TVS Motor Company has updated its Apache RTR lineup with ABS. The company has introduced single-channel ABS on the Apache RTR 160 2V, Apache RTR 160 4V and Apache RTR 180 with single-channel ABS, dubbed as ‘Super Moto ABS’ by the company. The Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 continues to pack the dual-channel ABS with rear wheel lift-off protection.
The brand also announced the launch of the updated Apache RTR 160 2V. The bike now gets a new speedometer, updated seats and new handlebar end weights. The RTR 160 2V now also gets refreshed graphics.
Commenting on the update, Mr. KN Radhakrishnan, director and CEO, TVS Motor Company said, “Since inception; TVS Apache series have revolutionised performance biking by introducing cutting edge technology from their factory racing versions. In 2011, we were the 1stmanufacturer to introduce twin channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) on Apache RTR 180, in the Indian two-wheeler industry. In line with this tradition, today, we are delighted to announce the inclusion of Super Moto ABS across RTR 160; RTR 160 4V and RTR 180 versions. This one of a kind racing tuned ABS technology that ensures maximum dynamic performance along with cutting edge safety technology to our consumers. The motorcycles are already on sale in market to ensure proactive compliance to the regulatory requirement laid down by the Government of India.”
With the government mandating ABS on two-wheelers above 150cc from April 1, companies are updating their models. However, most of them tend to use the single-channel ABS, with the only exception being the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3, which now gets dual-channel ABS.
|Model||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|TVS Apache RTR 160 front disc (drum) with ABS||Rs. 85,510|
|TVS Apache RTR 180 with ABS||Rs. 90,978|
|TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (drum) with ABS||Rs. 89,785|
|TVS Apache RTR 200 (carb) with ABS||Rs. 1,11,280|