TVS Apache RTR 160 gets a new matte blue colour – Report

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Expected to be launched in a few days.

The TVS Motor Company has prepared a matte blue TVS Apache RTR 160 that has been spotted at a dealership recently. It is apparent that the company is planning to introduce this colour for the festive season.

TVS Apache RTR 160 matte blue spotted at a dealership
The matte blue Apache RTR 160 does not seem to be a special or a limited edition model.

Currently, the TVS Apache RTR 160 is offered in five colours – Yellow, Grey, White, Red and Black. The matte blue could be offered as a sixth colour, or it could be a limited version for the festive season. The chances of the latter being the case are less likely as there is no such indication (like special stickers or a slightly different design) on the spotted model. In any case, mechanical changes cannot be expected.

The RTR 160 is powered by 159.7 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with IDI-Dual mode digital ignition, that churns out 15.2 bhp maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 13.1 Nm peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

TVS Apache RTR 160 new colors
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is currently offered in five colours.

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Based on a Double Cradle SynchroSTIFF chassis, the Apache RTR 160 is suspended by a telescopic fork with 105 mm travel, and a pair of Monotube Inverted Gas-filled (MIG) shock absorbers. The bike is shod with 90/90-17 (front) and 110/80-17 (rear) tubeless tyres, that are stopped by 270 mm and 200 mm petal disc brakes at the front and rear respectively.

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