The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V lit up the 160cc motorcycle segment, displacing the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer, and the deal is now set to get sweeter with TVS offering single-channel ABS on the smallest capacity Apache. Only the Fi variant gets ABS for now and it is priced at Rs 98,644 (ex-showroom Pune), a premium of Rs 6,999 over the non-ABS variant. This is the only model of the Apache that gets single-channel ABS, with all the bigger models being equipped with a dual-channel unit.
Apart from the inclusion of the safety aid, there are no mechanical changes. The motorcycle continues to be powered by the 159cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor which makes 16.8PS and 14.8Nm.
While there is no official clarification on this from TVS itself, the news comes from its dealerships in Pune. The carb version will also be getting the same safety feature, but the price hike is likely to be only Rs 5000.