8 kinds of TVS Apache motorcycles: Who should buy what

8 kinds of TVS Apache motorcycles: Who should buy what

Over the years, the TVS Apache motorcycle has become a brand in itself. The Apache-branded motorcycles were first launched in 2006 and ever since, have gotten more popular, gained on power and features. Currently, TVS offers as many as 8 variants of the Apache in India, and each of them has a unique character. People often get confused about which Apache will suit their need perfectly. If you’re out in the TVS showroom to choose an Apache, but aren’t sure of which one to pick, this post will make it easy for you.

TVS Apache RTR 160

People who’re on a tight budget

Price: Rs. 78,018, ex-showroom, Delhi

TVS recently launched the all-new Apache RTR 160 4V in the Indian market but the older version of the motorcycle is still available in the market. The price of the RTR 160 is much cheaper than the newly launched Apache RTR 160 4V. That’s because the bike gets only a 2-valve engine as against the 4-valve unit of the RTR 160 4V.

Even though it is the most affordable Apache available on the market, it is still quite powerful and has enough juice to keep a young biker on his toes. The bike is powered by a single-cylinder 159.7 cc engine that generates a maximum of 14.8 Bhp and 13.03 Nm. TVS offers the bike with single-disc, dual disc and special colour editions.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V

People who want latest features on a tight budget

Price: Rs. 81,490, ex-showroom, Delhi

The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is the newest launch from the manufacturer. It is an all-new bike and as the 4V suffix in the name suggests, it gets a 4 valve engine. The Apache RTR 160 4V also looks quite aggressive and the design is inspired by the RTR 200 4V. It gets meaty tank extensions and a sharp body design too.

It will fit people who are on a tight budget but want the latest bike. The 4V engine is similar to the regular Apache but it produces marginally higher power at 15 Bhp. However, the torque output is much higher at 14.8 nm. TVS does not offer ABS with the bike but it is available in single disc, and dual disc variants.

TVS Apache RTR 180

People who want higher power on a budget

Price: Rs. 81,968, ex-showroom, Delhi

The Apache RTR 180 is now the only bike that is available with the motorcycle’s last-gen look. The motorcycle still manages to look quite sharp and offers a high-performance engine. The Apache RTR 180 is perfect for buyers seeking a higher powered bike on a tight budget.

It is powered by a 177cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum of 16.5 Bhp and 15.5 Nm. The Apache RTR 180 offers high performance with its race-inspired design. The price is almost similar to the Apache RTR 160 4V.

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

People who want a high-performance bike with a safety net

Price: Rs. 90,204, ex-showroom, Delhi

The TVS Apache RTR 180 was one of the first bikes in the market to offer ABS on a budget bike. The Apache 180 offers optional dual channel ABS. The specifications of the bike remain same but the dual channel ABS makes the bike extremely safe for Indian road conditions. If you are someone looking for performance and safety on Indian roads, then this bike is for you. This variant is perfect for people who want an entry-level performance bike with safety.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

People who are looking for an aggressive bike with good power and are on a tight budget

Price: Rs. 93,685, ex-showroom, Delhi

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V was the flagship bike of TVS for a long time. The Apache RTR 200 4V looks extremely sharp with tank extensions and sleek body design. The Apache RTR 200 4V also gets LED DRLs and W-shaped grab rails. If you’re someone who is looking for an aggressive looking bike with good performance, then this is it.

The Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 197.3cc, single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 20.3 Bhp and 18.1 Nm of peak torque. The bike also gets an Anti-reverse Slipper Clutch (A-RT). The Apache gets sharp graphics that makes it stand out in the crowd.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V FI

People who want a smooth engine but can miss out on the safety

Price: Rs. 1,06,385, ex-showroom, Delhi

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V FI gets a fuel injection system but everything else stays the same. Both motorcycles look similar but because of the fuel injection system, the Apache RTR 200 4V FI is much smoother than the carburetted version of the bike. It also gets a similar instrument console as the RTR 200 4V, with a lap timer and an acceleration timer, both things that make it more suited for enthusiasts.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS

People who want good performance with good safety

Price: Rs. 1,07,485, ex-showroom, Delhi

The Apache RTR 200 4V also gets an optional ABS feature but it is only available with the carburetted version. The RTR 200 4V ABS looks the same as all other Apache 200 4Vs, but it gets dual channel ABS. The bike is for those who want high-performance with good safety. It is one of the only bikes in the segment that gets ABS, and this makes it much more interesting for the youngsters.

TVS Apache RR 310

People who want an advanced bike which is a track-tool and a highway tourer

Price: Rs. 2,15,000, ex-showroom, Delhi

The Apache RR 310 is TVS Motors’ flagship offering, and was launched last year. The Apache RR 310 is basically a fully-faired version of the BMW G310R. The bike is the most advanced TVS product in India. It gets a reverse-inclined engine that allows the bike to have a short wheelbase but longer swingarm. This allows the bike to be sharp around the corners, yet rock solid on the straights.

The bike is powered by a 310cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 33 Bhp at 9,700 rpm and a peak torque of 27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm. It gets a 6-speed transmission. It also gets a vertically stacked console that shows a lot of information like lap timer, acceleration timer and more such features. It is for those who want a track-tool that can also do highway trips on the weekend.