TVS has launched its first bike under its RP (Race Performance) sub-brand, the Apache RTR 165 RP. The Ex-Showroom price of Apache RTR 165 RP is Rs 1.45Lakhs. The RTR 165 RP will be a limited edition bike with a total of only 200 units. So if you were planning to get the regular RTR 160 for an Ex-Showroom price of 1.15lakhs you can try to extend your budget a little to get a limited edition bike.
The most noticeable change in the bike is with its graphic decals of the bike. The bike is covered with a pleasant-looking combination of Red White and Blue colour. The bike also gets some new LED headlamps with LED DRL, Race-Tuned slipper clutch, adjustable clutch, and brake levers, and an all-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, rims of the bike are also painted in red colour.
Apart from the change in decals and some features, the structure and design of the bike are the same as the regular RTR 160.
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“We are delighted to introduce the Race Performance series to our customers. The RP series features race machines that are a cut above the rest, crafted with a singular purpose of delivering blistering performance and dominating the race track & road. Born of racing lineage, the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is the first product under the Race Performance series product portfolio. The collectible product offers an array of premium features with cutting-edge technology for performance motorcycling enthusiasts in India.” Meghashyam Dighole, Head of Marketing Premium Business, said on the launch of RTR 165 RP.
Apache RTR 165 RP Specifications
Apart from aesthetic changes the bike also has a new and more refined engine under the seat. TVS has worked hard and has provided a heavily reworked engine on the limited edition bike. The bike will use a 164.9 cc, four-valve, single-cylinder engine, that is capable of producing 19.2hp at 10000rpm and 14.2Nm of max torque at 8750rpm, when compared with the regular RTR160 which has 17.5hp at 9250 rpm and can produce 14.73Nm at 7250rpm, the power is considerable high. Also, it is much ahead of any other 160CC bike available in the market, making it one of the fastest bikes in the segment. The engine of RTR 165 RP is mated to a 5-speed super-slick gearbox.
According to TVS, the RTR 165 RP has “15 percent bigger valves controlled by Hi-Lift Hi-Duration cams and dual spring actuators for racier engine performance” along with “a revised bore stroke ratio of 1.37 that allows free-revving up to the redline” The motorcycle also comes equipped with a 240 mm rear disc brake that TVS has claimed to be the first in the segment.
Just to remind you again the Apache RTR 165 RP is going to be a limited edition bike with only 200 units to be sold. The Ex-Showroom price of this limited edition masterpiece will be Rs 1.45lakhs