Jul 10, 2007

TVS Apache RTR 160: Official Words

Apache RTR 160 Offical picHere it is, the official release from TVS. I think I've said enough about the bike already... heh heh:

TVS APACHE RTR 160 Unleashed
Packed with 15.2 BHP and first time features, this Bike speaks pure aggression

New Delhi, July 9, 2007…Two-wheeler major and leaders of bike racing in India, TVS Motor Company, today unveiled the Apache RTR 160. The Apache RTR (Racing Throttle Response) has been created to be a premier street bike, high on performance by combining TVS Racing's technology with R&D know how.

According to Mr. K N Radhakrishnan, President, TVS Motor Company, "The priority in every step of the Apache RTR 160's development has been Performance. Every system, detail and component has been tuned to maximize performance. If it didn't make the RTR 160 faster or deliver quicker lap times, it wasn't considered".

The Apache RTR's, 160 CC Oversquare engine is programmed to ooze out an astonishing 15.2 Brake Horse Power (BHP) making it the most powerful bike of its class on Indian roads. The bike has a top speed of 118kph and can reach 60kph in just 4.8 sec and 100kph in 17.7 sec, making it the fastest two-wheeler in its class.

This enormous power, coupled with the well-sculpted tank and chiseled design of the Apache RTR 160, has been created to ignite the aspirations of today's adventurous youth. Additionally, the Apache RTR comes with host of new features that are first time in India and are normally found only in high-end International bikes. This bike with its razor-sharp agility and riding dynamics will set a new standard yet again. The sporty ergonomically designed rear set aluminum foot pegs, adjustable split handlebars and sculpted seats allow exceptional control and maneuverability of the bike and is sure to thrill discerning riders of the Apache RTR.

Some of the first time in India features on a bike includes:
  • Digital console with service due reminder, clock, dual trip meter
  • Adjustable clip on handlebar
  • Rotor petal disc 270 mm
  • Self illuminating wheel rim – In titanium grey & yellow
  • Rear set aluminum foot pegs (Sporty ergonomics)
  • Racing stripes
  • Matt paints – titanium grey
  • Mono tube Inverted Gas filled Canister shocks with PU block
Additional sporty features include:
  • Titanium black engine with engine fairing
  • Engine fairing
  • LED tail lamp
  • Split grab rail
  • New turn signal lamps
  • Race crouch mirrors
  • Longer wheelbase
  • New rear fender
  • Sound engineered silencer.
Apache RTR 160 offical picThe previous Apache 150 was an all out success, testimony of which was the 7 'bike of the year' awards it won in its first year of launch. Now the new Apache RTR 160 transforms that riding experience to Racetrack experience. A combination of powerful racing inspired engine with leading edge technology, design and enhanced technological features ensure the man machine interaction are as close in real life as on a track. Apache RTR 160 is ready to race and ignite passions like never before.

The Apache RTR will come in 5 aggressive and sporty colors namely Titanium Grey with matt finish, yellow, silver, black and red. Electric start and disc brakes are standard features on the Apache RTR. With all these features the bike will be priced at Rs.58,584/- ex-showroom, Delhi.
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sac said...

"engine is programmed to ooze out an astonishing 15.2 bhp"

OOZE!!?? a garland of motorcycle boots for the author of that stinker..!

Anonymous said...

Will you please stop tempting me to take out my cheque book and rush to the nearest TVS dealer :-p

Can't wait to get the keys of the bike for few hours in twisties. :-)

road-yo said...

"Self illuminating wheel rim – In titanium grey & yellow" .... any idea what this is? Do they mean the pinstriping?

rearset said...

Yes, that's what it means. The bikes will have reflective pin-striping...

Lavkesh said...

The exshowroom price is tantalisingly close to Pulsar 180. The last time I heard, I was supposedly cheaper than even the Pulsar 150.

rearset said...

No, that's can't be right. I checked, the Apache is roughly the same price at the CBZ X-Treme on road in Mumbai, no, wait a thousand bucks cheaper.

Also, from what I remember, the Pulsar 180 is roughly Rs 66,000 ex-showroom...

Lavkesh said...


I am talking about the ex-showroom price in delhi which is Rs.58,584/ for the RTR 160 and its very very close to Pulsar 180's ex-showroom price.

Anonymous said...

Rear, dude, will you take these crappy AdBride ads off your pages? They are f***ing irritating!

Anonymous said...

I found all around me a storm of apache RTR's roaming around, guys its time to leave the f****** pulsars,especially i got pissed of with that pulsar, i rode RTR, it was rocking and thundering pickup weathered the adrenaline flow, pulsar's are just nothing !