A couple of months ago, TVS Motors launched a new version of the Apache RTR 200 in India. The motorcycle got a range of updates apart from a stylistic makeover. Here’s a new TVC that shows the motorcycle in action. The Apache RTR 200 is available in 3 variants: carbureted, fuel injected and carbureted ABS. Prices of the Apache RTR 200 start from Rs. 95185 (Carburetor), Rs. 107885 (EFI) and Rs. 108985 (Carburetor with ABS), Ex-showroom Delhi. The motorcycle’s segment leading feature is the addition of a slipper clutch, which allows the rider to downshift rapidly even at higher speeds without worrying about the rear wheel locking up.
The Apache RTR 200 is powered by a 197.5 cc, four stroke single cylinder engine that puts out 20.5 PS of peak power in the carbureted variant, and 21 PS of peak power on the fuel injected variant. Both outputs are produced at 8,500 rpm. The torque produced by this engine is a maximum of 17 NM, at 7,000 rpm.
The air cooled engine gets a four valve head, with a single overhead camshaft. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard. Suspension on the motorcycle consists of telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear shock absorber. Front and rear disc brakes are standard on the three variants, with only the top-end trim getting dual channel ABS.
As for visual changes, the Apache RTR 200 gets new body graphics and a fly screen. The motorcycle looks quite aggressive and gets a sharply raked rear end, with a split seat layout. Like all other Apaches sold in the Indian market, the RTR 200 4V has also been developed with extensive testing and racing on track.
The motorcycle offers an aggressive riding position and clip-on handlebars, two key details that make it track ready. In fact, TVS Motors conducts one-make race series with the Apache RTR 200. Rivals of the motorcycle include the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS and the much more pricier KTM Duke 200.