September 27, 2018: TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today launched the new 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in Sri Lanka. A testimony to the racing legacy of the TVS Apache RTR series, the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is the most powerful 160cc motorcycle, creating a new benchmark in the segment.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is born of the six-time Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) winning motorcycle – (Group B RTR 165) and gets the 4-valve, oil-cooled engine that offers best-in-class performance.
Speaking at the launch of the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Mr. R. Dilip, Senior Vice President – International Business, TVS Motor Company, said, “In over 10 years of its existence, the TVS Apache RTR series has created phenomenal customer delight. The new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is an exciting addition to the TVS Apache RTR series. It is the most powerful 160cc motorcycle in Sri Lanka and embodies the latest racing technology with best-in-class performance. We are confident that the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V will delight customers in Sri Lanka with its superior performance and dynamic racing look.”
Commenting on the launch Mr. Ravi Liyanage, Chief Executive Officer, TVS Lanka, said, “We are excited about the launch of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in Sri Lanka as it joins TVS Motor Company’s promising product portfolio. TVS Apache is a much-loved brand in Sri Lanka because of its 36 years of racing heritage and therefore establishes a strong connect with the youth. I am confident that the new generation motorcycle will be an instant hit among bike enthusiast for its styling and performance.”
The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is available in the Carburetor variant. The motorcycle gets a 159.7 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, oil-cooled engine that churns out 16.5 PS @8000 rpm and 14.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed super-slick gear box that offers a precise and powerful riding experience.
Staying true to its racing pedigree, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V has the most powerful 160cc engine, enabling the best performance in its class and boasts of a top speed of 113 kmph. Complete with best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, the motorcycle does an astounding 0-60 kmph in 4.73 seconds.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V comes with the TVS Motor Company patented Double-cradle Split Synchro Stiff Frame Design, which gives excellent high-speed stability and best-in-class handling on/off- track. The mono-shock suspension, engineered and precision-tuned by inputs from TVS Racing riders, contributes to the razor-sharp handling and agility through the corners. Placing paramount importance on safety, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V comes in Front Disc variant in the Sri Lankan market.
With a fully-digital speedometer, the design of the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V offers sleek styling along with the race-spec aspects of the INMRC race machine – RTR 165. The forward biased stance with tight proportions is complemented by the aggressive headlamp, chiseled body and a sleek, sharp tail. The motorcycle boasts of a compact race design with chequered flag decals on the tank, a fitting homage to its winning streak on the race track.
Priced at LKR 379,900 (ex-showroom, Colombo), the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V series is available in three stunning colours, namely, Racing Red, Knight Black and Metallic Blue.