TVS India has launched the Race Edition of the Apache RTR 180 in India. The special edition motorcycle is available in new colours and is priced at Rs. 83,233, ex-showroom Delhi. The Apache RTR 180 Race Edition will be available in only a single variant in India.
TVS had launched the Apache RTR 200 Race Edition earlier before launching the Apache RTR 180 Race Edition. The special edition bike gets bold styling and graphics that make it look quite different and sporty. The most visible change in the 180 Race Edition is the new body graphics that give a sleek look to the motorcycle. Other additions are new 3D TVS logo on the tank and TVS Racing branded graphics on the alloy wheels. Apart from these minor changes, the rest of the bike remains similar to the regular versions.
TVS has launched the special edition bike in only a single version. It gets a standard front and rear disc brakes. The bike also gets an all-digital console with blue backlit that displays information like 0-60 km/h time recorder, lap timer, service timer, top speed recorder and more.
Mechanically, the RTR 180 Race Edition remains unchanged. It is powered by a 177.4-cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that churns out a maximum power of 16.62 PS and a peak torque of 15.5 Nm. The engine is mated to a new five-speed transmission. The Apache RTR 180 is an agile bike and its low weight of 139 kg keeps it nimble. The bike returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 43 km/l. The RTR 180 Race Edition will take on the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160 and the Bajaj Pulsar 180 in the Indian market.
Interestingly, TVS is yet to launch a 4-valve version of the Apache RTR 180. The entry-level Apache RTR 160 was recently updated with the new engine and the Apache RTR 200 has been available with the 4-valve engine for a long time now. There are rumours that TVS is working on the all-new bike and it is expected to be launched later this year.