TVS has introduced a newer version of it. This 2020 edition of the Apache RTR 160 4V is more of a mid-life facelift than a generation change and is equipped with a BS6 compliant engine.Read full review
Over the span of three years since TVS had brought in the 200cc motorcycle, the company has been regularly upgrading the bike both in terms of cosmetics or mechanicals. TVS offered the RTR 200 4V in several variants depending on the tyres, fuelling system and paint finish.Read full review
These are the new TVS EuroGrip Protorq Extreme tyres. TVS Tyres says that these are high performance motorcycle radial tyres, and these have been designed with outright cornering grip in mind. Now, I know many of you would scoff at that, and it’s fair; after all, when was the last time one heard EuroGrip or TVS Tyres and cornering grip mentioned in the same sentence. Read full review
While the Apache was touted to follow the bloodline of its racing pedigree and the innovation that TVS was famous for, the FZ was acclaimed as the ‘Lord of the Streets’, offering refinement, quality and handling from the Japanese two-wheeler giant.
Within the city limits, the Apache RTR 160 4V proved to be fun and comfortable to ride. It was then time to hit the winding highways to see if this TVS also proved to be a great long distance companion too.
I know what you are thinking… didn’t these guys just review the same bike? Well, yes and no. We did review the TVS Apache RR310 Cup race bike. But, it was the 2018 edition. And we did so during the course of attending the California Superbike School India, not in a race situation. So, to correct that, we went back to the MMRT. Only this time, we rode the newer version of the bike, and that too as part of the race weekend.
Two years after its launch, TVS has provided the first big update to its flagship motorcycle, which supposedly inches it closer to the race-spec version. So, to test out the difference that these new additions have made, we rode the updated Apache RR 310 at TVS' home race track; the MMRT in Chennai.Read full review
Three years ago, at the very first iteration of the BikeWale Track Day, we tested the Apache RTR 200 4V. And since then, the bike has evolved quite a bit mechanically. However, what we have for the 2019 BikeWale Track Day is its Race-spec version. Or as I like to call it, the athletic version of the Apache RTR 200 4V.
The Apache RR Cup will remain etched in my memory forever. No, it’s not the quickest, most awesome motorcycle I have ever ridden. But, it is the bike that I rode to pass my final set of challenges in order to become a motorcycle riding coach. Here’s how it unfolded…