TVs Motorcycles has launched the upgraded Apache RTR 200 4V in India which could comply with the BS-IV norms. As the government has revised the BS-IV norms which will be in effect very soon, two-wheeler manufacturers are launching their flagship with an update to comply with the norms.
The new updated 2017 Apache RTR 200 4V gets some engine tweaks with no cosmetic enhancements. In addition to the engine tweaks, the new updated flagship model includes the Auto Headlamp On (AHO) feature, which is mandate as per new BS-IV norms, so you won’t be seeing the headlight switch in the handlebar switchgear.
The Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 198cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 20bhp and 18Nm of torque which is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The bike carries a price tag of Rs. 97,800 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). For an additional Rs. 7,300 that’s for Rs. 1,06,000 (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the RTR 200 4V will sport stickier Pirelli Sport Demon tyres ditching the standard TVS Remora tyres.
There is no word on when the top-spec ABS trim of the flagship Apache streetfighter could be launched for the domestic market. The home-grown two-wheeler manufacturer can only hold its thrust in the naked bike segment which is now become more competent with the launch of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and Yamaha FZ25, so it is inevitable for them to launch the top variant of RTR 200 4V. The company is also gearing up for the launch of naked streetfighter based on TVS Akula 310, dubbed TVS Apache RTR 300.