TVS Apache RTR 180

    With the RTR 180, TVS brilliantly hits the basic sportsbike buttons spot-on -with scalding acceleration and a respectable top speed supported by light, neutral handling and fierce brakes

    Published on Sep 29, 2009 07:00:00 AM


    The Apache RTR 180 runs 17-inch rims at both ends with a telescopic fork front suspension and gas-charged dual shock absorbers assisted by a rectangle section swingarm at the rear. The difference is the wheels are now distanced by a wider wheelbase to add stability, extend the bike’s handling envelope as well as to provide more reassuring high-speed stability.

    The new Apache is held together by a dual downtube frame, fine-tuned by TVS R&D to allow the machine to respond with light, taut cornering manners and crisp, neutral handling through almost every condition. The RTR 180 is able to hold its line when flicked into corners, retaining this good composure even when tilted at aggressive angles into high-speed bumpy corners. Ride quality and the seat are comfortable and well suited to most riding conditions.

    The rear disc brake never finds the rear wheel dangerously grabbing the tarmac, with TVS having dialled just the correct amount of progression into its operation. Our shortest stop on the 180 saw the bike halt from 60kph in 17.65 metres.

    TVS Bikes

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