TVS launches power-packed Apache RTR 160

Mumbai: Two-wheeler major TVS Motor Company has unveiled the Apache RTR (Racing Throttle Response) 160 - a premier, high-performance 15.2 BHP street bike that combines TVS racing technology and R&D know-how.

"The priority in every step of the Apache RTR 160''s development has been performance. Every system, detail and component has been tuned to maximise performance. If it didn''t make the RTR 160 faster or deliver quicker lap times, it wasn''t considered," says R. Chandramouli, senior vice president, sales & service, TVS Motor Company.

This enormous power, coupled with the well-sculpted tank and chiseled design of the Apache RTR 160, has been created to ignite the aspirations of today''s adventurous youth. Additionally, the Apache RTR comes with a host of new features that are first time in India and are normally found only in high-end international bikes. This bike with its razor-sharp agility and riding dynamics will set a new standard yet again. The sporty ergonomically designed rear set aluminum foot pegs, adjustable split handlebars and sculpted seats allow exceptional control and maneuverability of the bike and is sure to thrill discerning riders of the Apache RTR.

The features includes:
o Digital console with service due reminder, clock, dual trip meter
o Adjustable clip on handlebar
o Rotor petal disc 270 mm
o Self illuminating wheel rim - in titanium grey & yellow
o Rear set aluminum foot pegs (sporty ergonomics)
o Racing stripes
o Matt paints - titanium grey
o Mono tube inverted gas filled canister shocks with PU block

Additional sporty features include:
o Titanium black engine with engine fairing
o Engine fairing
o LED tail lamp
o Split grab rail
o New turn signal lamps
o Race crouch mirrors
o Longer wheelbase
o New rear fender
o Sound engineered silencer.

"While the previous Apache 150 was an all out success, willing 7 ''bike of the year'' awards in its first year of launch, the new Apache RTR 160 will transform that riding experience to racetrack experience. A combination of powerful racing inspired engine with leading edge technology, design and enhanced technological features ensure the man machine interaction are as close in real life as on a track. Apache RTR 160 is ready to race and ignite passions like never before," TVS Motors said in a release.

The Apache RTR will come in 5 aggressive and sporty colors- titanium grey with matt finish, yellow, silver, black and red. Electric start and disc brakes are standard features on the Apache RTR. The bike will be priced at Rs56,376 ex-showroom, Pune.