TVS Motors has just released a new TV commercial for the Apache RTR 160 4V. The commercial focuses on the rich racing experience of TVS Motors, much of which has gone into the development of the Apache range, including the 160 RTR 4V. In fact, TVS Motors is the most active Indian motorcycle maker when it comes to circuit and motocross racing. The entire line-up of TVS Apaches including the initial, 150cc variants were first developed on the track as high performance motorcycles for the street. The Apache RTR 160 continues that tradition. The ‘RTR’ on TVS Motorcycles stands for ready-to-race.
The Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by a 160cc, four stroke single cylinder engine. The air cooled motor gets a four valve head, and this explains the 4V tag in its name. The engine makes 16.8 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm while torque is rated at 14.8 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Both carbureted and fuel injection options are available for this engine. Known as a very refined unit, the motor is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Suspension components on the Apache RTR 160 are race-developed, Showa units. There are telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear. The motorcycle gets street fighter styling, and is sold in 3 variants – Drum, disc and FI.
As the names of the variants suggest, the rear drum brake equipped variant sits at the bottom, with a price tag of Rs. 91,201 on-road Delhi. The rear disc equipped variant is priced at Rs. 94,501 while the fuel injected variant is the top-end model, selling for Rs. 1,01,101. The Apache RTR 160 is quite a fast motorcycle, with top speed rated at 113 Kph and the 0-60 Kph sprint coming up in just 3.8 seconds. The motorcycle is meant for those who want a sporty, aggressive looking commuter machine that can also handle the occasional track day. There are many other motorcycles that TVS Motors sells under the Apache brand name, ranging from the RTR 160 to the RR 310.