TVS calls its new single-channel ABS unit Super Moto ABS
- TVS has updated its entire sub-200cc Apache RTR range with single-channel ABS.
- The price hike for the single-channel ABS variants ranges from Rs 6,100 to Rs 6,700.
- The Apache RTR 180 now gets a single-channel ABS instead of the previous dual-channel unit.
With the ABS deadline just a few days away, TVS has updated its entire Apache RTR range of bikes with ABS. The bikes in question include the Apache RTR 160, Apache RTR 160 4V and Apache RTR 180. All the bikes have been updated with a single-channel ABS unit which TVS calls ‘Super Moto’ ABS. Some large-capacity street bikes offer the option of switching off rear wheel ABS which is called the Supermoto ABS mode. With the single channel ABS, you do not have the option of switching off the rear wheel ABS and hence, it's technically not the same as Supermoto ABS mode.
Also read: TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: First Ride Review
While we were expecting TVS to discontinue the RTR 160, it has been given a new lease of life with new graphics, seats and new handlebar end weights to reduced vibrations. The new RTR 160 is available in both rear disc ABS and rear drum ABS variants.
While the Apache RTR 180 used to come with dual-channel ABS, the updated bike gets a single-channel ABS unit. This has led to a price drop of Rs 3,408 over the previous dual-channel ABS-equipped bike.
All three variants of the Apache RTR 160 4V ABS command a premium of Rs 6,640 over their non-ABS counterparts. These include the Apache RTR 160 Fi ABS, RTR 160 carb with rear disc and RTR 160 carb with rear drum.
TVS had earlier updated one variant of the Apache RTR 200 4V with ABS. And while the RTR 200 carb with rear disc will continue to be sold with dual-channel ABS, the FI variant still does not get ABS updates. TVS has assured us that the FI variant will also get ABS in the coming months.
Here are the prices and the official press release from TVS for more details:
TVS Motor Company updates TVS Apache RTR series with ABS
TVS Apache RTR 160 2V (ABS) launched with new racing features
Hosur, March 28, 2019: TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, today announced that the entire TVS Apache RTR series has been updated with ABS. The Super Moto ABS for Apache RTR 160 2V, Apache RTR 160 4V and Apache RTR 180 provides ultimate safety for the rider. The new generation ABS unit on the TVS Apache RTR series motorcycles has been developed with a special algorithm, extensively derived out of the racing track. This enables the rider to find the quickest line around the corner without losing any speed.
Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 continues to be available with Dual-Channel ABS and RLP (Rear wheel Lift-off Protection) control offering quick detection and recovery of the wheel lock achieving superior braking performance and optimal cornering control. With the implementation of ABS across the range, the TVS Apache RTR series becomes better equipped to manage late braking and offers razor-sharp control around the corners. The system provides ultimate braking control while allowing sharp feedback.
Commenting on this, KN Radhakrishnan, Director & CEO, TVS Motor Company said, "Since inception; TVS Apache series have revolutionised performance biking by introducing cutting edge technology from their factory racing versions. In 2011, we were the 1st manufacturer to introduce twin channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) on Apache RTR 180, in the Indian two-wheeler industry. In line with this tradition, today, we are delighted to announce the inclusion of Super Moto ABS across RTR 160; RTR 160 4V and RTR 180 versions. This one of a kind racing tuned ABS technology that ensures maximum dynamic performance along with cutting edge safety technology to our consumers. The motorcycles are already on sale in market to ensure proactive compliance to the regulatory requirement laid down by the Government of India.”
The company also announced the launch of TVS Apache RTR 160 2V (ABS) with new features. The new model is equipped with an all-new, back-lit speedometer with dial-art, new seats and new handle-bar end dampeners for better stability and precision. The refresh will sport new TVS Racing inspired graphics making it more appealing.