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TVS Motor Company has announced prices increase for its Apache RTR range in the Indian market. These motorcycles now receive a price hike for the second time after its BS6 update earlier this year.
The motorcycles affected by the price increase are the Apache RTR 160, the Apache RTR 160 4V, Apache RTR 180 and the Apache RTR 200 4V. We have already reported the price increase made to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V — here are more details.
The rest of the motorcycle in the RTR range also receives the same price hike as its elder sibling. TVS has increased the prices of these motorcycle by Rs 1,050 in the Indian market.
The entry-level motorcycle of the Apache RTR series, the 160 is available in two variants Drum and Disc. Both are affected by the price increase and now retail at Rs 98,050 and Rs 1,01,050, ex-showroom, respectively.
Apart from an updated engine, the BS6 motorcycle does not feature many updates over its BS4 counterpart. It continues to come powered by the 159.7cc single-cylinder engine. It produces 15bhp of power and 13.9Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Coming to the price increase of the Apache RTR 160 4 Valve model, it too is offered in two variants. After the price increase, the Drum and the Disc variant of the motorcycle retail at Rs 1,04,000 and Rs 1,07,050, ex-showroom, respectively.
The Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 motorcycle is powered by a 159.7cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, air/oil-cooled engine. It produces a maximum power output of 15.8bhp at 8,250rpm and a peak torque of 14.12Nm at 7,250rpm - 0.8bhp and 0.7Nm of torque less than the BS4 model.
The Apache RTR 180 BS6 is also affected by the second round of price increase from the company. The motorcycle is sold in a single variant and now retails at a starting price of Rs 1,05,000, ex-showroom.
The RTR 180 motorcycle continues to feature the original design of the RTR motorcycle that was first introduced in the market. Over the year the company has given it some cosmetic updates, however, the overall silhouette of the bike remains the same.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 is powered by an air/oil-cooled, single-cylinder 177.4cc engine with brand's Race Tuned Fuel Injection (RT-Fi). It produces a maximum of 16bhp at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 15.5Nm at 7000rpm. It comes mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Along with the RTR series the company has also increase the prices for the Apache RR310 flagship motorcycle in the Indian market. Unlike the RTR series, the price for the RR310 has been increased for the first time after its BS6 update — here are more details.
Thoughts About The TVS Apache RTR Range Prices Hiked For The Second Time After BS6 Update
TVS Motor Company has increased the prices for most of its models in the line-up again after the BS6 update. Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacture is yet to confirm the reason behind the second price increase. However, the price increase itself is not surprising as most manufactures have also done the same recently.