TVS Apache RTR 160 ABS has been launched in India for INR 84,710. The price hike is the lowest one in comparison to all the other products that have gained single-channel ABS as an option to date. The buyers looking for single-channel ABS and an additional rear disc can spend INR 87,719 on the motorcycle. The popular sports commuter is still the most affordable one in the performance section, leaving just products like Honda CB Unicorn 150 ABS behind in terms of ex-showroom price. Apart from the change in ABS status of the RTR 160, everything remains similar to the non-ABS version.
The non-ABS variants will stay on sale until stocks last as April 1, 2019, will see all brands shifting from standard to ABS brakes on their 125cc+ motorcycles. TVS Apache RTR 160 ABS is powered by a 159.7cc, single cylinder engine, producing 15.12 HP at 8500 rpm and 13.03 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and claims a top speed of 110 kph. The front tire measures 90/90-17 while 110/80-17 rear tire balances the overall profile. The front disc brake measures 270mm while rear can be had with either 130mm drum or 200mm disc brake.
Apache RTR 160 rivals Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet around the segment. FZ-S has left the league with much higher INR 97,000 worth price tag while their own RTR 160 4V can be had for INR 98,600 for the ABS-equipped version.
Apache RTR 160 Specs
- Displacement – 159.7 cc
- Maximum Power – 15.12 HP @ 8500 rpm
- Maximum Torque – 13.03 Nm @ 6500 rpm
- Number of Cylinders – 1
- Number of Gears – 5
- Seat Height – 790 mm
- Ground Clearance – 165 mm
- Kerb/Wet Weight – 137 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres
- Top Speed – 110 kmph