TVS Apache for sale in the Philippines
The TVS Apache is a sportsbike known for its massive body frame and single seating configuration. Produced by Indian motoring firm TVS Motors Corporation, the Apache is considered one of the brand’s flag carriers. It is also put under the TVS RTR nameplate for racing models.
Why should you buy a TVS Apache?
Performance and engine specs
The TVS Apache comes in a variety of powertrains based on their displacements- 150 cc, 160 cc and 180 cc. The largest variant comes equipped with a 160 cc, 2 valves, single cam 4-stroke gasoline engine which produces a whooping 15.2 horsepower and 13.1 Nm of torque.
Mated with a 5-speed manual transmission, this sportsbike can accelerate from 0-60 kilometers per hour (kph) in under 6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 160 kph. When driven in highway conditions, the Apache can register a fuel efficiency rating of 50 km/L.
The design of the TVS Apache
The TVS Apache has a double cradle chassis body frame complemented by a telescopic fork front suspension and a monotube inverted gas filled shock for its rear. Weighing 135 kilograms, this sportsbike can carry a load of more than 200 kilograms. This electrically started and kick-started motorcycle has a wheelbase of 1300 mm.
What are the standout features of the TVS Apache?
Coming from an RTR DNA, the Apache has a large fuel tank that can store 16-liters of which 2.5 liters are reserve fuel. Its wet, multi plate clutch is attached to 270 mm petal disc front brakes and a 130 mm drum in its rear. The motorcycle’s 18-inch front tire and 17-inch rear tire give it a comfortable ground clearance of 180 mm.
Outlining the Apache’ long roll call of features are: sculpted digital instrument panel with carbon fibre cues, beast-inspired ignition lamps with LED technology, muscled rear cowl with tri-colored race insignia, muscled tank aggressively angled to reduce heat engine, an aerodynamic razor design engine cowl and Rotor pedal brakes.
Apache price in the Philippines
A brand new TVS Apache has a price tag of P120,000, depending on the dealer’s location. A used Apache can be bought for P80,000 and below for 2010 models and older, depending on its general condition and mileage.
The TVS Apache is a racing machine through and through. Whether it is on the track or just on casual daily roads, drivers will never be tired of riding this motorcycle with seemingly endless horsepower. Its massive fuel tank allows for long journeys without refuelling. Locally, it competes with nameplates such as the Kawasaki Ninja, the Honda CB and the Yamaha FZ.
In general, street racers will love the TVS Apache for its:
- Powerful engine
- Great acceleration
- Overall reliability
- Lots of features
Interesting facts about the TVS Apache
TVS and Suzuki had a 19-year long joint venture where the Indian firm slowly perfected its technology. The RTR nameplate means “Race Throttle Response”, which is the innovation found in the Apache.