TVS Apache RTR 180 facelift will likely take design cues from Apache RTR 200 4V; could become sharper and sportier than before
TVS Apache series has seen pretty good response from the Indian buyers within short span of time. The homegrown two-wheeler major was expected to showcase the updated Apache 180 at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo but it did not happen. However, its launch could finally be on the cards in a few days. It will likely come with significant updates to help it become much more appealing.
It is expected to take design inspiration from the bigger sibling in the Apache series, the Apache RTR 200 4V. While the Apache RTR 180 is already a popular model, with these updates, it could witness a major boost in sales. Let us take a closer look at the upcoming 2018 TVS Apache RTR 180:
TVS Apache RTR 180 Facelift Launch
TVS Apache RTR 180 facelift model is expected to be available across India immediately after it goes on sale in March 14.
|Expected Launch||March 14|
TVS Apache RTR 180 Facelift Price
TVS Apache RTR 180 facelift model is likely to be priced slightly higher than the pre-facelift version that comes priced at Rs. 81,833 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
|Expected Price||Rs. 84,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
TVS Apache RTR 180 Facelift Engine, Performance and Mileage
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 180 comes powered by the same 177 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is coupled with a 5-speed transmission. This same engine is capable of churning out 17.30 bhp of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 15.50 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. This bike returns 46 kmpl of fuel efficiency. It has a top speed of 124 kmph.
|Engine||177 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Maximum Power||17.30 bhp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||15.50 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|Fuel Efficiency||46 kmpl|
|Top Speed||124 kmph|
TVS Apache RTR 180 Facelift Dimension
Dimensionally, TVS Apache RTR 180 facelift will likely be the same as the outgoing model. The bike measures 2,085 mm in length, 730 mm in width and 1,105 mm in height. It also has a wheelbase of 1,300 mm. It gets 165 mm of ground clearance and 790 mm of seat height.
|Seat Height||790 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
TVS Apache RTR 180 Facelift Wheel, Brake and Suspension
No changes here as well as the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 180 will still likely run on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with tubeless tyres. For stopping power, the bike relies on 270 mm front disc brake and 200 mm of rear disc brake. Suspension duty is performed by telescopic front forks with 105 mm of travel, while rear gets monotube inverted gas filled shock absorbers with springs.
|Front and Rear Wheels||17-inch|
|Front Brake||270 mm disc|
|Rear Brake||200 mm disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic forks|
|Rear Suspension||Mono tube inverted gas filled shock absorber|
TVS Apache RTR 180 Facelift Design
In terms of design, the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 180 may come bearing the same basic silhouette of the pre-facelifted model. However, it will reportedly receive subtle styling updates in order to become much more appealing. It will certainly take design inspiration from the bigger sibling, the Apache RTR 200 4V. It is expected to adorn a larger headlamp with eyebrow like integrated LED daytime running lights.
A fully digital instrument cluster is also predicted to be there like the Apache RTR 200 4V. There is a 16-litre capacity sculpted looking fuel tank that enhances the bike’s appeal further. An ergonomically designed low positioned rider seat and revised side panels are the changes this bike will likely receive. At the back, it could get LED taillight along with a revised side-mounted exhaust unit.
TVS Apache RTR 180 Facelift Key Rivals
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 180 will take on its direct nemesis, the Bajaj Pulsar 180.