TVS Apache RTR 180 Menace— a menace to Bajaj Pulsars and Yamaha FZS?
The all new 180cc engine bike from TVS Company will kiss the Indian roads sometime the festive season of 2009. Christened as Menace, this sports bike has whole new looks with stepped-up performance.
Designed along similar lines of previous TVS Apache RTR models, TVS Apache Menace will steal an envying glance from the passers by for the no-front-scoop fairing. The bike gets a sportier look with part of exposed engine. The new TVS Apache RTR 180 Menace will be available in three colors of sporty yellow, flaming red and matt grey.
Running on 180cc engine TVS Apache Menace is expected to generate power of 18bhp and 16Nm torque with a top speed of 135kph. It comes with multi-plate clutch system, 5-speed gear transmission, and has an air-cooled, 4-stroke, mono cylinder 180cc engine. The engine will be powered by a fuel injection system and will have a greater compression ratio for enhanced combustion as well as fuel optimum utilization.
The all new dream bike TVS Apache Menace will come equipped with a double-cradle chassis and a mono shock suspension. The bike comes with disc brakes both front and rear ends and it is one enhanced safety feature. With Apache Menace one can also expect a longer wheelbase and even digital speedometer.
Expectations are that the engine will produce least vibration at high speed as TVS Apache Menace will be equipped with a single lever. This performance bike might surprise all with a new exhaust system to become more environment-friendly bike. You never know until it’s launched though.
The price of TVS Apache RTR 180 Menace is expected to be around Rs.80,000 and will compete with the likes of Yamaha R15, Pulsar 200cc and will boost up bike market share for TVS in the coming months with larger market capitalization.