TVS has launched the BS-6 Apache RTR 160 4V, which now gets new features, an updated engine and better fuel efficiency.
TVS has commenced its BS-6 transition as it has launched the Apache RTR 160 4V, RTR 200 4V and the Jupiter Grande, all with new BS-6 engines. Other than that, these three have received some new features as well.
Talking about the BS-6 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, the styling is the same but now it comes in only two variants with fuel injection as standard fitment. The prices have also been increased by a considerable amount. Here are five highlights of the updated sporty commuter:
The prices of the Apache RTR 160 4V now start at Rs 99,950 up to Rs 1.03 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi). The prices of BS-6 version have increased by nearly Rs 8,000 for both the variants.
The BS-6 RTR 160 4V runs on the same engine but with changed power figures. That’s because of the addition of race-tuned fuel injection. To enhance the in-city performance, it now gets Glide Through Traffic capability for low-speed urban riding.
The 159.7cc air-cooled engine now produces 16.02 BHP and 14.12 Nm of torque in comparison to the 16.80 BHP and 14.8 Nm of torque from the BS-4 version. The RTR 200 4V gets a significant decrease in the torque.
With this, the mileage of the BS-6 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is now better by 10-15%. It was earlier available in Carburettor variant which offered even lower mileage. TVS claims that the BS-4 Apache 160 offers 45 kmpl, which on the BS-6% is higher by 5-7 kmpl.
The new features on the RTR 160 4V include claw-shaped LED headlamps replacing the halogen lamps, dual-tone seat covers, redesigned mirrors and feather touch start system. We expected it to get a Bluetooth-speedometer like the RTR 200 4V, which it does not.
The RTR 160 4V was available in a lot of variants earlier, firstly classified into carburettor and FI, then by the availability of rear disc brake and ABS. Now, there are only two variants available with ABS and fuel injection as standard. The buyer has to choose the availability of the rear disc brake.