Friday, January 11, 2008


The new Apache EFI -TVS Motor Company is for the first time offering Electronic Fuel Injection technology in the 160cc category. The new technology, which consists of an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) made up of sensors, fuel pump and injector. ECU receives the data from sensors, processes them and delivers optimum fuel and ignition timing. The Electronic Fuel Injection technology offers better engine smoothness, faster throttle response, lower emissions, good cold start and recovery, better idle stability, good drivability, better fuel economy and performance consistency at various altitudes and environments. The Apache RTR EFI also offers instantaneous response throughout the rev range. Another first time offering in this segment would be the rear disc brake facility. According to the sources,it is expected to be launched in the first half of 2008 itself.

According to what i have read recently Tvs would be unveiling 2 performance upgrades of its current offering Apache RTR in 180 cc and 200 cc version. I don't have any picture or exact technical specification of the new bikes as of now. But after the Apache RTR e-Fi, it can be anybody's guess that the bikes would be very aggressively styled and extremely sporty, with all the latest features and technological advancements like fuel injection etc

TVS is all set to launch ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) on the new 200cc bike, a first of its kind for two wheelers in the country.TVS said "ABS is part of the 30 different technologies we are developing for our two -wheeler range". The ABS will help in avoiding skidding of two-wheelers and allow sure stopping on wet and slippery roads and help in reducing fatalities on two wheelers.


Product specification of RTR Fi

Engine Displacement 159.7cc

Engine technology EFI, 4 Stroke

Max. Power (Kw@rpm) 11.54kw @ 8500 ( 15.7bhp @ 8500 )

Max. Torque (Nm@rpm) 13.1 Nm @ 6500

Gear Box 5 Speed constant mesh

Clutch Multi-Plate WetType

Bore x stroke (mm) 62x 52.9

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Fuel system Electronic Fuel injection

Wheels & Tyre

Wheel Type Diecast Alloy


Front 90 x 90 - 17, Rear 100 X 80 - 18


Brake - Front Dia 270 disc brake, petal type

Brake - Rear Drum 130 dia, Optional Rear Disk brake


Front Telescopic Hydraulic fork

Rear Mono tube 5 step adjustable Canister - Gas filled shock absorbers


Head lamp 12V 35/35W Halogen HS1, Clear lens with MFR

Tail lamp 12V 0.5 W. LED-Twin triangle with prism on lens

Turn signal lamp 12V 10W

Battery type & capacity 12V, 9.0 Ah

Ignition system High energy IDI System


Height 1100 mm

Length 2020 mm

Width 730 mm

Wheelbase 1300 mm

Ground Clearance 180mm

Kerb weight 136 kgs

Fuel Tank Capacity 16.0

LitreFuel reserve (lts) NOT APPLICABLE


Max speed 120 kph

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