The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS features one of the most recognisable and distinct designs in the market. It is a simple yet aggressive design thanks to sharp lines and edges. Up front, it comes with a unique headlamp with integrated LED DRLs.
According to TVS, the bike was built to race and the styling certainly proves that. The cowling on the engine and tank seem like they have been developed in a wind-tunnel. The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS also sports attractive graphics and a few faux carbon fibre elements.
Golden-coloured detailing on the suspension and brake calipers gives the bike a premium feel and the petal discs combined with the six-spoke alloy wheels further improves the aesthetic appeal of the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS.
The Apache RTR 180 ABS is powered by an air-cooled, 177.4cc single cylinder engine. It produces a maximum power output of 17.03bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque output of 15.5Nm at 6,500rpm. The rear wheel is chain-driven via a 5-speed gearbox.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS has been the bike with the best performance in the segment for a while now, and all credit for that goes to this grunty engine. The engine doesn’t have a high immediate power output, but offers linear acceleration. However, it feels torquey even at low RPMs and this improves rideability.
Twisting the throttle and getting the engine to rev high reveals another character altogether. TVS claims a top speed of around 124km/h for the Apache 180 ABS. The engine is built well and it feels like it would last a lifetime of rough use and that includes use on the racetrack.
The TVS Apache 180 ABS offers a mileage of 45km/l according to TVS Motor Company. However, one has to keep in mind that this is a motorcycle that was built to perform well rather than be extremely fuel efficient.
If one is light with the throttle and the motorcycle’s ample torque output is used well, the TVS Apache RTR 180 can return a mileage figure of around 42km/l. However, being heavy on the throttle will result in fuel efficiency dropping to around 36-38km/l.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 comes with several features. One of the most important features is the dual-channel ABS system. The Apache RTR 180 ABS pioneered the use of ABS in this segment.
What makes it more unique is the fact that the ABS system can be switched off completely to allow the rider to perform stunts like drifts and stoppies. Braking is handled by 270mm and 200mm petal discs at the front and at the rear respectively.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS also boasts of an analogue-digital instrument cluster. It displays the tachometer, speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, etc.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS has been around for ages. Though TVS did update the styling, the mechanicals, chassis and suspension remains the same. However, the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS has held its ground even in the face of new rivals and even new segments that emerged over the years.
This fact proves that the TVS Apache RTR 180 is a special motorcycle and it wins because of its robust nature and decent performance figures.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS is in a league of its own when compared to the Bajaj Pulsar 180. The Pulsar gets the basics right and offers decent performance levels. However, the TVS Apache RTR 180 can beat the Pulsar 180 on almost all front including performance, design and even in terms of durability.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS returns a claimed mileage figure of 45km/l. The figure drops down to 40km/l in real world conditions.
The best feature on the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS is the availability of dual-channel ABS and the fact that the ABS system can be turned off completely as and when required.
The TVS Apache RTR ABS is available with White, Black and Matte Blue colours.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS offers an upright riding position. Its seat comes with good padding and this offers the rider and pillion rider a comfortable ride.
|Front Brake Size||270 mm|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks, 105 mm Stroke|
|Front Tyre Size||90/90 x 17|
|Front Wheel Size||17 inch|
|Rear Brake Size||200 mm|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Suspension||Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with sprin|
|Rear Tyre Size||110/80 x 17|
|Rear Wheel Size||17 inch|
|Chassis Type||Double cradle synchroSTIFF|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Kerb Weight||139 kg|
|Overall Height||1,105 mm|
|Overall Length||2,085 mm|
|Overall Width||730 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
|Fuel Delivery System||UCAL BS-29|
|Ignition||Dual mode digital ignition|
|Max Power||17.3 bhp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||15.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|No. of Gears||5|
|Spark Plugs||1 Per Cylinder|
|Transmission Type||Chain Drive|
|Valves Per Cylinder||2|
|0 to 60 kmph||--|
|60 to 0 kmph||--|
|Fuel Efficiency Range||--|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16 litres|
|Mileage - ARAI||--|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2.5 litres|
|Antilock Braking System||Yes|
|Battery||12V, 9.0 Ah|
|Brake/Tail Light||0.5W LED-Twin Triangle|
|Digital Fuel Guage||Yes|
|Headlight Bulb Type||35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear Lens with Multi Face Ref|
|Headlight Type||Multi-Reflector Type|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||Yes|
|No. of Tripmeters||2|
|Start Type||Electric Start|