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TVS Apache 160 4V gets ride mode, new LEDs – rivals Pulsar NS160



2021 TVS Apache 160 4V – Ride Mode, Bluetooth

After several successful launches, TVS has now launched an updated Apache RTR 160 4V with new features

TVS Motor Company has launched several new and updated products in the recent times which include the Raider, Jupiter 125 and a revamped version of the Apache RR 310. It has now launched an updated Apache RTR 160 4V with new features. The Naked Streetfighter gets a new headlamp assembly with new LED DRLs.

Apache 160 Ride Modes – It also gets three new riding modes namely Urban, Sport and Rain. The updated Apache 160 4V also gets a gear shift indicator and a radial rear tyre. Prices start at Rs 1.15 lakh for the base 160 4V model with reed drum brakes.

2021 TVS Apache 160 4V - Price List October 2021
2021 TVS Apache 160 4V – Price List October 2021

The Hosur-based bike maker has also introduced a range-topping special edition of the RTR 160 4V at a price of Rs 1.21 lakh (ex-showroom). Its primary rival, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is priced at Rs 1.16 lakh, ex-sh.

new special edition

The Special Edition model comes with a special matte black paint scheme complemented with red highlights for a sporty touch. The all-black theme along with red alloy wheels adds to the sportiness of the bike. In addition to this, the top-spec trim comes with an updated instrument console that is equipped with TVS SmartXonect Bluetooth connectivity system that offers a wide range of features.

2021 TVS Apache 160 4V - Ride Mode, Bluetooth
2021 TVS Apache 160 4V – Ride Mode, Bluetooth

The standard range of Apache RTR 160 4V is offered in three variants – Drum, Single Disc and Rear Disc, priced between Rs 1.15 lakh to Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom). These variants are offered in three color options – Racing Red, Metallic Blue and Night Black.

Along with all these updates mentioned above, the naked streetfighter gets a new seat pattern across the range, while the special edition model also gets adjustable clutch and brake levers.

mechanical update

It should be noted that TVS introduced a significant update to the Apache RTR160 4V earlier this year when it got a more powerful engine. The 159.7cc, single-cylinder engine now produces 17.39 bhp and 14.73 Nm of peak torque when paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at the front and mono-shock at the rear.

2021 TVS Apache 160 4V - Ride Mode, Bluetooth
2021 TVS Apache 160 4V – Ride Mode, Bluetooth

Braking hardware includes drum brakes as standard at both ends with the option of a single front disc or front and rear discs. The disc brake variant is offered with single-channel ABS as standard. Other recent additions to the feature list include GTT (Glide Through Traffic), one-touch start and a wave-cut ignition key for a smooth low-speed ride.

The Apache RTR 160 4V bike weighs 14 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters. The motorcycle competes with Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Hero Xtreme 160, Honda XBlade 160 and Yamaha MT15.


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