TVS Apache RTR 200 4V remained as the flagship model of the brand for a long time. The bike was recently updated by the brand and now, TVS has added two new colour options for the naked bike. The Apache RTR 200 4V is now available in black and red, matte black with red, grey with neon yellow, and white with red colors.
The new colours really make the Apache unique in the segment and attractive to the youth who want something different. The TVS Apache 200 4V is available in three variants and the price starts at Rs. 95,000 while the top-end version is priced at Rs. 1,09,500. TVS updated the bike recently with new features and updated looks.
The new Apache RTR 200 4V 2.0 gets striking new body graphics and a new windscreen that is bigger than the outgoing model. The windscreen is quite aggressive and TVS claims that it enhances the overall aerodynamics of the bike. These are the only two changes that the bike gets.
Mechanically, the engine remains the same, but TVS has added a new Anti-Reverse Torque (A-RT) slipper clutch system. The new system increases the performance of the bike as there is a 22% reduction in clutch force for the upshifts that allows the rider to post better lap times. This is the first time that a bike from this segment is getting a slipper clutch system. The slipper clutch is also said to reduce the wheel-hopping while doing high-speed downshifts.
The Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 197.5cc, single-cylinder engine that is mated to a 5-speed transmission. The bike is available with both carburetted and fuel injected versions. It develops a maximum of 20.5 PS with the carburettor fuel supply and 21 PS with the fuel injected supply. Both the engine versions get a maximum of 17 Nm torque.
This is the first TVS bike with a slipper clutch in the Indian market. TVS is playing quite aggressive with their Apache line-up in India and also launched the RTR 160 4V recently. We will also see the Race Edition of the Apache RR 310 in the coming months that will be updated with the slipper clutch and a more aggressive seating position.