After launching the BS6 variants of Apache 160 and Apache 200 in Jan/Feb, TVS has now increased prices of both motorcycles
One of the bestselling products in TVS’ portfolio, Apache RTR 160 4V and Apache RTR 200 4V have undergone a price hike of Rs 1,000. It may be recalled that these two were the first TVS bikes to receive BS6 upgrade last year. It is the first time since the BS6 upgrade that prices have been increased for these bikes.
With the increased pricing, Apache RTR 160 4V rear drum variant now costs Rs 1,00,950, as against Rs 99,950 earlier. For rear disc variant, price has increased from Rs 1,03,000 to Rs 1,04,000. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V new price is Rs 1,25,000, as against Rs 1,24,000 earlier. As of now, the company has not provided any reasons for the price hike. It is probably due to rise in production cost. As the price hike is not significant, it is unlikely to make any major impact on sales.
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Both bikes come with captivating design and styling. Some key features of Apache RTR 160 4V include aggressive headlamp inspired by snake fangs, fully digital interactive speedometer, sporty tank cowl, racing inspired seat, alloy wheels, and razor-sharp engine cowl with aerodynamic properties. Colour options include Racing Blue, Racing Black and RR Red.
The bigger sibling comes with additional features such as race-inspired graphics and best-in-class foam split seat. Colour options include White and Black. Apache RTR 200 4V is also equipped with Smart Xonnect tech that provides a range of data and analytics to users. Powered by advanced Bluetooth system, Smart Xonnect plays a key role in improving riding experience.
Apache RTR 160 4V is powered by a 159.7 cc oil cooled engine that churns of 16.02 ps of max power @ 8000 rpm and 14.8 Nm of max torque @ 6500 rpm. Apache RTR 200 4V gets its power from a 197.75 cc engine that is capable of generating 20.5 ps @ 8500 rpm and 16.8 Nm @ 7500 rpm. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Apache RTR 160 and 200 utilize patented Oil- Cooled Combustion Chamber (O3C), which enhances performance by reducing heat. Suspension duties are performed by telescopic forks at the front and race tuned monoshock (Showa) unit at the rear. Both bikes come with racing tyres and double barrel exhaust. They are equipped with roto petal disc brake at both front and rear for improved braking and faster heat dissipation. In terms of safety, RTR 160 has single-channel ABS whereas RTR 200 features dual-channel ABS.
The bigger sibling comes with additional A-RT (anti-reverse torque) slipper clutch, which reduces clutch force by 22%. This translates into quicker upshifts, thereby enabling faster acceleration. It also allows better control and handling during high-speed downshifts.