In all over these years, TVS has repeatedly proved that it is not far behind other international biggies, as far as technology in its products is concerned. Though the manufacturer has by far maintained a very conventional approach when it comes to product launches, but when it does, it then establishes benchmarks in whichever segment it makes a launch.
And then, in every renowned auto show or exhibition, TVS introduces some drool worthy concepts, which not only promise a lot for the future of motorcycles/scooters in India, but also makes us feel proud that how a home grown manufacturer has been successfully making an impact in the aspect of two wheeler motoring.
TVS, once again, proved its mettle at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016, where apart from some minor updates to its currently available products, some all new products as well as concepts were kept on display as well. Here’s our take on what all products TVS showcased at the Auto Expo 2016.
Over the last ten years, the Apache brand has emerged as one of the most proven home grow brands in entry level performance oriented motorcycle segment. The nameplate, which started with the unveiling of a 150cc motorcycle, has spawned into a variety of streetfighters, which somewhat have managed to create new benchmarks when it comes to delivering raw power in a relatively affordable package.
In the last couple of years, TVS had been silent, as there was no new launch under the ‘Apache’ brand. Not now, as TVS has just launched the most powerful motorcycle it has ever developed, the Apache RTR 200 4V. As per TVS’ claims, the new Apache RTR 200 4V is designed on an all new platform, and has been engineered with all new components. But one thing which TVS has managed to retain in the new motorcycle is its philosophy of making a machine which offers the best power to price ratio. Here’s a quick review on the all new TVS Apache RTR 200 V.
Finally! It is here folks, TVS launched the new Apache RTR 200 4V in India today and it is priced at around INR. 88, 890 ex showroom Delhi. Now there is some more exciting news for all of you guys, TVS is also offering two more premium variant of the Apache 200 4V as well which will be equipped with a fuel injection and Pirelli tyres and the top variant will also get ABS as well. But the prices of the later two variants are not out yet, however we are expecting it to be priced at around INR. 1. 08 Lakhs and INR. 1. 15 Lakhs respectively.
The new Apache is powered by a completely new 197.75 cc, SOHC, four-valve, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine, this engine is actually offered with both carburetor and also with electronic fuel injection as well. The carburetor equipped variant is capable of producing about 20.5 Ps of peak power at around 8, 500 rpm while the FI injected variant churns out 21 Ps of peak power at 8, 500 rpm, when it comes to torque both the FI and carbureted variant produces about 18.1 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed unit. The Apache 200 4V uses a 270 mm petal disc brakes towards the front and 240 mm petal disc brakes towards the rear and like we already mentioned above it is offered with both ABS and non ABS option.
The excitement has skyrocketed and we all are eagerly waiting for TVS to finally unveil the upcoming Apache 200 4V infront of the crowd. The leaked images of the upcoming Apache has already surfaced online and we have also seen this motorcycle prototypes while it was being tested both in our Indian as well as Indonesian roads. Recently Rushlane has got an exclusive video of the motorcycle’s exhaust note for the very first time.
The information that is available with us at this moment tells us that the new Apache 200 4V will be powered by a 197.75 cc single cylinder engine which be paired to a 5 speed gearbox. The engine will be capable of producing a peak power of 20.2 Bhp at around 8000 rpm and an impressive 18 Nm of torque at around 7000 rpm.
As far as the styling is concerned the TVS Apache 200 4V gets LED DRL’s which are shaped in the form of devil’s horns while the headlamp gets minimal fairing. This time around new Apache gets a fully digital instrument cluster as well which comes loaded with many information those includes digital clock, gear position indicator and an service due indicator.
In this video you can hear the exhaust note of the TVS Apache 200 for the very first time and the Apache series is actually popular for its bass filled serious note, will this new motorcycle can deliver the exact same note why don’t you all put on your headphones and find out.
This was already news when TVS showcased the Draken concept at the 2014 Auto expo. Recently the production variant of the Draken Concept was caught being tested on road in heavy camouflage.
The test mule which was caught being tested had the identical wheels that were actually seen on the concept while the while the front headlamp area looks flat which again resembles that of the Draken concept. What else looked new are fatter telescopic forks finished in Gold while from the images it is also clear that the production variant of the next generation Apache will receive the same petal disc brake rotors both on its front and rear wheels. If you all notice deeply you will also find the extensions towards the fuel tanks which will also remind you of the Draken concept. The test mule of this motorcycle also gets LED taillamps as well.
Now we are not yet sure about the features that we can expect out of the new Apache but you can all expect few things for sure which include a fully digital instrument console and ABS (optional).
We are still unsure about the new Apache’s powertrains as of now but we do believe that it will get a new powerful 250 cc motor along with the exiting engines.
The TVS Motor Company has added one more color to their RTR series. The new color is called matte Blue and it definitely looks attractive. This color will most probably be available with both the RTR160 and the RTR180 motorcycles.
Presently the RTR160 is available with five colors which include Yellow, Grey, White, Red and Black. The matte Blue color will be the sixth color which will most probably be offered with the RTR160. While the color options for the RTR 180 includes Black and White and perhaps the Matte Blue will be the third color which will join the lineup. However we are not sure yet that this color will be made available for a limited period of time to attract the attention of the customers during the festive season or permanently.
The RTR 160 is powered by 159.7 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with IDI-Dual mode digital ignition, this engine is capable of producing about 15.2 Bhp of peak power maximum power 8500 rpm and 13.1 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. the engine comes paired with a 5 speed gearbox. On the other hand the RTR180 is powered by a 177.4 cc, single cylinder 4 stroke engine which is capable of producing about 17.03 Bhp of peak power at 8500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The engine comes paired to a 5 speed gearbox. This motorcycle is capable of accelerating from 0-60 km/h mark in 4.5 seconds. It is also offered with dual channel ABS as an option which also m,akes it the one and only affordable motorcycle to get this feature.
When the Bajaj Pulsar 150 was leading the 150cc segment undisputedly in the mid first decade of the 21st century, TVS decided to give it the first ever stiff competition in the form of the 150cc Apache. The motorcycle was received with open hands, as it offered the thrills and power which the segment demands.
After gaining some momentum in the very segment, TVS decided to up the ante by upgrading the little Apache, by giving more power and loads of equipment. This led to the advent of the Apache RTR 160, which rewrote the rules of the segment in terms of performance and features. It was the first ever bike to surpass the notion of selling only 150cc bikes, by giving the customers an upper advantage of extra 10cc in its engine.
This led to more power, more grunt and better acceleration figures over the rivals – a recipe perfect enough to create new benchmarks. Over the years, the Apache RTR 160 has seen several minor and major equipment additions and facelifts. After existing for almost a decade, the Apache RTR 160 is now available in a more aggressive avatar, which screams performance and raw power from the word ‘Go’. Here’s a brief overview on the sole offering from TVS in the 150cc segment, the Apache RTR 160.
According to report TVS will soon be launching a more powerful variant of their popular Apache in India. TVS has not launched any new products recently and although their scooter Wego and Jupiter are doing fairly well in India but somehow with the increasing competition especially in the motorcycle segment above 200 cc TVS is now focusing more on introducing a 200 cc Apache.
TVS already has some interesting product portfolio which consists of commuters and sportsbikes like the Apache. The 200 cc Apache will compete directly with the other competitors, who are present in the Indian market take for example the popular Bajaj Pulsar 200NS and the KTM Duke 200. As far as the engine of this upcoming 200 cc Apache is concerned it will be powered by a re-bore version of the same 180 cc engine which is used in the Apache 180. If you are still not satisfied with the news TVS is actually planning to launch the 250 cc variant of the Apache later, this motorcycle will be based and will look similar to the aggressive looking Draken concept which was showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.
Beside all these TVS has also collaborated with BMW to jointly develop and build powerful motorcycles which will also be launched in India in near future that said the more powerful 200 cc Apache will be launched in India in early 2015 and will be priced above the 1 Lakh rupee mark, design wise the soon to be launched Apache might not look a whole lot different than the current Apache.
In a recent interview to Autocar Proffesional TVS Motor Co’s R&D chief Mr. Vinay Harne said that TVS is working on extending the Apache range. The new Apache range will close be powered by a more powerful engine which is also close the gap between the 180 cc to 250 cc but he also said that Indian customers still look for more fuel efficient motorcycles and thus TVS will continue producing commuter motocycles with 100, 110 and 125 cc displacement.
TVS did showcased the Draken concept at the 2014, Auto Expo and it did attracted lots of attention, at this point we certainly cannot depict that the new Draken concept styling will not be adopted by TVS for their upcoming Apache motorcycles which will have a displacement of more than 200 cc. Many of you are also aware of the fact that TVS has jointly partnered with BMW motorad and if everything goes according to plan soon BMW will develop motorcycles with a lower displacement specially for new markets.
TVS motor Co’s R&D chief Vinay Harne also said in the interview that they are also devoping their R&D base which already has an increased strength of 40 to 60% and their team size at the product development section too has increased in the recent years.
While all the other two wheeler manufacturers beside TVS are also focusing on the 250 cc segment we can certainly assure you that Indian motorcycle market will be flooded with many new and technologically advanced motorcycles in the upcoming years which will be more powerful than the daily commuters but also priced quite reasonably at the same time.
You can read the entire review of the TVS Apache here
“Hey! Look at me I too look stylish and sporty”, perhaps these are the few Words that Apache will tell all the Bajaj Pulsar fans of India. The Apache RTR 160 was launched by TVS in the year 2007 to compete with other motorcycles of the 150 cc segment.
The scenario of the Indian motorcycle was different even few year back. People were satisfied with what the manufacturers used to provide them but after Foreign 2 wheeler manufacturers brought in some of their exclusive technologically advanced powerful Motorcycles in our market the demand for these motorcycles grew rapidly, so in order to meet their demands and increase the sales figures the Indian manufacturers had to develop new technology and provide the people with more powerful and stylish motorcycles.
The Apache is the outcomes of that process, it is a stylish looking Motorcycle and the word ’RTR’ means Racing Throttle Response which definitely tells you that this motorcycle is built for speed. The Apache RTR 160 is powered by a 159.7 cc, fuel injected engine which generates a healthy amount of power and torque figures. This also has many advanced features of a modern day sporty motorcycle like a lap timer and petal disc brakes which are more powerful than the conventional Disc brakes. This motorcycle will definitely attract attention of even those who are not a huge fan of this Indian manufacturer and obviously gives some tough competition to the brand Bajaj Pulsar.
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If You love speed then You will love the all new TVS Apache RTR 180. TVS motors India launched their 2012 version of their famous sports bike Apache RTR. This new motorcycle has gone through some cosmetic changes, and the new Apache looks more sporty and now possesses more aggressive looks. Although rest of the mechanics remains the same still it remains as one of the most powerful and fastest motorcycles in this segment in India.
The TVS Apache is powered by a single cylinder 177.4cc engine that generates maximum power of 17.3bhp at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 15.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. The motorcycle has quick acceleration. Let’s get to know some more details about this motorcycle.
TVS Motors, India’s third largest two wheeler manufacturing company has showcased a new full fairing version of their flagship model Apache RTR in Indonesia. In India TVS till now has introduced the RTR 160 EFi (Fuel Injection), RTR 160 RD (Rear Disc), RTR 180 and the latest RTR 180 ABS. The manufacturer now is about to upgrade their 160cc RTR which is expected to be showcased at the Auto Expo to be held in Delhi in January 2012.