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Old 10th July 2008, 10:06   #1
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Did TVS officially launch the Apache RTR Fi all over India? Does anyone know when it will be available in the showrooms? I'm buying this bike when it comes out, so if it's going to be available in the showrooms within a month or two i can wait otherwise i'll have to choose the RTR carb version.
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Yes! it was launched day before yesterday. You can get the details here
http://www.******************/tvs-ap...r-fi-launched/

1st Impressions: Apache RTR Fi 160 - xBhp

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Sankar: You planning to buy one? I am awaiting a carb to FI comparo
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@techno there is no comparo of carb to Fi. FI is a winner all the way (Having tested glamour Carb and FI)
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Arpan, I am sure the FI would be better but how better is what is I need to know
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Sankar: You planning to buy one? I am awaiting a carb to FI comparo
Yes Eventhough i like the carb version and there is not much difference in power between these two on paper i decided to go for the Fi because of better features at a moderate price increase.
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I believe the Price difference is ~5k

The difference that I am aware of are:

- Blue LCD light
- decal changes
- Power diff of 0.5Bhp

The concern is the serviceability of the FI as in how well are the dealerships equipped? Also what other better features does the FI have?
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I believe the Price difference is ~5k

The difference that I am aware of are:

- Blue LCD light
- decal changes
- Power diff of 0.5Bhp

The concern is the serviceability of the FI as in how well are the dealerships equipped? Also what other better features does the FI have?
+ The rear disc brake

If they're not giving rear disc brake as standard on RTR Fi then I might go for carb version. It's the rear disc brake + the Efi combo that's really pulling me towards the RTR Fi.

I enquired at the local TVS dealer and they're expecting the vehicle to be here within 2 months and OTR price is estimated to be 70k. The serviceability of the RTR Fi would be an issue if the Company doesn't provide the dealer with necessary training and equipment. One sure can expect some problems to crop up with the first lot of Fi vehicles.
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Yes it is launched. Here is the link to the news:
TVS launches 160 cc Apache
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+ The rear disc brake
I believe this is an option with extra moolah
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I believe this is an option with extra moolah
Hmm... that sounds bad. Anyway let me see prolly I'll have it with rear disc brake even if it comes as an option.
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Sankar bhayya - As we discussed today, if it is just a 5K differene expect no rear disc as standard fitment. Knowing you better, if the bhp difference is only .5 to 1, go for carb version as we have better options to beef it up .
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If the bhp difference is only .5 to 1, go for carb version as we have better options to beef it up .
Hehehe.... that would take me back to square 1 The same situation as with the Bullet
EFi would atleast keep my restless hands safely away and prevent them from twiddling unnecessarily with the stock settings!! Hehe.. This is going to be my commuter bike!
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Whats with the Bikes and thin tires??? if they give looks and adequate power why not upgrade the rubber to something more reasonable.. The entire look of the bike gets S*****D up because of this..

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Well a Thin tire gives best of mileage & pickup which is desired by most & those who care anyways get a broader tire.

@Sankar: I will be keen to know your decision as I am in a similar dilemma
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