IAB Report – TVS launches Apache RTR 180 Matte Black edition

Posted on: May 30, 2014 - 11:26am IST

TVS Motor has launched a new color on the Apache RTR 180. Called the Apache RTR 180 Matte Black Edition, the motorcycle was showcased in January this year at the India Bike Week. Sales of the RTR 180 Matte Black have now commenced, and a TV commercial featuring this bike in conjunction with the new X-Men movie is also on air.

Save for the color, there are no other changes to the motorcycle. Power comes from a single-cylinder four-stroke, 177.4 cc engine which produces 17.03 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, paired to a five-speed gearbox.

TVS Apache RTR 180 Matte Black Edition side press shot
The TVS Apache RTR 180 Matte Black Edition has now gone on sale.

The Apache sells in satisfactory numbers for the company. The months of February and March 2014 saw sales of 13,539 units and 14,266 units. These sales figures are nowhere near that of competition though, as Bajaj sold 49,964 units of the Pulsar in March 2014.

TVS, in a bid to gain a foothold in the premium motorcycle segment, announced that a new Apache will be launched towards the end of this year. The announcement was made by Venu Srinivasan, TVS Group Chairman, earlier this month at the launch of the TVS Star City+.

Following the announcement, Vinay Harne, head of new product development for the company, told Indian Autos Blog that the new Apache will get certain features from the Draken concept shown at the Auto Expo this year.

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9 thoughts on “IAB Report – TVS launches Apache RTR 180 Matte Black edition

  1. sathish says:

    How about the matte black paint finish nd texture…is it cool

  2. M.siddharth says:

    I think in my experience really TVS apache RTR series is totaly waste east or west pulsar is the best. I luv bajaj pulsar

  3. Deb says:

    Plz let me know how much I need to pay if buy in cash & what would be the discount%

  4. jaishankar says:

    Each and every part of the bike is being perfectly modified for speed and handling .. I got new apache rtr matte black .. its old as devil .. I find comfort for a long trip

  5. jerome says:

    looks good editing fine design ;totally good

  6. Rahul Raj says:

    Looks Good in Matte Black 🙂 (Y)

  7. gggggg says:

    17.03@9500 !!! not 8500
    dumb writer :@

    1. Please check your facts before abusing us. The official website clearly states 17.03 @ 8500 rpm.

      1. DIleep says:

        The old Apache RTR is not very comfortable for a 6ft tall rider…

        Is the new RTR 160/180 suitable for tall riders ?? Also the tyres of RTR are not so grippy I heard- any change on that ??

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