TVS APACHE RTR 180 – Reviews & Technical Specifications

apache- rtr 180

apache- rtr 180

Apache RTR 180 is the most powerful bike of TVS ever launched in India. The bike has been recently upgraded as it has direct competition with the establisher of this segment, Bajaj Pulsar 180 and other premium 150cc bikes like Yamaha FZ-S, Suzuki GS150R and Hero Hunk.

Engine and Gearbox

TVS has fitted a 4-stroke, single cylinder 177.4cc engine in this bike. This 2-valve, SOHC engine pumps out a peak power of 17.03 bhp at 8500 rpm. The maximum torque output of this engine is 15.5 Nm which is achievable at 6500rpm. It shares its 5-speed manual gearbox with its younger sibling, Apache RTR 160. It has one gear down and four gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

This is the department which makes the difference. In less than 4.15 seconds you will be able to complete 0-60km/hr with this bike. The gearbox has been slightly tuned for smoother gear transitions but its gear ratios are almost the same. Its instant throttle response in every gear is the best thing about this engine. The bike has the best power to weight ratio in its class. It performs terrific between 3000-7000rpm. The early torque building helps you while overtaking on highways. The bike is fun to drive at slow speeds where you get the best display of its power. It does 0-100km/hr within 14 seconds and goes all the way to a whacking top speed of 124km/hr. Sadly, TVS couldn’t get rid of the vibrations at high speeds. This engine is surely less refined and makes a lot of noise at high rpms. The high end performance of this engine is not as impressive as Pulsar 180.

TVS Apache RTR 180 Mileage

This bike can give you a mileage of around 42-46km/ltr on highways while its fuel efficiency ranges from 38-40km/ltr in city conditions.
Comfort while Driving TVS Apache RTR 180

Get on to this bike and it hardly feels different from its previous generation. This seat offers more comfort than its rivals. It’s well cushioned and can hold you for long time easily. The clip-on handle bar offers firm grip and give a nice hold of the bike. There is an engine kill switch also which is quite convenient to use. The plastic quality of the buttons used on its handlebar is not satisfactory and feels down-market when compared to its rivals. The rear set foot-pegs help you to get a sporty riding posture with knees folded around its fuel tank.

Storage Space and Safety Features

There is not much storage space in this bike. However, for your safety, Apache 180 comes with a rear saree guard and front leg guard.
Suspension and Brakes

TVS has made no changes in this department. Apache 180 features front telescopic forks of 105mm stroke while it has monotube gas filled shock absorbers at the back. TVS has incorporated disc brakes on its both wheels. Apache was the first bike in India to have Roto Petal Discs. It has a front disc brake of 270mm and a rear disc brake of 200mm.
Ride and Handling

TVS Apache RTR 180 was often complained for its less stability especially around corners. In order to get rid of this problem, TVS has stretched its wheelbase by 40mm. Now this bike has a wheelbase of 1300mm and ground clearance of 165mm which gives it better stability than before. Handling has never been an issue with this bike. It turns and steers accurately even at high speeds. The bike finds it hard though to stay grounded at high speeds due to its light weight and soft suspension. High speed cornering has improved significantly but would have been much better with a wider rear tyre.

Tyre Size, Shades and Variants

Apache RTR 180 has R17 size of tyres. It’s available in three colors which are black, grey and white and frankly speaking, it looks magnificent in white color.

Name:    Apache RTR 180
Type:    Commuter
Top Speed:    124kph
Fuel Consumption:
City    39.00
Fuel Consumption:
Highway    47.00

Displacement:    177.4cc
Engine:    177.4cc, 4 Stroke
Maximum Power:    17.03 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque:    15.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Gears:    5 Speed
Clutch:    Multi Plate Wet Type
Bore:    62.5
Stroke:    57.8
Engine Block Material:    Iron Block
Chassis Type:    Double Cradle
Cooling Type:    Air Cooling
0 to 60:    4.15 sec.

Length:    2085.00 mm
Width:    730.00 mm
Height:    1100.00 mm

Weight:    139.00 kg
Ground Clearance:    165.00 mm
Fuel Tank:    16.00 ltrs
Wheelbase:    1300.00 mm
Headlamp:    12V 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR
Battery Type:    Maintenance Free
Battery Voltage:    12V
Battery Capacity:    9Ah
Wheel Type:    6 Spoke Mag Alloys
Wheel Size:    90/90 x 17” – 110/80 x 17” mm
Tubeless:    yes
Colors:    White, Gray and Black

Suspension(Front):    Telescopic Forks
Suspension(Rear):    Gas Shocks, Rectangular Swingarm
Brakes:    270mm Petal Disc
Brakes(Rear):    200mm Petal Disc
Stand Alarm:    No

Fuel Guage:    Digital
Self Start:    Yes
Tacho Meter:    Analogue
Trip Meter:    Digital-2
Alloys:    Yes
Speedometer:    Digital
Passenger Footrest:    Yes
Passenger Backrest:    No
Step-up Seat:    Yes
Pass-light:    Yes
Low Fuel Indicator:    Yes
Low Oil Indicator:    Yes
Low Battery Indicator:    No
High Oil Temp. Indicator:    No
Choked Air Filter Indicator: No


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