New 2018 TVS Apache RTR160 4V takes design inspiration from Apache RTR 200 4V; becomes sharper, sportier and more stylish
TVS Apache series has earned positive response with its range of sporty performance bikes for over a decade. It had been rumored for quite some time that the Indian two-wheeler manufacturer is working on a new refreshed Apache RTR 160. Despite the outgoing Apache 160 doing well in the market, the competition has grown thick and fast.
Bajaj already launched the Pulsar NS 160 in India and the Pulsar 180 was also updated with BS-IV compliance. Honda CB Hornet 160R and Suzuki Gixxer are having their own place in the market too. Yamaha too offers the FZ-S V 2.0 amidst speculations that the new-gen version is arriving in the near future. This makes the segment one of the most competitive in the two-wheeler space.
With all these competitors giving the Apache series run for money, TVS has decided to update the 160 cc Apache to make it more appealing. With the test mules arousing anticipation of an all-new Apache RTR 160 4V, it has finally been launched today with a host of modifications.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V India Price
|2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 Price||Rs. 81,490-89,990 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has indeed been priced at a premium over the outgoing model’s price at around Rs. 5,000. Closely matching Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and newly launched Honda X-Blade, its range starts from Rs. 81,490 and goes up to Rs. 89,990 (FI with rear disc) as it is offered in both carburetor and FI versions. The base model is the carb with rear drum brake, while the carb with rear disc costs Rs 84,490. No ABS is on offer.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Design and Features
The new bike has taken design inspiration from its bigger sibling the Apache RTR 200 4V. The basic silhouette remains more or less same as the outgoing model but the design tweaks have made a world of difference as it is more attractive and sharper than ever before.
The sleek headlamp comes with LED daytime running light that enhances its visual appeal further. The bike shares the same fully digital instrument cluster and poised handlebar with its bigger sibling and that increase its premium appeal much more.
The already muscular 16-litre capacity fuel tank has become more sculpted look increasing the masculine tone of the bike while the seat gets better cushioning to offer greater comfort to the rider and pillion rider as well. The sleek tail profile with LED tail lights mimic the 200 4V.
The bike also gets crafted looking Shotgun dual-barrel exhaust system and LED turn indicators just as same as the Apache RTR 200 4V. The bike also gets silver side panels giving it a bi-colour appearance. It carries both kick and electric starter and more importantly gets some new attractive colour options as well.
|Engine Displacement||159.7 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Maximum Power||16.8 hp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||14.8 Nm @ 6,000 rpm|
|Front Brake||270 mm disc|
|Rear Brake||200 mm disc
130 mm drum
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork|
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 churns out more power and torque output compared to the outgoing model. The power source for this sporty bike is an 159.7 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-valve BS-IV engine coupled with a five-speed transmission. With additional engine outputs, it sets new benchmark in the segment in terms of performance.
Apart from the increased power and torque output, the 160 cc bike comes with refined acceleration capability along with improved throttle response. The air-cooled engine also gets oil cooling and it makes 16.8 hp on the fuel-injected version.
The carb model produces 16.5 hp and 14.8 Nm peak torque is available on both versions. The fuel-injected variant can do 0-60 kmph in 4.8 seconds while the carb version can achieve the mark in just 4.73 seconds.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
|Kerb Weight||143 kg drum variant / 145 kg for disc variant|
It tips the weighing scale at 143 kg for the drum and 145 kg for the disc variant. Courtesy of new frame, the RTR 160 gets monoshock rear for the first time and it boasts a seat height of 800 mm and ground clearance of 180 mm.
The three colour options in which the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 is made available are Racing Red, Metallic Blue and Knight Black
2018 TVS Apache RTR160 4V Top Speed
|Top Speed||114 kmph|
The new TVS Apache RTR 160 is capable of reaching a top speed of 114 kmph.
2018 TVS Apache RTR160 4V Mileage
|Fuel Efficiency||around 50 kmpl|
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with a fuel efficiency of around 50 kmpl.
|Wheel Size||17-inch alloy wheels|
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 carries the same 17-inch alloy wheels as the outgoing model and the wheels are wrapped with tubeless tyres.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Key Rivals
The new TVS Apache RTR 160 will lock horns with tough rivals like the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ V 2.0 and Suzuki Gixxer.