The Apache RTR 180 was the company's flagship motorcycle before the Apache RTR 200 motorcycle was launched. The bike offers a good mix of performance and comfort and it was among the most popular motorcycles from TVS but now is starting to show its age cosmetically and mechanically. The bike was given a design update back in 2012 to make it look sharper and sportier with LED DRLs. As part of the design update, the bike was equipped with sharper tank extensions and revised graphics. The TVS Apache RTR 180 has been priced at Rs 79,514 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The instrument panel gets an LCD display showing speedometer, odometer, two trip meters, clock, lap timer and fuel gauge, with a large analog tachometer. The engine, alloy wheels and exhaust get an all-black treatment and overall fit and finish of the Apache RTR 180 is quite good. The Apache RTR 180 is powered by a 177.4cc single cylinder, four stroke engine developing 17.5PS of power and 15.5Nm of maximum torque. This engine offers entertaining performance with a strong mid range but engine vibes are on the higher side. The TVS Apache RTR 180 is the cheapest motorcycle in India to offer ABS as an option (segment first). The ABS variants carries a premium of aroumd Rs 10,000 and given the benefits it offers, we suggest its worth the extra money.
TVS Apache RTR 180 Price
TVS Apache RTR 180 prices start at Rs. 77,919 (Ex-Showroom). TVS Apache RTR 180 is avialable in 2 variants and 6 colours.
The new Apache RTR 180 carries the same hooligan character of the old Apache RTR 160, but makes it more tractable for the street without losing its track focus. Varad More straddles it to find out if it has the go to match its show
Intro: RTR Resurrection!
The Hosur-based TVS Motor Company is back with a bang this time with a better-equipped and all-round motorcycle in the form of the new Apache RTR 180. Since the days of the Fiero, TVS has been churning out products developed on the race-tracks and incorporating fundamentals gained from the Company's active participation in racing.
And though the Apache has always enjoyed decent fan-following and race-credentials, somehow its track lessons have failed to deliver on the street and the company has been unsuccessful in challenging the might of its arch rival, Bajaj Auto. Let's see if the new Apache RTR 180 delivers all that it promises and lives upto the expectations of its followers.
Design and style: A Devil in Angel's guise
Never has the Apache RTR appealed to my eyes as much as the bike in white. Very few street-spec bikes can really carry off the angelic-look with panache and elan. While the fuel efficiency test runs, a couple of times she was parked by the side of the road, and as I admired her beauty under the overcast weather, I could see every passerby turn around to give the bike a second look. The big 'RTR' logo on the...read more »
Serving the performance purists in the 150cc and above class of bikes, the Apache range of motorcycles from TVS comes with an extremely peppy and grunty motor coupled with equally enthusiastic handling dynamics.
TVS Apache RTR 180 Design and Features
The RTR 180 is clearly based on the earlier RTR, with only the ‘RTR’ logo on the sharper tank scoops distinguishing it from the RTR 160. The bike received a design update in 2012 to make it look sportier. As part of the design update the headlight now comes with LED DRLs, and the bike also gets more chiselled tank extensions, sharper body panels, larger belly pan and revised graphics. There is also the option of turning up the clip-on handlebars by up to four degrees, to go with every riding style. The digital cum analogue instrument panel includes a speedometer, odometer, two tripmeters, clock, lap timer and fuel gauge, alongside an analogue tachometer.
The engine, alloy wheels and exhaust get an all-black treatment and overall fit and finish of the Apache RTR 180 is quite good. The Apache RTR 180 is powered by a 177.4cc single-cylinder, four-stroke engine developing 17.5PS of power and 15.5Nm of maximum torque. This engine offers entertaining performance with a strong mid range but engine vibes are on the higher side. The TVS Apache RTR 180 is the cheapest motorcycle in India to offer ABS as an option (segment-first).
TVS Apache RTR 180 Specifications
The 177.4cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke motor generates a maximum output of 17.5PS of power and 15.5Nm of torque. The power is transferred to the rear wheel via a five-speed gearbox. The RTR 180 has a fuel capacity of 16 litres and weighs in at 139kg. Brakes come equipped with optional ABS and are managed by a 270mm disc up front and a 200mm disc at the rear.
TVS Apache RTR 180 Competitors
Bajaj Pulsar 180: The Pulsar 180 features almost similar power figures as the RTR. Even though it has started to show its age, it still retains the gruff character of the first Pulsars. Also, the Pulsar feels more planted and sturdy around corners.
Competitive pricing and performance are the two key areas for the Apache RTR 180, and it delivers well on both fronts, with class-leading features like the ABS, which again has been a segment-first. It doesn’t feels as surefooted as the Pulsar does while cornering. However, the RTR 180 too has started showing its age, and if ABS is not on your priority list, we would recommend you to consider the RTR 200 as well, since it’s a more modern motorcycle.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about TVS Apache RTR 180
User Questions and Answers
Abulfazal_Laskar asked a question on 4 April 2018
Q.What is ABS?What is ABS?
Antilock breaking systemAntilock breaking system
answered by Anil_Patel on 13 April 2018
Sumit_Pandey asked a question on 11 March 2018
Q.I am confused between ABS and Non-ABS Apache please help me?I am confused between ABS and Non-ABS Apache please help me?
ABS means Anti Breaking System simple word mai kahu to jab app high speed pe achanak se break laga de te ho to apke bike ka balance nahi bidagta hai. ABS aise condition mai app ke bike ka balance baABS means Anti Breaking System simple word mai kahu to jab app high speed pe achanak se break laga de te ho to apke bike ka balance nahi bidagta hai. ABS aise condition mai app ke bike ka balance banye rakhte hai jabki non-abs wali bike mai nahi hota hai usme tez speed pe breake lagne par uska balance bidgad sakta hai leken don't worry 160 or 180cc wali bike heavy hoti hai isliye inka balance kam he bidgadta hai. Bas app aise condition mai hopeless mat hona. All the best....Read More
answered by Sunny_Kumar_2 on 15 March 2018
Divakar_Divi asked a question on 8 March 2018
Q.Does it get any vibration during long drives?Does it get any vibration during long drives?
In long drive there are no vibrationsIn long drive there are no vibrations
answered by Basavaraj_c on 25 March 2018
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