The new BS6 TVS Apache RTR 160 gets fuel-injection, updated graphics and a slight bump in power and torque with price increasing by just Rs. 6,000.
TVS has launched its BS6-compliant Apache RTR 160 in India now. The rear drum variant of the BS6 TVS Apache RTR 160 is available for a price of Rs. Rs 93,500 while the rear disc variant is available for a price of Rs. Rs 96,500. The BS6 spec of this motorcycle sees a hike in price by Rs. 6,000 over its BS4 counterpart.
The BS6 Apache RTR 160 also gets a fuel injection system now as opposed to the carbureted engine in the BS4 motorcycle. Now this is a trend that we have seen with every motorcycle that has been updated to BS6 spec from BS4 spec. TVS tell us that this fuel-injection system is similar to the one we’ve seen on the new Apache 4Vs and it will also offer “Glide Through Technology for low-speed urban riding and enable a smooth and controlled ride.”
What comes as a surprise is that the BS6 spec Apache RTR 160 sees a bump in power and torque figures over its BS4 counterpart. Usually, all motorcycles have either seen a drop in performance outputs or have stayed identical with the switch to BS6, but the Apache RTR 160 seems to have done the opposite. The 159.7cc, single-cylinder, two-valve motor now makes 15.5hp and 13.9Nm of torque, up from 15.1hp and 13Nm. That said, these figures do come in quite a bit higher in the rev range.
The BS6 TVS Apache RTR 160 is available with the same six color options as before – Pearl White, Matte Blue, Matte Red, Gloss Black, Gloss Red and T Grey. However, the new motorcycle gets updated graphics for a more sportier look. Bookings for the motorcycle are now open at all TVS dealerships across the country.
This is the fourth BS6-compliant motorcycle which has been rolled out from TVS following the Apache RTR 160 4V, RTR 200 4V, and Star City Plus. The brand will also be launching its first electric two-wheeler on January 25. It is likely to take on the Bajaj Chetak and Ather 450X.