TVS motors have made ABS as standard across the entire Apache range of Motorcycles. The Apache RTR 160, RTR 160 4V, RTR 180 now get a single channel ABS while the RTR 200 gets dual channel ABS as standard.
TVS calls their ABS, “Super Moto ABS”. It has been derived from their years of racing experience and uses a special algorithm, says TVS. This helps the rider to find the quickest line around the corner, without the need to slow down. The RTR 200 will continue to have the dual channel ABS and Rear wheel Lift-off Protection. This allows for quick recovery of wheel locks and improves braking response significantly. The RLP sensor prevents the rear wheel from lifting off under panic and heavy braking, thus preventing mishaps.
Mr. KN Radhakrishnan, CEO of TVS Motors said, “This is one of a kind racing tuned ABS technology that ensures maximum dynamic performance along with cutting edge safety technology to our consumers. The motorcycles are already on sale in the market to ensure proactive compliance to the regulatory requirement laid down by the Government of India.”
TVS Motors was the first manufacturer to introduce Dual-Channel ABS in 180CC segment bikes. Back in 2011, the RTR 180 was the first bike from Indian manufacturer to sport a dual-channel ABS.
The introduction of ABS also bumped up the prices a little. The following are the prices of the ABS Models.
|TVS Apache RTR 160 with ABS||INR 85,510|
|TVS Apache RTR 160 4V with ABS||INR 89,785|
|TVS Apache RTR 180 with ABS INR||INR 90,978|
|TVS Apache RTR 200 (carb) with ABS||INR 1,11,280|
All the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The Apache has been on sale from 2006 and is one of the best selling bikes in the 150-200 CC category. The flagship product in the Apache lineup is the RR 310, which is developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad.