2016 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has been launched in India at a base price of INR 88,990 for the carbureted version while the top end variant with FI, dual channel ABS and Pirelli tyres, is priced at INR 1.15 lakh in India. Standard tyres which are offered with new Apache 200 are from Remora, while buyers have the option to opt for Pirelli rubber.
It is this top-end variant with Pirelli rubber which has managed to touch a top speed of 144 kmph, in spite the company claiming that top speed of Apache 200 is only 129 kmph for the FI variant (127 kmph for the carbureted variant). The said top speed was achieved by a test rider from Otomotif Weekly, while testing the bike at Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia.
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 2016 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. It is seen with a sporty design, an all digital console and sharp headlights with LED DRLs.