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Old 24th May 2012, 18:01   #1
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Default 2012 TVS Apache 160 and 180

http://motoroids.com/recent-launches...s-and-details/

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  • Engine response is exactly the same as the previous version. No change.
  • The distance between the front and rear footpegs felt reduced. While leaning, with the ball of the sole on the pegs, I could feels my ankles touching the rear foot peg. Canít be really sure about this one though. Itís an irritating feeling though.
  • Headlamps are bright, and perform well in the night.
  • The pilots lamps are always on. There is no switch or button to turn them on or off.
  • New plastic panels have been added at various places.
  • A new tri-color logo at the visor and rear tail piece.
  • I found new leg guard very useful and rigid, better than the earlier one.
  • The quality of the new engine undercowl is bad. It felt loosely fastened and the plastic quality didnít seem strong enough to brave the pebbles ricocheting from the front tyre.
  • TVS tyres lack grip.
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Old 24th May 2012, 18:38   #2
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Default Re: 2012 TVS Apache 160 and 180

Thanks to its designers, the new version has been killed in the womb!! I have not found a single line that flows in symmetry from head to tail on this bike!

Given a chance, I would love to meet the boffins at TVS who approved such a eye sore to final production!! I strongly feel TVS should rework on the design before the new Pulsar 200 is launched, else, Apache would dig its own grave and fast!

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Default Re: 2012 TVS Apache 160 and 180

I believe HS Goindi, the marketing head of TVS has been shown the door. And for good effect.

Work has started on the next gen Apache. It might have an all new aluminium swing arm, plus monoshock most probably. Yes its a higher displacement machine - possibly 220 or 250 cc.

Reference bikes are KTM duke, R15 v2.0 and CBR 250.

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Default Re: 2012 TVS Apache 160 and 180

I had a chance to TD the 180, Frankly I dont think the looks are that bad in person, Yes, it is not what we expected the RTR to grow into but it is not plain ugly either ofcourse 'IMHO'.

The bike felt smooth, I had ridden a used efi before and this 180 felt a bit underpowered, The bike had only 190Kms on it so the engine would probably open up.

My Daily rides are the Rx 100 & 135 and am relatively inexperienced in 4strokes, that might also be a reason why it felt underpowered.
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Default Re: 2012 TVS Apache 160 and 180

hey JK - some more picture comparing the two bikes would be nice.
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In the photo in first post, the bike on left looks like a pulsar. Especially the headlight assembly. Wish they had gone for a proper redesign along with more power.

God Save TVS.
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Hi Guyz, can anybody suggest a good place to service my Apache in Bangalore?? (preferably in a nd around HSR layout). Am fed up of the showroom servicing. TIA!
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