TVS Motor Company has finally launched the much-awaited 2018 Apache RTR 160 in India. Priced at a starting price of Rs 81,490 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike’s new-generation model receives several design and styling changes along with a new chassis. Engine mechanism has also been updated. Here’re five things you need to know about the new 2018 Apache RTR 160.
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The new-gen Apache RTR 160 lineup is available in three variants – Carburetor with front disc, Carburetor with front and rear discs and EFI with front and rear discs – priced at Rs 81,490, Rs 84,490 and Rs 89,990 (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. This makes it slightly more expensive than the old model. In the 160cc bike segment, the new TVS Apache RTR 160 will continue to take on the Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Honda CB Hornet 160.
2. More Powerful Engine
Carrying TVS Racing DNA, the new Apache RTR 160 makes use of the RTR 165 GP Proto derived engine – the 159.7cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4V, oil-cooled unit. While the old model was good for 15.2bhp and 13.1Nm of torque, the new carburetor model delivers 16.5PS at 8,000rpm and 14.8Nm of torque at 6,500rpm . The EFI variant churns out 16.8PS at 8,000rpm and 14.8Nm at 6,500rpm.
These figures are claimed to be best-in-class and make the new-gen model slightly more powerful and torqueier than before. The carbureted version of the bike can accelerate 0-60kmph in 4.73 seconds (Carb) and 4.8 seconds (EFI), and offers a top speed of 114kmph (EFI) and 113kmph (Carb) Read – Upcoming New TVS Bikes & Scooters In India
3. Darken Concept Inspired Design
Design of the new Apache RTR 160 is said to be inspired by the Darken concept. The bike gets new body graphics and edgier styling for new tank shrouds. Other key updates include a new all-digital instrument panel, clear lens taillamp, ‘double-barrel’ exhaust muffler, new single piece handlebar, LED lights and 17-inch alloy wheels with 90/90 front and 100/80 rear tyres. Check Out – TVS Zeppelin Performance Cruiser Pictures & Details
4. Strong Chassis
Major update comes in the form of the double cradle split synchro chassis that is claimed to deliver “excellent high-speed stability and best-in-class handling on/off-track. It’s the same architecture that underpins the Apache 180. Read – TVS Creon Electric Scooter Is Coming To India
5. New Suspension & Braking System
With the race-tuned SHOWA suspension and braking system, the new Apache RTR 160 is likely to offer better riding experience. The bike gets the monoshock rear unit instead of dual-shock setup, and the front telescopic unit gets thinner tubes. On the other hand, the braking mechanism includes the front and rear roto petal disc brakes. The carburetor model is available in disc and drum variants.