According to the latest report, TVS has filed the trademark for the names ‘TVS Apache RTR 165 RP’ and ‘TVS RP Race Performance’. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V is already the most powerful motorcycle in its segment in the Nepalese market but now TVS might just make it even better by introducing a sportier variant, called the TVS Apache RTR 165 RP. It leads us to believe that it could be the new product that is slated to arrive next month in the Nepalese market. Upcoming TVS Apache RTR 165 RP in Nepal will also be the first bike to be offered under the new performance.
TVS Apache RTR 165 RP is all set to come with the 4-valve 159.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled, fuel-injected motor for a slightly higher displacement which could produce 1-1.5PS, and around 1Nm more than the existing tune, which makes 17.63PS and 14.73Nm. The overall performance is also expected to be better than the Apache RTR 160 4V. TVS’ new Apache RTR 165 RP could be benefited from dual-channel ABS with a suspension setup that is set to include a telescopic fork and a Showa-tuned preload-adjustable mono-shock unit at the rear.
A few cosmetic changes could be made to the upcoming Apache RTR 165 RP. RP may come with slightly more aggressive ergonomics, just like the Race Kit in the 2021 TVS Apache RR 31. TVS could offer a sportier setup and might even throw in a preload-adjustable front fork like the one on the RTR 200 4V. Riding modes are also possible on the new RP after all TVS offers them on its 125cc scooter, the Ntorq Race XP. The handlebars may be a little lower, and the footpegs a tad more rear-set compare to the RTR 160. These additions should make the RTR 165 RP by far the sportiest naked in its segment.
TVS has just filed the trademark for the motorcycle, we reckon its launch is quite some time away. We expect TVS to introduce the motorcycle by the end of 2021. Once launched in Nepal, the RTR 165 RP could be around NRs 50,000-80,000 more than the RTR 160 4V.