Indian two-wheeler maker TVS is all set to update the Apache RTR 160 in India. The motorcycle was already spotted testing on the Indian roads.
Now, the clearest images of the new Apache RTR 160 has been posted by Xbhp. The spy shots suggest that the motorcycle is a detuned version of the Apache 200 4V.
The styling cues of the new Apache RTR 160 is borrowed from its elder sibling, the Apache 200 4V. The naked street fighter from TVS features mono shock suspension, LED tail light, digital instrument cluster, single piece seat and skinnier tyres. The side panels are finished in silver.
The new Apache RTR 160 is equipped with an oil-cooled engine as opposed to the air-cooled engine. The exhaust pipe is also identical to the APACHE 200 4V. The exhaust note is likely to be throaty as its elder sibling.
Another prominent change is the clip-on handlebars have been replaced with the single piece setup. The motorcycle is equipped with a disc brake up front and drum at the rear. But TVS is expected to offer rear disc brake as an option.
Reports suggest that TVS might discontinue the Apache RTR 180 after the launch of the new Apache RTR 160. But TVS has not confirmed about the development.
Currently, the Apache RTR 160 draws power from a 159.7cc single cylinder engine producing 15.2bhp and 13.1Nm of peak torque. The next-gen motorcycle may come with a slight bump in power to compete against its new rivals.
TVS is readying the new-gen Apache RTR 160 to take on the new rivals such as Honda CB Hornet, Yamaha FZ-S, Suzuki GIxxer and newly launched Bajaj Pulsar NS160. TVS is likely to launch the new motorcycle by the end of this year or early 2018.