TVS has officially launched the 2012 Apache RTR series, which gets styling updates making the company give it a tagline ‘Scarily Fast.’ The changes are not limited to any particular Apache model and all the TVS Apache variants including the RTR 160, RTR 180 and RTR 180 ABS now get the LED pilot lamps (activated on start up during both night and day), sharp tank shrouds, sculpted digital console, angled seat cowls, muscled engine cowl, blue backlit display, grunge-style graphics in dual colour scheme and race inspired carbon fiber cues.
“We have taken the Apache RTR to the next level with obsessive engineering and menacing design. The priority in every step of the Apache brand’s development has been race bred performance. Every system, detail and component has been tuned to maximize performance. Apache as a brand has been very well received,” H S Goindi, President, Marketing, TVS Motor, said.
There are no mechanical changes to the TVS Apache and the RTR 160 continues to produce 15.2 PS of power, giving it a top speed of 118 km/h. The Apache 180 produces 17.03 PS of power, giving it a top speed of 124 km/h. The Apache 160 is available in four dual tone colours – red, green, yellow and grey, with black being the base. The Apache 180 comes in four colours too – white, black, yellow and grey, while the ABS version will be available in only white and black colours. The TVS Apache RTR 160 is priced at Rs. 67,505/-, the Apache RTR 180 is priced at Rs. 72,090/- and the Apache RTR 180 ABS is priced at Rs. 82,780/-.