Amidst rising competition, TVS Motor Company has finally given the much-needed update to the Apache RTR 160. Having said that, it now comes equipped with dual-channel ABS. It also receives voice assistance support, a first-in-segment feature for any 160cc bike.
Apart from introducing these new features, the bike has also become 2kg lighter than before.
Speaking of the pricing, the new dual-channel ABS trim commands a premium of Rs 4,320 over its Bluetooth Disc variant and Rs 2,820 over the Special Edition trim. Here’s a look at the bike’s complete variant lineup: –
|TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
|Price (Ex-showroom Chennai)
TVS hasn’t made any changes to the Apache RTR 160. It retains the ongoing 159.7cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine that makes a maximum power putout of 17.55PS at 9250rpm, along with a peak torque of 14.73Nm at 7250rpm. Further enhancing its overall performance are the three riding modes: Sport, Urban and Rain. The latter two limit the overall engine performance to suit the riding conditions.
The other notable features of the bike include an LED headlamp, an LED taillamp, a fully digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation assist, and TVS’s Glide-Through Technology (GTT). The latter allows the rider to move slowly through traffic or tight spaces with ease by providing a smooth & steady pace without requiring frequent acceleration inputs.
Rivalling the Apache RTR 160 4V are the Bajaj Pulsar N160, Hero Xtreme 160R, Yamaha FZS-FI 4V and Suzuki Gixxer 160 in the Indian market.