TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: A race horse for the road

It all started way back in 2006, when TVS launched the Apache 150. The RTR series that followed in the coming years gave rise to small capacity sports bikes in India. The Apache has always been one of the very few bikes that has excited enthusiasts. It has been renowned for its blend of good handling, strong performance and of course, practicality as well. The Apache RTR 200 4V is the latest bike that is bound to make its mark.

Engine

Packed neatly within the frame is a 197.75cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.7bhp and 18.1Nm of torque. The motor is oil-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is BSVI-compliant.

Specifications

There’s no denying the fact the Apache 200 has always been a striking motorcycle to look at, and continues to be so. At the front, it boasts of a sharp-looking headlamp that gets LED DRLs. The number plate holder is placed above the headlight and below the windshield. The alloy wheels look cool; so does the golden-shaded front fork. And the rear-view mirrors look identical to the ones on the older bike. The fuel tank is nice and angular and looks sporty with ‘RTR’ branded on the sides. The rear section looks sharp too and we particularly like the split-seat design. What really stands out is the LED tail lamp and the wide rear tyre. Towards the rear, you will also notice tiny faux air scoops and of course, the edgy grab rails. We also like the twin-port exhaust design. The instrument cluster consists of two trip meters, a lap timer, reserve fuel trip meter, odometer and a huge horizontal tachometer above. You will also find a gear position indicator, speedometer, service reminder, clock and fuel gauge. In terms of dimensions, the Apache RTR 200 4V is 2050mm in length, 790mm in width and 1015mm in height. Throttle response is impressive and the exhaust note is perhaps the best in this segment. The engine is refined even when stressed upon at higher speeds. The engine loves to rev and it can manage a top speed of 120kph. At 148kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 180mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1353mm and a seat height of 800mm.

Mileage

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres. In terms of mileage, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is capable of returning 32kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.

Mechanical Parts

The seating position is similar to that of other Apaches. The high-set handlebar feels good to hold and the rear-set footpegs are placed nice and high too. There’s a perfect distance between the rider and the handlebar. And the saddle is very comfortable to sit on despite its slightly awkward design. Both, the rider’s and pillion’s seat are well cushioned. Around corners, the bike feels confidence-inspiring and tyres provide good grip. It also feels rather relaxed while going through a corner. The brakes give good feedback, and the mellow suspension setup makes it great for the city. At high speeds as well, the bike feels sure-footed. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets a monotube monoshock-absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a double cradle split synchro stiff frame. The Apache RTR 200 4V runs on 90/90×17 tyres at the front and 130/70×17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.

Features

The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like low fuel warning and assist, turn-by-turn navigation, race telemetry, call/SMS alert, lean angle mode, crash alert, digital instrument cluster, stand alarm, engine kill switch and ABS.

Colours

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is available in a variety of shades like Matte Red, White, Matte Grey, Black, Matte Yellow, Matte White, Matte Black and Black and Red. Matte Yellow is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.

Brochure

Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.

Prices and Variants

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is available in two variants: Apache RTR 200 4V Carburetor ABS – Smart Xonnect for ₹ 1.15 lakh and Apache RTR 200 4V Dual-Channel ABS – BS-VI for ₹ 1.24 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the Apache RTR 200 4V, you can head to autox.com.

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