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Old 27th April 2007, 10:00   #1
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Found this on a blog - the TVS Apache 160 RTR.
Looks...interesting.

Motorcyclist At Large: TVS Apache RTR 160: In the full

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Old 27th April 2007, 10:30   #2
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TVS have given a new life to the Apache, without going over the board.
You get 50cm of more wheelbase, more power, better looks, better braking and what not!
Petal type discs look amazing, and so do the racing type strips on the body. Great bike, may take the spot for the no1 bike in the 150cc segment
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Old 27th April 2007, 10:35   #3
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I like this bike. Some nice work they've done on it. Far better upgrade than what Hero Honda did with their Zma!

@Bunny - 50cm longer wheelbase? Think you mean 50mm
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Old 27th April 2007, 10:35   #4
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hey superavi and bunny, this months autocar has done a review on the bike , looks interesting though, i believe cosmetic changes looks goood,
the trims on the bike, the RTR logo on the handle looks nice too... they have stated that its going to be launched in June.
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Old 27th April 2007, 10:42   #5
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Yes! I have read the review in Autocar. The performance of the bike is certainly better than any current 150cc. TVS has done a great job. The bike certianly looks better with these little mods. TVS has striken the right chord with this RTR apache .
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Old 27th April 2007, 11:16   #6
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bunny..50cm? 50mm I guess? Saw about it in soem auto mag. heard it can do 120kmph easily.
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Old 27th April 2007, 11:40   #7
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Is this going to replace the current apache or run parallel to it as a variant ? why steps of 10cc ?
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Old 27th April 2007, 12:01   #8
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Smile Things are sure coming nearer to the P180cc

Man, i think i need to upgrade to more than 180cc.
I don't like to see things in the RVM and things in front of me.

I heard the Yam was coming up with Fazer 250.
Any news on that?
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Old 27th April 2007, 12:04   #9
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I think they are playing the waiting game to see how BAL fare in the 200+cc segment.
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Old 27th April 2007, 12:29   #10
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Apache was the best looking bike in that segment in my opinion. The upgrade looks better. Good job TVS.

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I think they are playing the waiting game to see how BAL fare in the 200+cc segment.
Why should they play a waiting game? They were the ones who introduced performance bikes, that too way back in 1980s. When people were craving for their bikes during that time, this one should be a no brainer. Yam should return to their strength, i.e. performance bikes. All this commuter stuff is not their forte.
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oops : yes i meant 50mm, and not 50cm!

jkdas : 120, yes, on the speedo. The apache 150 used to top out at around 110km/h true, the 160 should do around 115true max, which is around 120-125 on the speedo

prince pervez : we did the shoot of the fazer 250 around 1.5 yrs back at their 'then' faridabad plant.. but still have no news about it!
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The Apache RTR comes with better rear sets also! the 150 Apache is a great handler as of now and this one's going to be liked by the track guys even more. The overall look of the bike is neat it doesn't look bulky like a Pulsar. But they should have come out with a bigger engine.

I think only here in India you would find bikes with odd engine capacities like a 135, 160, 180 etc.. It should've been like this - 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 etc. It's as if manufacturers are afraid to make big leaps in the engine capacity dept.
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Heres one more blog that I managed to find out. The bike looks cool esp with the metallic grey shade.

The Stunning new TVS Apache RTR 160cc Stay Undefined !!
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You get 50cm of more wheelbase, more power, better looks, better braking and what not!
Definitely agree with that. Gives it a more proportionate look. That way the tail of the bike doesn't go way beyond the rear wheels.

I've been a great fan of the Fiero's too. TVS makes some really good motorcycles.

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Petal type discs look amazing, and so do the racing type strips on the body. Great bike, may take the spot for the no1 bike in the 150cc segment
By the way those are called "WAVE ROTORS" just FYI
I had those on my Gixxer until they warped and I got back to my stock ones then !!
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guys check out the paint pattern and foot pegs and the disc!

I do think that Apache looks great. Only if it had come with some 250cc or plus engine.
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