TVS has been working on the latest iteration of the Apache 200 4V and 160 4V for some time now. Both the bikes have also been spotted testing a few times and the spy shots revealed a few changes that the bikes would come with. Now though, a leaked photograph of the upcoming 2020 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is out, courtesy Bikewale, which reveals how the bike would look like in its production form. The major change in terms of aesthetics will be an updated front fascia which is now more aggressive than the ongoing model.
The leaked image also confirms that the 2020 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V will come with a full LED headlight. The whole headlamp setup has been revised and will feature redesigned LED DRLs and pilot lights. Earlier, a few spy shots gave us a close look as to how the revised front fascia will look like up close. As the image reveals, the headlamp unit now sports more aggressive lines and stance that improve the overall looks of the bike. However, all other bit and panels of the bike are almost identical to the ongoing model. The silencer pipe, tank design, and seat layout among other things, therefore, will be the same as on the current bike.
However, that’s not the end of the changes and upgrades made on the bike. The 2020 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V will also get an updated instrument console that will come with Bluetooth connectivity. What this means is that the bike could be connected to a smartphone and several features p to access features like turn-by-turn navigation. Other things like telescopic front forks and an adjustable rear mono-shock, petal-type disc brakes and dual-channel ABS will be carried on from the current bike.
Another big change will be in the form of the engine, which will now be BSVI compliant. TVS will upgrade the power mill on both the Apache models so as to make them meet the upcoming BSVI norms. Therefore, the bikes will now come with fuel injection as standard and the carburettor system will be ditched. The 197.75 cc air-oil-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC motor with fuel-injection churns out 21.0 PS of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 18.1 Nm of maximum torque at 7,000 rpm. The bike will most probably come with the same five-speed gearbox with along with a slipper clutch.
Talking about the launch date, expect TVS to launch the 2020 Apache RTR 4V series after October. As they will be upgraded to meet the BSVI norms, expect the bikes to carry a price premium over the existing models. TVS is also likely to launch a few new colour shades with the new 2020 Apache series.