TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

  • KEY FEATURES
  • CAPACITY 177CC
  • MILEAGE N/A
  • MAX POWER 17.3 bhp

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Review

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TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Design And Style

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Design And Style

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.

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Engine And Performance

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Engine And Performance

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.

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Mileage

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Mileage

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.

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Important Features

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Important Features

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.

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Verdict

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Verdict

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.

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Q & A

Which bike is better? TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS or Bajaj Pulsar 180?

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.

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How much mileage does the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS give?

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.

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What is the USP of TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS?

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.

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What are the different colours on the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS?

The TVS Apache RTR ABS is available with White, Black and Matte Blue colours.

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How comfortable is the TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS?

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.

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TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Models

 97,737.00   Ex-Showroom Price

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Specifications

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension
Calliper Type --
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
Radial Tyres No
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
Tyre Type Tubeless
Wheel Type Alloy
Dimensions & Chassis
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
Wheelbase 1,326 mm
Engine & Transmission
Bore 62 mm
Clutch Wet multiplate
Compression Ratio --
Cooling System Air Cooled
Cylinders 1
Displacement 177 cc
Fuel Delivery System UCAL BS-29
Fuel Type Petrol
Gearbox Type Manual
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
Stroke 58 mm
Transmission Type Chain Drive
Valves Per Cylinder 2
Fuel Efficiency & Performance
0 to 60 kmph --
60 to 0 kmph --
Fuel Efficiency Range --
Fuel Tank Capacity 16 litres
Mileage - ARAI --
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.5 litres
Top Speed --

TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Features

Antilock Braking System Yes
Battery 12V, 9.0 Ah
Brake/Tail Light 0.5W LED-Twin Triangle
Clock Yes
Digital Fuel Guage Yes
Electric System 12V
Fuel Guage Yes
Headlight Bulb Type 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear Lens with Multi Face Ref
Headlight Type Multi-Reflector Type
Killswitch Yes
Low Battery Indicator Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Oil Indicator Yes
No. of Tripmeters 2
Odometer Digital
Pass Light Yes
Pillion Backrest No
Pillion Footrest Yes
Pillion Grabrail Yes
Pillion Seat Yes
Shift Light No
Speedometer Digital
Stand Alarm No
Start Type Electric Start
Stepped Seat No
Tachometer Analogue
Tripmeter Type Digital
Turn Signal Yes

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