The upcoming iteration of Apache might offer a bump-up in engine displacement and this will be possible because of a rebored version of the 159.7cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine currently empowering Apache RTR 160 4V. In its current form, this fuel-injected motor radiates 17.63 bhp and 14.73 Nm of peak torque which in itself is segment-leading. within the updated form, this powertrain is predicted to obtrude a couple of extra horses and slightly higher torque.
A few cosmetic changes would even be made so as to differentiate itself from the remainder of the line up. Ergonomics of the bike is probably going to be altered also with slightly lower handlebars. additionally , footpegs are expected to be shifted towards the rear lending a rather aggressive ride posture. TVS may additionally alter the tuning of the suspension setup for a sportier ride and this is able to cause improvement in overall performance as compared to RTR 160 4V. That said, the suspension setup comprising telescopic forks at front and a Showa-tuned mono-shock unit at rear with preload adjustability are expected to be carried forward to Apache RTR 165 RP. Braking duties will likely be administered by disc brakes at both ends which could also enjoy dual-channel ABS as standard. Expected features, price In terms of features, all gizmos on offer in RTR 160 4V are expected to be carried forward to RTR 165 RP. These include all-LED lighting, LED DRLs, a totally digital instrument cluster, a wave bite key , a one-touch start and Glide Through Traffic (GTT) technology. Apache RTR 165 RP is probably going to be priced at a premium of Rs 5,000-10,000 over RTR 160 4V which is currently priced between Rs 1.12 and Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
All these are speculations at the instant since the launch of such a motorbike hasn’t been confirmed by TVS yet. Automakers tend to file trademarks for several future products which eventually don’t find yourself in final production. Hopefully, we line up of some more details about RTR 165 RP within the coming days.
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