TVS Apache Racing DNA Edition unleashed


Recently TVS did something new with TVS Apache. It came up with the launch of the ABS edition and when utility of the bike was not much highlighted as everyone wants to test the bike’s race capabilities, the ABS feature didn’t see find much favour with bikers. Now the company has released TVS Apache RTR 180 Racing DNA edition in India, without fan fare.

The company recently released the Apache RTR 180, a Racing DNA edition bike in India. The exterior of this bike is quite similar to the FZ series. These DNA series accessories are compatible with all the TVS Apache RTR’s after the air scoop edition. This new DNA edition is equipped with Projection Lamps, new Sprockets, Pirelli Sport Demon Tyres, Remote lockers, Split seats and Handle bar grips with LED lamps. The bike is also features many LED bling-bling all over the bike.


The newly designed projection lamp makes gives a wonderful look to the bike. The new Xenon lamp at the front makes the bike more stylish. While even Bajaj had tried to feature a Bajaj Pulsar 220 with a Xenon headlight, this was not possible because of unforeseen reasons The Pirelli sport demon 90 section tires give a impressive look to the bike and also seems to favour Indian roads.

The new silencer also provides a good look to the bike with the K&N air filters in it. K&N air filters don’t need any introduction to bikers. State of the art air filters is sure going to improve the performance figures of the already peppy RTR 180.


The Design flow seems to be good overall, but the over dosage of LED bling all over the bike with blinkers over the engine has spoilt this great looking machine. That’s not a serious problem because we can choose the accessories we want from the never ending TVS accessories price list below –

  • Projection Lamp assembly (with LED angel lights and highlights) [Rs. 3,500/-]
  • New silencer [Rs. 4,550/-]
  • K&N performance air filers [Rs. 2350/-]
  • New sprockets [N/A]
  • Pirelli Sport Demon Tyres [Rs. 3700/-]
  • Remote lockers [Rs. 1500/-]
  • Handle bar grips with LED lams [Rs. 250/-]
  • LED bling-bling all over the bike [Rs. 80/- to 300/-]


At all this we can say TVS had done a great job with this new TVS Apache RTR 180 DNA edition. So, TVS get us some mean machines, shake up the competition, we want a new Apache!

There were no performance figures available with us and neither is there any information on TVS sites regarding this special edition bike. All the accessories can be fitted at the authorized TVS dealership with extra fees. Prices quoted above are approximated and it may vary from state to state as per local taxes.

Also see – Comparo – RTR-FI challenges FZ-S

More pictures of TVS Apache Racing DNA Edition –

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