TVS Motors India is creating a buzz with its teasers showing up on the official Facebook Page of TVS Apache as well as the TVS Apache official websites by showing a front view teaser of what is beloved to be a fully fared TVS Apache RTR. Apache RTR competes with some of the popular Motorcycles like the Bajaj Pulsar series, Yamaha FZ Series, Hero’s CBZ Extreme etc. with its 160 and 180 CC variants. TVS is also India’s first two wheeler maker to introduce a safety features like ABS on a bike to make biking a safer sport or hobby.
Recently revealed teaser of Fully Fared TVS Apache RTR shows that it is bringing up some seniors sportiness by taking RTR one step further with a fully fared body, making it more aero dynamic and sporty in looks. Fully Fared TVS Apache RTR is also expected to feature a more powerful engine however there is no official word about it. We expect a higher displacement engine because Indian buyers have strong affinity towards higher displacement bikes when it comes to the premium or sports bikes as they believe in “bigger the better” philosophy with the engines. This is one of the reasons why KTM introduced KTM Duke 200 in India instead of globally popular KTM Duke 125 because a lower displacement engine would lead to comparison of specs with commuter bikes. Coming back to the fully fared TVS Apache RTR, it may feature the same 180 CC Engine or a higher displacement engine with close to 20 BHP of peak power.
image – Fully Fared TVS Apache RTR Teaser
The captions on the official Teaser image say “New Beast. Same Bloodline.” which somehow indicates that it will be placed in the Apache RTR branding only as a new variant. It will also feature sporty features and agile performance which are the main characteristics of TVS Apache lineup. Twin multi-reflector headlamps with a wide gap in-between give a clear indication of a wide body faring which will make the bike look more attractive and have better aerodynamics at the same time. We will keep a close eye on the developments and bring you the latest updates, do sign up for our free email newsletter to never miss an update, you can also like our official Facebook Page for juicy details. Check out some more TVS India News here.
Updated on 20th April 2012
2012 TVS Apache RTR 180 Real Pictures Leaked
Now that’s a bummer ! We were expecting a fully fared and more sporty TVS Apache RTR 2012 to debut soon based on the teasers, but as per some of the leaked pictures as you can see below, the New TVS Apache RTR 180 will only get some side scoops on the fuel tank, somewhat similar to what we see on a Hero MotoCorp Hunk Motorcycle. Also the two lamps on the teaser image are city running lights which are mounted on the sides of a larger multi-reflector headlamp at the middle which is turned off in the teaser image. More details are visible in the pictures below which are spy pictures shared on the Facebook page here.
image – Apache RTR 180 2012 New Model Spy Picture Front
image – Apache RTR 180 2012 New Model Spy Picture Console and fuel tank
image – Apache RTR 180 2012 New Model Spy Picture head lamps
image – Apache RTR 180 2012 New Model Spy Picture instrument cluster and handle bar
image – Apache RTR 180 2012 New Model Spy Picture badging
image – Apache RTR 180 2012 New Model Spy Picture Digital and analogue meters
image – Apache RTR 180 2012 New Model Spy Picture Side Faring
image – Apache RTR 180 2012 New Model Spy Picture Rear Shot
2012 TVS Apache RTR 160 Pictures And Specifications Leaked
As per the leaked leaflet, the 2012 TVS Apache RTR 160 is powered by a 160 CC Single cylinder four stroke engine with peak power of 15.2 HP and peak torque of 13.1 Nm. It is a carbureted engine with 2 valves. It uses a IDI Dual Mode digital ignition system and the bike comes with electric and kick start options. The 2012 TVS Apache RTR 160 has a top speed of 118 KMPH. It has a double cradle stiff chassis with telescopic hydraulic suspension at front and inverted had filled spring loaded suspension at rear has a kerb weight of about 137 Kg.