The TVS Apache RTR 160 has always been TVS’ most popular motorcycles. It is also the only bike that has managed to give the Bajaj Pulsar 150 a run for its money over the past few years. With the Bajaj receiving an update earlier this year, the Apache RTR 160 has been feeling a bit left out. With passage of time, it has started to show its age and begs for a proper makeover. The boffins at TVS have taken note of the situation and have begun working on an all-new version. Just look at the spy shots of the 2018 Apache RTR 160. Man, it doesn’t disappoint! The tank, tailpiece and the LED tail lamp are similar to the RTR 200.
The RTR 160 comes with a 159.7cc, single-cylinder engine that churns out 15.4PS of power and 13.1Nm of torque. We expect the new engine to be reworked for better refinement and performance. The current variant of the bike retails for Rs 77,865 (ex-showroom Delhi) and we expect the the new RTR 160 to be priced between Rs 80,000 to 85,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Apache RTR 160 competes against the Bajaj Pulsar 150, the Suzuki Gixxer, the Hero Achiever 150 and the Honda CB Unicorn 160.