Apache is the flagship offering from TVS. TVS launched Apache 150 back in 2006. The company got a good response in the market. This led them to offer Apache series with RTR 160, RTR 180, RTR 180 ABS and RTR 200. There were no changes done to RTR 160 and 180 ever since its launch, except for the infamous facelift and offering a new Matte Blue paint scheme.
The competition in this segment is getting tougher with the launch of Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, Honda Hornet, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ-S FI 2.0. TVS has decided to launch updated version of Apache 160 and 180 to get back in the competition.
There were rumors about Apache 160 new model 2017 for quite some time now. Recently a test Apache 160 was spotted which can easily be mistaken for Apache 200. Though TVS never confirmed officially about the launch of the new Apache 160. But since it was seen on a test run, we can expect it to launch soon enough.
The design of the new Apache 160 looks a lot similar to its elder sibling, Apache 200. The fresh new styling of the new Apache 160 looks very appealing and will grab the attention of the customers looking to buy entry level naked sports bike.
Features and Specs
The Apache 160 new model 2017 features an all digital instrument console, mono shock suspension, split seat, double barrel exhaust, rear LED tail lamp, silver side panel and a racing stripe on the tank.
The new Apache 160 would have a BS4 compliant air-cooled single cylinder 4-valve engine. We expect the new Apache 160 to deliver better power figures than that of the current 160 models. In the video, the engine seemed to be more responsive with better acceleration.
Launch and Pricing
The Apache 160 new model 2017 will compete with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, Honda Hornet, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ-S FI 2.0. TVS will keep the pricing competitive, more or less the same as the current pricing. We expect Apache 180 and Apache 180 ABS to get the new updates too. The new Apache 160 could launch by the end of 2017 or by the first quarter of 2018.