TVS Apache 200 owner records speedo indicated top speed of 149 kmph – Video
TVS claims that the top speed of Apache 200 is 127 kmph, but test ride reveals that it is much higher.
New TVS Apache RTR 200 4V was launched in India last year, at a base price of INR 88,990 for the carbureted version. It is this variant which has managed to touch a top speed of 149 kmph, in spite the company claiming that top speed of Apache 200 is only 127 kmph for the carbureted variant (127 kmph for the FI variant). The said top speed was achieved by owner of TVS Apache 200 in India.
In addition to this, a top end variant with FI, dual channel ABS and Pirelli tyres was also announced, with a price tag of INR 1.15 lakh in India. Sadly, even after more than a year, the top end variant is yet to arrive in the market. This variant will have an even higher top speed of 150+ kmph. Watch the top speed video below, which was uploaded to the Mototune Youtube channel.
New TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a single cylinder, 197.7 cc air cum oil cooled engine capable of 21 PS power and 18.1 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed gearbox. Drawing inspiration from the Draken concept, new Apache 200 weighs a total of 148.5 kgs (kerb), while it claims claims acceleration from 0 to 60 kmph in 3.9 seconds. Dimensions stand at 2,050 mm length, 790 mm width, 1,105 mm height while the new Apache sits on a wheelbase of 1,353 mm. It gets ground clearance of 180 mm and sports a 12 liter fuel tank.
Set to lure buyers in the younger and more adventurous segment, the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V boasts of better refinement and added performance. It is fitted with 10 spoke, 17” alloy wheels, 90/90 R 17 tyres in the front and 130/90 R17 tyres at the rear while features include petal disc brakes, and an upward riding stance. Standard tyres which are offered with new Apache 200 are from Remora, while buyers have the option to opt for Pirelli rubber. It is seen with a sporty design, an all digital console and sharp headlights with LED DRLs.