TVS recently showed their Velocity 160 concept at the Kakarta Motorcycle Show. A modified version of their Apace RTR 160, the Velocity concept also looks somewhat similar to the popular Yamaha FZ16 sold in India, especially from the front. Apart from sharing similarities with the Yammies, the Velocity also employs the sabre-tooth design element witnessed on some of the recently launched Hondas in India in the design of its tank panel. This street-fighter avatar of the Apache RTR 160 has huge front petal disc brakes, upside down forks, a non-faired front, wide tyres and wait for it, a rear mono-shock as the hallmarks of its design.
The streetfighter concept has been shown so as to gauge the initial reaction of the Indonesian public towards such a design. Its notable that Honda and Yamaha have recently introduced similar street-fighter styled bikes in the Indonesian market recently, and the velocity concept is TVS’ way to respond.
The front tyres on the Velocity 160 concept are Battlax 120/70-17, while rear alloys are wrapped in 150/60-17 Battleax rubber. The monoshock unit at the rear is said to be a YSS unit.
Benny Yuniardi Widiatmoko, GM TVSMCI Marketing Group said, “This is a streetfighter concept of TVS Indonesia to see the market reaction on the design of this bike”
TVS Velocity 160 rough specs
Head lamp: TVS Neo X3i
Front tyre: Bridgestone Battlax 120/70-17
Rear Tires: Bridgestone Battlax 150/60-17
Front Suspension: upside down forks (Mito)
Rear Suspension: YSS Monoshock unit
Front / Rear disc: After Market
Swing Arm: Custom
Body Work: Custom Fiberglass
Tank: TVS Apache RTR 160 DD
Speedo Meter: TVS Apache RTR 160