TVS Apache Series surpasses 4 million sales milestone today
TVS Motor Company has reported 4 million sales milestone for its Apache series. Launched in 2005, Apache series growth is fuelled by demand from what the company terms as ‘young and aspirational riders’. Apache Series ranges from 160cc to 310cc. The range topping unit is a result of the auto manufacturers association with BMW Motorrad.
TVS Apache Series
TVS Apache Series has two categories – Naked and Super Sports. RTR (Racing Throttle Response) series catalogs the 160, 160 4V, 180 and RTR 200 4V. Super Sport segment lists RR 310 (Race Replica), a first for the mass market two-wheeler company back in 2017. With features like throttle-by-wire tech, four ride modes, a state-of-art TVS SmartXonnect enabled 5 inch vertical TFT colour display, RR 310 sets the upper limit of what the Apache series can be.
The 4 million global sales milestone has brought much cheer to the manufacturer’s production arm, and has been celebrated with activities that relied on rider contributions and camaraderie. Maybe a bit too much cheer having presented the event as a world premiere, a historic moment, and one wherein the chequered flag was about to be waved.
First thoughts based on that bit of oversharing was a chance hope of the RR 310 being introduced in a new avatar; given that BMW G310 GS, and G310 R were launched last week. Furthermore, the company has a race-spec RR 310, which is already in use when reaching the chequered flag.
But well, thoughts being thoughts, none of that panned out. And the Monday morning premiere was simply an announcement to establish units sold. Sales reported is cumulative of domestic market and exports, and a momentous occasion that’s culminated from 15 years of Apache brand building.
Newest Apache Launch
TVS Motor Company recently announced the launch of a more affordable variant of Apache RTR 200 4V. The new variant comes with Super-Moto ABS functionality which is essentially a single-channel ABS. TVS claims that this feature allows incredible stopping power which is accompanied by impressive braking control.
The new single-channel ABS variant is nearly Rs 5000 cheaper than the one with dual-channel ABS. The new Super-Moto ABS variant has been priced at Rs 1,23,500, whereas the top-spec RTR 200 4V has been priced at Rs 1,28,550 ( both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Apache RTR 200 4V draws its power from a 197.75 cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, fuel-injector motor which cranks out a maximum power of 20.2 bhp at 8500 rpm and 6.8 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. It is mated to a five-speed gearbox. This motor is equipped with a race-tuned fuel-injector which is aimed to provide an exhilarating performance.