New TVS motorcycle launch tomorrow: A more powerful RTR 160? – Times of India


As per the latest communication from TVS Motor Company, ‘the all-new racer’s choice’ is set to launch tomorrow, i.e. 8th September. The short phrase points to the fact that it will be a sports-oriented motorcycle, so expect something new to be added to the Apache lineup. What could it possibly be? Could it be the naked version of the TVS Apache RR 310? That would perhaps include more of a drumroll than this. So, our guess is the new TVS Apache RTR 160.
Just a few days ago, a test mule of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V was spotted, sporting an all-new exhaust design. The RTR 160 has been one of the most celebrated motorcycles in its segment, offering a sporty performance and reliability good for everyday commutes.

new tvs apache rtr 160.

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In its current generation, the RTR 160 4V makes 17.3hp at 9,250 rpm and 14.73 Nm at 7,250 rpm, thanks to the which 4-valve head design which was introduced on the bike as part of the incremental updates TVS keeps rolling out for its products.
TVS also showcased the RTR 160’s race-replica sibling, the Apache RTR 165 RP. Perhaps, the new motorcycle launching tomorrow is one that’s drawn lessons for the RP.

The new RTR 160 4V spied testing had a stubby exhaust can design, instead of the double barrel design that the current gen has. This upgrade could translate to a tad more power or to ensure the bike meets the ever-stringent emission norms in the future.
In terms of design, TVS seems to be using identical body panels as the outgoing model. Not many details are known at this time. It could likely be the new RTR 160 4V with more power and different sounding exhaust, which will make an interesting rival against the new Bajaj Pulsar N160. All will be clear tomorrow at 12 pm.

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