TVS is just getting ready to launch the all new RTR (as they like to call it) but someone has managed to capture the bike yet again and posted pictures along with a snapshot of the brochure on Facebook. Not much has changed and slight styling tweaks have been made in what looks like a last minute desperation to battle the competition. TVS should get this straight once and for all, simply making such changes without doing any real innovation is not going to get you to top of the sales chart.

Coming to the new TVS Apache itself, both 160 and 180cc version will be getting these changes with absolutely no mechanical upgrades. A new headlamp with pilot lamps have been added, which might have given Apache hope when you saw the teaser image released by TVS Motor but in day time, this looks nothing revolutionary or eye catchy. A faux carbon fibre insert along with faux air intakes have been added to the fuel tank, while TVS R&D team has left no stone unturned to smash some fake carbon fibre around the instrument cluster. The seat has been redesigned with the side panel, crash guard, saree guard, mudguard and footpegs all getting slight revisions.

2012 Apache RTR 160

Source – Facebook (Thanks Faheem Mohd for the tip)