After the spy shots of the upcoming RR 310 S and a new TVS scooter, it is the new TVS Apache RTR 160 which has been spotted testing in India. It is the Apache RTR 160, which has been the one of the most basic 160 cc motorbikes in the country. The rivalry in the 155 cc-160 cc space is heating up with the latest entrance of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160. The others like Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet 160 R too arrived long after the Apache RTR 160 was launched. Therefore, the firm is now gearing up to bring in a new and upgraded Apache RTR 160. These spy shots show that the test mule carries a comparable look and design as seen on the present Apache RTR 160. Of course, there isn’t badging on the bike that can confirm this. There is a kick-starter and a drum brake at the back, which is still offered on the Apache RTR 160.
The most interesting change on the test mule it has a monoshock at the back. The present model has twin shock absorbers at the rear. This might also propose that the frame on the test mule is new. There might be changes to other dimensions of the bike such as the the handlebar seat geometry and wheelbase.
It is difficult to say so with certainty. Some other changes include a new design for the side panel and the instrumentation console too looks to be the similar as on the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. The design of the alloys wheels leftovers the same though. The seat too is one unit instead of being split. The switchgear and the back tyre hugger is also possibly the same as on the Apache RTR 200. The tail lamp and the grab rails on the back seat look to be borrowed from its elder 200 cc familial too. The exhaust on the test mule again appearances to be the same unit as on the Apache RTR 200. The tyres on the test bike looked to be a tad skinnier than the ones on the Apache RTR 200. Obviously, it is a new invention and seems to be production ready for Indian roads. The TVS camp must be really busy and if things go smoothly, we believe that we will see at least three new launches from the company.