Four out of five bikes in the Apache line-up have now been updated with ABS. With the RTR 160 4V receiving a single-channel unit, it leaves only the RTR 160 without an update. TVS has priced the carburetted RTR 160 4V at Rs 92,645, a Rs 6,500 hike over the non-ABS price tag of Rs 86,145. Similarly, the fuel-injected ABS variant also sees an identical price hike, increasing from Rs 93,145 to Rs 99,645 (all prices, ex-showroom, Chennai).
The Apache RTR 160 4V is one of the most successful motorcycles in the Apache portfolio, with sales crossing one lakh units within six months of its launch. Powering the motorcycle is a 159.7cc, four-valve, single-cylinder engine that makes 16.8hp on the fuel-injected bike and 16.5hp on the carburetted variant. Torque figures are identical, at 14.8Nm, on both variants.
The dealers we spoke to are yet to receive the motorcycles and are expecting them in a couple of weeks. With the mandatory ABS norm coming into effect on April 1, 2019, the non-ABS bikes will be discontinued in the near future.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V review, test ride