We recently brought you the Facebook teaser images of TVS new Apache, which was followed by spy images of the new motorcycle. From the images we could make out the cosmetic uplift of the new motorcycle, though there was no hint of the power plant upgrades.
Finally, the cover has blown, and TVS officially launches the 2012 Apache series and it calls the new Apache twins as ‘Beast Themed Styling’. The entire 2012 Apache series will receive the cosmetic updates, including the RTR 160, RTR 180 and RTR 180 ABS.
From the initial Facebook teaser images, it appeared that the Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer has employed new fairing for the Apache with twin headlamps. We were not completely wrong, as the new beast gets a restyled headlamp fairing with new pilot lamps and LED illumination. As referred by one of the officials, ‘ these one-of-its kind pilot lamps, inspired by the ‘eye of fury’, consists of LED light guide technology combined with new pilot lamps to form a pair of intense animalistic eyes that is activated on ignition, night or day.’
The Apache also receives restyled fuel tank with a more aerodynamic and aggressive appeal. It also sports air vents, which the company claims to improve the engine cooling, improving its performance and response. On the top, the Apache receives new instrument cluster with sporty styling and faux carbon fiber inserts as previously suggested in the spy images. Coming from a racing heritage, the new Apache gets restyled seat cowls and sporty engine cowl.
The Apache also gets new two-tone color theme with splash paint effect. For the Apache RTR 160, the paint scheme includes yellow/grey and green/red, with black as base color; while the Apache RTR 180 is offered in while, black, yellow and grey. The ABS version is available in while and black.
In terms of performance, the 2012 TVS Apache RTR 160 churns out 15.2 PS peak power and can push up to 118 kmph. The Apache RTR 180 pumps out 17.03 PS peak power and can reach up to 124 kmph speeds.
The prices as per ex-showroom Delhi are:
- TVS Apache RTR 160 Rs 67,505
- TVS Apache RTR 180 Rs 72,090
- TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Rs 82,780