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Scoop: TVS Apache RTR 200 to be quicker than KTM Duke 200

TVS Apache RTR 200 based on Draken concept

0-60 kmph is expected to be arrived in under 3.5 seconds.

Just yesterday, we were wondering whether the frequently spotted TVS street fighter test mule is the Indian automaker’s version of the BMW G 310 R or a new Apache RTR 200. But now we have reasons to believe that it is actually theĀ latter.

The TVS Apache RTR 200 will be pitted against the popular KTM Duke 200 which currently doesn’t have a direct challenger. Rushlane has learnt that TVS’ naked motorcycle has been engineered to outperform its Austrian foe in each and every aspect.


Design inspiration comes from the Draken concept.

The Apache RTR would be quicker than the Duke 200 in 0-60 kmph sprint which is expected to be dispatched in under 3.5 seconds. The engine specs are still under wraps but the fuel injected 200 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with oil-cooler would pump out more power and torque than the KTM. If we were to guess, around 26 PS and 22 Nm of torque look more like it. In comparison, the Duke 200 is delivers 25.4 PS and 19.2 Nm of torque. The new TVS’s sophisticated exhaust canister is likely to voice out a bass-rich note, like the Mahindra Mojo. Transmission is taken care by a 5-speed unit.

Visually, the TVS Apache RTR 200 will borrow design cues heavily form the sharply styled Draken Concept. Massive tank extensions, a mean looking headlamp, LED taillight and fully digital instrument cluster are the salient visual elements of the bike. ABS will be on offer as an option.

Launch will most likely take place at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in February 2016.

TVS Apache RTR 200 – Spy Shots

TVS Draken Concept – Photos


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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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  • Nevin Joseph Morrison

    Finally someone is stepping up the bar that ktm has set up.

  • Rakesh Suryavardhan

    5 Speed?? !!! Why?

  • Imdadul Hussain

    Of course it’s likely to be…but there’s alws been issue for refinement with the TVS for which the motor can’t be rev’ed harder.

  • Milind Jadhav

    i think it will be powered arnd 24 – 25

  • Arvind

    Quicker than duke

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa

    Oh c’mon, 6-speed is standard now