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Saturday, May 15, 2010

TVS Apache

TVS Apache is an exciting offer from TVS. A powerful blend of contemporary design and engineering, TVS Apache is superbly styled with fantastic finish. The mighty machine has sleek finish with lines that flow smoothly and seamlessly. Having a muscular design theme, TVS Apache has arrow shaped headlamp and fairing combo. OverDrive, BS Motoring and Autocar named it Bike of the Year 2006. BBC Top Gear named it Design of The Year 2006 for Two Wheelers.

Looks and Styling
The specially designed headlamp along with triangular front mudguard impart it an aerodynamic look. The large 16-litre fuel tank imparts TVS Apache's front a heavy look. Due to the elongated tank design and the lower height, the centre of gravity is closer to the ground.

Build features of TVS Apache include a matt-black finished alloy wheels, aluminum die-cast sub-frames, dual cradle chassis, six-spoke, rectangular-section swing arm for the rear wheel and a straight, and low-set handle bar. When one rides the bike, the design brings him in a lean-forward position. The bike is available in colors like Classic Nero, Fiery Rojo, Pure Azul and Burnished Argent.

Control and Comfort
Salient features regarding control and comfort in the bike are Light weighted and sporty rearset foot pegs, Racing GT stripe which epitomizes the RTR FI 160 racing pedigree, Forged brake lever which is lighter in construction and having great looks, Split grab rails that ensures optimum mix of design and functionality, Silencer designed with details and sound engineering, Engine fairing that saves the RTR engine from elements and harsh riding conditions, Black alloys which are Light weight and can cope up with the tough surfaces, and Aerodynamic air scoops directs air towards the engine unit to help better cooling efficiency.

TVS Apache is powered by a 147.5cc engine, which produces a peak power of 13.5 bhp at 8,500 rpm. The engine has innovative features such as intake and exhaust resonators for better low-end torque; high voltage spark plug that produces a longer flame front, which also ensures that spark duration lasts as much as six times longer; RCF Technology that enables all gear start; and low friction roller cams and a constant velocity (CV) carburetor resulting in better fuel efficiency. The bike gives the mileage of approximate 55km/l.