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New TVS Apache RTR 180 - 2012 and Apache RTR 180 ABS - 2012 Racing DNA Unleashed




 

TVS Motor Company today (30th April, 2012) announced the launch of its new 2012 Apache Series RTR with an all new beast themed styling. The new design, with all lines pulled back, all excesses eliminated and all curves chiseled to perfection, synergizes seamlessly with a high performance powertrain to look dynamic, even when stationary. The new design and styling has been incorporated in all TVS Apache models namely TVS Apache RTR 160, TVS Apache RTR 180 and TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS.

New Apache RTR 180 & new Apache RTR 160 is a cosmetic upgrade, no changes has been made to the engine and other technical specifications of the bike.  The New Apache RTR 160 and RTR 180 now features bigger tank scoops, new sticker/decals all around, all-new headlamps featuring day-time running pilot lamps plus new shades will be introduced. The RTR 180 now comes with extruded Apache emblem like the Pulsar 220 range. The new Apache RTR range also features redesigned seat, side panel, crash guard, saree guard, mudguard and footpegs.


Quick List of What's New in 2012 New TVS Apache RTR Series

- Faux carbon fiber insert on the fuel tank and around the instrumentation console
- New fuel tank scoops/faux air intakes plus new graphics
- All-new redesigned seat
- New all-metal footpegs for the pillion plus pillion footpeg mounts
- Redesigned side panels and new crash guard design
- New rear mudguard and redesigned saree guard
- Blue back-lit digital plus analogue instrument cluster

Variants of 2012 New TVS Apache RTR Series

- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 160 (Hyoer Edge)
- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 180
- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

Engine of 2012 New TVS Apache RTR Series

- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 160 - 15.2 bhp - 13.1 nm
- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 180 - 17.03 bhp - 15.5 nm
- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS - 17.03 bhp - 15.5 nm
The engine of New TVS Apache RTR 160 (Hyper Edge) generates maxaimum power of 15.2 bhp with maximum torque of 13.1 nm. The New TVS Apache RTR 180 and 180 ABS generates maximum power of 17.03 bhp with maximum torque of 15.5 nm.



Performance Figures of 2012 New TVS Apache RTR Series (Top Speed)

- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 160 - 118 kmph
- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 180 - 124 kmph

Instrument Cluster of 2012 New TVS Apache RTR Series

The instrument cluster of 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 180 & Apache RTR 160 is also untouched and is same digital plus analogue combination, the only change is that it features carbon-fiber finish around the instrument console. The digital screen is blue back-lit in shade and looks awesome.

Shades Available in 2012 New TVS Apache RTR Series

- Green, Red, Yellow, Grey (Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge)
- White, Yellow, Grey, Black (Apache RTR 180)
- White, Black (Apache RTR 180 ABS)
The new TVS Apache RTR 160 (Hyper Edge) comes in four dual tone colours, namely Green, Red, Yellow and Grey with black being the base. The new TVS Apache RTR 180 also comes in four colours of White, Yellow, Grey and Black while the ABS version is available in White and Black.

Price of 2012 New TVS Apache RTR Series

- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 160 (Hyper Edge) - Rs. 67,500.00
- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 180 - Rs. 72,000.00
- 2012 New TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS - Rs. 82,800.00
TVS Apache Series RTR is immediately available in TVS dealerships across the country. While the TVS Apache RTR 160 will cost Rs. 67,500 (Ex showroom Delhi), TVS Apache RTR 180 will be Rs. 72,000 (Ex showroom Delhi) and TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS will cost Rs. 82,800 (Ex showroom Delhi).

New Apache RTR - 2012 Engine Specifications :

VEHICLE SUMMARY

Name:2012 New Apache
Model:RTR 180
Type:Commuter
Top Speed:124kph
Fuel Consumption:
City
39.00
Fuel Consumption:
Highway
47.00

VERDICT

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Look & Style
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ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Displacement:177.4cc
Engine:177.4cc, 4 Stroke
Maximum Power:17.03 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque:15.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Gears:5 Speed
Clutch:Multi Plate Wet Type
Bore:62.5
Stroke:57.8
Engine Block Material:Iron Block
Chassis Type:Double Cradle
Cooling Type:Air Cooling
0 to 60:4.15 sec.

DIMENSIONS

Length:2085.00 mm
Width:730.00 mm
Height:1100.00 mm

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Weight:137.00 kg
Ground Clearance:180.00 mm
Fuel Tank:16.00 ltrs
Wheelbase:1326.00 mm
Electrical System:NA
Headlamp:12V 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR
Horn:NA
Wheel Type:6 Spoke Mag Alloys
Wheel Size:90/90 x 17” - 110/80 x 17” mm
Tubeless:Yes
Colors:White, Gray, Yellow & Black

ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY

Suspension(Front):Telescopic Forks
Suspension(Rear):Gas Shocks, Rectangular Swingarm
Brakes:270mm Petal Disc
Brakes(Rear):200mm Petal Disc






TVS Apache RTR 180cc is introduced in sports bike segment. And, the features prove it so. This beast suggests a lion like looks that is going to start hunting. The front portion of the female is stunning and cowl incorporated nice looking headlamp and parking light. The headlamp and LED tail lamp is claimed better visibility in any weather condition. Graphics are also refreshed in the new RTR. Enlarged emblem of RTR and arrow shape graphics on the tank make it distinct identity. The sports machine incorporated all digital console. Fuel gauge, tripmeter, techometer, speedometer, low fuel indicator and low oil indicator is a beauty to see. The speedometer shines with blue backlit as same as RTR 160. clock is also fitted there to make you able to check travel time. Neutral, side indicator and high beam indicator are also the part and parcel of the RTR series. Lap meter and service indicator are the special features which glitter like jewels in the console. Lap meter shows the mileage whereas service reminder gives alerts for the service. The dashboard incorporates a special feature which enable the rider to test the top speed. The top speed is 125 kmph. 

- Powered by a 177.4cc engine
- 17 Bhp of maximum power
- 15.5 Nm of maximum torque
- 60kmph from standstill in 4.15 seconds
- Top speed as 125kph

Rearset foot pegs are light weight made of aluminum which is set as to balance body to power ratio. Silencer of the bike has a covering of chrome plate and the exhaust make no sound. However, most of the exterior is having black treatment. The titanium engine is also black with fairing. Split grab rails are another special features that make pillion rider safer. But removable rear fender is the thing which add to the style of the bike. It comes with replaceable and functional mud flap. LED tail lamp and rear grab rails seems like a innocent bull. The company claimed that it consumed less battery power. Six spoke alloy wheels, engine fairing, classy fuel tank, forged brake lever, aerodynamics air scoops add to the charm of the female. The handle bars are also refined. 



Features

Bull Horn Grab Rails: RTR is always known for it’s uniqueness in each and every detail that is being fused on to the bike, and the main highlight is the split grab rails that are shaped with Bull Horns in mind, will give the bike an aggressive look and the bike gels with it adding style to functionality.

Engine Fairing: With this part alone one will be able to understand how much of detailing has gone into making of this bike, the design has some aggressive curves that cools the engine rapidly and allows the heat to be dissipated as well as adding style. Not to mention it over does its job of saving the engine from elements that can knock the engine while riding.

Graphics: The bike also comes with all new graphics to be precise the Legendary Racing GT Stripe that adds best complements to the bike when looked from all the angles it’s an absolute turn-on to every biker, also the RTR decal that is put partly on the air scoop and the tank. The RTR rims also have luminous rings that distinguish men from the boys.

Forged Brake Lever: The RTR employs one of a kind of Forged Brake Lever and Gear Lever Set which is much lighter in construction when compared to the normal ones add functionality with great sense of styling.

Removable Rear Fender: This feature is one-of-a-kind that is first in India where the bike employs a rear fender that acts as a Mud flap that can be removed giving the looks of a Super Bike rear fender with safety reflectors attached as TVS never compromises on safety.

Lightweight Alloys: The RTR 180 employs all new stylish light weight alloys that are designed specifically for this bike reducing the burden of weight when it matters only about speed. Light weight doesn’t mean that these will wear out fast but these are tested extensively for durability too giving the bike a sturdy feel in all terrain conditions.


VEHICLE SUMMARY

Name:Apache RTR 180
Type:Commuter
Top Speed:125kph
Fuel Consumption:
City
39.00
Fuel Consumption:
Highway
47.00

VERDICT

FORPowerful
Look & Style
AGAINSTPrice

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Displacement:177.4cc
Engine:177.4cc, 4 Stroke
Maximum Power:17.3 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque:15.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Gears:5 Speed
Clutch:Multi Plate Wet Type
Bore:62.5
Stroke:57.8
Engine Block Material:Iron Block
Chassis Type:Double Cradle
Cooling Type:Air Cooling
0 to 60:4.15 sec.

DIMENSIONS

Length:2085.00 mm
Width:730.00 mm
Height:1100.00 mm

OTHER SPECIFICATIONS

Weight:137.00 kg
Ground Clearance:180.00 mm
Fuel Tank:16.00 ltrs
Wheelbase:1326.00 mm
Electrical System:NA
Headlamp:12V 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR
Horn:NA
Wheel Type:6 Spoke Mag Alloys
Wheel Size:90/90 x 17” - 110/80 x 17” mm
Tubeless:
Colors:White, Gray, Yellow & Black

TVS Apache Variants

  • PApache RTR Hyper Edge
    159.7cc, 4-stroke
    Rs. 70,000
  • PApache RTR 180
    177.4cc, 4 Stroke
    Rs. 78,900
  • PApache RTR 160 Fi
    159.7cc, Fi
    Rs. 80,000
  • PApache RTR 180 ABS
    177.4cc, 4 Stroke
    Rs. 87,900

Technology

The bike is totally a tech savvy and some of the most innovative and advanced features includes:
Over Square Engine: That’s the technology implemented in RTR 180, an Over Squared engine that churns out 17.3 ps @ 8500 RPM with a max torque of 15.5NM @ 6500 RPM is just mind blowing. With these values the bike is just a screamer and can easily reach top end without losing out its breath. To the stunters out there the bike can pull really good wheelies in 2nd gear and that is the amount of low end torque this bike possesses.

Roto Petal Disc Brakes: The bike employs ROTO PETAL DISC BRAKES for both front and rear that can put all the power to a stop when required. With 270mm front and 200mm rear ROTO DISCS the bike never hesitates to stop and also for people who wants to know about this advantages of ROTO DISCS, it’s been proved that these discs dissipate heat faster than the normal discs and provides a fool-proof braking.

Clip-on’s: The bike comes with all new wider Clip-On handle bars wider than the old RTR models that provide the rider with great posture for riding as well as adds a tinge feel of racing as these are the standard equipments in the Superbikes and in here it also comes with adjusting feature that can be adjusted for the reach of the rider according to his height.

Rearset Foot Pegs: The Bike employs sporty lightweight foot pegs that are placed in the rear set giving the user the racing feel and also for the techs this design contributes to the bike’s power to weight ratio.


Wider Tyres: The Bike employs the widest rear tire in the entire RTR series with a size of 110/ 80 that can put all the power on to the ground without hesitation at all.

With all the above Features and Technology that no other bike has, the new RTR 180 is truly a racing pedigree that is waiting to unleash its power. Taking a test ride of the bike, the bike sounded and felt really amazing and doesn’t have the old boring complaints of its ancestors and you guys know what, yes, the Vibes. TVS has this time did their homework well on this issue and has bought the levels of Harshness and Vibrations down and this adds to the new feel of the bike wanting to accelerate faster and faster and coupled with a carburetor there is always some room for further improvements which can’t be done in the case of an FI. The bike accelerates faster and cleaner than the 160’s but not as clean as the FI. But who cares when it’s a screamer, the bike screams past against all the bigger competitors with ease and it surprises me each and every time when I think of that.

Although the RTR-FI and RTR-180 share the same 0-60 timings, from 60-100 and above the total scene with the RTR-180 is all game. It accelerates faster than the fastest leaving others behind and the top speed that I was able to achieve was 136 Kmph on the Speedo console and I still felt that there was lot more juice left to extract from the engine, but being a new engine I didn’t want to rev the bike hard. The bike also comes in an all-white scheme that distinguishes the other RTR’s from the 180 and personally I like this color as it looks like an angel while parked and a white devil when ridden. The other color options available are Yellow, Grey and Black which are also equivalently good and I would say it’s always a personal choice and go with what your heart says…

The all new RTR 180 with tons of positive feedbacks and features is surely a value for money than any other bike in this segment and I would surely not hesitate to book right away for the thrill it offers.


Engine

TVS Apache RTR 180 engine view Picture The TVS Apache RTR 180cc is having some of similarity like Bajaj Avenger DTS-i 200cc as far as the engine performance is concerned. Like Apache's engine produces maximum power of 17.3 PS at 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 15.5 nm at 6500 rpm with the displacement of 177.4cc. The engine is air cooled, 4 stroke and having a single cylinder. The gear box is equipped with 5 gears with constant mesh transmission. Clutch is multi-plate wet type. The frame of the female is double cradle synchrostiff. It boasts higher ground clearance i.e. 180mm. The bike is having both self and kick start.


Acceleration

TVS Apache RTR 180 speedometer view Picture You can achieve a top speed of 125 kmph with this flying machine. The 0-60 kmph acceleration is covered in just 4.15 seconds and this can be viewed in timer which is incorporated at the dashboard.






Fuel Efficiency

TVS Apache RTR 180 oil tank view Picture The maximum fuel tank capacity is 16 litres and 2.5 litres of reserve. The larger fuel tank is designed to give more comfort to the rider's knee. As per the rough estimation, one can get a mileage of around 35-40 kmpl. however, on highway the mileage will be a little higher than city area. The mileage is supposed to be lower than commuter bikes as it is a sports bike with a high displacements 177.4cc.


Colours

The bike is available in four eye-catching colours. The colours are yellow, grey, black and white. Available colours Are : TVS Apache RTR 180 different colour palette view Picture TVS Apache RTR 180 different colour palette view Picture TVS Apache RTR 180 different colour palette view Picture TVS Apache RTR 180 different colour palette view Picture 





Brakes

TVS Apache RTR 180 disk brake view Picture The bike is equipped with high performance 270mm petal disc brakes at front and 200mm petal disc at the rear to make it a safer bike to ride at any speed. The brakes have jewel shape design.




Suspension

TVS Apache RTR 180 shocker view Picture The TVS Apache RTR 180cc has the usual telescopic fork at the front and mono tube inverted gas filled shock (MIG) with spring aid at rear. The mono shock absorbers gives unmatchable jerk free riding experience. The suspensions have a new mechanism that is called poly shock. Poly shock promises smooth ride and less friction. The suspensions are silver coloured.   


Wheels and Tyres

TVS Apache RTR 180 wheels and tyre view Picture The machine is having tubeless tyres with the tyres specifications of 90/90-17 at front and 110/10-17 at the rear respectively. Six spoke alloy wheels attract with classy looks. The company provides only TVS tyres in the bike which is largest in the segment.




Wheel Base and Controlling

The rear tyre's wheel base is wide enough to provide better grip on road. The wheel base is 1326, cool. Stability, handling and control is more powerful than the bikes in the segment.

Comfortness

TVS Apache RTR 180 Seet view Picture As far as the comfort is concerned, the rider will be pleased with comfortable curves of tank and seat. But the pillion will be a little unhappy as no backrest is provided. However, foot-pegs and foot rest are there to add to his comfort. Handling is also enhanced in the bike. Wide rear wheelbase and petal disc brakes come classy and up to the safety standards. Mono suspension is incorporated that gives pleasing ride as 'pony' at any speed and surface.

Pros

The bike is unmatchable in its segment as compared with performance, style and handling. The final verdict is, it is a complete sports bike. 0-60 timer on dashboard.

Cons

No rear backrest for pillion rider. The power train is not upgraded except displacement.

   

2 comments:

  1. An additional feature of this TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS is it anti lock system. Its look like a sport bike. In this bike maintenance is high.its mileage and maintenance .

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  2. The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS is a motorcycles made by TVS Motors. TVS Apache is available in three variants. This is an new stylish bike of TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS for youngsters. It's good comfortable for long drive and with complete specification.

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