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Old 28th April 2007, 11:16   #16
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what ever be the bike's pros and cons man i just love the disc on this bike so far the most stylish disc in india atleast!
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Old 28th April 2007, 11:44   #17
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The bike looks renewed and the looks are more chiseled.
I am sure this should be a better option to the existing 150 for a new buyer.. but I definitely don't see this as an upgrade. It is a more refined version.

Its time we see some 250s+, YAMAHA are you listening?
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The RTR should redefine the 150 segment. 270mm rotor on a 160? Superb. Nice levers too. Wish HH had the ingenuity of TVS R&D...we'd be seeing 400cc transverse four's by now...

@highwayblaze; I believe those are also called as "petal discs"...supposed to dissipate heat more effectively...and an Indian first, on the Apache..
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Old 29th April 2007, 13:09   #19
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pretty interesting ... the TVS came ahead with the launch ... any idea when is gladiator 165 being launched ??? the TVS will really get ahead with sales ..

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How did they increase the WB, longer swingarm? That would make the bike less flickable though.
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Old 29th April 2007, 20:48   #21
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@highwayblaze; I believe those are also called as "petal discs"...supposed to dissipate heat more effectively...and an Indian first, on the Apache..
"WAVE ROTORS" in US lingo, "petal discs" for rest of us poor souls
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Old 29th April 2007, 22:04   #22
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How did they increase the WB, longer swingarm? That would make the bike less flickable though.

Yes it has a longer swingarm. Theoritically it should make it less flickable and heavier handling but we'll know about the handling after it's raced around the track. Still the bike dimensions are pretty compact for a 150.
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Apache RTR 160 - Sorry if this was already posted
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Old 6th July 2007, 23:51   #24
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hey guys,today i saw the apache 160 doing rounds at coimbatore.it was really looking good.it now looks little more taller and also has longer wheelbase.dont know whether its launched or not...
here are some pics


Shot at 2007-07-06


Shot at 2007-07-06


Shot at 2007-07-06


Shot at 2007-07-06

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Old 7th July 2007, 00:33   #25
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Nice pics!

Was wondering how they'd become taller! Every main parts are same, right?
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Heard Tvs is coming up with performance cams racing tees etc..Any news on that?
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A friend of mine came back raving from a TD of the Apache 160. He was repeating "Awesome man Awesome" innumerable times. All I got other than that from him was the price - Rs 65000 OTR Vashi.
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The bike does look tall in that pic. Maybe the person riding it was simply short! But NC, 65K! On one hand we have Tata working hard to launch a Rs.1 lakh car which can transport 4 people in relative comfort and safety, while on the other our bike manufacturers are selling a 160cc 12hp economy bike for more than half a lakh rupees!

Is it just me or is something is really wrong here. Are our 2 wheeler makers taking us all on a ride? Surely seeing the number of motorcycles they produce in the 100-150cc range, the prices should be far far lower.
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Nice pics!

Was wondering how they'd become taller! Every main parts are same, right?
they have changed 90 parts from apache 150 to make rtr. The shocks are higher in new apache. thats y more height.. also see this.

http://www.indiabike.com/infobank/rtr_160.pdf
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i have seen hardly any apache in mumbai, and not even a single apache RTR yet.
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