TVS Motor Company has announced the launch of the 2022 Apache RTR 160 in the Indian market with prices starting at Rs 1,17,790. The motorcycle will be sold in three variants and five colours. Here we list the top five highlights of the 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160.
Variants and Prices
As aforementioned, the 2022 TVS Apache RTR 160 will be sold in three variants – Drum, Disc, and Disc with Bluetooth. The base model uses a drum brake setup at the rear wheel while the mid and top-of-the-line versions get disc brakes on both ends. Further, the highest variant gets SmartXonnect technology with Voice Assist function. The prices vary depending on the variant selected. Check out the complete price list (ex-showroom, Delhi) below:
TVS Apache RTR 160 Disc Bluetooth: Rs 1,24,590
TVS Apache RTR 160 Disc: Rs 1,21,290
TVS Apache RTR 160 Drum: Rs 1,17,790
The 2022 model also gets a few styling tweaks over its predecessor. These changes include redesigned and sharper looking headlight and taillight, X-ring chain, and a wider 120mm rear tyre. It is also 2kg lighter than its predecessor. Other elements like the fuel tank, engine cowl, single-piece seat, split-style grab rail, and side-slung exhaust have been retained from the previous model. Meanwhile, the hardware comprises telescopic front forks and twin springs to handle suspension tasks. The base model, as mentioned earlier, gets a drum brake at the front while the other variants use petal-type disc brakes on both wheels.
The colour palette for the 2022 Apache RTR 160 is longer than the Apache RTR 180, and this Bajaj Pulsar NS160-rival is available in five paint options – Gloss Black, Pearl White, Racing Red, Matte Blue, and T-Grey. The graphics, too, have been updated for this 2022 iteration.
The updated feature list comprises an LED headlight with LED DRL at the front, an LED taillight at the back, and Bluetooth-enabled fully-digital instrument cluster with revised user interface. Further, this model also gets three ride modes – Rain, Urban, and Sport.
The mechanical specifications retain the 159.7cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. The 2022 model, however, makes slightly more power than its predecessor. Linked to a five-speed gearbox, the motor is tuned to deliver 15.8bhp at 8,750rpm and 13.85Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm. In comparison, the previous model made 15.3bhp and 13.9Nm of peak torque.