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Indonesia based Brilliant Custom Motorcycle (BCM) has modified a TVS Apache RTR 160 giving it a never-seen-before scrambler look and feel. Adi Prasetio from BCM said that a lack of reference was a challenge as there are no scramblers based on the motorcycle.
The modified TVS Apache RTR 160 looks nothing like the company intended, and it is needless to say that BCM has done a fantastic job. Scramblers generally are stripped-down motorcycles that are re-built heavily for off-road trails, however, this machine looks a whole lot heavier than the original.
Modifications include Shinko Trail Master E-705 dual-sport tyres, Rossi spoked rims, upside-down forks at the front, a custom headlamp assembly, a raised handlebar, aftermarket grips, and upgraded braking systems.
The custom builder has re-built the frame of the motorcycle with ‘U' metal components, and has replaced the stock seats with a flat, single piece brown leather one.
Featuring a Whitewashed Silver paint scheme with Gold and Black pinstripes, the modified Apache RTR160 features a bare-to-the-bone rear section with just a round LED tail lamp, and a registration plate.
No modifications have been made to the engine, and while the stock 159.7cc single cylinder engine produces 14.6 brake horsepower and 13.1Nm of torque, we're sure that power and performance numbers have taken a hit thanks to the extra weight the mods bring. The engine continues to feature a six-speed gearbox.
The entire modification job cost the owner Indonesia Rupiah 3 million, that is almost Rs 15,000. Cost effective? Yes. Worth it? Umm, debatable.
In related news, Philippines based custom motorcycle manufacturer, MC Customs Ph, has modified a Bajaj Dominar 400 and has given the motorcycle a 'modern classic' look. Modified and re-christened Lino, the motorcycle does retain original components from Bajaj. To know more, click here.
Thoughts About The Modified TVS Apache RTR Modified By Brilliant Custom Motorcycle
We think the modified motorcycle looks fairly good, but remain unsure about the knobby tyres and the general paint scheme. Having said that, we're sure the owner of the modified TVS Apache RTR 160 is happy with how the motorcycle has turned out. We hope he enjoys the new look and feel of the motorcycle.