On the lines of the updated Apache RTR 160 4V, TVS has updated its bigger sibling, the Apache RTR 200 4V, with a new front fascia. The updated TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is now available across the country and comes with a marginal price hike.
Pricing and Variants
Like before, the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is available in two variants – single-channel ABS priced at Rs 1,33,840, and the dual-channel ABS, which is available at Rs 1,38,890 (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Both these variants are Rs 800 more expensive than the previous ones on sale.
The new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is continued to be on sale with three colour options of Matte Blue, Gloss Black and Pearl White.
The only change brought in for the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is a revised front fascia. The redesigned LED headlamp and dual-tone cowl surrounding gives it a new face, which is similar to that of the new Apache RTR 160 4V introduced a couple of months ago. Unlike the previous headlamp, which had eyebrow-shaped daytime running LEDs, the new headlamp gets a daytime running LED right in the middle of it.
Design and Features
Apart from the new front face, the overall design of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V remains unchanged, and the equipment list has been retained from the last updated model. The aggressive-looking motorcycle comes with split seats, split pillion grab rails, double-barrel exhaust pipe, sporty engine cowl, fully digital instrument console with TVS’ Smart Xonnect telematics, Bluetooth connectivity and navigation supports and LED tail lamp. The motorcycle also gets a premium kit including assist and slipper clutch, three riding modes – Sport, Urban and Rain, adjustable front and rear suspension, clip-on handlebars and adjustable front brake and clutch levers.
Engine and Transmission
There are no mechanical changes to the four-stroke, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, four-valve 197.75cc engine of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. The motorcycle continues to make a maximum power output of 20.82 bhp @ 9,000 rpm and maximum torque output of 17.25 Nm @ 7,250 rpm. The 6-speed gearbox of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V gets the assistance of a slipper clutch.
Built on a split cradle frame, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V gets a suspension combination from Showa, including telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. For braking, the motorcycle comes fitted with a 270mm petal disc at the front and a 240mm petal disc at the rear.
The most direct rival of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V happens to be the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200. However, the motorcycle also competes with other similarly priced motorcycles like Bajaj Pulsar N250 and Yamaha MT-15.