TVS launches the 2012 refreshed Apache RTR160 and the RTR180; Prices start at INR 67,505
After the slew of leaks of the new 2012 Apache RTR160 and RTR180, berated by most enthusiasts as being a refresh that is too little, too late,TVS Motors Limited has finally launched these motorcycle models officially in the Indian motorcycle market. Both these motorcycles come with a host of visual changes with the engines remaining bog similar to the older versions. The 2012 TVS Apache RTR160 is priced at INR 67,505 while the RTR180 is priced at INR 72,090. TVS also offers the ABS version of the RTR180 priced a INR 82,780.
The 2012 model of the facelifted TVS Apache gets a brand new headlamp and front fairing along with new LED pilot lamps. The new Apache also gets new tank scoops, new graphics and dual tone paint jobs as the other changes. Faux carbon fiber inserts add a racy touch to the instrumentation console as well as on the top of the tank. Also, the side panels get a redesigning with the crash guard and the seat being redesigned. The rear mudguard and the saree guard also see a different design. So, TVS has indeed made plenty of changes on the 2012 models of the Apache RTR cosmetically.
However, the engines of both the RTR160 and the RTR180 remain unchanged. The 160cc engine produces a peak power of 15.2 Bhp and a peak torque of 13.1 Nm while the 180cc engine produces 17.3 Bhp and 15.5 Nm. The Apache RTR comes in a range of dual color options. The 160cc variant comes with green, red. yellow and grey combinations with black being the base shade. The 180 RTR series also comes in four color combinations of white, yellow, grey and black while the ABS version gets the solitary black and white shade. Meanwhile, here is the complete list of changes on the 2012 Apache motorcycle models.
* New headlamp with pilot lamps and front fairing* Faux carbon fiber insert on the fuel tank
* New fuel tank scoops/faux air intakes
* New graphics
* Faux carbon fiber insert around the instrumentation console
* Redesigned seat
* New all-metal footpegs for the pillion
* New pillion footpeg mounts
* Redesigned side panels
* New crash guard design
* Redesigned seat
* New rear mudguard
* Redesigned saree guard