A fresh set of racy decals and a rich gold finish for the brake callipers and the front and rear suspension, give the RTR 180 its new look. Smart stripes mark the circumference of the slim spoke alloy rims, petal-type brake disc rotors and exposed chain embellishing the bike’s dandy looks.
The RTR 180’s powerful headlight is flanked by twin city lights and is powerful enough to make night riding safe. Clip-on handlebars sit atop a matte-black steering head, emblazoned by the RTR 180 logo. The smart looking blue back-lit LCD instruments and the practicality of the illuminated key slot are appreciable. The tachometer reads up to 12,000rpm, with the redline starting at 9000rpm and read via an illuminated needle. The RTR 180 comes loaded with a digital speedometer, odometer, clock and fuel counter.
The RTR 180’s broad mirrors are well placed to offer a wide view. Smartly buffed alloy clutch and brake levers will fit all hands nicely. Switchgear is comprehensive, with an engine kill switch also at hand.
The familiar RTR fuel tank provides outstanding grip to a rider’s thighs. This motorcycle’s side panels, seat and tail regions are neatly sculpted, and sport a generous dose of alloy as noticeable around the footrests. There’s a split grab-handle at the rear, as well as a sharp brake warning lamp.
Fit, finish and paint lustre are first rate on the new TVS motorcycle; but, build quality is not on par with today’s new crop of Japanese motorcycles.
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Issue: 166 | June 2013
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