TVS have equipped the Apache RTR 160 4V FI variant with a single channel ABS, carburetted variant to get the ABS safety system before the April 2019 deadline
After a lot of waiting TVS Motor Company has finally launched the ABS-equipped variant of the Apache RTR 160 4V FI in India priced at Rs 98,644 (ex-showroom). A single channel ABS safety feature is available only on the fuel injected variant of the Apache RTR 160 4V as of now at a premium of Rs 6,999 over its non-ABS equipped variant.
Unfortunately, the carburetted variant still hasn’t received the ABS feature yet but we can assure you that TVS will update that model with the safety feature before the April 2019 deadline. You can all expect a price hike of Rs 5,000 for the ABS-equipped carburetted variant of the Apache 160.
TVS have not announced the prices of the ABS-equipped Apache RTR 160 4V officially but the motorcycle is already available for booking at select TVS dealerships across India. TVS introduced the new generation Apache RTR 160 4V last year and it has received a comprehensive update over its predecessor. Unfortunately, there are no mechanical or cosmetic changes made to the ABS-equipped motorcycle though.
The Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by 159cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, oil-cooled engine. This engine is capable of producing about 16.6 bhp of peak power and 14.8 Nm of torque output on the FI variant (the carbureted variant makes 16.2 bhp and same amount of torque).
The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox which channels all that power to the rear wheels. A rear disc brake comes as standard with the FI variant and it is offered as an option with the carburetted variant.
The Apache RTR 160 4V is the only offering in the TVS lineup to feature a single channel ABS system, whereas, the Apache RTR 180, Apache 200 4V and the Apache RR310 all get a dual channel ABS setup. The Apache RTR 160 4V rivals directly against the likes of the Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer, Hero Xtreme 200R, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, and the recently introduced Yamaha FZ V3.0.