The TVS Apache RTR 180 was the first Indian motorcycle to get ABS.
The TVS Apache RTR has been rendered as a concept racer by Italian automobile designing specialist Oberdan Bezzi. The bike gets a tank extension, cleaner tail section and a bigger front disc.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 RN concept rendering also gains a shorter and sportier looking exhaust canister. The underbelly cowl has been designed simpler than the stock bike and front fender has been made smaller.
Another major change has been the use of a monoshock in place of the twin springs. The TVS Apache RTR 200 first launched in January 2016, was the first TVS badged motorcycle to bear a monoshock. The front suspension in the TVS Apache RTR 180 RN concept also gets upside down fork. The upcoming production version of the TVS Akula 310 will be the first TVS motorcycle with USD fork.
The stock TVS Apache RTR 180 is powered by a 177.4 cc single cylinder, air-cooled mill coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 17.03 bhp of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 at present has a price tag of INR 80,319 for the disc brake version and INR 91,057 for the ABS trim (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).