TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition vs Bajaj Pulsar 180 Black Pack Edition - Spec comparison
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition is a fresh take on the ageing RTR 180. It competes with the Bajaj Pulsar 180 Black Pack Edition.
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The TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition comes with a few visual changes to demarcate it from the normal variant. The bodywork gets Pearl White paint job with Race Inspired graphics. The fuel tank comes with a new, elegant TVS RTR logo, and there are TVS Racing rim stickers as well. The Bajaj Pulsar 180 Black Pack Edition comes with a premium Black paint job and decal finish, with matte grey and red highlights; Satin Chrome exhaust cover, and contrasting white alloy wheels. Bajaj launched the Pulsar Black Pack range to commemorate achievement of 1 crore global sales. Let’s see how the two special edition motorcycles perform spec-wise.
|Specification||TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition||Bajaj Pulsar 180 Black Pack Edition|
|Engine||177.4 cc single cylinder mill with air cooling||178.6 cc Twin Spark DTS-i engine with air cooling|
|Peak Power||16.62 PS at 8,500 rpm||17.02 @ 8500|
|Maximum Torque||15.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm||14.22 @ 6500|
|Front Suspension||Gold-finished telescopic fork||Telescopic fork with anti-friction bush|
|Rear Suspension||Twin Monotube Inverted Gas-filled (MIG) shock absorbers||Twin Nitrox shock absorbers|
|Front Brake||270 mm petal disc||260 mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||200 mm petal disc||230 mm Disc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 litres||15 litres|
|Kerb Weight||137 kg||145 kg|
|Front Tyre||90/90-17” Tubeless||90/90 - 17" - Tubeless|
|Rear Tyre||110/80-17" Tubeless||120/80 - 17" - Tubeless|
|Wheelbase||1,326 mm||1,345 mm|
|Price||INR 83,233, ex-showroom, Delhi||INR 83,347, ex-showroom, Delhi|
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The Apache has a slightly more power-biased engine, where as the Pulsar is marginally torque-biased. While the Pulsar gets a smaller front disc, its rear brake is 30 mm bigger than the Apache’s. Coming to touring capability, the Pulsar has a three-litre bigger fuel tank. Moreover, the 19 mm longer wheelbase and 8 extra kilos will add to the stability of the motorcycle on the highway. The Apache is ideal for making quick work of the twisties, thanks to its lighter construction and shorter wheelbase.