2012 TVS Apache RTR F1 160
Some people prefer bikes that are just oozing horsepower. Others prefer a bike that looks like a stunner without carrying all that output. The TVS Apache RTR F1 160 is part of the latter.
And that’s a good thing.
The Apache RTR FI 160 is clearly a head turner that comes with magnificent features and a fuel injection technology that gives the bike better fuel efficiency. In terms of design, the bike offers plenty of new features, including bull-horn grab rails, sporty rear set foot pegs, petal disc brakes, and a digital speedometer that allows the rider to experience a truly exceptional ride.
To attract even more attention, the Apache RTR FI 160 has an absolutely perfect seating position and well positioned rear sets. The Apache RTR FI 160 also offers two seating positions for both roads and tracks.
Inside the heart of the Apache RTR F1 160 is a 159.7-cc fuel injected engine that produces a maximum power of 15.7 horsepower @ 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.1 Nm at 6,000 rpm.
All told, the Apache RTR F1 160 is a bike that may not carry all the performance credentials, but it does look spicy, which is half the battle.
Find out more about the TVS Apache RTR F1 160 after the jump.
2012 TVS Apache RTR F1 160
Engine:EFI 4 stroke
Horsepower @ RPM:8 @ 8500
Torque @ RPM:10 @ 6500
Energy:electronic fuel injection
Top Speed:75 mph
TVS Apache RTR F1 160
Split grab rails
The bull horn grab rails are split and ergonomically designed to aid the pillion rider in holding on tight. The grabs are designed based on input data taken from thousands of palm types and grab holding styles to achieve an optimum blend of design & functionality.
Designed with details that add to the sporty flavor of the bike. The silencer has been sound engineered as we understand that a huge part of the apache RTR’s appeal lies the kind of sound it makes.
Rearset foot pegs
The sporty foot pegs are lightweight and contribute to the power to weight ratio of the bike and the design. They are set in a rear set position to make sure ever riding experience is like a track experience.
Racing GT stripe
Whichever angle you look at, the apache RTR 160 spells cocky sophistication, it’s fluid racing stripes, luminous rims and race crouch mirrors epitomize the RTRs racing pedigree.
Forged brake lever
The apache RTR F1 160 employs a brake lever and gear lever set, which apart from delivering great looks is also lighter in construction
The 2008 RTR range comes loaded with aerodynamic air scoops that not only add to the design but also ensure air is directed towards the engine unit to help better cooling efficiency.
The engine fairing design again illustrates the amount of detailing that has gone into its development. It functions to save the RTR engine from elements and harsh riding condition and also adds to its aero dynamic design.
Lightweight stylish alloys designed in a way that doesn’t ass weight beyond what is necessary. Lightweight but extremely tough these alloys weather the toughest of surfaces and reduced weight ensures that you do not loose out feeling the thrill of acceleration every time you twist your wrist.
Leading from the rear are the LED tail lamps. LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) are more powerful and ensure hi visibility in all weather conditions and are also greener as they consume less power from the unit.
Rotor petal disc
Front : Apache RTR 160 was the 1st bike in India to have pioneered rotor petal disk brakes and on any other bike it would have been a compromise with an impressive diameter of 270mm, it aids in razor sharp braking and the shape aids in faster heat dissipation from the disc pad.
Razor- sharp braking is guarantee.
Rear : 1st time seen on a bike in its class; the rotor petal disk brake on the rear wheel adds to the braking capability and performance n the RTR F1 160.
Digital speedo console
Digital speedo console is friendly hip. Add to it the data logging features from our racing bikes. What you get is a speedo unit that gets you as close to the recing experience.
Over square engine
The RTR is the definitive signature of TVS racing chicanery and the ingenuity of its engineers. This revy happy unit is acclaimed and very close to the unit that won the apache RTR 169; pe rformance bike of the year from BS motorino; overdrive&NDTV car&bike awwrds.
The RTRs poly shocks take on every bump, and every pothole with impunity and bully them into submission. The poly shock comes with a revolutionary technology where the rebound from a shock transmitted from the road surface is dissipated as heat energy feel no matter what the surface.
Clip on handle bars
The handle bars on the RTRs are designed based on insight from racing unlike conventional tubular handle bars. The clips on unit seen on the RTR range consists of a base unit with two distinct handles clamped to the base unit. It presents a sporty riding stance that is aero dynamic and easy to control. The clip ons are adjustable for reach as seen on hi end bikes.
|Engine technology||EFI 4 stroke|
|Max power (kw@rpm)||11.5kw @ 8500 [15.7bhp @ 8500]|
|Max torque (nm@rpm)||13.1nm @ 6500|
|Gear box||5 gear constant mesh|
|Clutch||multi-plate wet type|
|Bore x stroke||, mm 62 x 52.9|
|Fuel system||electronic fuel injection|
|Wheel type||diecast alloy|
|Front tire||90 x 90 – 17|
|Rear tire||100 x 80 – 18|
|Brake – front||DIA 270 disc brake type|
|Brake – rear||DIA 200 disc brake petal type|
|Suspension – front||telescopic hydraulic fork|
|Suspension - rear||mono tube 5 step adjustable canister- gas filled shock absorbers|
|Head lamp||12v 35/35w halogen HS1 clear lens with MFR|
|Tail lamp||12v 0.5w LED-twin triangle with prism|
|Turn signal lamp||12v 10w|
|Fuel tank capacity||16.0 litre|