|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||177cc||Manual||16.62PS @ 8500RPM||15.5NM @ 6500RPM||46kmpl|
The TVS Apache RTR 180 is a part of the Apache racing series. The bike is powered by a 180cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine and takes on the Bajaj Pulsar 180.
Measuring 2,085 mm in length, 730 mm in width and standing 1,105 mm tall, the Apache RTR 180 is an affordable sports bike. The design is very subtle and the 2 tone colour schemes available with the bike highlight the sporty character of this bike. The bike gets a large yet sleek headlight which looks like a pair of animalistic eyes, comprising of the main headlamp and two small auxiliary LED DRLs placed in the upper corners. The side profile is highlighted by the unique and sporty body graphics and Tank scoops that have taken inspiration from TVS' racing division. The LED tail light of the bike along with the nicely contoured seat adds to the premium feel of the bike.
The Apache RTR 180 comes with quite a few handy features, such as a semi-digital, white-backlit display with an analogue rev counter. While the digital display gets a clock, a trip meter, a speedometer and a digital fuel gauge. The other features also include bar-end weights for better stability, a pass light, a service indicator, and a low fuel indicator.
Safety has always been a high priority for TVS, which is why the RTR 180 comes equipped with best-in-class safety features such as a single-channel Super-Moto ABS, bright pilot headlamps, 270mm and 200mm Roto Petal disc brakes, Remora tyres for an improved grip, integrated frame sliders for additional protection and a synchronized stiff chassis to add further strength and rigidity to the bike.
In terms of performance, the RTR 180 gets a 177cc engine which is capable of generating 16.62 PS of power at 8,500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox, aided by a multi-plate, wet clutch. The bike has a claimed top speed of around 114 kmph and the engine offers grunty performance right till the limit.
The 177cc, air-cooled, engine on the TVS Apache RTR 180 can return anything between 40 - 50 km/l
With its slightly racy but upright seating position and a well-padded seat, the RTR 180 allows the rider to be in a comfortable position which is more inclined towards sporty. The 17-inch alloy wheels rest on telescopic front forks and gas-filled rear twin shocks for improved comfort on tough Indian roads.
TVS Motor Company is one of the very few manufacturers in Indian biking scene which have made it a point to try and please the performance bike aficionados. The erstwhile TVS-Suzuki relationship saw the advent of some really exciting machines such as the Suzuki Shogun and the Suzuki Fiero. In 2007, several years after the two manufacturers parted ways, TVS launched its second 4 stroke, 150cc model- the Apache. Initially regarded by many as a Fiero with new clothes and a 5 speed gearbox, the new motorcycle was quick to create a niche for itself and was seen giving quite some sleepless nights to the makers of formidable Pulsar 150.