TVS Motor launched in India the Apache RTR 165RP, its high-performance 165cc motorcycle, which arrives with up to 19.2 HP of maximum power and exclusive look in limited edition (only 200 units will be produced).
Based on the TVS Racing Group C GP 165R racing model, the Apache RTR 165RP uses the same 165cc single-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection optimized for the track. The GP 165R bike has won the INMRC, the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, 9 times with K. Jagan.
According to the brand, this engine is the best in its class, as it can deliver up to 14.12 kW (19.2 HP) of maximum power at 10,000 rpm. To achieve this, it has a cylinder head made for racing, with 35% higher intake flow, in addition to a spark plug with double electrode and 15% larger valves.
Plus, it features dual spring valve actuation, high-lift, long-lasting valve timing, and race-inspired dome-shaped piston that delivers a higher compression ratio.
Finally, the model features a slipper clutch adjusted for racing, in addition to adjustable brake and clutch levers.
Design, Chassis and Technology
When it comes to design, the Apache RTR 165RP features an aggressive sports fuel tank, colors and graphics from TVS Racing (the company’s racing division), exclusive logo in celebration of Apache’s 15th anniversary, and a premium two-tone seat with an emblem.
In addition, it has red aluminum alloy wheels, LCD digital panel, and LED headlamps and flashlights, with LED daytime running lights (DRL).
Finally, the model features a racing-optimized chassis, Showa monoshock rear suspension, Eurogrip ProtorQ SR racing tires, and a 270mm front and 240mm rear brake disc with single-channel ABS.
Anyway, the Apache RTR 165RP is sold in India for as low as ₹ 1 45 000 Ex-Showroom Delhi (about US $ 1,950). For more information about the new bike, go to https://www.tvsmotor.com/tvs-apache/rp-165.