So, although new models are making it to the showrooms, it is not the end of story for the old motorcycles. TVS has introduced a Race Edition for the Apache RTR 180 priced at INR 83,233 (ex-showroom). This is just a cosmetic addition that the bike gets in the form of a Race Edition, all mechanicals remain the same.
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 180 Race Edition gets a new pearl white colour with racing inspired graphics in red. The bike also gets front and rear disc brakes as standard. Other new features include a new 3D TVS logo, TVS Racing rim stripes on alloy wheels and that’s it. All other parts and panels remain unchanged.
The digital + analogue speedo console with a blue backlit for the TVS Apache RTR 180 sports a 0-60 kmph time recorder, lap timer, top speed recorder & service reminder.
Powering the TVS Apache RTR 180 is a 177.4cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke motor producing 16.62 PS of power @ 8500 RPM and 15.5 Nm of torque @ 6500 RPM matched to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike sprints from 0-60 kmph in 4.96 seconds as claimed by TVS Motors. With superior power-to-weight ratio in its class, the Apache RTR 180 is an enthusiasts favourite with all that it offers.