TVS Motor Co, one of India’s top two-wheeler makers, has launched the 2021 version of its successful mid-range motorbike Apache RTR 160 4V.
The bike remains largely similar to the outgoing model, but does get a more favorable power-to-weight ratio thanks to shedding 2 kg.
The bike is aggressively priced at Rs 1.07 lakh for the drum model and Rs 1.10 lakh for the disc brake model, before road taxes in Delhi.
Given that it puts out 17.63 PS of power at 9,250 RPM, the RTR 160 4V is the most powerful bike in its price class, the company claimed.
Other highlights of the RTR 160 4V 2021 include an 159.7 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, oil-cooled engine that outputs 14.73 Nm torque at 7250 RPM.
“The engine is mated to a 5-speed super-slick gearbox that offers a precise and powerful riding experience. The motorcycle comes with an all-new dual tone seat with carbon fibre pattern and LED headlamp with claw styled position lamps adding to its overall premium appeal,” the company said.
The bike now weights 147 kg for the disc variant, while the drum variant weighs 145 kg.
Only three colors are on offer: Racing Red, Knight Black and Metallic Blue.
TVS Motor Co has found much success in its quest to move up the value chain in the mid segment with its Apache series of motorbikes.
Though it entered the segment after home grown rival Bajaj Auto unveiled its Pulsar portfolio, the company has made up for lost time with its strong growth and a robust portfolio focusing on style and performance without losing sight of value.
As it tries to move further up in the value chain, the automaker last month appointed industry veteran Timothy Prentice as vice president in charge of design.
Prentice has helped brands such as Triumph Motorcycles, Polaris, Windecker Aircraft, BMW Motorrad, Aprilia, Honda R&D, Disney Studios and Yamaha come up with notable products such as Triumph Thunderbird (2009) and Triumph Speed Triple (2011).