TVS Apache RTR 160 BS6 launched for the price of Rs 93,500 (ex-showroom). It now gets new colour option. It now gets TVS Apache 4V alike features. To know about more about the features and differences scroll down.
TVS Apache RTR 160 BS6 gets new Gloss Red colour option. However you need to pay more for the colour. It gets the new Glide Through Traffic (GTT) system, previously seen on TVS Apache 160 4V and 200 4V . The GTT system lets the bike start moving with a slow release of the clutch lever, without using the throttle input. The vehicle moves freely upto third gear. The bike does not stalls suddenly compared to BS4 model. GTT will make this vehicle non-jerky indeed. It is very convenient feature while riding in heavy traffic.
TVS RTR Apache BS6 Engine
TVS RTR 160 will retain same BS4 engine with BS6 tweaks. The engine now gets Fuel Injection and ECU. The BS6 engine is a 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled unit, which produces max 15.31 bhp at 8400 rpm and peak torque 13.9 Nm at 7000 rpm. Unlike the Apache 160 4V and 200 4V, the power has gone up by 0.41 bhp and torque by 0.87 Nm compared the BS4 model. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The ECU system will sense the extra load on an incline and keep the engine revving at the right range. The ECU and the FI do work precisely and efficiently for GTT system due to previous experiences of RTR 160 4V and 200 4v.
The RTR 160 BS6 retains many features from its BS4 model such as the double-cradle frame, a telescopic fork, and twin gas-charged shock absorber setup. Braking duties are handled by a 270 mm petal disc at the front and a 130 mm drum unit at the back. You can also opt for 200 mm rear petal disc. An instrument console is a semi-digital unit with two trip meter. Clip-on handlebars will be continued from BS4 model.
The price of the vehicle has been increased by Rs 5,722 over the BS4 model. The TVS Apache RTR 160 is priced at Rs 93,000(ex-showroom). The dual disc variant costs Rs 3,000 more than drum variant. TVS Apache RTR 160 competes against Honda Xblade, Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Hero Xtreme Sports. To know about GTT watch our TVS Apache 160 4V review below.