TVS Apache RTR 165 RP launched at Rs 1.45 lakh

    Limited to 200 units, the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP makes 19.2hp and 14.2Nm of torque from its 164.9cc single-cylinder engine.

    Published On Dec 23, 2021 04:25:00 PM

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    TVS Apache RTR 165 RP launched at Rs 1.45 lakh

    TVS has launched its Apache RTR 165 RP at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This is the first offering under the company’s Race Performance sub-brand.

    • Revised engine makes more power

    • More Apache models to get the RP treatment

    • Limited to 200 units

    The most notable change on the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is the heavily reworked engine. It now uses a 164.9 cc, four-valve, single-cylinder engine that makes 19.2hp at 10,000rpm and 14.2Nm of torque at 8,750rpm. For reference, the RTR 160 4V makes 17.5hp at 9,250 rpm and 14.73Nm at 7,250rpm. The power figure of the RTR 165 RP is much higher than any other 160cc motorcycle on sale in India. 

    TVS has said the 165 RP features “15 percent bigger valves controlled by Hi-Lift Hi-Duration cams and dual spring actuators for racier engine performance”. Other changes come in the form of “a revised bore stroke ratio of 1.37 that allows free-revving up to the redline” and “a new dome piston for a higher compression ratio.”

    The bike also gets a slipper clutch, adjustable brake and clutch levers. It continues to use the 5-speed gearbox. Other mechanical components like the frame and brakes appear to be identical to the RTR 160 4V. TVS has said the suspension has been retuned for this bike. It misses out on the adjustable suspension the RTR 200 4V is available with. At 148kg, it weighs 2kg more than the rear disc brake-equipped RTR 160 4V.

    While the design is the same as the RTR 160 4V, it does feature a unique colour scheme and seat cover. TVS has also said that the model will be limited to 200 units.

    TVS Apache RTR 165 RP: price

    At Rs 1.45 lakh, the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP costs significantly more than the top-spec version of the Apache RTR 160 4V (Rs 1.21 lakh). It also costs more than the top-spec version of its more powerful sibling, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (Rs 1.39 lakh).

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