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Old 15th January 2008, 06:43   #1
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Default TVS Apache RTR 160 "Fi": 0to60 in 3.8secs

One was a Red and the other a Yellow Color. My first impression on the first day was that there were two variants of the Fuel Injected RTR that was being launched. But on the second visit to the Auto Expo, a TVS guy standing there told me that only one variant similar to the Red one will finally be produced (the Yellow RTR Fi did not have tank scoops/extensions and rear disc brakes).

The Red Apache RTR 160 Fi had tank extensions and a rear disc brake to differentiate itself from the carburetted Apache RTR variant. The pattern of the stripe running down the bike is also slightly different from the non-Fi variant.

Expect the RTR "Fi" to come into TVS dealerships very soon. When inquired about the price of the RTR-"Fi", I was pleasantly surprised to hear that it will be just Rs. 5000 over the non-Fi variant. I don't know whether to believe that or not because apart from the Fuel Injection there is also a rear disc brake in the package.

The Fuel Injection hasn't really bumped up the power output of the Apache RTR, but I hope that it should bring down the disturbing vibrations which plauge the Apache RTR 160. The Tech specs of the TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi

TVA Apache RTR 160 with "Race Performace Kit"..!!

Now if you already own the Apache RTR, this is definitely going to put a BIG smile on your face.

TVS will soon make available Performance Enhancing Kits which can be bought off the shelf from TVS dealers and fit on your existing Apahce RTR 160 bike

source---------http://www.2wheelsindia.com/2008/01/auto-expo-2008-coverage-tvs-apache-rtr.html
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Great news!!!!! Cant wait to ride the FI..... now I want one even more....


Any idea what kind of kits they will offer? filters, exhausts, cams even?
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There is a performance kit for the RTR carb that gets to 18.5 bhp.
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There is comparison between TVS RTR eFi and Pulsar 220 DTS Fi in Overdrive issue of thie month. The RTR eFi seems pretty impressive
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There is a performance kit for the RTR carb that gets to 18.5 bhp.
Thats a pretty big power jump. Any idea what the kit includes?
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Thats a pretty big power jump. Any idea what the kit includes?
From the website mentioned above -

The "Race Performce Kit" as TVS likes to call it consists of a Free Flow Exhaust (shown here as Chrome tipped), and some changes in the valves, spark plugs (shown with yellow spark plug cover to differentiate) and the cylinder (according to the TVS guy present there). The modifications will result in an bhp increse from around 15 something to 18.5 BHP..!!
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This is really good news, how much does the Race Performance Kit cost? And have they got the kit for the FI too? Whats the power output of the FI? Sadly, the Apache is not good for tall riders
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So will see neck to neck between TVS and Yamaha soon .
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Wow! 130KMPH for the carb RTR after the mods, nice!

Where is Killer?
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Wow! 130KMPH for the carb RTR after the mods, nice!

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Not much use to me mate, with the perf kit the bike will not be allowed to take part in the group D (stock category) races. TVS will have to come up with something else to beat the R15 in stock form.

PS: imagine what the R15 will perform like with mods

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LOL Killer, let the bike come first, Yamah India site says it will be in Winter of 2008 :(

going OT" Btw wouldn't the R15 produce power at very high revs since it has a small engine?
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LOL Killer, let the bike come first, Yamah India site says it will be in Winter of 2008 :(
It will be out in June, they are trying to get it out before that, dont know why the site says winter 2008, must be a mistake, i'll check with my contacts and confirm

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Probably they know how efficient the Indian Clearing systems are & thats why have quoted winter as a safe bet

Anyways I have my apprehensions about this bike, so will wait & watch
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As the old adage goes; there's no replacement for displacement. At least in four strokes.

Stressing a four-stroke is not as desirable as a two stroke (of course, SBK's are not in the picture here- 2 stroke 250cc moto GP monsters produce in excess of 100 horses;as much as a modern four stroke 600). I would love to see a tuned RTR, but it will never evoke the same emotions in me as a tuned Shogun does. Back in the good ol' days, the Shogun used to pump out 18 horses. Tuned by local mechs.

Ah. Nostalgia.
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Guys,

In order to gain the optimum performance after installing an aftermarket air filter , we need to upjet the bike. What about the fi engines, the rtr-efi in particular? does the ecu calibrate the fuel according to the increased air flow?
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