TVS Apache RTR 165RP is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,45,000 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 1 colour. The TVS Apache RTR 165RP is powered by 165cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 18.9 bhp and a torque of 14.2 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, TVS Apache RTR 165RP comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Apache RTR 165RP bike weighs 148 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters.
TVS Motor Company has announced its new Race Performance (RP) series that has been introduced in the Apache series of motorcycles. The newly launched TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is the first product to be launched under the Race Performance series and it will be offered in limited numbers of 200 units only.
The new Apache RTR 165 RP is based on the Apache RTR 160 4V, although it uses a revised bore to stroke ratio. The mechanical specifications on the RP edition include a 164.9cc, single-cylinder, four-valve engine that produces 18.9bhp at 10,000rpm and 14.2Nm of peak torque at 8,750rpm. TVS Motor Company says that the new cylinder head on the Apache RTR 165 RP gets a 35 per cent increase in intake and a twin electrode spark plug. The motor also gets 15 per cent bigger valves.
Other features on the new Apache RTR 165 RP include a Race-Tuned slipper clutch, adjustable clutch and brake levers, red alloy wheels, a new seat pattern, and a first-in-segment 240mm rear disc brake.
In terms of styling, this new motorcycle carries the same design as the Apache RTR 160 4V. However, it features all-new TVS Racing decals. The tricolour paint theme, which is visible on the fuel tank, front fender, and the engine cowl includes white, blue, and red.
The hardware comprises telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the back to handle the suspension tasks. The braking duties are performed by petal-type discs on both ends.