First announced in January 2016, the TVS Apache 200 has finally been launched ABS option. Only offered with the carb variant for now, price of new TVS Apache 200 ABS will start from Rs 1.08 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai (about Rs 15,000 more expensive than standard Carb variant of Apache 200). Colour options on offer are White and Black.
The ABS variant comes with a dual channel ABS unit from Bosch. It comes with Remora tyres as standard. If you want Pirelli, pay Rs 5,000 more. It also gets new 6 plates clutch (current Apache 200 has 5 plates clutch). Back in November 2017, TVS announced the launch of 200 FI variant, which is priced at Rs 1.07 lakh, ex-sh. The launch of FI ABS variant will take place at a later date.
Positioned in the entry level sports segment, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V targets young urban buyers with its aggressive stance and high level performance. It is powered by a single cylinder, four valve, oil-cum-air cooled 197.7cc engine in two versions one of which is a carbureted while the other is a fuel injected.
The engine with the carbureted unit offers 20.5 PS peak power and 18.1 Nm torque while the yet to be launched fuel injected version power performance is enhanced to 21 PS but torque figures remain the same.
Aggressive in looks and with added styling the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is seen with a headlamp with pilot LEDs, an all digital instrument cluster and LED tail lamps. It receives split seats and a higher rear seat while a high flow double barrel exhaust system offers better outflow of exhaust besides adds to the aesthetics of the new Apache.
The bike also gets high grip wide ratio Remora tubeless tyres along with options of Pirelli tyres for better racing performance. It is fitted with petal discs and dual channel ABS along with rear liftoff protection facility.
Fitted with electric start, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V stands at a height of 1,105mm, has a length of 2,050mm while its width is 790mm. It sits on a wheelbase of 1,353mm and has ground clearance of 180mm along with kerb weight of 148 kgs.