Friday, July 06, 2007

TVS to launch Apache RTR 160 cc in Indonesia

Looking at the growing two wheeler market, the TVS Motor Company rolled out all new Apache RTR (Racing Throttle Response) 160 cc bikes with slew of new features.

The country's third largest maker of two wheelers is also planning to manufacture its latest premium segment bike, Apache RTR 160, in Indonesia.

Talking to reporters here, the president of the Company, K N Radhakrishnan, has said that TVS would export the new bike to Indonesia.

The company has set up a manufacturing unit in Indonesia for TVS Neo, a step-through bike which will be launched there during this month.

Apache RTR 160 is the latest bike developed by the in-house Research and Development wing of TVS. The bike has 15.2 brake horse powers and delivers a top speed of 118 kph.

The bike will sport features that are normally seen in high-end international bikes and will be the fastest motorcycle in India in its segment.

In India, this new model has been priced at close to Rs 58,000.

The company plans to sell around 20,000 units of Apache RTR 160 a month in India.

TVS Motor Company reported total two wheeler sales of 107,117 units in June 2007 compared to 126,290 units in June 2006. On the export front, TVS Motor Company exported 9,133 units of two wheelers in June 2007.