Thanks to all new RTR 160 4V, TVS has registered growth of over 40% for Apache and narrowed sales gap to segment leader Pulsar
TVS is once again in the top league with some other big names in the two-wheeler auto industry. They were able to sell an impressive 55,640 units of their Apache motorcycles in India registering a 40 per cent growth over the previous year.
The Chennai based two-wheeler manufacturer was able to sell a total of 39,526 units of the Apache last year in India but the numbers went Northward this year thanks to their all new Apache RTR 160 4V which was launched around March 2018.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 was an inaugural member of the Apache family when it was introduced back in the year 2005. Later TVS added the 180, 200 and the flagship RR 310 to the lineup. The new generation RTR 160 4V is available in 3 variants here in India.
The base variant which is actually a carburetted unit is priced at Rs. 87,178 in India while the mid variant comes with dual disc setup (for both front and rear wheels) for price of around Rs. 90,351. The top end variant, on the other hand, is a fuel injected unit and is priced at Rs. 96,699.
The latest generation Apache is based on a new 4 valve platform and even gets a new suspension setup and chassis. The motorcycle became an instant hit amongst the crowd because it looks nothing like its predecessor and has been highly inspired from its bigger sibling the Apache RTR 200 4V.
According to TVS, the motorcycle takes its styling inspiration from 35 years of TVS Racing experience and definitely is one of the sportiest motorcycles of its segment. Besides the RTR 160 4V, the other motorcycles of the Apache lineup except the 180 received quite a positive response as well in the month of September including the 200 4V and the flagship RR 310. The two-wheeler manufacturers are also expecting more sales volume during the month of October which also happens to be a lucrative festive month.