2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V launched at INR 81,490

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

TVS Motor Company has launched the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in the country. The motorcycle comes in three variants: Carburettor with front disc and rear drum (INR 81,490); carburettor with front and rear disc (INR 84,990); and Fuel Injected (FI) variant with both front and rear disc (INR 89,990). All prices ex-showroom, Delhi.

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V India launch
The design of the RTR 160 is similar to its elder brother, the RTR 200 4V.

The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is born of the six-time Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) winning motorcycle - (Group B RTR 165). The motorcycle features a mass-forward design with chiselled fuel tank bearing the minimalistic chequered flag decals apart from the logo. The instrumentation is fully digital, and the seat is a single piece unit for optimal comfort.

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The Hosur-based manufacturer claims the Apache RTR 160 4V is the most powerful 160 cc motorcycle equipped with New Generation Racing Oil Cooled Combustion Chamber Engine. The 159.7 cc, 4 valve mill with oil cooling and fuel injection makes 16.8 PS of power at 8,000 rpm. The variant with the carburettor generates 0.3 PS less than the FI variant, at the same rpm. The peak torque for both the variants stands at 14.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Pairing with a 5-speed gearbox, the bike can reach a top speed of 114 kmph (EFI), and 113 kmph (Carb). The company claims it also has the best-in-class power to weight ratio. Speaking at the launch of the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Mr. KN Radhakrishnan, President & Chief Executive Officer, TVS Motor Company, said:

In over 10 years of its existence, the TVS Apache RTR series has created phenomenal customer delight. The new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is an exciting addition to the TVS Apache RTR series. It is the most powerful 160cc motorcycle in India and embodies the latest racing technology with best-in-class performance. We are confident that the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V will set the precedence with its superior performance and dynamic racing look.

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Acceleration time of 0-60 kmph comes in at 4.8 (EFI) & 4.73 (Carb) seconds.

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The engine sits inside a patented Double-cradle Split Synchro Stiff Frame Design, which offers high-speed stability and best-in-class handling on/off- track. The bike rides on telescopic front fork and a precision-tuned monoshock at the rear. The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V series is available in three colours, namely, Racing Red, Metallic Blue and Knight Black. The primary rival of the motorcycle is the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160.

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