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Apache RTR 180: One of the best bikes in the 180cc segment

TVS Apache RTR 180

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 1.17 Lakh
₹ 1.21 Lakh
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Latest Updates on TVS Apache RTR 180

  • In January 2021, the price of Apache RTR 180 increased by Rs. 1770.
  • In April 2021, the price of the bike was hiked by Rs. 1,295.
  • In July, the price again increased by Rs. 2,250.
  • In August 2021, the company increased the price of TVS Apache RTR 180 by Rs. 3,500.

Introduction of TVS Apache RTR 180

TVS Apache RTR 180 is a sports naked bike in the 180cc segment from the stable of TVS Racing.

The first Apache RTR 180 iteration was launched in 2009 as a direct competitor to Bajaj Pulsar 180 and became the fastest bike in the 180cc segment.

In 2011, the company introduced dual-channel ABS in the bike, making it the country’s maiden ABS-featured motorcycle.

The dual-channel ABS gave unparalleled braking performance and safety. Over the years, the bike has constantly evolved and got better with each new model.

In 2020, TVS launched the Apache 180 with a BS6-compliant engine that produced more power and achieved the same torque at lower rpm. It, however, changed the dual-channel ABS to a single-channel one.

Presently, the motorbike comes in one variant and three colour options bearing a price tag of Rs. 1,09,515 (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    177.4 cc
  • Mileage
    46 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    107 Kmph
    Top Speed
    113 Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    140 kg
    Kerb Weight
    141 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    12 litres
  • Seat Height
    790 mm

Pros and Cons Of TVS Apache RTR 180

Pros Of TVS Apache RTR 180

  • Peppy engine
  • Good braking performance
  • Excellent handling
  • Value for money

Cons of TVS Apache RTR 180

  • Get looks similar to RTR 160
  • The new version has single-channel ABS, while the previous version had dual-channel ABS.

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Max Power
    16.79 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Max Torque
    15.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • Emission Standard
    bs6
  • Displacement
    177.4 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    62 mm
  • Stroke
    52.9 mm
    Stroke
    58 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    2
  • Compression Ratio
    9.5:1
    Compression Ratio
    10.0:1
  • Ignition
    IDI-Dual mode digital ignition
    Ignition
    Dual mode digital ignition
  • Spark Plugs
    1 Per Cylinder
  • Cooling System
    Oil Cooled
  • Transmission
    Manual
    Transmission
    5 Speed Manual
  • Transmission Type
    Chain Drive
  • Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 4 Up
  • Clutch
    Wet, Multi Plate
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    12 litres
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    2.5 litres
    Reserve Fuel Capacity
    2 litres
  • Riding Range
    540 Km
    Riding Range
    492 Km
  • Mileage - ARAI
    46 kmpl
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    40 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    107 Kmph
    Top Speed
    113 Kmph
  • Engine Type
    SI

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Single Channel ABS
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    270 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Size
    200 mm
  • Calliper Type
    Dual Piston
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    90/90 - 17
  • Rear Tyre Size
    110/80 - 17
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    Yes
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    25 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    28 psi
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    25 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    32 psi
  • Front Suspension
    Telescopic with Hydraulic Dampers. 105mm Stroke
  • Rear Suspension
    Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    140 kg
    Kerb Weight
    141 kg
  • Overall Length
    2,085 mm
  • Overall Width
    730 mm
  • Overall Height
    1,105 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,300 mm
    Wheelbase
    1,326 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    180 mm
    Ground Clearance
    170 mm
  • Seat Height
    790 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Double Cradle Synchro Stiff

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Standard Warranty (Year)
    5 Year
  • Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
    60000 Kilometers

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    No
    Mobile App Connectivity
    Yes
  • GPS & Navigation
    No
  • USB charging port
    No
  • Front storage box
    No
  • Under seat storage
    No
  • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Tachometer
    Analogue
  • Stand Alarm
    No
  • Stepped Seat
    No
  • No. of Tripmeters
    1
    No. of Tripmeters
    2
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Fuel Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Battery Indicator
    Yes
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Digital Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    No
  • Killswitch
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Battery
    12V, 8Ah MF
  • Headlight Type
    Halogen
    Headlight Type
    LED Headlamp
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Taillamp
  • Turn Signal
    Yes
    Turn Signal
    Bulb
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    RT-Fi, GTT(Glide through technology)
    Additional features
    Riding Modes ( Urban, Rain and Sport )

What’s new in TVS Apache RTR 180 ?

Apache RTR 180 comes with some new features, which are listed below:

BS6-compliant engine:

The BS-VI engine produces 0.17PS more power and achieve the same peak torque of 15.5 Nm at 7000 rpm, unlike the previous 6500 rpm in the last model. It gives a good mileage of 45 Kmpl.

Fuel-injection technology:

The BS-VI mill has fuel injection technology, unlike the carburettor system of the previous model.

Glide Through Technology:

The segment-first feature enables riders to ride without using the accelerator and clutch continuously when in heavy traffic.

Highlights of TVS Apache RTR 180

Specification of Apache RTR 180

The TVS Apache RTR 180 gets driven by a 177.4cc spark-ignition, oil-cooled, four-stroke, fuel-injected mill mated to a five-speed transmission that can churn out a maximum power of 16.79 PS @ 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 15.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm.

The power output in Apache RTR 180 has increased by 0.17PS, and the maximum torque has remained unchanged but achieved 500 rpm earlier.

TVS Apache RTR 180 gives a fuel efficiency of 45 Kmpl. It can sprint from 0 to 60 Kmph in under 4.5 seconds, 0 to 100 Kmph in 14 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 123 Kmph. The fuel injection system renders the sports naked bike a torque-assist feature known as ‘Glide Through Technology’.

The motorcycle sits on TVS Motor Company’s patented double cradle split synchronised stiff chassis, developed using multi-body analysis to enhance the stability by 25% and render optimised vehicle layout and superior riding dynamics.

The suspension duties get performed by a telescopic fork at the front and monotube inverted gas-charged shock absorbers with spring aid at the rear.

A 270mm petal disc carries the braking duties at the front and a 200mm diameter petal disc at the rear assisted by single-channel ABS.

TVS Apache RTR 180 rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels with a 90/90-17 inches tubeless tyre at the front and a 110/80-17 inches tubeless tyre at the rear.

Design of TVS Apache RTR 180

The Apache RTR 180 features a similar beast-inspired halogen headlamp that gives it an edgy look and offers brilliant luminosity and a long-range of light coverage.

A pair of LED daytime running lights also come just above the halogen bulb. It has a pair of side indicator lamps fitted to both sides.

Like Apache RTR 160 2V, it comes fitted with a black visor for added style and better aerodynamics. The semi-digital instrument cluster comprises a digital speedometer, an analogue odometer, and a fuel gauge.

The handles get equipped with many stylish switches that turn on/off the headlight, taillight, side indicators, etc.

The muscular 12-litre tank and its extended shrouds give an aggressive and sporty look to the RTR 180. The leaping horse logo of TVS and red decals of RTR look attractive on the tank.

The sporty mudguard protects the rider and the engine from mud, while the chiselled engine cowl does the same style.

The bike has a step-up seat that gives a comfortable ride for both the rider and the passenger. It distributes their weight evenly for a better riding experience.

The stylish tail features a sleek grab rail and taillight that give a sharp look to the bike. The slight upswing exhaust pipe has a chrome plate that looks good. The seat height of 790 mm is practically accessible for many riders. The footrests and rear footpegs keep the feet of both the rider and the pillion.

Colour Options and Variants Of RTR 180

TVS Apache RTR 180 comes in only one variant.

It comes in three colour options:

  • Pearl White
  • Gloss Black
  • Matte Blue

Features of TVS Apache RTR 180

Here are some features of TVS Apache RTR 180:

Halogen headlamp with LED DRLs: The beast-inspired halogen headlamp renders brilliant light at night, while the daytime running lights render extra visibility.

Semi-digital instrument cluster: The semi-digital instrument cluster consists of a digital speedometer, odometer, clock, and fuel gauge.

LED taillight: The bright and multi-colour LED tail lamp illuminates when brakes are applied.

Side bulb indicators: The side lamp indicators indicate the turn the rider has to take.

Petal disc brakes: These are lighter and dissipate heat more efficiently due to a reduction of more than 1/5th of their surface area. It’s the first bike in the country to have them and still does.

Single-channel ABS: The front wheel gets equipped with an anti-braking system.

Pass Switch: This switch enables the rider to signal before overtaking the vehicle in its front.

Glide Through Technology: This technology enables the bike to crawl at a lower speed and provides more low-end torque.

TVS Remora Tyres: The grip of TVS Remora radial tyres is perfect and enables the bike to negotiate slippery roads and sharp turns.

Top 3 Competitors of TVS Apache RTR 180

The specifications and features of TVS Apache RTR 180 give tough competition to:

  • Pulsar 180
  • Honda Hornet 2.0
  • Hero Xtreme 200S
  • Honda CB200X

Let’s take a look at how the naked sports bike compares with the above four motorcycles:

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai)

Apache RTR 180 price is Rs. 1,09,515.

Pulsar 180 carries a price tag of Rs. 111,098.

Honda Hornet 2.0 gets priced between Rs. 132,843 and Rs. 134,843.

Hero Xtreme 200S costs Rs. 125,783.

Honda CB200X commands an asking price of Rs. 144,500.

Mileage

TVS Apache RTR 180 can travel 45 km per litre of fuel.

Pulsar 180 offers a similar mileage of 45 Kmpl.

Honda Hornet 2.0 has a fuel efficiency of 45 Kmpl.

Hero Xtreme 200S gives a mileage of 45-50 Kmpl.

Honda CB200X gives a fuel efficiency of 40-45 Kmpl.

Top speed

TVS Apache RTR 180 can achieve a top speed of 114 Kmph

Pulsar 180 can go at a maximum speed of 122 Kmph

Honda Hornet 2.0 can travel at full speed of 130 Kmph.

Hero Xtreme 200S can clock the highest speed of 115 Kmph

Honda CB200X can attain a peak speed of 130 Kmph.

Engine and power

Powering TVS Apache RTR 180 is a 177.4cc single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that produces a maximum power of 16.79PS at 8500rpm.

Pulsar 180 gets driven by a 178.6cc four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that can churn out a peak power of 12.5 kW (17.02 PS) @ 8500 rpm.

Honda Hornet 2.0 gets propelled by a 184cc single-cylinder air-cooled BS-VI engine mated to a five-speed transmission that delivers an apex power of 17.26 PS.

Hero Xtreme 200S is powered by is a 199.6cc, single-cylinder oil-cooled engine mated to a five-speed transmission, which delivers 17.8bhp of power at 8,500rpm.

Driving the Honda CB200X is a 184.4cc BS6 single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that delivers 17.03 bhp of power.

Compare of TVS Apache RTR 180

  •  
  • Model
  • Price
  • Displacement
  • Max Torque
  • Max Power
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
  • Cooling System
  • Kerb Weight
  • Front Tyre Size
  • Rear Tyre Size
  • Mileage
  • Wheel Type
  • Front Brake Type
  • Rear Brake Type
  • Engine Type
  •  
  • TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS
  • TVS Apache RTR 180
  • ₹ 1.17 Lakh
    ₹ 1.21 Lakh
    ₹ 1.20 Lakh
    ₹ 1.21 Lakh
    ₹ 1.18 Lakh
    ₹ 1.17 Lakh
  • 177.4 cc
  • 15.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • 16.79 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 12 litres
  • Oil Cooled
  • 140 kg
  • 90/90 - 17
  • 110/80 - 17
  • 46 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • SI
  •  
  • Honda Hornet 2.0
  • Honda Hornet 2.0
  • ₹ 1.36 Lakh
    ₹ 1.35 Lakh
    ₹ 1.37 Lakh
    ₹ 1.39 Lakh
    ₹ 1.37 Lakh
    ₹ 1.36 Lakh
  • 184.4 cc
  • 16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
  • 17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 12 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 142 kg
  • 110/70 - 17
  • 140/70 - 17
  • 48.5 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 4 Stroke, SI Engine, BS-VI
  • View more
  • Hero Xtreme 200S
  • Hero Xtreme 200S
  • ₹ 1,35 Lakh
    ₹ 1,34 Lakh
    ₹ 1,35 Lakh
    ₹ 1,34 Lakh
    ₹ 1,34 Lakh
    ₹ 1,35 Lakh
  • 199.6 cc
  • 16.45 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 17.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 12.8 litres
  • Oil Cooled
  • 154.5 kg
  • 100/80 - 17
  • 130/70 - R17
  • 45 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • Oil cooled, 4 Stroke single cylinder OHC
  • View more
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Expert Reviews for TVS Apache RTR 180

  • The TVS Apache RTR 180 is a muscular-looking sports naked motorcycle that keeps the spirit of TVS Racing. Be it its beast-inspired headlamp, muscular fuel tank, racing graphics, or sporty cowl, just about everything in it exudes raw power apart from the powerful and torquey engine.

  • Talking of the engine, the 177.4cc spark-ignition, four-stroke, oil-cooled, fuel-injected is paired to a five-speed transmission, and it delivers 16.79 PS of power @ 8500rpm and 15.5 Nm of torque @ 7000 rpm.

  • The bike has a 270 mm petal disc brake at the front and a 200 mm diameter disc brake at the rear, which the single-channel ABS further bolster.

  • It was the first Indian bike to feature a dual-channel ABS, but the single-channel one gives a decent performance. The brakes are easy to grip on and apply, and the braking performance is smooth as butter.

  • Now coming to the suspension performance, the suspension duties are well-performed by a pair of telescopic forks with hydraulic dampeners at the front and monotube inverted gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.

  • The motorbike rolls on a pair of TVS Remora Tyres, providing superior grip and enabling the rider to negotiate slippery roads and sharp turns.

  • Apache RTR 180 also has numerous features: a semi-digital instrument cluster, TVS’ patented Glide Through Technology, a pass light, an LED taillight, and many more.

Conclusion

TVS Apache RTR 180 has been on the Indian roads for the last 12 years, and it has constantly changed for the better with time. It enjoys a lot of popularity among sports bike enthusiasts and young riders.

The new BS6 fuel-injected engine has made the motorcycle torquier, cleaner, more powerful, and fuel-efficient compared to the previous models.

Its 180cc peppy engine also packs a punch, delivers outstanding performance and carves a space in the 180cc segment. There are only a handful of motorcycles in the segment, and TVS Apache RTR 180 performs better than most in all the key parameters.

When it comes to pricing, it gets priced the lowest than its competitors, such as Pulsar 180, Hornet 2.0 and Honda CB200X. It also gives good mileage, top speed and pickup in its class.

All in all, TVS Apache RTR 180 is a great bike that gives excellent value for money. If you are looking for a 180cc motorcycle, you can consider the Apache 180.

Frequently asked questions about TVS Apache RTR 180

What is the on-road price of TVS Apache RTR 180?

TVS Apache on-road price is Rs. 1,33,931.

What frame does the TVS Apache RTR 180 built on?

TVS Apache RTR 180 gets built on a double cradle split synchronised stiff chassis.

How far can TVS Apache RTR 180 travel on a full tank?

TVS Apache RTR 180 has a mileage of 45 Kmpl and has a tank capacity of 12-litre. It can travel 540 km on a full tank.

How good is the acceleration of TVS Apache RTR 180?

The Apache 180cc bike can accelerate from 0 to 60 Kmph in under 4.5 seconds, 0 to 100 Kmph in 14 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 123 Kmph.

Between Bajaj Pulsar 180 and TVS Apache RTR 180, which one is better?

Apache RTR 180 costs Rs. 1,583 less and is 0.23 PS less powerful than Pulsar 180. It offers the same mileage but is 8 Kmph less fast than it.

Does TVS Apache RTR 180 comes with ABS?

Yes, the BS-VI model comes with a single-channel ABS.

What is the warranty of TVS Apache RTR 180?

The RTR 180 comes with a warranty of five years or 60,000 km, whichever comes earlier.

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