TVS Motor Company Announces Race Performance Series Inspired by TVS Racing’s Race Machine Lineage

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The TVS Apache series will launch the RP series. The TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is the first product in the RP series product portfolio to be released.

The Race Performance (RP) series, created from TVS Racing’s high-performance race machine pedigree, was introduced today by TVS Motor Company, a renowned global producer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers. The Race Performance series will be introduced in the TVS Apache family of motorcycles, and will be backed by four decades of racing legacy from TVS Racing, India’s first factory racing team. The TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is the first product in the Race Performance line, and it will only be available in 200 units.

Key Features Of TVS Apache RTR 165 RP Includes :

– 19.2 PS of power at 10,000 rpm

– TVS Racing decals

– Race-Tuned slipper clutch

– Adjustable Clutch & Brake levers

– New headlamp with signature FPL

– Rear radial tyre

– Red alloy wheels

– Customised sticker

– Brass coated drive chain and sprocket

– First-in-segment 240 mm Rear Disc

The TVS Apache RTR 165 RP, with its racing heritage, is the most powerful machine in its class, delivering 19.2 PS at 10,000 rpm. A Race-Tuned slipper clutch, adjustable clutch and brake levers, all-new TVS Racing decals, red alloy wheels, and a revised seat pattern are among the characteristics of the motorcycle.

“We are delighted to introduce the Race Performance series to our customers. The RP series features race machines that are a cut above the rest, crafted with a singular purpose of delivering blistering performance and dominating the race track & road. Born of racing lineage, the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is the first product under the Race Performance series product portfolio. The collectable product offers an array of premium features with cutting-edge technology for performance motorcycling enthusiasts in India,”

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Meghashyam Dighole, Head – (Marketing Premium Business), said.

The innovative 164.9 cc single-cylinder 4 valve engine on the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP motorbike produces 19.2 PS at 10,000 rpm and 14.2 Nm torque at 8,750 rpm. TVS Motor has attained the best performance in the sector by developing:

• A new cylinder head with a 35 percent increase in intake and twin electrode spark plug

• 15 percent bigger valves controlled by Hi-Lift Hi-Duration cams and dual spring actuators for racier engine performance

• A revised bore stroke ratio of 1.37 that allows free-revving up to the redline

• A new dome piston for a higher compression ratio

The engine is mated to a super-slick 5-speed transmission for a precise and powerful ride. The motorcycle comes with a new headlamp assembly that includes the signature Front Position Lamp (FPL) as well as low and high beam functionality. A 240 mm rear disc brake is also included on the motorcycle, which is the first of its kind on the market and provides great braking performance. The TVS Apache RTR 165 RP costs Rs. 1,45,000/-. (Ex-showroom).

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