TVS Apache RTR160 Race Edition motorcycle launched: Should you buy one?

Days after the launch of the all-new Apache RTR 160 4V in India, TVS has introduced a special edition of the previous generation of the bike. TVS launched the RTR 160 “White Race Edition” with visual changes. Again, it is based on the previous generation of the bike and not the Apache RTR 160 4V that TVS launched last month. The new special edition is available in two variants – front disc/rear drum and front and rear disc. The variants are priced at Rs. 79,715 and Rs. 82,044 respectively. (Both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

Visually the bike gets a white background with a racing stripe running through the front mudguard and on the tank and the rear quarter. The new changes make the bike look very attractive. The cycle parts, battery and tool box get blacked out. The TVS Apache 160 has been around for quite some time now and with the new changes, it looks fresh.

The previous generation Apache RTR 160 is also available in a Matte Red edition that was launched last year and it is similarly priced too. The special edition models are mechanically similar to the regular Apache RTR 160. The bike gets powered by a 159.7-cc, single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 15.1 Bhp and 13 Nm. It gets a five-speed transmission.

Worth buying?

TVS launched the Apache RTR 160 4V last month and the bike is priced at Rs. 81,490 for the carburetted version. The all-new Apache RTR 160 looks quite aggressive compared to the previous generation Apache. It also gets a 4-valve carburetted engine that produces a maximum power of 16.3 Bhp and 14.8 Nm. The FI version produces a maximum power of 16.5 Bhp.

Both the models are quite similarly priced and there’s a difference of around Rs. 1,500 between the base version of special edition Apache and the all-new Apache. With more power and sharp styling, the all-new Apache will make for a much sensible choice than the special edition Apache 160. However, if you want to feel special and stand out on the road, the special edition colours will surely help you to get noticed.

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