Wednesday, July 29, 2009

TVS Apache RTR 180: The new member of the TVS Apache stable

TVS, the maker of the popular Apache RTR brand, released TVS Apache RTR 180cc bike last month, the new member of the Apache family. The Apache bikes are racing bikes. If you are looking for a bike which is stylish and powerful at the same time, then this is the bike for you. The Apache RTR 180 comes with superb aerodynamic design. TVS mainly made changes in the engine which made the major difference in the performance of this bike. The new Apache RTR 180 will compete with Bajaj Pulsar 180cc and Bajaj Pulsar 200cc bikes, Yamaha FZ-S bike. TVS is also planning to launch another motorcycle in India by the end of this year and it would start exporting its Apache RTR 160 FI to North America at the same time.

Dimensions, weight and color:

  • Length: 2085.00 mm
  • Width: 730.00 mm
  • Height: 1100.00 mm
  • Kerb weight: 137 kg.
  • Maximum payload: 130 kg.
  • Colors: White, gray, yellow and black.

Other specifications:

  • Ground clearance: 180 mm
  • Saddle height: 790 mm
  • Chassis type: Double cradle sychrostiff.
  • Fuel tank capacity: 16 ltrs
  • Reserve fuel tank capcity: 2.5 ltrs.
  • Battery: 12v. 9.0 AH
  • Headlamp: 12V 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR.
  • Taillamp: 0.5 W LED twin-triangle with prism on
  • Wheel Type: Six spoke magnesium alloy wheels.
  • Wheelbase: 1326.00 mm
  • Front rim size: 1.85 X 17”
  • Rear rim size: 2.15X17”
  • Front wheel size: 90/90 x 17”
  • Rear wheel size: 110/80 x 17” mm
  • Front suspension: Telescopic Forks (105 mm strokes)
  • Rear suspension: Mono tube inverted gas filled shocks
  • Front brake type: 270 mm petal disc.
  • Rear brake type: 200 mm petal disc.
  • Brake fluid: Dot 3.


  • Engine type: Single cylinder, air cooled, four stroke.
  • Displacement: 177.4 cc.
  • Max Power: 17.3bhp @ 8500rpm
  • Max Torque: 1.58kgm @ 6500rpm
  • Maximum speed: 124 kmph.
  • Bore: 62.5 mm.
  • Stroke: 57.8 mm.
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Carburettor: Mikuni BS-29.
  • Valve train: Two valves, overhead cam.
  • Valves per cylinder: Two valves.
  • Power to weight ratio: 124.08 bhp/tonne.
  • Starting: Electronic and kick start.

Split bull horn rails:
The split bull horn rails not only adds up to the motor cycle’s style quotient but also helps the pillion rider to get a good grip thus ensuring safety. The split bull horn design is the result of input gathered from thousands of “palm types” and “grab holdings.”

Style and graphics:
The stylish graphics of TVS Apache RTR 180 makes it a stand out from the crowd. The racing stripes, luminous rims, aerodynamic airscoops and race crouch mirrors makes it lean mean racing machine.

Aerodynamic airscoops:
The aerodynamc airscoops makes sure that cool air flows towards the engine unit to cool it down.

Engine fairing:
The engine fairing adds up to the aero dynamic design of the TVS Apache RTR 180. It also protects RTR engine from harsh road conditions.

Lightweight stylish alloys:
The lighthweight alloys does not add up too much weight at the same time they can withstand the toughest surface.

Forged brake lever:
The forged brake lever and gear lever set of the Apache RTR 180 gives it a distinctive look.

Removable rear fender:
The Apache RTR 180 comes with a replaceable mud flap.

The “Rev happy oversquare engine” truly upholds the ingenuity of TVS engineers. This engine won the TVS Apache RTR 160 the performance bike of the year award from BS Motoring and Overdrive & NDTV car and bike awards.

Roto petal disc:
The Apache RTR 160 was the first Indian bike to come with the Roto Petal disc with a diameter of 270 mm. It helps in sharp braking and the large size of the disc ensures quick heat dispersion. The Apache RTR 180 comes with roto petal disc on both front and rear wheels.

Digital speedo console:
The backlit digital speedo console gives out necessary information about the motor cycle such as, two trip logs, max speed and so on.

LED Tail lamp:
The stylish LED (Light Emitting Diode) tail lamp consumes less energy and shines more brightly and ensures high visibility at any weather condition.

Head Lamp:
The head lamp and park lights are integrated into the cowl. It provides good visibility.

Poly shock absorbers:
The poly shock makes the TVS RTR 180 a tough motorcycle that can run on any terrain. Be it a smooth road, or rough road filled with potholes. The poly shock absorber takes the rebound from a shock and dissipates it as heat energy.

Clip on handle bars:
The clip on handle bar of the TVS RTR 180 is designed based on racing insights. The handle bar consists of two units- the two different handle bars and base unit. The handle bars are joined with the base unit in such a way that it gives the rider a racing posture. The clip on handle bar is also adjustable according to the rider’s height.

Wide tubeless tyres:
The wide tubeless tyres of TVS RTR 180 ensure high stability for the rider on all types of roads.

Stylish exhaust:
The roar says it all for TVS RTR 180. Designed with great care, the exhaust not only releases the gas produced from internal combustion but also adds up to the overall style icon of the bike.

Foot pegs:
The rear set foot pegs is fitted in such a way that is gives the rider a sporty stance while riding the bike. The foot pegs of TVS Apache RTR 180 are lightweight and contribute to the power to weight ratio.


TVS Apache RTR 180 will cost Rs.64,000 (ex-showroom).

Related articles:

TVS Apache RTR 180 official website




  1. awesome bike......

  2. No pair of this bike at this range.pulsar 180 can't beat this in any performance

  3. plz make the same rtr for 150cc n look for ur blast sell in the market..