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TVS Motor launches new Apache 160 4V at Rs 81490 ex-showroom

TVS Motor launches new Apache 160 4V at Rs 81490 ex-showroom

The Apache 160 4V base variant is priced at Rs81,490 (ex-showroom New Delhi) while the top-end fuel injected variant is priced at Rs89,990 (ex-showroom New Delhi).

For 2018, the TVS Apache RTR 160 receives cosmetic upgrades in the form of a new fuel tank, head lamp with LED DRLs, LED tail lamp, turn indicators, instrument cluster, double barrel exhaust, all similar to the Apache 200. The bike is available in three variants - carb with front disc (Rs 81,490), carb with front and rear disc (Rs 84,490) and fuel-injected with front and rear disc (Rs 89,990 all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The new bike's 159.7cc, four-valve, air-cooled engine also gets oil cooling for better heat management.

The company says that the new Apache RTR 160 4V is born of 6 times Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship victor motorcycle and gets a race-derived "Synchro Stiff" chassis. "This racing DNA is seen across the entire range from RTR 160 to the RR 310", Venu said.

It was during the launch of Apache RR310cc in December past year, company joint managing director, Sudarshan Venu had announced that they would launch 160cc Apache variant "very shortly".

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Unlike the Apache RTR 200, which has a slightly sporty riding position owing to the clip-on handlebars, the RTR 160 features a conventional handlebar for a more comfortable riding position. Let's find out in this first look review of the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. The new RTR 160 4V gets a host of new features which includes new and updated styling and design as well. The engine produces 14.8Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. According to TVS, the new RTR 160 4V has a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and is capable of doing a 0-60kmph sprint in just 4.73 seconds (carbureted version).

With a fully-digital speedometer, the design of the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V offers sleek styling along with the race-spec aspects of the INMRC race machine - RTR 165.

Chennai: Two and three-wheeler major TVS Motor Co.


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