ABS-updated Apache RTR 160 has started reaching dealerships, ahead of an official launch. The prices of the ABS variant have already been revealed!
TVS Motors has silently updated the Apache RTR 160 with ABS. While we wait for an official confirmation from the company, the updated units have already started reaching dealerships.
Last week, the prices of the RTR 160 ABS were leaked online. The ABS variant is available in Rear Drum and Rear Disc brake variants, priced at Rs 84,710 and Rs 88,199, respectively (ex-showroom Bangalore).
The prices have been increased by Rs 6,000 for the rear drum brake variant and Rs 6980 for the rear disc variant. Unlike the RTR 180, the 160cc Apache gets a single-channel ABS unit.
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The prices of Apache RTR 160 4V have also been leaked, which starts off at Rs 92,000. Both the 160cc variants are a lot different than each other. Both use the same engine, but the 160 4V gets slightly higher power figures.
Other than the inclusion of ABS, there are no updates on the RTR 160. It continues with the same 159.7cc air-cooled 2-valve engine, that is capable of delivering 15 BHP and 13.03 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Features onboard include halogen headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail light, semi-digital instrument cluster and the racy exhaust note. Styling cues include sharp tank extensions, racing graphics, engine cowl and split grab rails.
For braking power, Apache RTR 160 gets 270mm Roto petal disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum brake at the rear. A 200mm rear disc brake is offered as an option.
Currently, the updated bike has been spotted in a couple of dealerships. It has been seen in three colour options – Blue, Black and White colours. The matte-Red option available now demands a premium over the regular colours.
Apache RTR 160 continues to compete with the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar 150 Twin-Disc, Pulsar NS160, Yamaha FZ and Honda X-Blade. Among these bikes, only Puslar NS160 and 150 Twin-Disc are left to be updated with ABS.
Now, TVS has updated all of its premium motorcycles with ABS. The company is just left with updates for the commuter motorcycles with Combined Braking System (CBS).