TVS Apache RTR 180: The Apache Racing Enthusiasts Love

The TVS Apache was first launched way back in 2006 with a 150cc motor. Over the years however, TVS sold the Apache in many variants for the Indian market, like the RTR 160, RTR 180 and the RTR 180 ABS that was launched in 2011. It won over many hearts, thanks to its sporty design, racey exhaust note and nimble handling. In 2019, the bike received some important cosmetic alterations.


Packed neatly within the frame is a 177cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 17.3bhp and 15.5Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Apache RTR 180 is BSVI-compliant.


The TVS Apache RTR 180 has always had a certain appeal about it that seems to have worked for a lot of youngsters. Up-front, it boasts of an aggressively-styled headlight with a black visor on top. The tank is well sculpted and has panel extensions on either side, giving it a more aerodynamic look. The all-black engine looks very cool, and the tail section has a sleek look to it with the smart tail light cluster. It also gets clear-lens indicators and a matte black exhaust with a chrome shield on it. The instrument cluster is a combination of analogue and a digital display. It has a lap timer, 0-60kph sprint timer and a top speed recorder. The digital display includes details like the trip meter, odometer, and speed. The display lights up in blue. In terms of dimensions, the Apache RTR 180 is 2085mm in length, 730mm in width and 1105mm in height. The motor is very refined, and it loves to be revved. Throttle response is good, and the bike leaps away without any hesitation. The bike handles extremely well and feels very agile. Ride quality is on the soft side, and it inspires confidence in the rider to push hard. At 139kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 165mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1326mm and a seat height of 790mm.


The TVS Apache RTR 180 has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 45kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.

Mechanical Parts

You sit very comfortably on the RTR 180. The clip-on handlebars give the rider a good feel when riding, and the raised foot pegs and are set in the centre. The wide tank doesn’t feel uncomfortable, and the seating is just right. Under-thigh support could’ve been better, but the seat is padded well and feels soft to sit on. Even the pillion is seated comfortably. The bike corners very well, and there’s a lot of grip on offer. The brakes bite well too and inspire confidence. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets a monotube inverted gas filled shock-absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a double cradle synchro frame. The Apache RTR 180 runs on 90/90×17 tyres at the front and 100/80×17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and rear.


The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like an part-digital instrument cluster, alloy wheels, roto petal disc brakes, grab handle for pillion, digital trip meter, all-black engine and ABS.


The TVS Apache RTR 180 is available in three shades like White, Matte Blue and Black. Matte Blue is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.


Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.

Prices and Variants

The TVS Apache RTR 180 is available in one variant: Apache RTR 180 ABS Single Channel ABS for ₹ 93,746 (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autox.

There is a lot more information available on the TVS Apache RTR 180, along with detailed reviews of the same. You can tune into autox.To know more about the brand, its models and news related to the product.

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