TVS Motors recently ventured into the 125cc segment with an all-new sporty commuter motorcycle and a scooter. Now, the company has updated its 160cc Apache RTR 4V with a few more features.
In March 2021, TVS Motors updated the Apache RTR 160 4V and since then, it has been the most powerful motorcycle in the segment. Now, TVS has gone ahead and updated the motorcycle with riding modes, added more features and has introduced a new Special Edition variant.
For starters, the updated Apache RTR 160 4V now gets a restyled headlamp with an LED-DRL. The new headlamp design is very similar to the one seen on the RTR 200 4V. Additionally, the instrument cluster of the RTR 160 4V has been upgraded with a gear shift indicator. The rear tyre has been upgraded to a radial one as well. One notable addition is the introduction of riding modes. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V now gets urban, sport, and rain modes.
The top-of-the-line Special Edition variant gets TVS SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity and adjustable clutch and brake levers over the standard motorcycle. The Special Edition also gets a matte black paint scheme with gloss red alloy wheels.
The addition of features and electronics have hiked the cost of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and the prices start from Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Following is the variant wise price list of the new motorcycle:
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (Rear Drum) - Rs 1,15,265 (ex-showroom)
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (Rear Disc) - Rs 1,17,350 (ex-showroom)
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (Rear Disc with Bluetooth connectivity) - Rs 1,20,050 (ex-showroom)
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Special Edition - Rs 1,21,372 (ex-showroom)
Other than the aforementioned changes, the engine and the cycle parts are the same as the pre-update motorcycle. The same 160cc single-cylinder engine powers the motorcycle. This air-cooled unit makes 17.3bhp at 9,250rpm and 14.73Nm at 7,250rpm. The gearbox is a five-speed unit.
The key rivals to the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V are the Hero Xtreme 160R, Honda X-Blade, and Suzuki Gixxer.
Just yesterday, TVS also launched the Jupiter 125, which is an all-new 125cc commuter scooter that mainly rivals the likes of Honda Activa 125 and the Suzuki Access 125.