TVS Motors is one of the popular two wheeler manufacturer in India. They are known for their Apache series motorcycles that is popular among the youngsters across the country. Apache was introduced in the market back in 2005 and ever since then, it has been a popular motorcycle. TVS has been constantly working on Apache series motorcycles to stay a step ahead of its competition. TVS has now launched an updated version Apache RTR 200 4V which is now available with number of segment first features. The 2020 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is now available with features like ride modes, adjustable front suspension and adjustable levers. The price for the updated Apache is Rs. 1.31 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is one of the most popular naked bikes sold by the manufacturer. It recently got an update as part of the BS6 transition. It received cosmetic changes which included a slightly redesigned headlamp with LED lights in it. Other features that are available in the 200 4V were Race Tuned Fuel Injection, Race Tuned Slipper Clutch, instrument cluster that supports Bluetooth, Glide Through Technology, ABS and High performance radial tyres.
The updated version of the Apache RTR 200 4V now gets ride modes. It is similar to the one that we have already seen in their flagship Apache RR 310 BS6 version. The bike gets three riding modes – Sport, Urban and Rain. There is a dedicated button on the bike to toggle between the ride modes on the fly.
Just like in the RR 310, each mode changes the character of the bike. In Race Mode, the bike will accelerate aggressively and have a higher top speed. The ABS will be sharper too. In Urban Mode, bike the acceleration will be linear and will be mix of both power and comfort. This mode will also return better fuel efficiency. The braking is more stable and suitable for urban riding conditions. The Rain mode is focused on keeping the rider safe during rainy conditions. The acceleration is linear and comfortable with a lower top speed. In this mode, ABS is tuned in a way to respond to wet and mud roads without locking the wheels.
Other updates that new Apache RTR 200 4V gets is an adjustable front suspension from Showa. Rider can adjust the suspension (stiffer and soft) to his liking. Softer set up would be great for city riding conditions while the stiffer will be suitable for a track. The brake and the clutch levers also can be adjusted as per rider’s liking in the updated Apache RTR 200 4V. TVS has also introduced a new matte blue colour in the Apache which is similar to the one seen in their track bikes.