The TVS Apache RTR 160 2V has received several styling and feature updates and you can read all about it in our detailed road test review. Therein, we have explained its new features, tested its fuel economy, and given our verdict about who should buy this motorcycle. In this article, we put together the top highlights from the review along with the most mesmerising pictures of the 2023 TVS Apache RTR 160 2V.
For 2023, TVS Motor Company has updated this version of the Apache series with an updated headlight design that features an LED setup, a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster (available in top-spec variant only), and three ride modes.
While the front fascia is now revised with a modern headlight setup, the motorcycle still carries a very familiar silhouette.
Thus, it retains styling elements such as a body-coloured headlight cowl, a black visor, a muscular fuel tank with bold graphics and a 3D logo on the shrouds, an engine cowl, and a split-style pillion grabrail.
The updated cockpit drops the semi-digital layout for a fully-digital instrument cluster that is similar to the unit on the Apache RTR 160 4V.
Apart from the ride-related data, the console also shows a lap timer, a top speed recorder, a 0-60kmph acceleration timer, and average speed recorder.
Meanwhile, the Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster on the top variant offers access to call/SMS alerts along with turn-by-turn navigation.
The Apache RTR 160 continues to use a 159.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, two-valve engine. The maximum power and peak torque output vary depending on the ride mode selected.
The Urban and Rain modes limit the power and torque outputs to 13.1bhp at 8,000rpm and 12.7Nm at 6,500rpm, respectively. Meanwhile, the Sport mode provides access to the full 15.8bhp at 8,750rpm and 13.85Nm at 7,000rpm. These modes also alter the ABS intrusion levels.
The rider can toggle between the modes using the switch that is conveniently located on the right side switchgear.
The tall-set footpegs and clip-on handlebars deliver a sporty rider’s triangle and it matches the character of the motorcycle.
The Apache RTR 160 is available in five bold colours – Pearl White, Gloss Black, Racing Red, Matte Blue, and T Grey. The motorcycle in the pictures uses the Racing Red paint option.