- BS6 Apache RTR 160 4V Launched In India At Rs 1.03 lakh (ex-showroom). - TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 is available in three colour options: red, blue and black. - BS6 Apache RTR 200 4V top speed is 127kmph. - TVS Apache RTR 200 4V BS6 is priced at Rs 1.24 lakh. TVS had recently launched the BS6-complaint Apache RTR 160 4V and the Apache RTR 200 4V in India. But with the new stricter emission norms, do the new Apache 4Vs fall short in terms of performance? Well, we got a chance to rest the BS6 Apache 4Vs at TVS’ test track at Hosur and here’s what we found out. In terms of features, both motorcycles come equipped with a new all-LED headlamp and the Glide Through Traffic (GTT) feature. Apart from this, the only additional feature that the RTR 200 4V has received over the 160 4V is Bluetooth compatibility. Both motorcycles have received minor cosmetic updates as well in the form of new decals and a dual-tone seat cover (available only on the RTR 160 4V). The BS6 Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by the same 159.7cc engine as before. However, this motor now churns out 16.02PS and 14.12Nm, which is 0.77PS and 0.68Nm less than the BS4-compliant version. The BS6-compliant Apache RTR 200 4V’s power output remains the same at 20.5PS, however, the peak torque has gone down from 18.1Nm to 16.8Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a five-speed gearbox in both motorcycles. Except for this, both motorcycles share the same cycle parts as their BS4 variant.
After giving us very exciting Apaches for the last couple of years, in the form of the RTR 200 and the RR 310, TVS has turned its attention to the baby Apache... the RTR 160. But this Apache RTR 160 4V isn’t a mere facelift. It’s all new. It’s powered by a 159.7cc single cylinder air cooled motor that’s been derived from the RTR 200, and features a 4-valve head along with oil cooling. Available in both fuel injected and carbureted versions, it’s the most powerful bike in its segment.
TVS traditionally hasn’t done launches at the Auto Expo. But this doesn’t mean that the TVS pavilion will be missing any action, since it will be showcasing some interesting concepts, including electric vehicles, to wow us. And of course, there will be a host of production-ready motorcycles at the stall. Find out what TVS is up to at the 2018 Auto Expo in this edition of ZigTalk