TVS Apache RTR Matt Blue Price In Bangladesh
|Model||Apache RTR Matt Blue|
|Engine Displacement||150 CC|
|Status||Available In Bangladesh|
TVS Apache RTR 150 Matte Blue Edition Review
In the year 2016, TVS launched a new addition to the Apache RTR series, The TVS Apache RTR 150 Matte Blue Edition. This edition is certainly the most eye catching bike TVS ever made. The matte blue edition is in 2 variants 160cc, 180cc. We got the 150cc variant.
How? Well, because of the excessive demand of the Apache RTR in Bangladesh, The TVS Auto Bangladesh decided to launch the TVS Apache 150 Matte Blue Edition by fitting the new 150cc Hyper Edge engine into an 180cc Matte Blue Edition body. Now let’s take a look what this new gorgeous machine has to offer.
The matte blue RTR is the same RTR in terms of design as the Hyperedge RTR. The only visual change that has been made is the paint job. Everything else has remained the same as the Apache RTR 180 as the bike has RTR 180’s body. The new matte blue paint is most attracting paint job I have ever seen on bikes in Bangladesh.
Anyone would fall in love with that paint at first sight. New decals have been added on the tank shrouds which we did not before in 150cc hyper edge.
While everything else like the aggressive head lamp design, the triangular LED tail lamp,the carbon fiber finishing on the side panels, the textured seat, the engine guard cowl, the caster angle, the clip on handlebars, the two piece grab rails remain same as the previous 150 hyper edge.
There is Indian flag sticker on the front headlamp cowl and rear cowls, this idea which I think was taken from Ducati. The front and rear shocks has got gold finishing on it. The sharp and slick rear mud guard has a carbon fiber like finishing. Engine has the same glossy black finishing.
The turn signals are the same clear lens on them. The exhaust is the same with matte black finish and a chrome guard over it. All over the bike is the same old 2015 Apache RTR hyper edge with a new paint job. No touchups on the physical design what so ever.
The instrument cluster of the Apache RTR 160 is a semi-digital unit. It has a very attractive racing analog tachometer and a digital unit for speedometer, odometer, tripmeter, top speed counter, lap time recorder. The instrument cluster has a carbon finishing around it which gives it a very elegant look.
The switch gears on this bike are same standard and have a very premium feel to it. It comes with turn signal indicators, horn, high beam -low beam, high beam flasher, engine kill switch, Head lamp on-DRL-off switch and the electric start switch.
Engine & Performance:
The Engine of the Apache RTR 150 Hyper Edge is a refined 147.6cc, 4-stroke, air cooled, single cylinder, 2-valve, SOHC engine. It uses an IDI or Dual mode digital ignition system. It takes a Mikuni Carburetor to feed the beast. The compression ratio being 9.5:1 the engine produces 13.9BHP of peak power at 8500 RPM and 12.5 Nm of peak torque at 4000Rpm.
It has both kick and electric starter. It has a bigger intake port that allows it to boost its power in low RPM which results in the ready pickup everyone is so crazy about. The bike gives average mileage of 50Kmpl in average conditions. The newly designed fuel tank shrouds increase the air flow through the engine cylinder’s fins which decrease the engine temperature of the by 10 degrees.
The RTR has a 5-speed, Manual super smooth gear box with wet, multiplate clutch. The RTR is a chain driven bike.
Head Lamp and Other Electronics:
The Apache RTR Hyper edge’s head lamp features an AC Halogen HS1 35/35W Clear lens unit with multi face reflection (MFR). The Tail lamp is a 0.5W LED-Twin Triangle which is the signature of the RTR series. It features clear lens filament bulb fitted turn signals. The bike comes with a maintenance free 12V, 9.0Ah battery. The whole system of the bike is a standard 12V system.
The Apache RTR 160 Hyper Edge uses 1.85×17 in the front and 2.15 x 17 in the rear 6-spoke Mag Alloy wheels. Tires used are 90/90 x 17” tubeless tire in the front and 110/80 x 17” tubeless tire at the rear. Both offer decent grip.
The bike uses a 270mm Petal disk with two piston caliper at the front and a 130mm drum or optional 200mm petal disk with single piston caliper at the rear. The breaks of the bike are very responsive.
Comfort and Handling:
In terms of comfort, the Apache RTR 160 Hyper edge does just fine. The bike has telescopic 105mm forks up front and 5-step adjustable MIG shocks at the rear which is at the stiffer side. TVS used a lightweight Double cradle SynchroSTIFF Chassis for this bike which is developed by the TVS racing team. The bike is designed purely for performance and to look good.
The 1300mm wheel base, short clip on handlebars and light chassis which give the bike the agility to maneuver easily through the city traffic. The ground clearance is 165mm which is fine for Bangladeshi roads. The vibration can be felt in the new model in the low rev range. As the bike goes past 4000RPM and gives the rider a punch of acceleration. The bike is very agile as it was designed. The seat offers a great space for both rider and pillion.
The TVS Apache RTR 150 Matte Blue is love at first sight type Street fighter. The price to performance is also very impressive. But judging by the components setup of this bike, it is clearly for experienced and mature riders who know how to handle the speed of the bike. An amateur with bad judgment can cause serious damage to him or herself or to others.