The upgraded version of the TVS Apache 160 4V motorcycle has been spotted testing sans a camouflage. The Chennai-headquartered two-wheeler and utility vehicle manufacturer has already upgraded the Apache RR 310 and introduced the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 which is India’s first ethanol-based motorcycle. The upgraded Apache 160 4V is expected to be introduced next year.
The most significant change in the 2020 Apache 160 4V will be the BS-VI compliant engine. The bike’s current version is hauled by a single-cylinder 159.7cc motor which produces 14.8Nm peak torque and 16.8PS maximum power. The air-cooled engine is paired with a 5-speed gear system. The two-wheeler, according to Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), returns a mileage of 60kmpl.
The Apache RTR 160 has been around for more than a decade now. The RTR 160 4V shares a number of design elements from the RTR 200V but adds some new curvy bits like the tank extensions.
The 2020 version of the two-wheeler has a new LED headlamp and seems sharper than the current model, while retaining majority of the design elements. The bike spotted was a test vehicle and not an assembly line product and the 2020 Apache 160 4V may or may not get full-LED headlights. The test bike of the Apache 200 4V had two separate compartments for the high beam and low beam. Spy images of the bike, however, didn’t reveal daytime running lights (DRLs). The 2020 Apache 160 4V will get antilock braking system (ABS) as standard.
The 2020 TVS Apache 160 4V is likely to retain the chassis, suspension, and underpinnings from its current version. TVS may update the bike’s body graphics and add new colour options to lend the vehicle a refreshed look. When launched, the upgraded TVS Apache 160 4V will lock horns with the Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, and the Yamaha FZ.