December 11, 2008: TVS Motor today announced the launch of its premium segment motorcycle, the Apache RTR 160 RD. The Apache RTR 160 RD now comes with a factory fitted 200mm Rear Petal Disc Brake. Since its launch the Apache RTR has been a runaway success due to its superior power and performance derived from its Racing Throttle Response, which still is the benchmark in the above parameters.
With the introduction of 200mm Petal Rear Disc brake, the Apache RTR adds a new performance dimension offering Incomparable Braking Performance, thereby matching the aspirations of the youth of today for a fast, muscular, powerful and yet, latest on safety parameter, motorcycle designed to give vent to their desire of an unmatched and superior racing performance.
The Apache was the company's first sporty motorcycle with chiseled looks, unmatched performance and superior engine technology which represented the new spirit of the company young, vibrant, aggressive and committed to create innovative motorcycles that employ the latest technology and design to match international standards.
"Apache is the result of TVS racing heritage and has been born on the racetrack and was built to redefine and set a benchmark in the Performance Segment, both in terms of leading edge technology and design styling. We took the Apache to the next level with the launch of the RTR or Racing Throttle Response, an integration of superior R&D efforts and application of lessons learnt on the vindictive racing tracks in India. We therefore created a premier street bike, high on performance by combining TVS Racing's technology with R&D know how. This was followed by the introduction of fuel injection technology for the first time in the 160 cc category. We have now introduced the option of a rear disc at a nominal price. The priority in every step of the Apache brand's development has been Performance. Every system, detail and component has been tuned to maximize Performance" said H S Goindi, President, Marketing TVS Motor Company.
The disc brake variant is available at a nominal premium of Rs. 2000/- over the existing rear drum brake version.
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