TVS Apache Variants

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It must be acknowledged that it is the Apache RTR series motorcycles that labelled TVS Motors's brand name to the next level of biwheeling. Until the arrival of the Apache motorcycles, the two wheeler manufacturing company was lacking a rigid, a reliable and a well packed flagship motorcycle that owns the embodiment of an entry level racing scrambler. But, the Indian firm's target was the masses. So, the pricing must be limited and affordable. Coalescing all elements together, TVS Motors launched its first bike in the Apache series, the Apache 150 cc in 2006. The machine was spotted in the Indian premium motorcycle segment. Moulded by dazzling outlook, monstrous power, and infrequent power, the Apache had been bared with more than needed to be an attention grabber.

Being installed a 147.5 cc engine, that spluttered some pretty cool power of 13.5 bhp at 8,500 rpm, TVS was in a clear intention to battle against the Pulsar 150. Meantime, Honda Unicorn and Hero Honda CBZ joined the track. Even though the bike looked extremely different from all other motorcycles launched by TVS so far, the Apache was remarkably the successor of the Fiero F2. Unfortunately, the Fiero F2 was a failure that replaced the Fiero, which was built in a collaboration with Japanese motorcycle giant Suzuki. In the same year, the Apache was rewarded several Bike of the Year Award from different automobile websites, Television Channels and magazines.

No longer but soon followed by the bombastic success of the Apache, TVS launched an upgraded bike, the Apache RTR 160 in 2007 replacing the existed Apache 150. True to be the naming, the new Apache was intemperately powered with a bigger 159.7cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder engine which fired out a peak power of 15.2 Bhp @ 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 13.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm. The striking word "RTR" which was intentionally screened on the bike stood for "Racing Throttle Response.” The motor-machine claimed a top speed of 118 kmph and proved to clock 60 kmph in just 4.8 seconds and 100 kmph in 17.7 seconds. And this assisted the machine to become the fastest machine in its class. Notably, the Apache RTR was the bike in Indian to feature rear disc brake and fuel injection technology.

In 2009, TVS launched a bigger engine of the Apache, the Apache RTR 180 without replacing the Apache RTR 160. The bike was equipped with a 177.4 cc 4 stroke engine. Mated with a maximum power of 17.03 PS @ 8500 rpm and torque of 15.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm. It could hit a top speed of 125 Kmph and 0-60 in just 4.15 seconds.

Adding more safety and sportiness to the Indian motorcycling, TVS launched the Apache RTR 180 with ABS technology. The Apache RTR 180 ABS is the first Indian made two wheeler to feature Anti Lock Braking System technology. Currently, Apache RTR 160, Apache RTR 180 and Apache RTR 180 ABS are the available Apache bikes. Bigger engined bikes are expected to be launched in the coming years under the Apache label.