The new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is the manufacturer's approach towards offering a more premium 160cc motorcycle under the Apache nameplate. The motorcycle takes its styling lessons from its elder sibling Apache RTR 200 4V as it looks very much similar to the latter. Powering the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a 159cc, oil-cooled engine mated to a five-speed transmission. The engine is good for producing respective power and torque outputs of 16.5 bhp and 14.8 Nm. Braking to the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is done with the help of a 270mm disc brake up front along with a 130mm drum brake at the rear. A 200mm rear disc brake comes as optional. Prime highlights of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V are fully digital instrument cluster, twin LED pilot lamps, LED tail lamp, racing graphics and more. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V can be yours at a starting price of Rs 81,490 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
RTR 200 inspired styling
Fully digital instrument cluster
Double barrel exhaust
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V bears heavy resemblance with the Apache RTR 200 4V. In fact, the motorcycle look almost identical to the latter from some angles. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V gets a sharp headlamp with twin LED pilot lamps. The overall design will look a bit toned down due to that lowered tail in order to give the motorcycle a premium commuter appeal rather than an aggressive naked streetfighter. The bike gets a single seat unlike the split seating set on the RTR 200 4V. The rear has the same LED tail lamp that comes on the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V offers a comfortable riding posture and it is apt for everyday riding. The motorcycle gets a flat handlebar and the footpegs are positioned neither too forward nor too backward that gives an undemanding riding position. The quality of the switchgear is also decent as one would expect from the standards of TVS.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V sources power from a 159cc, oil-cooled engine mated to a five-speed gearbox. This engine is being offered in two versions viz carbureted and fuel injected. While the carbureted mill is good for producing 16.2 bhp of power, the fuel injected motor develops 16.5 bhp. Torque remains the same in the two at 14.8 Nm.
The gearbox on the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is a five-speed unit. The transmission has the same one-down, four-up shifting pattern like other motorcycles.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V gets its braking done with the help of a 270mm disc brake up front along with a 130mm drum brake at the rear. An optional 200mm rear disc brake is offered to offer a more effective braking.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V returns a combined fuel efficiency of 40 kmpl. Considering its fuel tank capacity of 12 litres, the motorcycle offers a range of close to 500 km once you fill the tank up to its brim.
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