TVS has launched new avatars of Apache RTR 160 and RTR 180. Added new features and colour schemes.
TVS has given new upgrades to its two products of the RTR series, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Apache RTR 180. These products are quite popular with young buyers of India and it gives a neck-to-neck comparison to Bajaj’s Pulsar lineup. The RTR series is one that saves the TVS company in the initial years and generated a massive no of sales again the Pulsar and FZ series.
TVS motor regularly gives upgrades to this bike, like the RTR 180 was the first bike in India in its segment to get an ABS braking system. Later the manufacturer also added some new products to this lineup such as the RTR 200 4V and the RTR 160 4V. However, they won’t get that much attention and love from the buyers but are able to generate ample no of sales in the FYI 21
New TVS Apache RTR 160 and Apache RTR 180
The newly launched RTRs are offered in a total of five colour options- Pearl White (*new), Gloss Black (*new), Racing Red, Matte Blue, and T Grey. Whereas the trims are three for the RTR 160 named “Disc with SmartXonnect, Disc with Ride Modes, and Drum with Ride Modes” and 1 for the RTR 180 “Disc with SmartXonnect.”
Apart from the colour option, the overall curb is also reduced by 2kg for the Apache RTR 160 and by 1kg for the Apache RTR 180. By reducing the weight the bikes become more controlled and the body-to-weight ratio is improved.
The prices for the models are setup at Rs 1,24,590, 1,21,290, and 1,17,790 for the Apache RTR 160 trims and Rs 1,30,590 for the Apache RTR 180.
New TVS Apache RTR 160 Price:
|Disc with SmartXonnect||Rs 1,24,590|
|Disc with Ride Modes||Rs 1,21,290|
|Drum with Ride Modes||Rs 1,17,790|
New TVS Apache RTR 180 Price:
|Disc with SmartXonnect||Rs 1,30,590|
Apart from the graphical and price updates, there are some features that are also updated and tweeted. Now the bikes are packed with SmartXonnect with Bluetooth connectivity and a tun-by-turn indicator. In addition, three different ride modes- Rain, Urban, and Sport. The focusing point here is the working nature of rain mode, the rain mode is designed in such a way that the bike accelerates in a linear graph and the braking bite is also tuned to a soft application.
On the other side, the Urban mode offers normal acceleration and braking performance and the sport mode is to juice the every PS of performance from the motor and increases the adrenaline level in the rider’s body.
The design elements that are upgraded are LED headlight and tail light, 3D graphics, voice assistant (for the first time in the segment), and all digital instrument clusters with BT connectivity and smart connect.
In terms of power the Apache RTR 160 generates 15.53 PS @ 8500 RPM and the Apache RTR 180 generates 16.79 PS @8500 RPM. Both the motors comes paired to 5-Speed manual gearbox.
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