The performance Apache series from TVS is one of the most popular bikes in the market. Since the BS6 norms will be implemented in the Indian market sometime next year, TVS is working on an all-new model of the Apache 200 4V. The first picture of the all-new BS6 compliant Apache 200 4V has been spotted on the roads.
This is the first time the new bike has been spotted and from the picture, it seems that the new Apache will come with a host of updates. Motor Vikatan spotted the upcoming Apache for the first time. The most significant update that can be spotted on the bike is the full LED headlamp system. Since Always-Headlamp-On (AHO) feature is mandatory on all the two-wheelers in the Indian market, the bike seems to be on its low-beam. The upper part of the headlamp is likely to be a high beam. It gets two separate compartments for the low beam and the high beam but noticeably, there is no DRL in the bike.
Other details are not known yet but TVS is likely to introduce some new features in the Apache 200 4V. The bike’s engine frame is expected to be the same but the shape of the fuel tank can be tweaked to add a fresh look to the bike. It seems like the shape of the headlamp is similar to the current bike. The TVS Apache 200 4V looks very aggressive with the current headlamp set-up and it will continue to offer the same.
TVS will upgrade the current engine to the emission compliant BS6 norms. However, the power and torque figures are expected to remain the same. Currently, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V comes powered by a 197.7cc, single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 20.2 Bhp and 18.1 Nm of peak torque. The bike gets a 5-speed transmission. The Apache 200 4V takes on the likes of Bajaj Pulsar 200NS in the Indian market.
Other details are not known yet. It should be noted that for the first time, TVS offered a Bluetooth-connected instrument cluster with the launch of the NTorq in the Indian market. With the launch of the new 200 4V, TVS may introduce a similar feature in the instrument console too. The NTorq offers a fully-digital instrument cluster that can be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth. The instrument cluster then notifies the rider about the upcoming turns and also tells about calls and text messages. A similar system can also be seen in the recently launched Hero XPulse.
TVS may also update the body graphics of the upcoming Apache 200 4V and add new colour options to make it look fresh in the market. Currently, the Apache is available with both Fuel Injected and Carbureted versions. It is not known if both the versions will be upgraded to become BS6 compliant.