TVS Apache RTR 180 Review

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TVS Apache RTR-180

TVS Apache RTR 180 was launched in the month of March, earlier this year. It has been updated to the BS-6 compliant engine to meet the new norms. The new Apache RTR 180 is a commuter bike available in only a single variant in India.

This includes the Apache RTR-180 which is now INR 1,050 more expensive than before. It is now priced at INR 1,05,000.

TVS Apache RTR 180 – Specifications

TVS Apache RTR 180 features a 177.4 cc fuel-injected motor that outputs 16.79 PS of power at 8500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. The output power is 0.17 PS more than the BS4 version but the torque remains the same. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.  If we talk about the brakes, then it is equipped with disc brakes at both ends with single-channel ABS.

As reported by the RTR 180 owners in India, the real mileage of TVS Apache RTR 180 is 48 kmpl. It can reach from 0 to 100 kmph in 14 seconds.

TVS Apache RTR 180 – Design

The BS-6 upgrade has added to the weight, and the 2020 model tips the weighing scale at 141 kg (vs 139 kg). The dimensions such as length (2,085 mm), width (730 mm) and height (1,105 mm) remain identical to the BS-4 model. The wheelbase and the ground clearance, on the other hand, are different than its predecessor. The BS-6 version features a wheelbase of 1,300 mm (as against 1,326 mm) and a ground clearance of 170 mm (as against 165 mm).

TVS Apache RTR 180 – Side

TVS Apache RTR 180 – Features

The new TVS Apache comes with a halogen headlamp, LED DRL, and tail lamp. The indicators are of bulb-type. The main highlights are Digital Speedometer, Analog Tachometer, Digital Trip Meter, Digital Odometer, Digital Clock, ABS Light, and Digital Fuel Gauge. Other features include low battery and low fuel lights, and maintenance indicator apart from other telltale lights. It also gets a 0-60kmph acceleration timer, which will be appreciated by enthusiasts. The motorcycle comes with a Super-Moto ABS, which is essentially TVS’ jargon for single-channel ABS. Another notable feature is the Glide Through Traffic function, which ensures the bike can crawl at low speeds simply by clutch modulation and no throttle. 

This variant is available in 4 colors, T Grey,Gloss Black,Matte Blue, and Pearl White.

TVS Apache RTR 180 Review

First we mention the good things :

  • The engine of the motorcycle is a very good offering in this price segment.
  • It seems easy to ride in the city, having lots of traffic.
  • On the safety front, it gets ABS with rear lift wheel lift-off protection.

Then we mention the not so good things :

  • The instrument cluster is not so good looking and looks kinda outdated.
  • The brakes in the motorcycle tend to fade after frequent use.

So, the final verdict is that it’s a good motorcycle, and anyone should take this deal. In the competition, there is the newly launched Honda Hornet 2.0, check out our article on it.

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