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NEWS: Apache RTR 160 now with Rear Disc Brake

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  • NEWS: Apache RTR 160 now with Rear Disc Brake

    Two-wheeler major, TVS Motor Company today announced the launch of its premium segment motorcycle, the Apache RTR 160 RD. The Apache RTR 160 RD now comes with a factory fitted 200mm Rear Petal Disc Brake. Since its launch the Apache RTR has been a runaway success due to its superior power and performance derived from its Racing Throttle Response, which still is the benchmark in the above parameters. With the introduction of 200mm Petal Rear Disc brake, the Apache RTR adds a new performance dimension offering Incomparable Braking Performance, thereby matching the aspirations of the youth of today for a fast, muscular, and powerful and yet, latest on safety parameter, Motorcycle designed to give vent to their desire of an unmatched and superior racing performance.

    The Apache was the company’s first sporty motorcycle with chiseled looks, unmatched performance and superior engine technology which represented the new spirit of the company? Young, vibrant, aggressive and committed to create innovative motorcycles that employ the latest technology and design to match international standards.

    Apache is the result of TVS Racing heritage and has been born on the racetrack and was built to redefine and set a benchmark in the? Performance Segment? Both in terms of leading edge technology and design styling. We took the Apache to the next level with the launch of the RTR or Racing Throttle Response, an integration of superior R&D efforts and application of lessons learnt on the vindictive racing tracks in India. We therefore created a premier street bike, high on performance by combining TVS Racing’s technology with R&D know how. This was followed by the introduction of fuel injection technology for the first time in the 160 cc category. We have now introduced the option of a rear disc at a nominal price. The priority in every step of the Apache brand’s development has been Performance. Every system, detail and component has been tuned to maximize Performance, said H S Goindi, President Marketing TVS Motor Company.

    The disc brake variant is available at a nominal premium of Rs. 2000/- over the existing rear drum brake version.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NewsReaper View Post
      The disc brake variant is available at a nominal premium of Rs. 2000/- over the existing rear drum brake version.
      That is an interesting part. Good move by TVS.
      I have no respect for riders without helmet...
      ...no matter they are riding or lying on the road!

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      • #4
        surprising that the news / official announcement comes about 2 weeks after this thing is available in showrooms... we've got photos of the rtr's rear disk brake from the owners who bought it in early December!

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        • #5
          What's new in this? The FI ALWAYS had a rear disc..Does the carb one have it now?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by m1g View Post
            What's new in this? The FI ALWAYS had a rear disc..Does the carb one have it now?

            You didn't read the first post properly... did you?

            http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...tml#post138159

            Photo from an owner of RTR (Carb model) with rear disc brake... optional @ Rs 2000 extra... posted n 03 December 2008. Not in a Metro, not in South India... but from Raipur.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HydBiker View Post
              You didn't read the first post properly... did you?

              http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...tml#post138159

              Photo from an owner of RTR (Carb model) with rear disc brake... optional @ Rs 2000 extra... posted n 03 December 2008. Not in a Metro, not in South India... but from Raipur.
              Sorry if this is OT: My friend bought an RTR (carb) a couple of months back. He wants to know whether an older RTR owner can go&get a rear disc brake fixed in his bike if he pays 2K extra?
              Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by R15Rocks View Post
                Sorry if this is OT: My friend bought an RTR (carb) a couple of months back. He wants to know whether an older RTR owner can go&get a rear disc brake fixed in his bike if he pays 2K extra?
                I also enquired they say it depends whether the company supplies the kit or not. The cost will be more than 2k cause apart from the disc assembly new swingarm and some other parts will cost up
                Never upgrade without getting your basics RIGHT.

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                  http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...rtr-fi-41.html
                  Link with photograph
                  Never upgrade without getting your basics RIGHT.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jasmeetsinghchawla View Post
                    I also enquired they say it depends whether the company supplies the kit or not. The cost will be more than 2k cause apart from the disc assembly new swingarm and some other parts will cost up

                    Yup... the real alloy needs to be changed... or may be the disc can be mounted with some thread grooves welded... gotta check with both the disc & alloy in hand. Swingarm, if not a change, at least some welding is required.

                    And finally, first off all, try to get a disc setup from TVS!

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