New TVS Apache RS 180 rendered as a semi-faired RS concept
This image has been digitally created by Italian designer This image has been digitally created by Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi. TVS has no plans to launch such a motorcycle.
Automotive rendering artist, Oberdan Bezzi has created a semi-faired render of a TVS Apache RTR 180. The concept is purely imaginative, and has no connection with the real world. None the less, it is a very interesting render. The bike looks like a mix of Pulsar 220F, Yamaha FZ, and some bits of Yamaha and BMW superbikes here and there.
As per the designer, it is Apache 180 RS Concept which is based on the TVC Apache 180 currently on sale in India and many other countries. This motorcycle is powered by a 177 cc single cylinder engine that is mated to a five speed gearbox. Power output stands at 17.03 bhp while torque output stands at 15.5 Nm.
New Gen Apache RTR 160 & 180
Despite seeing no significant changes after that infamous facelift, the old Apaches have been doing pretty well in the market. It has been reported that TVS will soon update their Apache 160 and 180 as the arrival of new gen models are expected to further boost the brand’s market share in the entry level sportsbike segment.
The new gen Apache RTR 160 and 180 are pretty much identical to the RTR 200. While this strategy robs off individuality from the biggest Apache, it would go a long way in strengthening the family’s overall appeal.
Headlamp with LED daytime running lights, fully digital instrument console, muscular fuel tank with extensions, split seats, LED taillight, muffler design are shared with the RTR 200. However, the smaller engined siblings make do with a conventional handlebar instead of clip-on unit found in the flagship bike. The front fork and rear mono-suspension appear to be the same Kayaba units found on the Apache RTR 200. The specially developed Remora rubbers from TVS Tyres are familiar too.
It’s reasonable to expect the new TVS Apache RTR 160 and 180 to adopt a 4-valve cylinder head. Expect more power and torque than the current units. The transmission would continue to be a 5-speed unit on both variants. Dual-channel ABS is likely to be offered as an optional extra on both models.
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