TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition vs Bajaj Pulsar 180 Black Pack Edition - Spec comparison

Praveen M

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.

TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition press front angle
The engine cowl with TVS Racing logo, and the colour scheme make the Race Edition sportier than the normal variant.

Also Read: Bajaj Avenger 180 Street – Test ride review

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
Transmission 5-speed 5-speed
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

Bajaj Pulsar 180 Black Pack Edition
The Pulsar 180's design has remained more or less the same over the years. The Black Pack Edition spices up the bike's looks a bit.

Also Read: TVS Apache RR 310 – Detailed Review

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.

TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition - Image Gallery

Bajaj Pulsar 180 Black Pack Edition - Image Gallery

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