on the new gen Apache RTR 160 and Apache 180. In fact, the testing of the new Apache 160 has already started. Going by the pictures, it is visible that the new model will share features from the bigger Apache RTR 200 4V. We believe that the similar changes will also be offered on the new 2018 TVS Apache RTR 180.
The updated model will share several components from the Apache RTR 200 4V such as clear lens tail lamps and digital instrument console. Adding to it, the bike will get monoshock rear suspension that should improve its handling. Features like fuel tank and exhaust canister will be shared with the bigger model. It is likely to be offered with two seating arrangements – single and split seat.
The motorcycle’s tail-section will lack the pseudo air vents currently offered on the RTR 200. For braking system, the bike will have standard disc and drum brakes at the front and rear, respectively. However, the model will also be offered with an optional rear disc brake. The bike will also get an optional ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).
Mechanically, the 2018 Apache RTR 180 will remain unchanged. It will be powered by a 177cc, single-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 17.30bhp of power and 15.50Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox. Read More – New TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – All You Need To Know
The current model of the bike is available in two versions – ABS and Non-ABS – priced at Rs 91,357 and Rs 80,543 respectively. With added features and new design, the new model could be priced slightly more than the outgoing model. We expect the new Apache RTR could cost around Rs 82,000 and Rs 95,000 for non-ABS and ABS variants respectively.
TVS Motor Company is currently testing the smaller version of the Apache 160, which is expected to be launched in early 2018. We believe that the new Apache 180 could be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. The launch could take place at the event itself.
|Specifications||New Apache RTR 180|
The new version of the Apache RTR 180 will be powered by the same 177cc, single-cylinder engine that also powers the existing model. However, the engine could be tuned to offer higher power output and torque. The current 177cc powertrain churns out a maximum power output of 17.30bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 15.50Nm at 6,500rpm. A five-speed gearbox driving the power to the rear wheel comes as standard.
Instead of the Monotube Inverted Gas Filled Shock (MIG) With Spring, the new Apache RTR 180 will get single monoshock suspension at the rear. Currently available in Apache 200, this suspension system will improve the overall handling and performance of the bike. For braking, the bike will get 270mm disc and 200mm disc at the front and rear, respectively. This will be further assisted by an optional ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System).
The new model is expected to be more fuel efficient than the outgoing bike. We expect the new Apache 180 to return around 40kmpl in city and 45kmpl on the highways.
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16-litres (Reserve – 2.5-litre)|
Based on the double cradle synchro Stiff chassis, the Apache RTR 180 is 2,085mm long, 730mm wide and 1,105mm tall, and it 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
Front – Disc Brake
Rear – Drum & Disc (Optional)
Optional ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
Front – 90/90 X 17
Rear – 100/80 X 17
Digital instrument console
Monoshock rear suspension
New body panels
Dual-barrel exhaust canister
Based on the double cradle synchro chassis, the new Apache RTR 180 shares design cues from the Apache RTR 200 4V. The new model will get new body panels and features, which will be sourced from the larger sibling. Instead of the split seat, the bike will continue to have single-seat layout. However, the split seat could be offered an optional. The rear disc brake and ABS (Anti-Lock Braing System) as optional. The naked streetfighter’s front suspension system could get thinner tubes and new exhaust canister. The instrumentation gets backlit LCD display.
Based on the same double cradle synchro chassis, the new Apache RTR 180 will share design cues with the bigger Apache RTR 200 4V. Due to monoshock suspension, the bike should offer improved handling.