TVS Motor Company, the popular South-India based two-wheeler manufacturer, today announced that its Apache RTR 200 4V has made it to the Limca Book of Records. The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has posted a record for the “Highest Altitude ever reached by a Motorcycle.”
This mean feat was achieved by a team of six members who were a part of the company’s ‘Quest for Highest’ campaign. The team rode on four TVS Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycles to scale a height of 21,524 feet in the Rupshu Valley in Ladakh. This team comprised of – Santanu Roychowdhury, Manas Sen, Subrato Boral, Indradeb Chatterjee, Achinta Saha and Srikrishna Biswas. This team shattered the previous record of 21,233 feet, which was set in the Atakama range of Mt. Andes.
The team covered as many as 1,612 kms during the ride to post a new world record. The riders covered Manali, Sarchu (14,700 feet), Tsokar (14860 feet), Korzok (14,836 feet) and set up their base camp in Kyirchu (15,110 feet). Finally, on August 29, 2016, the team rode to 21,524 feet and hoisted the Indian tricolour at Chamser Kangri in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycles that were used for this ride were equipped with off-road tires to easily take on the rough terrain. Moreover, the mag wheels were changed to spoke wheels of 18 inches (front) and 16 inches (back). Even the suspension was tuned to tackle the harsh terrain. The submission to Limca Book of Records was made in December 2016 and a jury adjudged them the winner of the new world record in April 2018.
Powering the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is a 197.75-cc single-cylinder engine that comes mated to a five-speed transmission. The engine is available with both carburettor and fuel injection systems. The motorcycle comes with disc brakes on both the wheels and an optional ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). Prices of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V range start at Rs 95,685 (ex-showroom, Delhi).