TVS Unveils the All New 2012 Apache RTR Bikes: Pics and Prices

by Shashank on April 30, 2012


TVS Apache RTR bikes have finally got the much awaited refresh with the company unveiling the new 2012 Apache RTR 160cc and 180cc bike models, in case you have missed, we previously posted about the new RTR leaked pictures and teaser here. There will be three models of the new Apache RTR in India, Apache RTR 160cc priced at Rs. 67,505, Apache RTR 180cc priced at Rs. 72,090 and Apache RTR 180cc with ABS at Rs. 82,780. All these are ex-showroom prices of Apache RTR in New Delhi. Features of these bikes are given below.

RTR 2012 Engine Power and Top Speeds:

Bike Name Apache RTR 160 Apache RTR 180 Apache RTR 180
Engine Power 15.2PS 17.03PS 17.03PS
ABS No No Yes
Top Speed 118KMPH 124KMPH 124KMPH


The bike sports a sculpted digital console with new muscled styling and race inspired carbon fiber cues. The new nocturnal blue backlit display adds to the design element.

Leaner race designed new aggressively angled seat cowls along with a muscled engine cowl echoing an aerodynamic razored design, brings the new design full-circle, giving the RTR a racier feel.

Apache RTR 160 2012 colors: Red Black, Green Black, Yellow Black, Grey Black. RTR 180 will be available in white, yellow, grey and black. The ABS version of Apache RTR will only be available in white and black.

Apache RTR 2012 Refresh official Bike Pics:


Apache RTR Pics 2012

What do you guys think about the new Apache RTR?

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MY LORD April 30, 2012 at 11:27 pm

What kind of sorcery is this ?


Shiva May 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Well said bro… this is just a black magic to fool the customers :D :D


apache lover May 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Some peoples complaint about apache is only bcz they have never ride it… Some people complaint about new apache is bcz they have never seen it on night…

achiever May 4, 2012 at 10:09 am

Looks great! Perfect design for Indian market. Brand it as a ‘sports bike’ or ‘performance bike’ and price it around Rs.65000-70000 .. it will sell in large numbers! This is what pulsar and apache doing for last 10 years!


jagadeesan May 1, 2012 at 1:17 am

I’m sure TVS will keep losing their positions until they launch new & high variant of motorcycles


Arka Prava Bhar May 1, 2012 at 1:25 am

The 1st step by TVS to phase out his one and only successful bike in the market :(


Sam May 1, 2012 at 5:17 am

nycly done bt over designed….whereas d previous brand is luk cutily beast.angel eyes and d carbonfibers are revolutionary idea by tvs


yash May 1, 2012 at 6:55 am

Apache has done it again, i don’t have words to say because they have again copied pulsar


Shiva May 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Looks cant get u more customers… it’s the performance that will…


w4rrior May 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

What part of pulsar do you see in this bike?


Pawan May 4, 2012 at 9:39 am

Two wheels, tow handle bar, One head light one tail light, two indicators in front and two are in back. every thing…..He….he…..
Some people are psychic about Pulsars. Every where they see the copy of pulsars

Rtr August 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

Pulsar ke sar model (150 -220) same hai aur pulsar 180 vs apache rtr 180 ker ke dekh lena ……g**d f**t jayegi??


*LoneWolf* May 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

Apache lost its unique looks. Now its just one in the crowd :-(


who am i ? from mental asylum May 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

ugly bitch


siddharth May 1, 2012 at 10:32 am

every winning team doesnt changes its team mates which means if they are clicking together well then why change a winning combination in the name of experiment?same i can say about TVS.if apache was already popular with looks & performance then why change it.even yamaha has come out with fiery orange for fzs when they could also have tinkered with it.i think tvs should only have come up with more colours & at best tried to rectify vibrations if they insisted in getting their hands share mkt its said the best investment is the one you never made.
it does looks good in the last pic but still i think previous ones were angels while these are lesser mortals.TVS should focus on producing only one masterpiece every 3-4 years instead of coming up with refreshed editions.can anybody enlighten whether prev version will also be available?else i may hv to go for FZS.


siddharth May 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

it is not difficult to explain why tvs is falling from sales charts ?they have forgotten their basics & even refurbished showrooms won’t do any good if you keep on producing jaded products.i think reigns of tvs should be given to younger generation who are more aware of trends & dose of fresh blood to design team is very much needed in TVS as i see


fas May 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

I think the new Apache should have had a power bump!


Amlan Datta May 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Older varients were better looking…………..


Raja May 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Planned 2 buk apache b4 but now pulsar 220 f after 2012′s new design of apache


Raj May 2, 2012 at 9:48 am

guess everyone wants to copy Yamaha FZ series now…. pulsar NS had elements of FZ and now apache has also done it….
it would be best for TVS if they retain the apache platform and come up with a all new bike… the new apache might not catch eye of many :(


Siva May 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

TVS: Did you forget your RACING DNA of Apache…


naveen May 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

A big disappointment from TVS. no upgradation. TVS is going down!


Shivaprasad May 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Its not an upgrade but a degrade


hasan May 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm

cnt evn beat ma pulsar 150 evn today………………………


Upendra May 4, 2012 at 10:55 am

come on road dude, sure you will bite dust.

Abt new apache, yes disheartening………………


Ashish Jackson May 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I just a peace of crab.My cycle looks better hahaha so imbersng tVs


Ashish Jackson May 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm



Suriya May 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

I have already seen this bike directly b4 2weeks. I like this bike but its headlight is not so gud looking compared to old model. I dnt hw its performance. Bt wat evr the durability its power is just unbelievable. Quick acceleration and top class breaking.


himanshu soniy May 3, 2012 at 11:40 am

It’s good.but something missing in apachi.its not look totaly sporty.


Vimal Raju May 4, 2012 at 8:40 am

These people have to redo the whole set up from the scrtch, including putting down the sick horse they use as their emblem. In my opinion, by naming this impotent bike Apache, they have spoiled such an imposing title.


Nagarajan May 4, 2012 at 8:42 am

This is a Copy of Bajaj Pulsar. So I don’t like this


swap May 4, 2012 at 8:51 am

BOOOOOOOOOOO….hag diya tvs!


nitesh May 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm

crap crap total crap!
tvs is composed of same oid vibrations,ugly looking exahust and low grade tvs tyres!


pulkit arora May 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

just a cosmetic chng nthis etc can do tvs a bullshit bike cbr250r rockzzzzzzz


dipak May 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Hav seen this byk yesterday… Looks grt on the move.
Not as in pics. But da prev rtr 180 is da best in looks.


Ram May 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Am planing to have new version of Apache which is 160 CC. Please advise can i go with this or Unicorn


Shalu Sam [SBL] May 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

Yup..if u like this bike go for it,instead of Unicorn consider Suzuki GS150R its a better bike if u want good refined engine along with good features,technology,good performance & good mileage.
Do test drive each bike & choose which bike u like…. :)


Ranjan May 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I m jst wondering to see the new edition of Apache. I think the older model is much better than this new one……..The company totally disappoint us……


Deepak Singh May 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Let’s see how it performs on Indian road.
But, I must say that older version is much better than this new “BEAST”.
Although its graphics are good but headlight is not appealing.
Rest is looking credible.
TVS should come forward with more powerful engine.


smarty May 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm

@TVS u can go for wego.. scooty and excel.. plz dont come to bike and especially for racing ones… u ppl are degrading apache breed.. i like and love apache… but now am not proud to say that am apache fan :( .. its all of TVS foolishness..

Finally i wanna say… pls close the shutter of ur company :P.. if ur unable to produce new breeds and variants


smarty May 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Pls release the old apaches with this colors. may be it wll be usefull to TVS to say as UPGRADE.. u ppl are degrading the apache


Tonmoy May 4, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Tvs should have done some performence upgrade.


Satyam bajaj May 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Pulsar is much better than this ugly apache


shuvro May 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Super bike..king of All 150 cc segment bike..


Kiran May 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

TVS: Please retain head lamp style of older version…
New one is looking crap because of this…

Otherwise design is good… Just the head lamp design makes feel bad…


kame May 10, 2012 at 11:35 am

almost evrybody does’nt like da new look of da bike ……. :P


Kumar Ambarish May 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

i just wonder what has gone wrong to TVS. The same blunder they did when Fiero was good at sales. They close the model and launched the foolish looking Fiero F2. Now with this Apache i’m sure the company will ruin itself. Please change your R&D and design team. we don’t want 80s model bike.


satish May 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

i like it……………… look


velu king May 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

i imperased…………….. hoooo……………..


Dhiraj May 12, 2012 at 12:05 am

Guys i am planning to buy this new apache plz help,shall i go 4 it,i am confused?


Sagar May 14, 2012 at 11:23 pm

What the HELL! TVS has wasted money in terms of this production,They dont have any ideas rather modifying Apache. They have lost their place in competition with bikes such as PULSAR,FZ.etc..


smarth May 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

awesom bike
Great performence
Great control , Great responce

Its as smooth as unicorn.reduced viberation

New seat comfortable than older

i have test driven this bike
u can go for it

Only looks of bike slighty changed not bad
Test drive it …… Good bike


kandan May 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I sure about the TVS company s future ….it s fully copied the other s ideas and technologies ….wat s ugly look of new TVS apache….no one has like this concept ,,,,,first stop the designing and coping ….Designer suckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
BECAUSE i love that OLd one


gopi May 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

same as it looks like fazer green varient and fzs green. head doom is different….


Anil sharma May 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I don’t like apache new versiön old model better than new


sreejith May 19, 2012 at 9:06 pm

fired upto 130k on test driving RTR180 with 17bhp


sameer June 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

the exterior shape of the headlight is more like pulsar,but the interior innovation is really praise worthy. Except that the whole bike is its previous version…… tvs needs to gear up.


Rahul June 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

“What the…….” I used to like the Apache, even though the bike isn’t ergonomically suited for tall guys like me (Believe me, I’m 6ft 3″).
As said correctly by fellow members, TVS has tried to copy the headlight assembly of the pulsar – they just slightly altered the position lamps (wolf-eye in the Pulsar).
btw, we’ve gotta give credit to the advertisement- If the whole bike was shown in a daylight scene, the bike wud’ve never made it out of the factory :D


prabhu June 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

hey ,, this bike modell …is a copied one……….. front doom from ……..bajaj XCD and fuel tank ……… wings from their own….. tvs FLAME …………….what an idea sir ji……….LOL….!!!


Vishal Paul Maliekkal July 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I have brought the new apache rtr 180 2012 version. as usual, I too had my own inhibitions before trying it… But once you ride it… That’s when you come to know the true potential. Every one goes and tries to get a test ride on a new vehicle which does not prove the byke’s true potential. I too did the same mistake. Fortunately for me , I was able to ride a well mated RTR 180. And I went and brought the new 180 version the next day. The pictures does not do justice to the looks of the byke. It looks really beautiful in real. Moreover the byke showa it’s mettle only after the first service and run in period. EVERY ONE SHOULD TEST RIDE THE NEW RTR ONLY AFTER THEIR RUN IN PERIOD. THAT’S WHEN YOU COME TO KNOW THE TRUEPOTENTIAL OF THIS VEHICLE.


AVVY July 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

guys lets see the result in the market.


shantanu July 8, 2012 at 10:59 pm

apache is unavoidable just bcz u go between two trucks and even come alive just in 4th gear….u dont even need the 5th.


charan July 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

very bad i just hate dis model


pkp August 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm

This looks grt to me !!!! Some people hate it because they already have old RTR model. And they think they are outdated. Obviously all people will raise their hand for their own bike. Some people hates because this is not photogenic. Go to showroom and watch it live. Its looks grt. I took test drive on it, very powerful engine and sporty on the range ~80K. TVS tried to make gear more smoother compare to old model. This bike is little heavy than old one with rear wheel tube less. May be vibration is less than the old one.I am totally confused about the mileage. TVS says it will come 45-50 as old model. But i don’t believe it. As this is more heavier than the old one. I am planning to go with it.Any one can tell me the exact mileage for it ?


Nitin kundra September 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Ultimate byk ..good pic up nd the milege is 50 plus very nice stikers .good looks ..where as pulsar is the worst byk of the world ..evn bjaj discover is bettr than pulsar .pulsar to mahaf**du byk h…


Ajay December 22, 2012 at 2:25 am

Yup..i agree with you..its not photogenic really.. Thought of buying the old model.. But changed at the last moment seeing new one in showroom


saiful August 8, 2012 at 4:13 am

I need apache bike


unknown August 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

im confused with plusar 150 or apache rtr 160?????? which one is best?????????


pkp August 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

APACHE 160 —I booked it today ……. with Pulsur u will have weird sound from gear box after one year. And i had a conversation with a APCHE beast owner. He told this is the best bike on 80K range and milage for him is 49 km after first servicing. And before he was having pulsur 150. So i think u got the answer.


unknown August 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I agree for it bro, but the issue is with looks of new A P A C H E , the old one is good thn the new!!!!


Arjun August 28, 2012 at 12:51 am

i love this bike…nd going to get it soon….but the plan ws fr frst one…..tell me guyzz apache white 180 rtr is right choice???


Elango September 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

it is nice but i need a bike apache rtr 160 with pure black without shades


Ajay December 22, 2012 at 2:17 am

Hey guys,don’t comment on bike unless you see the bike in real.. Even I don’t like the bike in pics.after seeing in showroom its not that ugly.mor
eover vibrations are reduced in new one.. Planning to buy this..i don’t care about the comments made previously..


rizu February 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

In real bike looks great than in pictures! it just amaze everyone at night with its new DRL LED lights!


MJ March 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

Booked rtr 160.. Delivery this friday…
Thanks for all the pros and cons comments…this bike still comes out a real Champ..
Waiting for u apache!!! :D


nishant June 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm

plzz tell me the real mileage of apache rtr160 new beast…. apacche 160 user plzz tell me mileage of this bike ..
also tell price..


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