The TVS Apache RTR 165 RP trademark reveals that a more powerful model based on the RTR 160 4V is on the way
TVS has filed the trademark application for the Apache RTR 165 RP, a potential more powerful model based on the Apache RTR 160 4V, recently.
The ‘RP’ in the moniker stands for ‘Race Performance’ and the trademark application for the title was also filed by TVS on the same day the application for the RTR 165 RP was filed, which was on 16th August.
This Race Performance division of TVS could, in principle, work like the ‘M’ division of BMW, and should work well as a marketing tool for a brand that does have plentiful accomplishments in racing to boast about.
At present, the Apache RTR 160 4V is on top of its class when it comes to making the most power, for it has 17.63 PS max. But, it looks like TVS is not satisfied with that and wants more.
The number 165 in the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP trademark should mean the current 159.7cc motor of the RTR 160 4V will be engineered to displace right about 165cc.
This should result in a bit more power and torque and if TVS manages to keep the weight of the 165 RP less than the bike it is based on, the RTR 160 4V in dual disc form weighs 147 kg, it should prove to be a nippy commuter.
Furthermore, TVS could provide a more sportier riding position and a different suspension setup for the Apache RTR 165 RP.
For all we know, TVS could equip the RTR 165 RP with pre-load adjustable Showa front suspension and adjustable hand levers like the Apache RTR 200 4V. Dual channel ABS could be offered as well.
At present the status of both applications only reads ‘Marked for Exam’ and thus, it looks like TVS does have to wait a bit before it can introduce its new sub-brand and the first model under the brand.