TVS Apache RTR series now comes with ABS system as standard along with rear-lift protection sensor
TVS has updated the entire Apache RTR series (160, 180 and 200) with ABS braking system as all two-wheelers above 125 cc must come with ABS system from April 1, 2019 onwards. The Apache RTR 160 2V, 1604V and 180 come with single-channel ABS braking system.
The company has already been offering the Apache RTR 200 4V with dual-channel ABS braking system since the launch and it comes with RLP (rear-lift protection sensor). The ABS unit on the new Apache series is developed with a special algorithm. TVS has also updated the Apache RTR 160 2V ABS with some new features.
The changes on the new model are limited to aesthetics only as it includes back-light speedometer with dial art, new seats and new handle-bar end dampeners. Along with this, the company has also added new graphics on the Apache RTR 160 2V to make the model look sporty and aggressive.
Apart from the ABS system, TVS hasn’t made any changes for the Apache series as the entry-level 160 is powered by 160 cc single cylinder engine producing 15 bhp of power at 8,500 rpm and 13 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and braking duties are carried over by 270 mm disc at front and 130 mm drum (optional 200 mm disc) at the rear.
The new 160 4V, on the other hand, is powered by 159.7 cc engine and it puts out 16.1 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 14.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and the braking system is similar to the regular 160. The Apache RTR 180 gets its power from 177 cc engine with 17.3 bhp and 15.5 Nm.
The braking performance comes from 270 mm disc at the front and 200 mm disc at the rear, which is similar to the 160 model. The Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by 197.75 cc engine and it produces 20.7 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The braking power comes from 270 mm disc at front and 240 mm disc at the rear.
TVS Apache RTR ABS Series Price (Ex-Showroom)
TVS Apache RTR 160 front disc with ABS – Rs. 85,510
TVS Apache RTR 180 with ABS – Rs. 90,978
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V with ABS – Rs. 89,785
TVS Apache RTR 200 (carb) with ABS – Rs. 1,11,280