TVS currently retails 10 variants under the Apache range – RTR 160, RTR 160 4V, RTR 180, RTR 200 4V and RR 310TVS ApacheTVS Motor has hiked prices for the Apache range of motorcycles for May this year. This is the second price revision for the revered Apache series of sporty commuter bikes this year after prices were increased earlier in February this year. Price increases across all models are fairly nominal and range up to Rs 2,100.Apart from the flagship Apache RR 310, all models under the Pulsar brand have witnessed a uniform price hike of Rs 2,100 across all variants. The fully-faired sports bike has received a paltry price hike of Rs 90. It is available in a fully-loaded single trim which has now been priced at Rs 2,59,990 (ex-showroom).TVS Apache Prices May 2022The TVS Apache range starts with RTR 160 2V which is currently priced at Rs 1,11,740 for the drum brake variant and Rs 1,14,740 for the disc brake variant. Prices for the more powerful RTR 160 4V start at Rs 1,19,378 and top out at Rs 1,25,575.TVS also launched a superior Apache RTR 165 RP based on its race-spec model a few months back at a price of Rs 1.45 lakh. This limited edition model is currently off the shelves. The Hosur-based bikemaker offers Apache RTR 180 in a single trim which is priced at Rs 1,18,690.TVS Apache Prices May 2022On the other hand, Apache RTR 200 4V is offered in two variants- Single Channel ABS and Dual Channel ABS which are priced at Rs 1,38,190 and Rs 1,43,240, respectively. All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom.No updates in terms of specifications or features have been reported in any of the Apache motorcycles. The Apache range of motorcycles directly competes against the Pulsar range of bike from Bajaj which offer similar configurations at a similar price band. TVS is also offering complimentary TVS XPOD Helmet for certain Apache RTR models in selected states.Other updates from TVSAmong new launches, TVS recently introduced a new top-spec variant of Ntorq 125. Priced at 1.03 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Ntorq 125 XT is Rs 13,600 dearer than the next best Race XP Edition. For the additional premium over the Race XP variant, Ntorq 125 XT gets a new digital instrument console with a twin-screen layout. This instrument console is embedded with the latest version of SMARTXONNECT app.As far as sales go, TVS had recorded a total two-wheeler sales of 2,80,022 units for April this year. Out of this, the company dispatched 1,80,533 two-wheelers across the country whereas 99,489 units were shipped to overseas markets. Overall YoY growth stood at 23.80 percent and whereas MoM growth took a dip with a negative growth of 4.40 percent in April this year. More
Image – MotorbuddyTVS Apache RTR 165 RP was limited to only 200 units and they are now sold out
TVS Motor Company launched the performance-oriented Apache RTR 165 RP (Race Performance) in India as the company celebrates 15 Years of Racing journey. This is a part of the company’s Race Performance series in India and is the first product under the series.
TVS Apache 165 has been launched at Rs 1.45 lakh and limited to just 200 units. This makes it around Rs 30,000 higher than the RTR 160 4V and RTR 200 4V, priced at Rs. 1.21 lakh and Rs. 1. 39 lakh, respectively.
This price increase is justified due to the added features and power upgrade on board the 165 RP offers over the 160 4V. Its acceptance among the sports aficionados in the country was so great that each of these units have now been sold out even prior to the first buyer taking delivery.
TVS Apache 165 – First Look Walkaround
TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is regaled for its stunning looks, updated technology and a more powerful engine lineup. First units of this exclusive Apache motorcycle have now started to arrive at dealerships across India. Below is a detailed walkaround video review of new Apache 165 by Motorbuddy.
It sports an all LED head lamp, LED DRL and LED tail light along with red coloured alloy wheels, dual tone seats and blacked out elements – all which add to its sporty appeal. It gets a tri-colour paint scheme with its fuel tank, front fender and engine cowl finished in a colour combination of Matte Black, Knight Black, Metallic Blue and Racing Red.
The tank features a limited edition dual-tone blue and white design with “15 Years” inscribed in the center, along with the motorcycle serial number. Red alloy wheels are seen on front and rear fitted with sticky Eurogrip PotorQ racing spec radial tires. Other styling features also include a single piece handlebar, engine cow and a 12 liter fuel tank. Kerb weight stands at 148 kgs while seat height is at 800 mm.
Technology gets updated on this Race Performance Edition with an all-digital instrument cluster with TVS Smart Xonnect Bluetooth connectivity. The instrument cluster also sports a 0-60 timer and top speed recorder while it displays other vital riding information. TVS Apache RTR 165 RP also receives Race-Tuned slipper clutch, adjustable clutch and brake levers.
Engine, Braking and Suspension
TVS Apache 165 is the most powerful bike in its segment. It is powered by a 164.9 cc, single cylinder, 4 valve engine. This engine makes 19.2 hp power at 10,000 rpm and peak torque of 14.2 Nm at 8,750 rpm, the highest output in its segment, mated to a 5 speed transmission. Top speed is rated at 123 km/h. Based on the Apache 160, the Apache 165 also receives telescopic fork in the front and Showa monoshock absorber at the rear.
Braking is carried out via 270 mm petal type disc brake and First-in-segment 240 mm disc at the front and rear respectively offering superior braking power. The performance bike also gets slipper clutch along with a brass coated chain for extra stability. Apache 165 competes with the Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Hero Xtreme 160R, Honda X-Blade and Suzuki Gixxer. More
TVS Apache 165 Deliveries StartDesigned to dominate the race track, TVS Apache 165 RP adds some more fun to entry-level performance-oriented biking segment
For users who want to get a feel of racetrack experience, TVS had launched Apache 165 RP (Race Performance) earlier this month. Only 200 units are on offer, most of which have already been booked. The bike is available at a starting price of Rs 1.45 lakh (Ex-showroom).
Apache 165 RP packs in a range of upgrades in comparison to Apache RTR 160 4V. Deliveries of the more powerful Apache 165 have now started. First owners have started taking delivery. Here’s a quick comparison, detailing all the key differences between TVS Apache 165 RP vs. 160 4V.
TVS Apache 165 Deliveries Start
There is no change in the basic design of 165 RP. The only difference is that it gets a new race-inspired Sepang Blue colour theme. It’s essentially an exciting combo of blue, red and white against blacked-out bits. The bike also gets TVS racing decals and customized limited edition stickering. In comparison, Apache 160 4V has four colour options of Matte Black, Knight Black, Metallic Blue and Racing Red.
1. Engine – 165 RP is powered by a 164.9cc motor. In comparison, 160 4V has a 159.7cc motor. With the larger capacity engine, power output is increased to 19.2 ps at 10,000 rpm. This is the highest power output in 150-160cc motorcycle segment. Below is a short video by Nisha Auto Vlogs, which shows the new TVS Apache 165 along with its exhaust note.
2. Power – Max power output of 160 4V is at 17.55 ps at 9,250 rpm. This is available in Sport mode. It is to note that ride modes of Sport, Urban / Rain is only available with 160 4V. In terms of torque, 160 4V fares slight better at 14.73 Nm, as compared to 14.2 Nm of 165 RP.
3. Performance – For agile performance, 165 RP gets features such as larger valves, dome shaped piston, high-lift cams and dual actuator springs. It also gets slipper clutch. Both 165 RP and 160 4V have 5-speed gearbox.
4. Suspension and brakes – 165 RP gets race tuned telescopic forks at front and rear monoshock unit, both from Showa. In comparison, 160 4V is offered with standard telescopic forks and monoshock suspension.
5. Brakes – Braking duties onboard 165 RP are performed by 270 mm disc at front and 240 mm disc at rear. 160 4V disc variant has 270 mm front and 200 mm rear disc brake. Both bikes have single-channel ABS as standard.
6. Dimensions and weight – Both bikes are exactly the same in terms of length, width, height and wheelbase. In terms of weight, 165 RP is 2 kg heavier than 160 4V disc variant. The latter weighs 146 kg.
7. Power to weight ratio – Although 165 RP is heavier, it has better power to weight ratio of 0.129 ps/kg. In comparison, 160 4V has 0.119 ps/kg.
8. Top speed – Apache 165 RP has top speed of 123 kmph. In comparison, 160 4V tops at 114 kmph in Sport mode. In Urban / Rain mode, top speed is reduced to 103 kmph.
Apache 165 RP vs. Apache 160 4V price
Apache 165 RP is approximately Rs 25k costlier than 160 4V. Disc variant of 160 4V is available at a starting price of Rs 1.17 lakh whereas the special edition costs Rs 1.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). More
New TVS Apache 165TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is priced at Rs 1.45 lakhs making it around Rs 30,000 more expensive over the Apache RTR 160 4V base variant
TVS Motor Company launched the new Apache RTR 165 RP (Race Performance) motorcycle in India last month. It is priced at Rs 1.45 lakh. Production is restricted to just 200 units. All these 200 units have now been sold out, reveals TVS Motor. In their latest post on social media, they have thanked buyers. All units sold out even before delivery starts.
This new Apache will receive several upgrades over Apache RTR 160 4V. It is the first motorcycle under the company’s Race Performance Series in India and will offer added power for an even better riding experience. Other motorcycles in the Apache range are also expected to get the RP editions at a later date.
Apache 165 RP – Colour Options and Features
Apache 165 RTR RP is being presented in a combination of race inspired colours of blue, white and red. This is unlike the RTR 160 4V which receives colour options of Matte Black, Knight Black, Metallic Blue and Racing Red. It rides on a Double Cradle synchro stiff chassis relating to increased stability by 25 percent.
A distinctive decal on its fuel tank proclaims it as the 15 year anniversary edition. The new Apache receives an aggressive headlamp with signature front position lamp. This LED Class B headlamp includes 5 LEDs consisting of 2 low beam and 3 high beam lamps while the signature front position lamp gets a stallion logo.
New TVS Apache 165 Sold Out
It borrows other styling elements from the Apache RTR 160 4V. These include a single piece handlebar, stepped up dual-tone black and red seat, engine cowl and a 12 liter fuel tank. TVS Apache RTR 165 RP receives a digital instrument cluster with a 0 to 60 timer and top speed recorder, along with all other vital information on its display.
Engine Specs, Suspension and Braking
Apache 165 RTR RP edition gets its power via a 164.9 cc, single cylinder, 4 valve engine that offers 19.2 hp power at 10,000 rpm and peak torque of 14.2 Nm at 8,750 rpm thus making it the most powerful bike in its segment. The engine gets mated to a 5 speed transmission.
These figures show that the new Apache 165 RTR RP is significantly more powerful as compared to RTR 160 4V, which offers 17.5 hp at 9,250 rpm and 14.73 Nm at 7,250 rpm. Apache 165 RTR RP edition claims a top speed of 123 km/h.
Suspension is via Showa telescopic fork in the front and preload adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking is through 270 mm petal type disc brake in the front and 240 mm petal at the rear. The new Apache gets a kerb weight of 148 kgs and seat height of 800 mm. Adjustable clutch and brake levers along with slipper clutch is also seen on the new Apache 165 RTR RP besides a brass coated chain for added durability. More
New TVS Apache 165 RPMore models are expected to make debuts in the RP range based on other Apache models
Recently, TVS launched the race-spec version of Apache RTR 160 with an increased engine displacement and stiffer riding dynamics. Priced at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Apache RTR 165 RP is the first bike under the ‘Race Performance (RP)’ brand of motorcycles from TVS.
Apache RTR 165 RP will be a special edition model limited to only 200 units across the country. The RP range of motorcycles will cater to enthusiastic riders only for whom performance is the biggest universal selling point. The bike features the same mechanical configurations used by the company’s race-spec motorcycle.
Engineered on the racetrack, Apache RTR 165 RP is inspired by the TVS Racing Group C GP 165R. Ridden by K. Jagan, this motorcycle has won the INMRC championship nine times.
Apart from revised mechanical configurations, the new bike also gets a new paint scheme and body graphics in order to distinguish itself from its standard sibling. In fact, the livery is in line with the GP 165R used on race tracks. Below is a comparison between Apache 165 RP vs Yamaha R15.
New TVS Apache 165 RP vs Apache 160 vs Yamaha R15 V4 Vs R15 S
Updates in Powertrain
Starting with its powertrain, RTR 165 RP is powered by a heavily reworked 164.9cc, four-valve, single-cylinder engine that dishes out 19.2 bhp at 10,000rpm and 14.2 Nm of peak torque at 8,750rpm. For reference, its sibling RTR 160 4V makes 17.5 bhp at 9,250rpm and 14.73 Nm of torque at 7,250rpm. The motor is paired with a 5-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.
The increased output has been achieved thanks to a revised cylinder head with a 35 percent higher airflow port and 15 percent bigger valves. Further, the bore-stroke ratio has been revised to 1.37 for the engine to rev freely up to 10,000rpm. A new dome piston has been used to achieve a higher compression ratio.
The tweaked dynamics involve a stiffer double-cradle synchro chassis that increases stability by up to 25 percent. While it misses out on an adjustable suspension setup, the floating piston shock absorber at rear sourced from Showa has been race-tuned for compression and rebound damping. Braking has been improved with a new 240mm disc at rear.
The bike rolls on race-spec ProtorQ SR radial tyres sourced from Eurogrip which offer better grip around corners. Another crucial update includes adjustable clutch and brake levers. At 148kg, RTR 165 RP weighs 2 kilos more than the rear disc brake variant of RTR 160 4V. TVS could introduce RP edition models based on other Apache models in the future as well. More
TVS Apache 165 RPWhile performance tweaks are the primary highlight, TVS Apache RTR 165 RP also gets some visual updates
Motorcycles in TVS Apache range are already known for their superior performance. To supply an extra dose of adrenalin for enthusiasts, TVS has now launched Apache RTR 165 RP. Performance-oriented TVS Apache 165 RP price is Rs 1.45 lakh, ex-sh. Existing RTR 160 4V disc variant is available at a starting price of Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
This is a race tuned machine, and is based on RTR 160 4V, one of the popular Apache motorcycles. TVS Apache 165 RP is a limited edition motorcycle, with only 200 units on offer. Bookings of TVS Apache 165 RP have opened. It is possible that other Apache motorcycles could also get their respective ‘Race Performance’ or RP versions at a later date.
TVS Apache 165 RP
TVS Apache 165 RP – key updates
As expected, TVS Apache 165 RP will utilize a rebored and retuned version of the 159.7cc engine that currently does duty on RTR 160 4V. These tweaks has resulted in additional power and torque. The Apache 165 RP is powered by a 164.9cc single cylinder engine, which delivers 14.12 kW @ 10000 rpm (19.2 PS@10000 rpm) and 14.2 Nm @ 8750 RPM. This makes it the most powerful motorcycle in the segment.
In comparison, the current RTR 160 4V, the oil cooled, SOHC engine makes 17.55 ps of max power at 9,250 rpm and 14.73 Nm of peak torque at 7,250 rpm. This is available when the Sport ride mode is engaged. Power and torque output is reduced to 15.64 ps / 14.14 Nm in Urban and Rain mode.
Engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Apache 165 RP will be using the same gearbox. As the weight of the bike remains largely unchanged, TVS Apache 165 RP has improved power-to-weight ratio of 0.095 kW/kg. It remains to be seen if TVS Apache 165 RP will continue with the existing ride modes or gets a new or additional ride modes.
TVS Apache 165 RP Specs
As of now, RTR 160 4V utilizes a double cradle frame integrated with telescopic forks at front and a monoshock unit at rear. The same is being utilized by the Apache 165. In other updates, the bike may be equipped with TVS SmartXonnect connectivity suite.
Regular Apache 160 is offered in both drum and disc brake variants are available. In comparison, Apache 165 RP gets disc brakes at both ends as standard. It is only offered with rear disc option, and gets a larger 240mm rear disc setup for improved braking performance. Dual-channel ABS is also standard.
TVS Apache 165 RP
TVS Apache 165 RP – cosmetic updates
To highlight its superior capabilities, TVS Apache 165 RP gets special decals and graphics on the fuel tank and fairing. It is only offered in single colour scheme (combination of Blue, Red and White), as shown in the images. The existing RTR 160 4V is available in colour options of Matte Black, Knight Black, Metallic Blue and Racing Red.
Features that are expected to be carried forward from RTR 160 4V include LED headlamp with LED DRLs, rear-view mirrors, anti-theft wave bite key, adjustable levers and double barrel exhaust. More
TVS Apache 165 Race Performance – RenderUpon launch, TVS Apache 165 RP is expected to be priced at a premium of around Rs 5000-7000 over RTR 160 4V
Earlier this year, TVS had filed a new trademark for a more performance-oriented motorcycle in the Apache range. The registered trademark read as ‘TVS Apache 165 RP’. The Hosur-based bikemaker has now released an official teaser, which says that TVS RP Race Performance is Coming Soon.
For starters, RP stands for ‘Race Performance’ which was revealed in the short 14-second teaser. In all probability, TVS would be launching RP Editions based on multiple Apache models in the future. The first of them is expected to be Apache RTR 165 RP which will be based on RTR 160 4V.
TVS Apache 165 RP Race Performance Teased
The video teaser doesn’t reveal much except that the upcoming motorcycle will be “the pinnacle of performance”. Hence, models in the RP series will specifically cater to enthusiasts who seek more performance extracted out of their machine.
For this, TVS could be using a rebored version of the 159.7cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that currently powers Apache RTR 160 4V. It could also offer some new kits, like they offered with Apache 310 earlier this year. This kits will allow owners to tune their motorcycles as per their need.
In its current form, this fuel-injected motor dishes out 17.63 bhp and 14.73 Nm of peak torque which in itself is segment-leading. When rebored and retuned, this power plant will pump out a few extra horses and twisting force. In all likelihood, this engine will be paired with the same 5-speed transmission, however, certain tweaks could be made to the gear ratios.
TVS is also expected to make some styling revisions to Apache RTR 165 RP in order to distinguish itself from RTR 160 4V and make it look sportier than its sibling. Ergonomics of the bike will also be altered to provide a more aggressive riding posture, thanks to a lower-set clip-on handlebar accompanied by slightly rear-set footpegs.
Not just ergonomics but adjustments would also be made to the hardware configurations of the bike. A suspension setup comprising telescopic forks at front and a Showa-sourced mono-shock unit at rear with preload adjustability are expected to be carried forward to Apache RTR 165 RP. However, damping of both front and rear units is expected to be stiffer in order to provide better handling and stability at high speeds.
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A stronger braking setup is expected to be offered by TVS so that it offers plenty of bite. Disc brakes at both ends will be complemented by a dual-channel ABS as standard ABS. There is data of its powertrain specs available as of now but we expect details to come our way in the near future.
In terms of features, all gizmos on offer in RTR 160 4V are expected to be carried forward to RTR 165 RP. These include all-LD illumination, a fully digital instrument console, LED DRLs, Glide Through Traffic (GTT) technology, a one-touch start and a wave bite ignition key. TVS might also throw in the brand’s connectivity solution called SmartXonnect. More
New TVS Apache 160TVS Apache RTR 160 comes with a 2-valve head motor that offers slightly less output than its 4-valve head sibling
The entry-level Apache continues to rake in a sizeable volume even after more than fifteen years in the market. However, unlike its 4V siblings, the 2-Valve head Apache makes a little less power and also comes with fewer gizmos on offer. In terms of features, Apache RTR 160 is offered with a semi-digital instrument cluster, LED DRLs and single-channel ABS.
It is powered by a simple 159cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with a 2-valve head that makes 15.3 bhp and 13.9 Nm of peak torque. This motor is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The RTR 160 2V hasn’t undergone any major updates in recent times. On the other hand, its 4-valve sibling has undergone multiple updates in the past couple of years.
TVS Apache 160 Prices Dec 2021
TVS Motor Company has announced a price hike for one of the most popular offerings in its lineup. Prices for Apache RTR 160 4V have been increased by Rs 1,500 across all variants. The motorcycle is available in two variants- Drum and Disc.
While the former is offered at a price of Rs 1.06 lakh, the latter is pegged at a price of Rs 1.09 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom). Apart from the revision in prices, there are no other changes made on the bike. All features and mechanical attributes have been left untouched.
TVS Apache 160 Prices Dec 2021
Updated RTR 160 4V
Recently, a couple of months ago, TVS updated Apache RTR 160 4V with a new headlamp assembly along with new LED DRLs. The naked streetfighter also benefits from three ride modes namely Urban, Sport, and Rain.
Other feature additions included a gear-shift indicator on the instrument display and a radial rear tyre. Prices for the updated 160 4V start from Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom). Prices of the 4V versions have not changed, except for the top of the line Special Edition Apache 160.
Other Developments from TVS
In other developments, TVS has been looking to expand its footprint across the world and hence has announced launch of several products in international markets. Recently, the flagship Apache RR310 and Ntorq 125 were launched in Philippines. The company will also be expanding in South American markets as it has joined hands with Active Motors SA.
The latter will be responsible for the distribution of TVS models in countries like Nicaragua and Costa Rica. TVS has already established its presence in European markets after it acquired the iconic British motorcycle brand- Norton last year. The bikemaker recently revealed the first official images of its upcoming flagship model V4SV in a heavily redesigned avatar. More
2022 TVS Apache 200TVS Apache RTR 200 4V directly competes against Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
TVS Motor Company is known to continuously update its portfolio in order to stay relevant in a stiffly competitive market such as India. The Apache range of sporty motorcycles is one of the brand’s major attractions hence it receives frequent updates.
After updating RTR 160 4V a couple of months ago, the company has now launched an updated Apache RTR 200 4V. The latest iteration of the 200cc naked streetfighter would now set a buyer back by Rs 1,33,840 for the base single-channel ABS variants while the dual-channel ABS variant would cost Rs 1,38,890 (both prices are ex-showroom).
2022 TVS Apache 200 – Updated Headlamp
The new RTR 200 4V gets similar updates in line with the recently launched RTR 160 4V. Starting with its styling, the overall design of RTR 200 4V remains intact with subtle revisions such as a new headlamp design with an integrated LED DRL similar to its smaller sibling. Apart from this change which makes the bike look a hint sportier, there are no other cosmetic updates.
The updated street naked bike gets the same set of features as the outgoing model. These consist of multiple ride modes including Sport, Urban and Road, all-digital instrument, Bluetooth connectivity and TVS’ SmartXonnect system. It also gets an adjustable clutch and brake levers. In the last update almost a year ago, TVS has equipped RTR 200 4V with a GTT (Glide Through Traffic) technology for a smooth low-speed ride.
2022 TVS Apache 200
Getting into specifications, Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 197.75 cc, oil-cooled single-cylinder motor that kicks out 20.2 bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 16.8 Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. This unit is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Hardware configurations of the bike remain constant with the same Showa suspension setup comprising telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock at rear.
Braking duties are carried out by disc brakes at both ends with a single-channel ABS as standard with the option of a dual-channel ABS. It is available in three colour opinions namely Gloss Black, Pearl White and Matte Blue. Apache RTR 200 4V tips the weighing scale at 152kg and offers a seat height of 800mm.
Thankfully, the updated Apache doesn’t demand a much higher price compared to the current Apache. Apart from updating their existing line-up, the Hosur-based bikemaker recently revealed its grand plan of expanding its electric vehicle space. This includes establishing a new manufacturing setup in Tamil Nadu and inclusion of new battery and EV-related technologies.
TVS Motor has plans to launch multiple new EVs in the two wheeler as well as the three wheeler space. They already have the iQube electric scooter on sale in India. For 2021, iQube has generated more sales than rival Bajaj Chetak for the period till Oct 2021. More