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    Unhappy TVS Apache 160 Owner Threatens To Bury His Motorcycle – Here’s Why

    While few defects across the manufacturing process are unavoidable, problems arise when service centres and OEMs don’t take appropriate action to fix the issueUnhappy TVS Apache OwnerIn yet another example of generalized apathy for consumers, a TVS Apache 160 owner has claimed that his bike is yet to be fixed despite multiple visits to the service centre. Most of the bike’s digital systems and lighting apparatus had stopped working after a few months of use.The bike is currently around 8 months old and under warranty. Critical systems such as headlamp, indicators, horn, digital instrument console and SmartXonnect connectivity platform are not working, even though a fix was provided by the dealer around a couple of weeks back.Manufacturing defect identifiedAccording to the owner, he had purchased the bike from a showroom in Palwal, Haryana. It was a good experience initially, as performance of the bike was quite exciting. Mileage was also satisfactory at around 50 kmph. However, the story changed when much of the bike’s electrical and electronic systems stopped functioning.The only parts working included the LED DRLs. Mechanically, there was no issue with the bike. However, it is pretty difficult to imagine riding a bike without a headlamp, indicator and horn. The issues occurred even when the owner had not customized his bike in any form. Take a look at the detailed video below, credited to Arun Panwar.[embedded content][embedded content]When the bike was taken to a nearby TVS service centre, the owner was asked to pay Rs 500 for checking the wires. This was quite odd, as the bike was still under warranty. The bike was later taken to the original dealer in Palwal , where a ‘jugaad’ fix was provided. It worked for some days, but problems reappeared.According to the owner, he noticed that other TVS products were also being brought in the service centre for wiring related issues. He feels that the wiring issue may be a more widespread problem and not limited to his bike. But the dealer did not have the necessary replacement parts to fix the bike. According to the dealership in Palwal, the problem is a manufacturing defect and not a wire-cut issue.Replacement wiring awaitedA replacement wiring has been ordered, which will take around 15 days to reach the dealership. Hopefully, the replacement should be able to ensure a permanent fix. Things like wiring are pretty basic and it’s surprising that such issues have surfaced. For most bikes, the wiring is supposed to last the entire lifespan of the bike.While the owner waits for the new wiring, he is not happy with the overall service experience. If one has to wait months to get critical issues fixed, it puts a question mark on the quality of post-sales service. The owner also feels that rewiring the bike may create new problems, as most of the parts will need to be taken out and refitted again. We hope the service centre takes this on priority and is able to provide a satisfactory, permanent solution. More

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    TVS Apache 160 4V Gets New Exhaust – Wt Reduced By 1 Kg

    TVS Motor has launched 2023 Apache 160 4V Special Edition with a lighter bullpup exhaust reducing weight by 1 kgNew TVS Apache 160 Special EditionIf there is one motorcycle series that can take on the Pulsar series by Bajaj, it is Apache from TVS. With a huge fan following, TVS has banked quite a lot on its racing pedigree to offer sharp and well-judged motorcycles for general consensus. Apache 160 4V is one of the most popular motorcycles from TVS and the company has now launched a special edition of it.TVS Motor has launched Apache 160 4V Special Edition in India. Priced at Rs. 1.30 lakh (ex-sh), it brings a lot to the table than just a new colour scheme. Speaking of colour scheme, there is a new one as well. Let’s take a look.Apache 160 4V Special EditionFor MY2022, this naked streetfighter got a new headlamp assembly along with new LED DRLs. The earlier version of its headlamp cluster had split opinions which MY2022 fixed. Apart from that, Apache 160 4V got Ride Modes – namely Urban, Sport, and Rain along with a gear shift indicator and radial rear tyre.For MY2023, TVS has added a new Special Edition which is offered in a brand new Pearl White colour option. Previously, only Racing Red and Matte Black were on offer. MY2023 Special Edition gets a host of new features that were unheard of in this segment. Features like adjustable clutch and brake levers and a dual-tone seat.New TVS Apache 160 Special EditionSpeaking on this occasion, Mr Vimal Sumbly, Head Business – Premium, TVS Motor Company said, “TVS Apache RTR series of motorcycles have always been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology & customer centricity and have lived up to the expectations of the aspirational customer over the years.New TVS Apache 160 Special EditionWith four decades of racing pedigree, we are delighted to introduce the new 2023 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition, offering a new refreshed colour option with uniquely colour coordinated black and red alloys, a lightweight bullpup exhaust, and an array of exciting features in its class. The new Special Edition is a testament to our commitment towards providing world-class products and redefining the definition of performance motorcycling.”Specs & FeaturesBlack and Red colour splashes used on wheels look unique and add a dash of flair to the motorcycle. Strengths from MY2022 like Bluetooth connectivity, SmartXonnect system, full LED headlights remain a strong points on Apache 160 4V Special Edition as well.TVS Apache Prices, Ex-sh Nov 20222023 Apache 160 4V Special Edition continues to be powered by the same 159.7 cc, oil-cooled, SOHC, fuel-injected engine that produces a power output of 17.55 PS @ 9250 RPM and a peak torque of 14.73 Nm @ 7250 RPM, mated to a five-speed gearbox. Even though power figures have remained the same, power to weight ratio has gone up.This is due to a new Bullpup exhaust that has reduced the overall weight by 1 kg. TVS Motor claims that it adds a bassy exhaust note and adds refinement along the way. At Rs. 1.30 lakh (ex-sh), it is a fitting rival to Hero Xtreme 160R, Bajaj Pulsar N160, and the likes. Even though it is marketed as 2023 Apache 160 4V Special Edition, the company says that it is available at authorised dealerships pan India. More

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    New TVS Apache 160cc Detailed In First Look Walkaround

    For MY2022, TVS Apache RTR 2V new model gets slightly more power and at the same time, slightly less weightNew TVS Apache 160ccApache is to TVS what Pulsar is to Bajaj. With arch rivalry between the two for more than a decade. Pulsar was an instant hit for Bajaj and marked a new direction for the brand. For a long time, TVS Apache series is the only logical and significant rival for Pulsar series. This duo was also joined by FZ series by Yamaha.Even today, when we take motorcycle sales, Pulsar series outsell both Apache series and FZ series. That is because Bajaj has a lot more motorcycles under its Pulsar series than TVS has in Apache series and Yamaha has in FZ series.Recently, TVS updated its Apache RTR 2V range to MY2022 with subtle upgrades. They make the Apache RTR 2V New model a better offering than its predecessor. Let’s take a look at what all the changes are.New TVS Apache 160cc WalkaroundFor starters, these upgrades are offered with both 160cc model and 180cc model as well. With its Apache RTR 4V range, TVS had offered a slew of new and modern features. In comparison, one could say that 2V range was a little uninspiring. But that has now changed. Take a look at the detailed walkaround video below, credited to The Sameer Vlogs.[embedded content][embedded content]Newer bikes have been blessed with slightly more power. And, at the same time, reduced the weight as well. Weight reduction is 2 kg with Apache RTR 160 and 1 kg with Apache RTR 180. This allows for higher power:weight ratio than before. The fact that this weight reduction is possible despite added features, is even more commendable.Previously, RTR 160 made 15.31 bhp and 13.9 Nm and now, it makes 16 bhp and 13.85 Nm. RTR 180 however, made 16.56 bhp and 15.5 Nm and now makes 17 bhp and 15.5 Nm. These upgrades are under the skin and are not visible to naked eye. What is visible though, are the added features.Feature AdditionsSpeaking of upgrades, the one that is immediately noticeable is its new headlight design. Previously, both RTR 160 and 180 used to get halogen bulbs along with LED DRLs. But now, both models are upgraded to LED headlights and slightly redesigned LED DRLs. Even the LED taillights are new and get 3D LED elements that look sharper than the previous model.New TVS Apache 160ccOther changes include a slightly redesigned chrome exhaust cover, grippier and wider tyres and some more. The main change is in the form of its fully digital instrument console which now gets Bluetooth connectivity along with 3 riding modes. Old model used to get an analog tachometer with a small digital display for speedo and other functions. Apache RTR 2V new models get dual channel ABS, slipper clutch and also a new fuel injection system.TVS offers a slew of new colours too. Both get Matt Blue, Racing Red, Gloss Black, T Grey and Pearl White option. In terms of pricing, Apache RTR 2V new models start at Rs. 1,17,790 for 160cc model and Rs. 1,30,590 for 180cc model. More

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    New TVS Apache 160, Apache 180 Launch Price Rs 1.18 L Onwards

    TVS Motor has announced the launch of updated Apache 160 and Apache 180 today – New colours, more power, ride modesNew TVS Apache 160TVS Motor has the Apache series of motorcycles that have had a huge following. You can say that it also has a cult following too. In terms of appeal, Apache series goes head to head with Pulsar series. In 2022, there is a surge in 150cc to 200cc segment and premium motorcycles account to 1,51,270 units of total sales in FY 2021-2022.Today, the 4V range of Apache products like Apache RTR 160 4V and Apache RTR 200 4V are more dominant in terms of sales charts. While 2V range like Apache RTR 160 and Apache RTR 180 received less love from the company. Until now. TVS knows that these bikes are the ones that heavy-lifted the Apache series in the past.When compared to 4V range, 2V range was devoid of features and was generally a little uninspiring. That’s where TVS has worked most. New Apache RTR 160 and Apache RTR 180 are launched and promise better overall appeal. Let’s take a look.New TVS Apache BikesRight off the bat, we can see that the company has improved its 2V motorcycle range with more power and at the same time, reduced the weight as well. This is a win-win both ways. The total weight reduction is 2 kg with Apache RTR 160 and 1 kg with Apache RTR 180. Both of these vehicles now don higher power:weight ratio than before.New TVS Apache 160Earlier, Apache RTR 160 made 15.31 bhp and 13.9 Nm of torque and weighed 139kg. But now, it makes 16 bhp and 13.85 Nm and weighs 2 kg less. Coming to Apache RTR 180, it made 16.56 bhp and 15.5 Nm torque and weighed 141 kg. Now, it makes 17 bhp and 15.5 Nm with 1kg weight reduction.New TVS Apache 160These weight reductions are despite the feature additions, which is impressive. Also impressive is the fact that both 160 and 180 now get riding modes that 200 4V gets. These modes are three in number, Rain Mode with least performance and most ABS intervention, middle ground Urban Mode and Sport Mode where the full tap is opened. Dual-channel ABS, slipper clutch and a new fuel injection system are other additions.Features & PricingSpeaking of features, TVS Motor has loaded them both to the gills with features. TVS claims a total of 28 feature additions. These include TVS’ proprietary SmartXonnect system with Bluetooth connectivity enabling turn-by-turn navigation, race telemetry, call/sms notification, gear position indicator, gear shift indicator, lap timer, adjustable brightness and crash alert system.New TVS Apache 180Not just these, wider 120-section Remora tyres at the rear, and a fancy chain drive with low power loss. Main design changes are confined to the front, which gets a new LED face with a distinct LED DRL pattern. It looks far better than the 2021 MY 4V range whose face looked like the emoji on Moj app. There, I said it. Rear taillight is new too and gets 3D LED elements.TVS Motorcycle Price Range With New BikesBoth of these vehicles are offered in Matt Blue, Racing Red, Gloss Black, T Grey and Pearl White colours. Prices range from Rs. 1,17,790 for Apache RTR 160 with rear drum brakes and go to Rs. 1,30,590 for Apache RTR 180. SmartXonnect, and rear disc are optional with 160 while it is standard on 180. Riding modes are standard on both. More

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    New TVS Apache Racer’s Choice Teased Ahead Of Launch

    TVS Motor is getting ready to launch a new Apache tomorrow, on 8th Sep 2022 – It is likely to be the updated Apache 160cc which was recently spiedRender By Abin Designs. For illustration purpose.In terms of performance and equipment list, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is probably the most desirable in its segment. Credit of course goes to TVS that has introduced updates at regular intervals for Apache motorcycles including RTR 160 4V. Following on the same path, TVS has now used a new exhaust for Apache RTR 160 4V.As compared to double-barrel exhaust used with current model, the new exhaust has a compact profile. It is not necessarily better visually, but certainly ensures a fresh look for the bike. Other than the new exhaust, rest of the bike is largely the same as current model. It is likely that this new model will be launched soon, ahead of the upcoming festive season.New TVS Apache Racer’s ChoiceWhile exhaust architecture can be tweaked to boost performance, it is not certain if that’s the case with the new exhaust seen with Apache RTR 160 4V. The bike already leads in power and torque output, at 17.55 PS and 14.73 Nm. This is available in Sport mode. In Urban and Rain mode, the numbers drop to 15.64 PS and 14.14 Nm. However, considering TVS’ resolve to stay one step ahead in the game, it is possible that Apache RTR 160 4V could get some performance boost. The aural experience could also be improved with the new exhaust.Talking about rivals, Hero MotoCorp Extreme 160R probably has the sportiest looking exhaust. It’s also a stubbier unit, but runs largely parallel to the ground. It’s only slightly elevated, as compared to the higher upswept angle of current and new exhaust used with RTR 160 4V. The one on Xtreme 160R comes with a sleek cover that further enhances overall look and feel. In terms of performance, Xtreme 160R makes 15.2 PS and 14 Nm.New TVS Apache Racer’s ChoiceIn case of Bajaj Pulsar N160, the bike comes with an underbelly exhaust. It has helped reduce clutter and achieve a compact profile for the bike. Bajaj Pulsar N160 is powered by a 164.82 cc motor that generates 16 PS and 14.65 Nm. All three bikes have 5-speed transmission.TVS Apache RTRR 160 4V specsSome key features of TVS Apache 160 4V include aggressive LED headlamp, sporty rear view mirrors, sculpted fuel tank, sharp engine cowl design, glide through technology (GTT) and patented double cradle chassis. The bike has a full digital speedometer with information such as gear indicator, top speed recorder, 0-60 timer and lap timer.In Sport mode, Apache RTR 160 4V can achieve a top speed of 114 kmph. In Urban and Rain mode, top speed is 103 kmph. The bike has telescopic forks at front and monoshock rear suspension. Disc variants have 270 mm and 200 mm petal disc brakes at front and rear. Single-channel Super-Moto ABS is offered as standard.Addition of new exhaust may not result in a price hike. The current model is available at a starting price of Rs 1,21,628 for drum variant. Disc variant is priced at Rs 1,23,735 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition costs Rs 1,27,825. More

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    2023 TVS Apache 160cc Spied For First Time – New Exhaust, Features

    TVS Apache RTR 160 is already the most powerful bike in the segment and is very performant with TVS’ racing pedigree2023 TVS Apache 160ccEver since the updates Apache RTR 160 4V received last year, TVS Motor has been quiet for a while. But now, the company seems to be making some noise again in the form of 2023 Apache RTR 4V. It is one of the most performance-oriented machines in this segment and given TVS’ racing pedigree, it is quite a sporty boy in its segment.The 160cc motorcycle segment is one of the hottest right now as we are witnessing more and more entrants. This segment offers a decent balance between 150cc and 180cc segments. Manufacturers are taking advantage of this segment’s potential to the fullest by launching more products. But OG players of this segment have to better themselves to stay in the game.2023 TVS Apache 160cc SpiedStaying relevant in the segment is exactly what TVS seems to be doing. 2023 Apache RTR 160 4V seems to be following this principle and is likely to get minor changes. In terms of design, Apache RTR 160 4V is a good-looking machine except for its face. Headlight design looks like the face of a Decepticon who’s angry at the bottom and happy at the top with smiling eyebrows.Except for that, though, everything else is bang on the money. It has the right amount of funky, sporty and also maturity about it. Same design will be carried over to 2023 Apache RTR 160 4V as well. In terms of changes, not a lot has changed. Okay, nothing has changed apart from a new exhaust.2023 TVS Apache 160cc – New ExhaustBut there are speculations in place that it might be a prototype exhaust and production model will get the same exhaust unit as outgoing model does. But 2023 TVS Apache 160 can also get this exact exhaust which might be more of a free-flow design. The changes likely are in engine. The outgoing model has a screamer of an engine and lacks a bottom-end punch. So, with tuning and tweaking the engine slightly, TVS can easily fix that. Also likely are the same set of colours too, a Matte Black and Racing Red.Specs & Features2023 TVS Apache 160 will get the same features like ride modes namely Urban, Sport, and Rain. It will also get a gear shift indicator, a radial rear tyre, GTT (Glide Through Traffic), a one-touch start and a wave bite ignition key. It’s instrument console is equipped with TVS’ SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity system that offers a wide range of features too.Engine will still be the same 159.7cc single-cylinder engine producing 17.39 bhp and a peak torque of 14.73 Nm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. 2023 model will get a slightly different character, though. Suspension units are the same telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock at its rear.With the recent launch of Bajaj Pulsar N160, and incredibly agile Hero Xtreme 160R, this is a tough segment. Apart from the above, 2023 TVS Apache 160cc will also compete with Pulsar NS160, and Honda X-Blade. With new model, we can also expect a slight price hike too. As changes are negligible, a launch is likely in coming months.Source More

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    2023 TVS Apache 310 Street Based On BMW G 310 R – Render

    TVS & BMW co-developed this 310cc platform which benefits both companies spawning 3 BMW branded bikes and one TVS branded bike2023 TVS Apache 310 StreetAfter launching Ronin, TVS has received mixed reactions about their new bike. For starters, it doesn’t belong to a specific genre. Rather, TVS has designed it in such a way that, Ronin is a culmination of a street bike, a scrambler and a cruiser. In India, motorcycles setting their foot down in multiple boats have often tumbled.When compared with Avenger 220, Ronin comes off as not so touring friendly too. Because Avenger series is a quintessential cruiser and provides a couch-like seating experience. I kid you not. We all thought TVS missed a stark opportunity of launching a 310cc platform-based Fiero ADV we rendered recently.TVS Apache 310 StreetWhen developing this 310cc platform, both companies should have benefited equally. We don’t know the exact terms, conditions and clauses both companies settled to. But it is not a stretch to say that the BMW-TVS relationship looks to be one-sided. BMW launched G 310 R Street bike, G 310 GS ADV and recently, it also launched G 310 RR sports bike too, which was a rebranded Apache RR 310.BMW has created a whole family out of this platform, while TVS is still being a lone wolf with Apache RR 310 sports bike. But what if TVS does use this platform to create an Apache 310 Street based on BMW G 310 R? Our rendering artist Pratyush Raut has created a render to visualize this idea.2023 TVS Apache 310 StreetTVS could also make a family of products based on this 310cc platform. We have taken colour combinations from TVS’ books that are offered on Apache RR 310 and used it on our Apache 310 Street concept render. Cherry on top is a white shade that is closer to our hearts than the other two shades. What? White is cool. Ask BMW, they charge Rs. 20,000 extra for a white Apache RR 310.Specs & PricingIt gets a reverse-inclined 312.2 cc single-cylinder engine that makes 33.52 bhp of power at 9,700 RPM and 27.3 Nm of torque at 7,700 RPM. This engine is mated to a slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox. It also gets modern technology like ride-by-wire throttle which also enables creep mode.This engine is mounted on a trellis frame finished in red colour on the render like TVS would have done. To create some distinction from G 310 R, this render gets a redesigned body panel between the fuel tank and tank shrouds. This way, we could show more of the red trellis frame along with stylish Apache graphics. Personally, it looks better than the G 310 R. The golden USD forks are retained though. If launched, we can expect TVS to price Apache 310 Street Rs. 20,000 less than BMW G 310 RR which is priced at Rs. 2.70 lakh (ex-sh).2023 TVS Apache 310 StreetTVS has not officially revealed that they are actively working on an Apache Street bike based on the 310cc platform. But since BMW products are manufactured by TVS, they may be in a position to make an ADV and a street bike under Apache brand. Right now, G 310 R competes against KTM 390 Duke, recently launched Honda CB300F, Honda CB300R and the likes.Disclaimer – Please note that the renderings in this post are created by an independent artist and are not commissioned or approved by TVS Motor. More

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    TVS Apache 310 ADV Render Based On BMW G310GS – New Fiero ?

    TVS Apache 310 ADV if launched, will be powered by the same 312cc as the BMW G 310 GSTVS Apache 310 ADV As Fiero 310 – RenderTVS recently launched the Ronin scrambler-style motorcycle in India. It comes with a unique mix of characters from scrambler, cruiser and street bikes in one. It doesn’t blend together well though as it tries to place its feet (tyre, in this case) on three different boats at the same time.Ronin launch left us thinking as to why TVS did not launch an ADV, which is all the rage in India currently. So much so, that manufacturers like Honda and Suzuki are making pseudo ADVs just to go halfway at least towards the adventure-tourer genre.Compared to creating Ronin, TVS could have created an ADV motorcycle using far less resources. They could have used the current Apache 200 platform to make an ADV to rival the likes of Hero Xpulse 200 or used their Apache 310 platform and made something to take on KTM 390 ADV.TVS Apache 310 GS ADVUntil now, it was believed that TVS was not launching an ADV based on the 310 platform because BMW had one on offer on the same platform. It is on this platform that TVS had a fully faired motorcycle on offer, while BMW had a naked and ADV on offer. But with the recent launch of BMW G 310 RR, which is basically a rebadged Apache 310, it is likely that we will get to see a rebadged Apache 310 ADV, based on G310GS.TVS Apache 310 ADV As Fiero 310 – RenderRendering artist Pratyush Raut has digitally imagined TVS Apache 310 ADV, and given it the name TVS Fiero 310. You can call it TVS Apache GS 310, but we doubt if BMW will be happy to share their GS tag. Please note that the renderings in this post are created by an independent artist and are not commissioned or approved by TVS.This reverse-inclined 312.2 cc firecracker single-cylinder engine makes 33.52 bhp of power at 9,700 RPM and 27.3 Nm of torque at 7,700 RPM. It is mated to a slick-shifting 6-speed gearbox and gets modern technology like ride-by-wire throttle enabling creep mode. TVS Apache GS 310 ADV weighs a decent 174 kg which increases the power-to-weight ratio when compared to other track-focused machines.Specs & PricingIt gets a low 810 mm seat height helping shorter riders to get on and off the motorcycle. BMW recently updated the colour schemes on the G 310 GS. Our render of TVS Apache 310 GS gets three shades inspired by TVS Apache RR 310. A Slick Red, which resembles the Racing Red colour, a Stealth Black resembling the Titanium Black colour TVS offers on Apache RR 310.TVS Apache 310 ADV As Fiero 310 – RenderThe third colour is something of our own imagination which we call, Minimalist White. Unlike the other two shades that play with black and red splashes on the trellis frame, tank and other places, Minimalist White is entirely blacked out: Except for the fuel tank that gets a white shade and the red frame tubes. This looks the best according to me at least as it brings out the purest colours on earth, Black, White and Red.TVS hasn’t confirmed if they have an ADV on their cards yet. But it is a glaring omission from one of the largest mainstream motorcycle manufacturers in India. If TVS goes this route and launches a rebranded BMW, it could be priced lower than the G310GS, which is priced at about Rs 3.1 lakh, ex-sh currently. More