TVS Apache RTR 180: Overview

This bike needs no introduction, as the TVS Apache RTR 180 is among the bestselling TVS bikes on the 180cc bandwagon. In the street bike portfolio, the RTR 180 stands between the TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Apache RTR 160 4V. Aside from that, if you didn't already know, this 180cc street bike received a few minor tweaks in the second half of 2022. Yes, that's right. The indigenous bike manufacturer discreetly launched an updated version of it. Those updates include a revamped engine, a few minor cosmetic changes here and there, and some new features, which you will read about in the following context. So, let's begin!



Let's talk about the pre-updated version of the TVS Apache RTR 180. Earlier, this 180cc bike used to pump out 16.79 PS and 15.5 Nm of peak torque. As previously mentioned, the updated version boasts a revamped engine, which churns out 17.02 PS at 9000 rpm and the same 15.5 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm. Under its Double Cradle Synchro Stiff chassis, there is a 177.4cc engine that incorporates a single-cylinder oil-cooled engine with fuel injection technology. For your reference, all BS6 engines, especially two-wheelers, come with an improved supply system, the fuel injection technology. When BS6 compliance came, the Indian government ordered the bike manufacturers to adopt that fuel supply system, resulting in a decrease in emissions.

But, keeping that aside, the Apache RTR 180 continues to spin its rear wheel via a standard five-speed manual transmission. The mechanism of the gearbox includes a wet multiplate clutch, which results in smoother gear shifts at low speeds as well. In addition, you can check out the TVS Apache RTR 180 specifications in detail and compare them with those of other Honda or Bajaj bikes or other rivals.


As for fuel efficiency, the TVS Apache RTR 180's mileage is around 44 km/l. That is the average mileage reported by owners across India. Well, that is an impressive economy. It is also worth mentioning that regional traffic conditions and individuals' riding styles can affect real-world fuel economy. Further, the Apache RTR 180 has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres. 


Aside from that, the Apache RTR 180's braking duties are taken care of by dual discs that come standard across its variants. The size of the front disc brake is 270mm, while the rear disc brake is 200mm. It would have been better if the top model of the Apache RTR 180 had offered dual-channel ABS. That said, it has single-channel ABS only. But generally, the dual-channel ABS and dual-disc brakes provide impressive braking, making the bike even safer. 

You can check out the TVS Apache RTR 180's price on autoX. 

This bike has front telescopic forks and rear monotube inverted gas-filled shockers as far as the suspension setup is concerned. The presence of a gas-filled rear suspension offers better rideability to the rider. The non-gas-filled monotube creates cavitation, which can lead to poor ride quality. So, this bike shouldn't let you complain about its rideability. That said, it can soak up the bumps from potholes with ease. 



For your reference, the base model of the Apache RTR 180 misses out on Bluetooth, unlike the top model. The Bluetooth feature lets the rider enable mobile connectivity with the bike. You will have to install the TVS-built app (SmartXonnect) on your smartphone to pair it with the bike's Bluetooth. And with that, you can access the status of your TVS bike. The app will show relevant readings, such as upcoming service(s), last parked location, live location, live speed, and other details. 

As for mobile connectivity, this homegrown 180cc street bike doesn't have a USB charging port. If you like the top model, then you should check out the location-based Apache RTR 180 on-road price on the autoX website. 

 However, this bike has a semi-digital instrument cluster. Except for the analogue tachometer, everything else is digital. That display also has a low fuel indicator, a low engine oil indicator, and a low battery indicator. It also has a digital fuel gauge and three riding modes! Yes, you read that right. Those ride modes include Urban, Rain, and Sport. Unlike the Sport variant, which runs on optimum engine output, the Rain and Urban modes run the bike with low power and torque at low revs. 

In addition, the updated iteration of this bike also received Glide Through Technology (GTT). It prevents the bike's engine from stalling, especially in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Moreover, the revamped version of the Apache RTR 180 looks even more aggressive than before, with new body graphics and an all-LED lighting setup. Only the indicator lights consist of bulbs, while the rest are all LEDs. 


Prices and Variants

As mentioned earlier, this bike has two variants: STD and Bluetooth. The price difference between the two variants is nearly Rs 11,000. The Apache RTR 180 price starts at Rs 1.20 lakh for the base model, the STD, and goes up to Rs 1.31 lakh for the top-of-the-line Bluetooth variant. All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of December 2022. 

Please note that these prices are subject to change without prior notice to the customer. Visit autoX for more information, such as the latest reviews and news, the on-road price, comparisons, and more. 

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