TVS Apache RTR 180 BS6 Launched In India
The motorcycle is dearer by Rs 6,704
- Features fuel injection and Glide Through Technology (low-speed assist).
- Continues with a single-channel ABS setup.
- BS6-compliant engine makes 0.17PS more whereas peak torque output has remained unchanged.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 BS6 has been launched in India at Rs 1,01,450 (ex-showroom Delhi), making it Rs 6,704 dearer than the TVS Apache RTR 180 BS4. With this motorcycle, the entire Apache lineup has been upgraded to meet BS6 emission norms.
The TVS Apache RTR 180 BS6 packs a race-tuned fuel-injection technology, which TVS uses for its performance-biased models. It produces 16.79PS at 8500rpm and 15.5Nm at 7000rpm. In comparison, the BS4-compliant carburetted motor produces 16.62PS at 8500rpm and 15.5Nm at 6500rpm. The engine works alongside the same 5-speed gearbox as before.
Another notable feature that TVS has provided in the Apache RTR 180 BS6 is the Glide Through Technology, which debuted in the Apache RTR 160 4V BS6 and Apache RTR 200 4V BS6. This feature ensures the motorcycle crawls effortlessly with just clutch modulation alone.
Interestingly, the wheelbase has gone down from 1326mm to 1300mm and ground clearance has increased from 165mm to 170mm. Thanks to the addition of fuel injection, the motorcycle weighs 141kg, 2kg heavier than the BS4-compliant model. The fuel tank capacity and the seat height remain unchanged at 12 litres and 790mm, respectively.
Apart from these changes, the rest of the motorcycle remains unchanged. It retains the same suspension -- telescopic front fork and gas-charged twin shock absorbers. The brakes are unchanged too. So, you get a 270mm petal disc up front and 200mm petal disc at the rear with single-channel ABS. TVS used to provide a dual-channel ABS for the motorcycle as an option. In fact, it used to be the most affordable motorcycle with dual-channel ABS back then. However, when the new ABS/CBS safety norms kicked in April 2019, the company consolidated the two variants into one with a single-channel ABS as standard. It will compete against the soon-to-be-launched Bajaj Pulsar 180F Neon BS6.