After countless spyshots, speculation and leaks, the TVS Apache 200 4V has finally been unveiled in India. Though it will be launched later in February, in a phased manner, prices were officially revealed today. Base variant will be priced from INR 88,990, while the top of the line ABS FI variant with Pirelli rubber will not cost more than INR 1.15 lakh (all prices ex-Delhi). The flagship Apache has emerges as the fastest production motorcycle ever developed by the company.
Unlike its bikini faired siblings, the Apache 200 4V is a naked street fighter with minimal fairing, edgy body work, muscular fuel tank and a sporty tailpiece complete with split seats and LED tailights. There are hints of the Dracken concept at certain places. Salient features include a fully digital dashboard, LED pilot lamps and a unique silencer canister with an auxiliary chamber.
Engine and Gearbox
The motorcycle is powered by a 197.75 cc single-cylinder air-cum-oil-cooled engine which breathes via a carburetor. You also have the EFI unit from Bosch on offer. The unit is mated to a 5-speed transmission to produce 20.23 PS at 8,500 rpm for the carburetor variant and 21 PS at 8,500 rpm for the FI variant. Torque output for both variants remains same at 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm.
The motorcycle is claimed to have a 0-60 kmph acceleration time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 129 kmph for the FI variant, while the carburetor variant has 0-60 kmph time of 3.95 seconds and top speed of 127 kmph. Both variants achieve 0-100 kmph in the same time of 12 seconds. Kerb weight stands at 140 kg.
Frame, Suspension, Brakes and Tyres
Underpinned by a double cradle split synchro stiff frame, the Apache RTR 200 4V employs a regular regular telescopic fork upfront and a KYB monoshock at the rear. The 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped with 90/90-17 (front) and 130/70-17 (rear) tyres made by Remora. Additionally, you also can opt for Pirelli rubber. Braking is courtesy of a petals disc at each wheel while you also have the option to opt for dual channel ABS.
Unlike Indonesia, where the bike was launched earlier today, where it will be offered in three colour options, India will get six colour options. These are Matte Yellow, Matte Red, Matte White, Matte Grey, Black and White.
Please stay tuned for a detailed live photo gallery from India launch event. Until then have a look at the image gallery from Indonesia launch below.