TVS Apache RTR 160 which was introduced in 2007 was a boom to the Indian two wheeler market, after which there was a high sales rise for the company which the other models from TVS failed to do so. TVS Apache RTR which is well-known for its sportier look and excellent handling would be available in much more sportier version to take on the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar 220 and the 200NS. In June-2012, TVS Motors officially confirmed the launch of bigger RTR’s by 2014-15.
Now sources at IndianCarsBikes confirms that bigger and flagship version of the current TVS Apache line-up which is likely to be named as TVS Apache 220/250 has reached the VRDE (Vehicle Research and Development Establishment) facility in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra and has already started its initial round of testing at VRDE which is the centre of automobile testing in India, much like ARAI of Pune. Once launched, the Apache 220/250 would become the flagship model in the bikemaker’s product portfolio.
Coming to the technical specifications, TVS Apache 220/250 would be powered with an oil-cooled engine with fuel injection system instead of a liquid-cooled engine at a maximum power of 25 bhp at 20 Nm of torque. It is likely to be provided with twin-pedal disc brakes and ABS as standard for efficient braking. The Apache 220/250 is speculated to be launched in both full-faired and naked avatar with prices starting lesser than Rs. 1.3 lakhs.
(Note – The images shown here are of modified TVS Apache RTR 160 spotted at Indonesia, the actual bike differs from the model shown here.)
Check out more pictures of modified TVS Apache, below the jump.
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Source – IndianCarsBikes
Image Credit – iwanbanaran.com