With prices starting at Rs. 1,17,790 for the RTR 160 Drum variant, Rs. 1,21,290 for the 160 Disc, Rs. 1,24,590 for the 160 Disc Bluetooth variant, and Rs. 1,30,590 for the Apache RTR 180 Disc equipped with Bluetooth, TVS Motor Company today announced the launch of the updated Apache RTR 160 2V and 180 2V in the domestic market (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).
The domestically produced manufacturer has added three riding modes—Rain, Urban, and Sport—to the entry-level Apaches. While the Urban mode offers linear acceleration, a smooth ride, and good braking, the Sport mode is said to enable sharper acceleration, higher top speeds, and better braking. It is recommended that you use the Rain mode for its linear acceleration, comfortable ride, and braking.
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The switchgear on the right side, below the kill switch, has a Mode button that can be used to activate them. The Hosur-based brand has updated the look of the naked machines as well. The new headlamp is LED-enabled, and the tail lamp is also brand-new with the distinguishing 3D element, which is said to be more compact, brighter, and uniformly lit.
The 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 and Apache RTR 180’s overall kerb weight has been decreased by 2 kilogrammes, improving the power-to-weight ratio. When it comes to performance, the new 160 2V has a 160 cc single-cylinder engine that can deliver up to 16.04 PS at 8,750 rpm and 13.85 Nm of maximum torque.
An all-digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity is another highlight, and it almost exactly resembles the unit in their 4V siblings. It displays race telemetry, cluster intensity control, call and SMS notifications, gear position indicator, gear shift assist, lap timer mode, and turn-by-turn navigation.
A first-in-segment voice assistance system is also provided for the pair. With LED Daytime Running Lights in the shape of eyebrows and a black windscreen, the new headlamps of both motorcycles look more aggressive than the old ones did, but the indicators still use halogen bulbs. The updated body graphics do give off a newer vibe.