Disclaimer – As the manufacturer (TVS Motor Company) has blacklisted Rushlane from it’s events/rides as a consequence of decisions based on restrictive practices, this post is reliant on a company issued press release.
TVS Motor Company, leading moped manufacturer, announced the launch of updated Apache 200 variants today. TVS Apache 200 Race Edition not only gets new graphics, it also gets a new feature – ‘Anti-Reverse Torque (A-RT) Slipper Clutch’ technology.
Termed as Race Edition 2.0, the new Apache 200 is the first motorcycle in the country to get ‘A-RT Slipper Clutch’. As per TVS, the technology is featured in the Apache 200 so that riders can achieve better lap times. The A-RT Slipper Clutch is a race-derived technology. Apart from this, there is also a fly-screen on board the Apache 200 series for enhanced aerodynamics.
Thanks to this new tech, Apache 200 riders will not only get smoother gear-shifts, but will also get 22% reduction in clutch force. TVS says – “The technology also aims at ensuring rider safety in highspeed downshifts, avoids wheel-hopping while cornering, and improves vehicle stability with the back-balance torque limiter effect.”
Available in three trims – Carburetor, EFI, and Carburetor with ABS. Price is respectively Rs 95,185, Rs 1,07,885 and Rs 1,08,985, ex-showroom, Delhi. Only the Carb variant is available at all dealerships, while the EFI, ABS variant is only on sale at select dealerships.
Powering the Apache 200 is a 197 cc single cylinder engine which delivers 20.5 PS (Carb) / 21.0 PS (EFI) of power at 8500 RPM and 18.1 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM.