From RTR 165 prototype that won 6 straight INMRC championships led to the birth of TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. RT-Fi – Race Tuned Fuel injection, GTT – Glide Through Technology, Showa Suspension, petal disc brakes are the standout features which Apache RTR 160 4V possess. The naked styling with racing track-inspired design brings that premium feels for the motorcycle is the younger sibling of the RTR 200 4V.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is one of the favorite motorcycles in the 150-160cc market since its inception. To keep up with the competition, TVS is frequently updating it, with the most recent update in 2021. One of the key upgrades to the bike is the inclusion of an LED headlamp. The tail lamp is an LED, however the indicators remain bulb-type. Glide Through Technology, which is effectively a low-speed assist, is incorporated as well as an entirely digital instrument cluster.
The same 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine with an oil cooler powers the 2021 RTR 160 4V. The engine tuning for 2021 has been updated to produce 17.63PS at 9250rpm and 14.73Nm at 7250rpm, an increase of 1.61PS and 0.61Nm over the 2020 model. A 5-speed gearbox is connected with the motor.
It aids in crawling at low speeds by modulating the clutch lever. The engine starts swiftly with a touch of the starter button, thanks to the innovative Feather Touch Start. In terms of safety, the bike is equipped with a single-channel ABS system. It has a single-piece handlebar that is easy to reach and a single-piece seat for added comfort.
The Apache 160 4V’s foundations are one of the key reasons for its success. It has a split-cradle frame, telescopic front fork, and Showa-tuned rear mono-shock. The front brakes are a 270mm petal disc, while the rear brakes are either a 200mm petal disc or a 130mm drum. The bike is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and a front tyre with a 90-section.
The price/- of the 2021 RTR 160 4V is now fixed at Rs 1,08,565 (rear drum brake variant) and Rs 1,11,615 (front drum brake variant) (EX showroom price). Racing Red, Metallic Blue, and Knight Black are the three colors available.
Battery Capacity – 2.25kWh
Range – 75km/charge
Max Power – 4,400W
Top Speed – 78km/h Price – Rs 100777 Onwards
About TVS Bikes
TV Sundaram Iyengar established T.V.Sundaram Iyengar and Sons Limited way back in 1911. After his demise, his sons made entry into motorcycle manufacturing and other automobile sectors and Suzuki later offered technical assistance in the complete manufacturing process. This tie-up lasted for 19 years and in 2001 they began to manufacture motorcycles on their own. Beyond rich legacy, they have several landmark achievements in the technological department too. They introduced first 2-seater moped – TVS 50, first indigenous scooterette – Scooty, First Digital Ignition – Champ, First fully indigenous motorcycle – Victor, First Indian company to launch ABS – Apache RTR Series and first scooter with Body-Balance Technology – Wego.
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