Following the huge success of Apache RTR 160, TVS motors now plans to roll out the new Apache RTR 180 to counter its competitor in Bajaj Pulsar 180. Bajaj too is making some cosmetic changes to the looks of Pulsar 180. The look of Apache RTR 180 seems to be stunning with an extended petrol tank scoop like that of Stunner. The rear tyres seem to be wider than that of the existing Apache RTR160 giving more grip during turns.
The sports look of RTR 160 is more exemplified in 180 by placing a RTR 180 logo near the side clip with a moto gp styled checkered blocks. The chain guard is expected to be absent just to make it more of a sport bike rather than a city bike. The handle bar will have a adjustable lever giving the rider various positions to hold it. Just like a 3 piece handle which many of you may have seen in a modified bike. The handle can be pulled towards the centre (not fully) so that the rider position looks similar to a moto gp bike rider (Am I expecting too much?).
The indicators in its console have:
- A low fuel Indicator
- A low oil indicator
- Digital fuel gauge indicator
- 2 digital trip meters
- A pass by provision
- An analogue tachometer
The seat is a step up seat giving the pillion rider a higher seat position than the driver.
The power is expected to be in line with Bajaj Pulsar 180 at nearly 17.5Bhp.
It has a fuel tank capacity of 16 litres with a ground clearance of 180mm.
The wheels are tubeless with a wheel base of 1300mm.
The price could be at Rs.78000 mark.
All in all, the Apache RTR 180 is all ready to set new records in the 180 cc segment. Will have to wait and see if the changes in looks for Pulsar 180 will do anything to stop the envy.