Looks outlandish? We think so, and while it looks a bit futuristic, we're not sure we can say it's pretty. Say hello to the 2012 Apache RTR. If you're a motorcycle enthusiast (which you are, since you're reading this), you were probably expecting a lot of meat from TVS and rightly so. Unfortunately, the 2012 RTR is just a cosmetic update – one that isn't quite impressive either, frankly. The cosmetic changes apply to both, the 160 and the 180 RTRs (including the ABS, and we're told the Efi is now discontinued – we're not surprised) and here's what those changes are all about.
Most prominent of the new bits on the 2012 version is the new headlamp and bikini fairing. It looks a bit Pulsar-ish, if we're to be honest, but it's got something that's certainly a first on any Indian made motorcycle – LED daytime running lights. The LEDs look smart and we're sure they'll aid your visibility to other road users quite a lot, but unfortunately, everything else that is part of the update is downhill.
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