EXCLUSIVE: BS6 compliant TVS Apache 160 4V SPIED

EXCLUSIVE: BS6 TVS Apache 160 4V spotted testing ahead of launch

The Apache is one of the most popular models from TVS and the new version of the Apache 200 4V was spotted testing a few days back. Now, we have the exclusive spy shots of the upcoming BS6 version of the Apache 160 4V that will also sport a few other changes. The BS6 norms will be implemented in the Indian market by April next year and hence the manufacturer is upgrading its bikes to meet the stringent emission norms. However, the body design among other things could remain the same as seen in the images here.

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The Apache 200 4V BSVI that was spotted testing earlier had LED headlamps as opposed to the conventional units on the current model. The same was being expected on the Apache 160 4V but going by the images here, it seems that is not the case. However, these are not production-ready motorcycles and the production-spec Apache 160 4V may or may not come with full-LED headlamps. On the Apache 200 4V, the test bike had two separate compartments for the low beam and the high beam but noticeably, there was no DRL in the bike according to the spy shots.

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Talking about the TVS Apache 160 4V BS6 featured here, the bike does not carry any significant changes when compared to the current model. However, TVS is likely to introduce some new features in the new Apache 160 4V and more details could come out as the bike reaches its production stage. The chassis and suspension among other mechanical aspects are expected to remain the same with the major mechanical change being the BS6 engine upgrade. Design-wise, the Apache 160 4V is among the better-looking bikes in its segment and hence TVS would not play around on this front.

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Coming to the BS6 engine upgrade that this bike will come, the power and torque figures are expected to remain the same even after the update. As of now, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that churns out 16.6 Bhp of power along with a peak torque of 14.8 Nm. The non-FI version produces a maximum of 16.2 Bhp of power. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. The carburetted version, however, may not be included in the 2020 BS6 lineup.

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Though other specific details about the bike are not known yet, we expect a few features to be added on the BS6 TVS Apache 160 4V. The manufacturer may also update the body graphics of the bike along with adding new colour options to make it look fresh in the market. Expect TVS to launch the BS6 Apache 160 4V during the first quarter of 2020. When launched, the bike will rival the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Yamaha FZ and the Suzuki Gixxer among others.