TVS Motor Company did not want to miss out on the festivities and has launched a new and updated model of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V in India. Now, it is not a new-generation model or a facelift, but it does get a whole bunch of added features in addition to features like slipper-clutch, Bluetooth enabled SmartXonnect system, Glide Through Technology (GTT+), LED headlight and a radial tyre at the rear. We tell you everything you need to know about the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the features it gets.
The new updated Apache RTR 200 4V gets a new 'matte blue' colour, which is inspired by the TVS OMC race bike. The other two colours in which the bike will be sold are Gloss Black and Pearl White.
While the new RTR 200 4V does not get a ride-by-wire throttle, it is offered with three riding modes - Sport, Urban and Rain. The engine is optimised according to the mode selected and offers different maps for sport and urban/rain mode. The power delivery will be the maximum in sport mode while it will be a little muted in the urban/rain mode. The top speed in the sport mode is 127 kmph while in the urban/rain mode, it is 105 kmph. TVS says that the 0-100 kmph sprint time takes 12.78 seconds. The different riding modes also have different ABS intervention levels. The rain mode has maximum ABS intervention while the sport mode has the least and the urban mode has ABS, which is optimised for a quick response. TVS says that there is an improvement of up to 5 per cent in fuel efficiency in the urban mode over sport mode.
Adjustable Suspension and Levers
The new Apache RTR 200 4V gets Showa suspension up front and a monoshock at the rear. The front can be adjusted for preload between a plush ride and firmer setup for track ride while the rear suspension is tuned for optimum track and road performance. The motorcycle also gets adjustable brake and clutch levers with three-step adjustment. The levers have been ergonomically designed on the basis the phalange of the middle finger and should prove to be comfortable for majority of riders. The brakes on the Apache RTR 200 4V have been re-tuned to offer better performance.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V BS6 comes with the same 198 cc single-cylinder four-valve, oil-cooled engine that develops 20.2 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 18.1 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The motor is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.