TVS has completely updated the Apache RTR 160, giving it new styling and design, new suspension and significant updates to the engine as well.
TVS Motor Company has launched the new generation, 2018 model of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, the bike that started the TVS Apache family in 2005. The new Apache RTR 160 4V will come in 3 different variants and has been priced at ₹ 81,490 (ex-showroom) for the carb front disk brake version, ₹ 84,490 (ex-showroom) for the Carb double disc version and ₹ 89,990 (ex-showroom) for the EFi front and rear disc brake variant. Deliveries will begin in one week. 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. According to TVS, the new Apache RTR 160 4V takes inspiration from 35 years of TVS Racing experience as well, and will be a sporty offering in the 160 cc motorcycle segment.
In terms of looks, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V takes design inspiration from its elder sibling, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and is stylised like the Draken concept. The RTR 160 4V gets a sharp design language, and looks like a completely new model, with edgy tank shrouds, a new instrument panel, new LED lights, and updated Showa suspension and chassis as well. The bike ditches the twin shocks at the rear for a monoshock unit and also borrows a similar ‘double barrel’ style exhaust muffler from the Apache RTR 200 4V. TVS is offering the Apache RTR 160 4V in three different color options- RR Red, Racing Blue and Racing Black.
At the heart of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a 159 cc SI, 4 stroke, oil cooled engine which punches out 16 bhp and 14.8 Nm of torque for the EFI variant and 16.2 bhp for carb version. The EFi variant can do 0-60kmph in 4.8 seconds while the carb version can do the same in 4.73 seconds. Top speed ranges from 113kmph to 114kmph for the carb and EFi variant respectively.
In terms of dimensions, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has a wheelbase of 1357mm while it measures 1050mm in height, 2050mm in length and 790mm in width and a ground clearance of 180mm. It has a kerb weight of 143 kg for the drum variant and 145kg for the disc variant. Fuel capacity is 12-litres.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 was first launched in 2005, and it’s the first model in the TVS Apache series, which gave birth to the Apache brand as a range of sporty, premium motorcycles, which now have the Apache RTR 160 4V, Apache RTR 180, Apache RTR 200 4V and flagship TVS Apache RR 310. The new Apache RTR 160 4V will compete in a high-volumes premium commuter motorcycle segment with the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160R and even the Yamaha FZ-S FI V2.0. We will be riding the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V soon, so look out for a first ride experience of the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.