TVS Apaches have come way out of their age now. The series now consists of multiple motorcycles and attracts a lot of enthusiasts in the market. With so many Apache motorcycles on the market today, people often become confused when they are out shopping. We bring you six different types of Apache motorcycles and types of buyers who should buy them.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
For people who want a good-looking street machine.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is the latest entrant in the Apache series. It gets very sharp styling and now looks like the baby Apache 200 4V. The bike gets an updated engine with 4 valves, that’s what 4V denotes in the name of the new bike. The engine produces a maximum power of 16.3 PS for the carburetted version and 16.8 PS for the FI version, which is 9% and 11% more than the earlier older model.
The torque has gone up by 13.8% to 14.8 Nm. The bike has gained a bit of weight but it remains the bike with the best power-to-weight ratio in the segment. It also gets patented O3C (Oil-Cooled Combustion Chamber) system with the ram-air assist. The bike is perfect for streets because of its quick acceleration.
TVS Apache 180 ABS
For people who want a fast, safe street bike.
TVS Apache 180 is available with optional ABS. The bike is powered by a 177.4cc engine that generates a maximum power of 16.62 PS of power at 8,500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of maximum torque at 6,500 rpm.
The motorcycle gets a proper dual channel ABS that can be switched off too. The ABS comes from Bosch. The motorcycle also gets Rear Lift Protection (RLP) which prevents the rear wheel from lifting up even under hard braking situations. It is a perfect city bike with an adequate safety feature.
TVS Apache 200 FI
For people who want an advanced bike with high fuel efficiency.
The TVS Apache 200 is available optional fuel injection system. The bike is powered by a 197.75cc 4 valve engine that generates a maximum power of 20.73 Bhp at 8,500 rpm and 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The Apache RTR 200 4V was recently updated with a few visual changes like a longer visor, new tank extensions and aggressive body graphics. It really makes the Apache 200 FI a good looking bike with good performance high fuel efficiency.
TVS Apache 200 ABS
For people who want an affordable daily bike that can take on the highways.
For people who want a high-performance affordable bike with safety equipment. The Apache 200 with optional ABS does not get fuel injection even as optional equipment. The bike is powered by the same 197.75 cc engine but gets a carburetted fuel delivery system. It generates a maximum power of 20.23 Bhp at 8,500 rpm and 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. It gets a dual channel ABS from Bosch, which is extremely useful in the Indian conditions. The ABS is very important for the Indian highways and streets to brake safely.
TVS Apache 160 (old)
People who want an affordable fast bike with good features
TVS has not discontinued the old Apache RTR from the market. The bike is still available and is looked upon by many enthusiasts for its sharp looks and track-inspired racing DNA that comes from its development done on the track. The Apache RTR 160 offers a good balance between performance and affordability. The bike is powered by 159.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops a maximum power of 15.12 PS at 8,500 rpm and 13.03 Nm of peak torque. It only gets 2 valves but the engine performance is good enough to keep the new riders of the toes and it is valued very nicely at Rs. 76,520, ex-showroom, Delhi. It also gets good-looking features like petal disc set-up.
TVS Apache RR310
For serious track enthusiast
This is the most advanced Apache in the market and the most expensive one too. The Apache RR 310 is the first fully-faired Apache from TVS Motors and it has been jointly developed with BMW Motorrad. The bike is powered by a 311cc four-stroke engine that develops a maximum power of 34 Bhp – 28 Nm. It gets a 6-speed transmission.
The bike gets reverse titled engine that allows the engine to place forward in the chassis. This increases the length of the swingarm while keeping the wheelbase short. This allows for quick turns while keeping the motorcycle stable on the straight line. The Apache RR 310 also gets advanced full-digital LCD with lap timer, highest speed and more to keep the enthusiasts engaged on the track.