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    Hi fellow xBhpian’s…

    After So many efforts & riding I am going to do a detail review about TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS (2012), this review is completely on my own experience with no bias or favoritism.

    I’ve always been fan of performance then mileage; it was way back in January, 2011 when I first decided to get a bike for myself as soon as I got my job offer letter, first salary & plan was made to get a bike. 6 Month been passed & no response from parents sadly no approvals.I've been waiting calmly & was collecting every money for same, though every month it used to disappear from my bank account (New Cell, PC & gadgets were the reason). But after so many struggles on some odd morning I decided to get a bike any how no matter, if someone agrees or not I will buy a bike that too not a Commuting but a one my heart loves to ride.

    Before proceeding further here is little bit about me, my dad has interest in automobiles (Cars & Bikes), the bike which we owned in past is Kawaski KB100, M-80, Kawasaki CD100, Kwasaki Bajaj Calibre & Suzuki Fiero, in Cars Maruti 800, Umni & Fiat. I have already ridden Fiero F2 so was a fan of aggressive bike with good pick up & exhausts not, so asap in December 2011 I”ve made my mind to get a bike my search started. Lots of Bajaj on the street so never concern to get a Bajaj tag for myself, lots of opinion was towards the Mileage Commuting Bikes like Platina & Discover but my mind was already set for a Performance bike the bike with power, speed & should be light weight, all that Factors search ends towards one Company TVS that too RTR Series, lots of Options were there 160cc & 180cc with FI or without lots of colors so finally heart said go for RTR that too with “ABS” again a climax heard about New Facelift models so waited & booked the new facelifted model “Finally”. TVS Apache RTR 180 “ABS” 2012 Model On Road 95,000 at Mumbai.


    Stock Specification -
    Model – TVS Apache RTR 180
    Color – Pearl White
    Engine Type - 4Stroke Single Cylinder AirCooled
    Max Power: 17.03 PS @ 8500 RPM
    Torque: 15.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
    Bore x Stroke: 62.5×57.8mm
    Power to Weight Ratio: 124.08 BHP/Ton
    Electric Start
    Max Speed: 124 KM/H
    Front & Rear Disc brake with ABS System
    Height: 1100mm
    Length: 2085mm
    Width: 730mm
    Wheelbase: 1326mm
    Ground Clearance: 180mm
    Saddle Height: 790mm
    Suspension Front: Telescopic Forks, 105mm Stroke
    Rear: Mono Tube Inverted Gas filled SHOX with Spring Aid
    Battery: 12 V, 90Ah
    Headlamp: 35/35 Watt Osram
    Fuel tank capacity: 16L, Reserve 2.5L
    Tubeless Tires



    Now Personal Motorcycle Experience:-
    Bike Delivery Date – 13th June 2012
    Registration 28th June 2012
    ODO – 6100 Kilometers as of 5th September 2012
    Top Speed Achieved – 128 kp/h (Without Crossing 9000rpm)
    0-60 Lap Time - 4.3 seconds
    Max Kilometers in a day – 467 km
    Mileage While Ripping – 40-44km/l
    Sane – 45+km/liter
    Current Engine Oil – Motul 10w40
    Servicing done – 3

    Review:-

    Engine Performance – First thing you will notice is the torque a wild torque, very good low & mid range torque, can zip up to 60kp/h in as less as 3.4 Seconds (Personal figures achieve by me is 4.3 seconds that itself is a great acceleration). Be it City or highway torque stands out, a complete Bull ready to kill. Comes with 5 Speed gear box but don’t expect a smooth & relax performance its roaring engine who will always ready to red line its engine in each cog, though first gear never feel comfortable & you will find true power of engine from 3rd Gear only. It stands out its name “Racing Throttle Response” twists the throttle & disappears. Little bit unsmooth gear box in the beginning to say first 2000km after good servicing it can be made smooth; sometime you will encounter false neutral too in running period. Vibration is there yes its there but only at 4k rpm range which is very much noticeable in first 4,000-5,000 km after that it almost becomes negligible though at higher speed post 100kp/h it suddenly appears again but again neglible can transform as a power of this little torque engine.


    Engine Oil Used till now by me is TVS Tru4, Shell Advance, Motul15w50 & Motul 10w40. After so many research & personal experience what I feel is there is no Rocket science about Engine Oil there is nothing big you can expect from Engine Oil change apart from Engine Life which cannot be tested by user, but Vibrations & pick up cannot be change by Changing Engine Oil yeah gear shifting smoothness may be, but to avoid vibration one has to understand His/her bike after few thousand kilometer it can be avoided by proper gear shifting after engine becomes hot. Though the only reason for me to use Motul is gear shifting but no proof of its because of engine oil. So I will advice stick to TVS Tru4 Cheap & recommended.

    I've followed Running Period till 1000km before using my beast at it max, never went over 65kp/h in first 500 km & next 500 72kp/h. Bike can touch 67kp/h on 5th Gear at 5000rpm, so if you follows running period you can ride till max of 67kp/h.

    Acceleration is real fun it’s the strongest feature in this RTR.


    Brakes: Second best aspects in Beast aka RTR very progressive disk brake, both rear & Front. I personally had stopped bike within 2 seconds in panic braking at speed of over 60kp/h. mine equipped with ABS “Anti-Lock Breaking System” which prevents the wheels from locking up and can avoid skidding too. Practically its more then useful then one imagine, yes it increases stop distance & braking comfort too. Easily one can brake late be in corner or straight line. But only problem is you cannot understand it until it comes in picture. ABS works with your regular braking system by automatically pumping them.


    ”Brakes of RTR can term best in its class with ABS it’s even more beautiful”


    Handling: Going in order, Handling of Apache RTR series is simply awesome, very easy handler. Very light weights you can easily zip pass other four wheelers in traffic with ease & the wild torques backs you up there too. With Round Shape tyres of RTR cornering becomes a fun easy to bend on either side at any speed. It’s Bike for Beginners as well as for strunter. Though some time rear tyres can gives heart attack at wet & loose surface.

    Well TVS Tyres are pathetic that’s what all say’s about bike, ahh but its very hype like TVS Tru4 Engine & Vibrtaion story I guess all of them just add Masala in that too make it hot, nothing worse about Tyres it’s cheaper & itne paise me itna hi milega, infact its light in weight too & a good trye for cornering. Yeah it may slip where as MRF can’t . Again don’t go by other words test your Bike tyres by yourself if you feel its pathethic you have got lots of option but I am still running with TVS Shrichakra Tyre & enjoying a lot.
    Width of tyres is increased compare to 160cc.


    ”A Fun Loving bike, Over all a Brilliant Chassis all praise’s to TVS R&D team


    Console : Ahh Another eye catching feature of my Devils Angel. Very good integration of ODO meter & rpm mete, in other word a perfect view of Analog & Digital technology. The cool blue back light of the console is very attractive & gives comfort to eye’s in night times. Comes with Clock display’s current time and also The console shows digital speed in km/h, Odo, 2 Trip Meters which can be rested at any time, Top Speed, 0-60 timings & Fuel meter. On right side of meter in analog rpm meter there is 4 icons to show Petrol Level Warning, Service Interval Indicator, ABS Indicator & Low Battery Indicator. Also shows 5 Countdown after turning Ignition ON.

    ”Can say one of the best Digi Console in its segment”




    Conclusion:-

    A Very powerful engine with wild torque.
    Vibration’s are there but very less people hyped it very much.
    Brakes when you want and with ABS it Brakes safely.
    Sitting position do trouble for some time it gets better & better as you ride on, but I always had problem if I am carrying bag with Luggage on my back.
    Proper gear shifting when engine working at optimum temperature can surely vanishes vibration at lower rpm’s. (till 7,000).
    Accelaration stands out in its class, Quicky & Torquie
    Easy handler for all types of rider.
    Gives a Adreline Rush type of feelings.
    It has got Short Gear Ratio you have to shift early compare to other higher ratio bikes.
    Suspension is of good quality but can be made better.
    Poor stock yellow Headlight which didn’t suit Day Running Pilot White light’s on beast. I’ve installed Osram Cool blue headlight just for look purpose nothing else.
    Not the best gear shifting need improvements.
    A Loud Exhaust which gives a fair idea about its power & torque.
    NO issue riding up-hills.
    Very Good Mileage over 40 kp/l which can go as high as 47-50 at highways.
    Very good mid end torque but don’t expect same top end performance.

    I have 2 Long tours on this bike over 300+km & bike gives very reliable company, 16 liter fuel tank makes you happy & worry free it can last till 600kilometers atleast.

    To Sum up its bike for Restless people who are always ready to Roar, 5-4-3-2-Go…

    If you are fan of Smooth & less noisy engine you will feel uncomfortable with this bike, it has made to accelerate brake & again accelerate & yes you can use it for tours too.


    Pride & Prejudice: Ladakh Ride,

    Apache RTR 180 ABS, Motorcycle Review

    Ride To Raajmachi - Highway, Off Roading, Tent fire & Dhamaal

    Madness in Rajasthan - Travelogue


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    congrats on the new purchase
    I ride a 2011 ABS and the braking performance never ceases to amaze me. ride safe and enjoy the revv
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    Well new purchase ? ? ? :O

    And about ABS you never been into Panic braking ?
    Pride & Prejudice: Ladakh Ride,

    Apache RTR 180 ABS, Motorcycle Review

    Ride To Raajmachi - Highway, Off Roading, Tent fire & Dhamaal

    Madness in Rajasthan - Travelogue


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    Hi Guys,
    Finally the beast is arrived. I got my Apache RTR 180 ABS yesterday(16th Oct). The Bike is really awesome, Gear shifts are smooth, No doubt about pickup...simple awesome and ABS always does its best while riding. Its totally value for money. Its my first bike and feeling like i have invested money at the right place.


    Wanted to share one thing......I brought it at home yesterday evening and my friends came to see my bike, and they asked me for a ride, and after the ride the expressions on their faces were really really made my heart to feel a king which has the fastest horse in the world. I would surely recommend this bike to all of you.


    The real part which impressed me was its Firing of engine and its Headlight. and let me tell you the biggest news----- Being new rider, I don't ride bikes properly that's why yesterday the animal arrived but i didn't even ride that.......Unlucky
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    The guy on the bike is not me(as i cant ride). He is my friend who helped me to bring my bike home from the showroom......

    Please share helpful tips for the new biker.

    Thankx a lot all of you ........

    Regards,
    Satish

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    Quote Originally Posted by shahbaz63 View Post
    Well new purchase ? ? ? :O

    And about ABS you never been into Panic braking ?
    Hi shahbaz,
    I brought my new Apache RTR 180 ABS on Tuesday(16th Oct). This is my first bike, Being newbie i really don't have experience how to care and maintain bike properly, i really need ur advice and suggestions.
    i have some doubts which i want to ask me plz help me for that :-
    1. I brought bike on Tuesday, when i can do Teflon coating to my bike. or it is already done by manufacturer.
    2. Is it necessary to put lock for the fuel tank to avoid fuel steal?
    3. How to ride bike in early days

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    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satishrajdev View Post
    Hi Guys,
    Finally the beast is arrived. I got my Apache RTR 180 ABS yesterday(16th Oct). The Bike is really awesome, Gear shifts are smooth, No doubt about pickup...simple awesome and ABS always does its best while riding. Its totally value for money. Its my first bike and feeling like i have invested money at the right place.


    Wanted to share one thing......I brought it at home yesterday evening and my friends came to see my bike, and they asked me for a ride, and after the ride the expressions on their faces were really really made my heart to feel a king which has the fastest horse in the world. I would surely recommend this bike to all of you.


    The real part which impressed me was its Firing of engine and its Headlight. and let me tell you the biggest news----- Being new rider, I don't ride bikes properly that's why yesterday the animal arrived but i didn't even ride that.......Unlucky
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    The guy on the bike is not me(as i cant ride). He is my friend who helped me to bring my bike home from the showroom......

    Please share helpful tips for the new biker.

    Thankx a lot all of you ........

    Regards,
    Satish
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    //sorry wrong thread
    awesome review
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satishrajdev View Post
    Hi shahbaz,
    I brought my new Apache RTR 180 ABS on Tuesday(16th Oct). This is my first bike, Being newbie i really don't have experience how to care and maintain bike properly, i really need ur advice and suggestions.
    i have some doubts which i want to ask me plz help me for that :-
    1. I brought bike on Tuesday, when i can do Teflon coating to my bike. or it is already done by manufacturer.
    2. Is it necessary to put lock for the fuel tank to avoid fuel steal?
    3. How to ride bike in early days

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    Waiting for your help

    Regards,
    Satish
    Congrats on your bike. Please lock your helmet strap while riding, I see almost 80 to 90% of riders in Bangalore not locking the helmet strap, for me it is as good as not wearing a helmet.

    Ride Safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satishrajdev View Post
    [B] Hi,

    1. I brought bike on Tuesday, when i can do Teflon coating to my bike. or it is already done by manufacturer. Teflon Coating is an optional polishing which only requires if you feel there is some minor scratches on Fuel tank or scoop, or some dust which you are not able wipe out & it only last for few days ...Better buy some 3M or Formula 1 Cleaning & polishing kits & do it yourself whenever its possible.


    2. Is it necessary to put lock for the fuel tank to avoid fuel steal? You answer yourself!! Petcock a.k.a fuel lock is must if you think there might be a chance some one stealing petrol...& it does no harm to you & your bike if you integrate it in your bike except the key you have to carry all the time :P


    3. How to ride bike in early days - Read User Manual it will explain in details, what I will suggest is too Change engine oil (if possible) after first 100 km & then at every servicing, maintain RPM below 5,000 mark... Apache can go upto 65k/h @5th Cog @ 5000 rpm so ride below that for frist 900-1000km ... & Avoid Sudden Accelaration too ... Don't play with any screw if you are unware about...

    Replies in Bold, Follow all safety rules & ride safe,its very torquey engine so dont go in flow with Torque & ride safe always...

    I Hope you are having all basic protective gears with you !!!

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    Forgive me for being a killjoy, but why isn't Bajaj thinking about the ABS thingy in the 220, yes it's heavy, a KG here and there isn't gonna do bring down the performance, but that's just my anguish.

    Nice review! Loved the vistas.

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