Sep 4, 2007

TVS Apache RTR FI: The 160 gets fuel injection!

TVS Apache RTR 160The pic is the old Apache. You see, the the RTR FI only sports a new set of stickers to separate it from the normal carburetted RTR. The other difference visually being the optional rear disc should you opt for one. The price difference has not been announced but I would put the estimate at between Rs 3,000 (brilliant pricing) and Rs 5,000 (all right). The extra money goes towards even better midrange and top-end and very, very crisp throttle response. The launch is expected to arrive and capture the Diwali rush.

The new Apache EFI
TVS Motor Company is for the first time offering Electronic Fuel Injection technology in the 160cc category. The new technology, which consists of an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) made up of sensors, fuel pump and injector. ECU receives the data from sensors, processes them and delivers optimum fuel and ignition timing. The Electronic Fuel Injection technology offers better engine smoothness, faster throttle response, lower emissions, good cold start and recovery, better idle stability, good drivability, better fuel economy and performance consistency at various altitudes and environments. The Apache RTR EFI also offers instantaneous response throughout the rev range. Another first time offering in this segment would be the rear disc brake facility.

Product specification

Displacement 159.7cc
Engine technology EFI, 4 Stroke
Max. Power (Kw@rpm) 11.54kw @ 8500 ( 15.7bhp @ 8500 )
Max. Torque (Nm@rpm) 13.1 Nm @ 6500
Gear Box 5 Speed constant mesh
Clutch Multi-Plate Wet Type
Bore x stroke (mm) 62x 52.9
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system Electronic Fuel injection

Wheels & Tyre

Wheel Type Diecast Alloy
Tyre Front 90 x 90 - 17, Rear 100 X 80 - 18

Brake - Front Dia 270 disc brake, petal type
Brake - Rear Drum 130 dia, Optional Rear Disk brake
Front Telescopic Hydraulic fork, Rear Mono tube 5 step adjustable Canister - Gas filled shock absorbers

Head lamp 12V 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR
Tail lamp 12V 0.5 W. LED-Twin triangle with prism on lens
Turn signal lamp 12V 10W
Battery type & capacity 12V, 9.0 Ah
Ignition system High energy IDI System

Height 1100 mm
Length 2020 mm
Width 730 mm
Wheelbase 1300 mm
Ground Clearance 180mm
Kerb weight 136 kgs
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.0 Litre
Fuel reserve (lts) NOT APPLICABLE


Max speed 120 kph
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Ranjhith said...

Thanks for the details. Looks taller by 50mm!

Ikrana said...

Now I'm in a fix... Was about to go buy the RTR... What do you think rearset? Should I put off the buy till the Apache FI or go ahead with the current RTR? What are the advantages the FI will have over the current RTR?

rearset said...

I really don't know, Ikrana. The basic (sole?) advantage is the extra power and crispness. If you're planning to mod it for performance later, I hear TVS might be planning to sell a pre-programmed race-only ignition module... that aside, it will be identical to the RTR...

Ikrana said...

In that case I think I'll go with the current RTR... What about the Rear disc? Can that be retrofitted onto the current RTR?

Rahul Nair said...

hi rear set,

its official.... Bajaj and TVS are coming up with Fuel injection units for mass segment products (read that as 150 cc segment)

This info is confirmed from Delphi..

and an auto mag cofirmed the rear monoshock for Apache as well though it isnot clear whether it is for the 160 or a higher model or launch date.
any clue?

Ankur said...

Hi Rearset,

what is the official date of the launch of the newer Apache RTR 160 EFI ? I live in baroda and the dealer says that there is no news of ne such bikw with him yet. He is having the same Apache RTR 160 which is on this page.

Anonymous said...

Looks nice! Thanks for the post. I was a TVS Suzuki Shaolin user and when I sold my bike in 2001 I dinot find any TVS bike that can match the Shaolin. All though I was extremely with TVS bike the performance figures on availble TVS bikes were not near and I ended up buying Bajaj Pulsar 180, one of the first 200th bike. Now All though I'm closely watching TVS Apache It was never better than my Bajaj 180. Now Its definately better yet I'll wait cause I have confirm news that TVS is also launching 180 & 200 CC versions of Apache.

Sreekanth Madhipati said...

TVS Apache RTR FI version is released in Chennai this week. U hav to book in advance and bike gets delivered to u in 15 days. Only advance booking on rite now. It costs u arnd 72,500 in chennai inclusive of everything. SO guyz go out and enjoy the new version of the sizzling apache!!!!

Anonymous said...

hey could anyone tell me how mileage the apachefi would yield........ it would help me a lot

Anonymous said...

Sure! Expect around 45 KML in city average and max of 50 KML average on highway.
But.... You may want to wait as Apache 180CC and 200CC may be launching soon. Also Yamaha Fazer 250 is also expected soon that has 21 Bhp engine.

Anonymous said...

i am waitin for rtr fi but dont know when it is lunching in nepal!could you help me when it is commin to nepal ??i heard that there is lots of problem with rtr to start is that true??

Anonymous said...

I have already apache RTR FI its really a nice bike and the bikes pickup is very very good,there is no other bikes beat my bike specially pulsar