TVS Apache RTR 180

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 84,003
* Delhi. May vary.


Bike Variant TVS Apache RTR 180 (Standard Model)
Current Status Available
Body Type Sports Commuter
Fuel Type Petrol
Mileage 30-40 kmpl (approx.)
Price in India TVS Apache RTR 180 is priced at INR 84,003 in India (Ex-Showroom).
Shades White, Black
Official Tagline New Beast. Same Bloodline.
Warranty in India 5 Years or 60,000 kms (whichever is earlier)
Vehicle Overview Apache RTR 180 currently holds the title of being India's most affordable motorcycle with dual channel ABS. It is a strong performer, using its 177.4 cc engine to produce 17.03 BHP and 15.5 Nm of torque. The real world driving is even better as the bike weighs just 139 kg. It offers a humble 790 mm of seat height while carries a great 16 liter fuel tank. This equates to around 700 kilometers on a single refill. It rivals Bajaj Pulsar 180, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ in its segment.
Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Value for Money
Standout Features Optional Dual Channel ABS, Powerful Engine, Lightweight, Remora Tyres
Should You Buy It? Definitely as it produces nearly the same power as R15 but comes at a much better price tag. Do consider checking out Pulsar 180 for further comparison.
Engine Description 177.4cc, 4 Stroke, Single-cylinder, 2-valve
Fuel System UCAL BS-29
Cooling Air Cooling
Displacement 177.4 cc
Maximum Power 16.62 HP @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 15.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Emission Standard BS4
Ignition IDI-Dual mode digital ignition
Compression Ratio 9.5:1, Single overhead cam
Bore 62.5 mm
Stroke 57.8 mm
Idling Speed 1400 +/-200 rpm
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Multi Plate Wet Type
Primary Reduction Ratio 65/21
Final Reduction Ratio 3.385
Overall Length 2085 mm
Overall Width 730 mm
Overall Height 1105 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1326 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 137 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Maximum Payload 130 kg
Front Brake 270mm Petal Disc
Rear Brake 200mm Petal Disc
Brake Fluid DOT 3 / DOT 4
ABS Optional
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks, 105 mm Stroke
Rear Suspension Monotube Inverted Gas-filled shox (MIG) with spring aid
Front Tyre 90/90 x 17”
Rear Tyre 110/80 x 17”
Wheel Type 6 Spoke Mag Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Top Speed 124 kmph
0-60 kmph 4.7 secs
0-100 kmph 14 secs
Mileage (City) 30 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 40 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 35 kmpl
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 9Ah
Voltage 12V
Head Light 12V 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Miscellaneous Information
Frame/Chassis Double Cradle SynchroSTIFF

TVS Apache RTR 180 Review

13 Jul, 2016 09:30 AM


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 FZS, Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet, Pulsar 180, and Hero Hunk. Can this challenger from TVS rule its segment? Let’s find out.

Design and Style

It is almost a carbon copy of its younger sibling, Apache RTR 160. It takes time to notice the little changes made to this bike. TVS has added new elements of style to this bike which includes revamped headlight and front cowl. The pilot lamps of the bike are now combined with day time running LEDs which turns on with ignition. Its clear lens indicators and black colored rear view mirrors are the same. Its front fender features racing graphics on it which looks sporty with racing strips on its black colored alloy wheels. To make it look aggressive and aerodynamic, TVS has added bigger tank shrouds on this bike.

TVS has printed RTR in bold letters on its fuel tank which also features cool graphics. Front forks and rear shockers of this bike are given gold finish which complements the styling of this bike. The engine cowl is the sportiest thing that you can notice in this bike. Its black colored muffler is partly covered by a chrome shield. The racing style continues at the back also as you will notice sporty decals on its rear cowl. Its split grab rail, short rear fender and dual colored tail light adds macho character to this bike.

Instrument Console

It has a very interesting instrument panel which will surely impress youngsters. The LCD of this bike features a digital speedometer, odometer, trip meter, clock and fuel gauge. Apart from this, there is also a feature in this bike which records its top speed and 0-60km/hr timings. There is an analogue tachometer in this bike with an illuminating needle. You will also notice other important indicators in this instrument console. The LCD uses blue color for illumination which looks really funky at night.

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.


This bike can give you a mileage of around 35-40 kmpl on highways while its fuel efficiency ranges from 25-30 kmpl in city conditions.

Comfort While Riding

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

The bike 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

It 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.


We feel the company has overpriced this bike. Yes, it offers an impressive performance and premium features like rear disc brake but there is nothing exclusive in terms of styling and it can easily be mistaken as its cheaper sibling. Moreover, its engine and ride quality is not better than its rivals which are cheaper than this bike by a good margin. It would have been a complete value for money bike if it had a cheaper price tag.


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