The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has always been one of our favorite bikes in the segment. Early last year it got an update to comply with BS6. And that update also saw a minor redesign, particularly to the front end and to the graphics schemes. More recently, TVS added some features to this due to the channel variance bag of tricks. And some of them we’ve never seen in this segment before.
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Specifications of TVS Apache 200
Engine & transmission Of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
The engine of this bike is carefully designed and developed for good sports efficiency. You get a 197.75 cc displacement engine in this bike that generates 21 ps @ 7000 rpm of Horsepower and delivers 17 Nm @ 6500 rpm of Torque. This bike additionally comes with BS6 emission norms. So the piston utilized in this engine slightly lighter and also has a catalytic converter on the exhaust system. This engine is fed by the Fuel Injection System to improve its performance.
Engine and Transmission
Brakes, Tyre, and Suspension
The first of these updates is to do with the suspension. Now, while this Apache still uses a conventional telescopic fork, it is adjustable for preload.
Every suspension system has a usable range of motion. And when you add load to the motorcycle in the form of a rider, luggage, or pillion, the suspension compresses. And it may eat into that range of motion, giving suspension less room to move.
About what preload adjustability essentially allows you to do is raise or lower the suspension. So it doesn’t eat into that usable range.
This system is an opportunity to fiddle around with the basics of suspension. Setting sag is how much the bike sinks under its weight and with the rider’s weight.
And, while we’re on the subject of adjustability. There is another element of the motorcycle that can be tweak for better ergonomics. This RTR 200 4V now gets adjustable brake and clutch levers.
In our brake test, the Apache stopped nearly 2 meters later in rain mode. While the distances in sport and urban were quite close to each other.
The braking performance is better than before. With TVS having updated the system to offer a better bite in comparison to the BS6 model that we tested a few months ago. This Apache came to a halt from 60 kilometers per hour, a couple of meters shorter.
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TVS Riding Modes
The second big update is that this Apache now has riding modes. Three of them rain, urban, and sport.
Sport mode gives you access to all the 21 horsepower that this engine has to offer, with ABs being the least intrusive in this setting.
In rain and urban mode, power goes down about 3.5 horsepower with torque down by 0.7-newton meters. The difference is in how the abs intervene, unsurprisingly. The ABs are most intrusive in rain mode. The urban mode offers a middle ground between rain and sport.
We tested both the acceleration and the braking in the different modes. And found that the bike takes an additional 0.7 seconds to get to 60 kilometers per hour in the lower power. However, that gap extends to nearly 4 seconds in the sprint to 100. On the flip side, running the bike with the lower power output in rain or urban mode did return better fuel efficiency.
Smart Connect feature in Apache RTR 200 4V
This feature introduced by TVS in this bike is a remarkable move according to the rider’s viewpoint. This function is suggested to improve the ride experience of bikers. So what is smart connect, In this feature, riders can link their Smartphone with their bike through Bluetooth connectivity. there are numerous features you can access by smart connect.
- The very first feature is navigation on a fully digital tool console.
- The system is designed to outline several quits vis navigating again which is extremely practical during long trips.
- When fuel is low it will immediately navigate you to the nearest filling station.
- The smart connect app will give detailed details about bike performance.
- The most effective attribute is the smart sharp system (it spots the exact location of the crashed rider and sends it to Emergency Contact).
- The smart connect has an SMS as well as CALL notification on the console.
- Welcome alert on the console with your name is an interesting function on this bike.
GTT Technology in TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
The brand-new Apache is coming with BS6 emission norms. According to that, there is a fuel injection system introduced in this bike. There is a little breakthrough Feature TVS is offering you is known as GTT technology. Here GTT is referred to as Glide through traffic innovation.
This innovation provides you smooth regulated flight in urban areas. where you begin moving the bike with a smooth release of the clutch lever without the throttle operation. BY doing this TVS did an improvement in fuel efficiency.
TVS has refined the structural elements of the chassis. And this has resulted in a 1-kilo loss in weight. With this update, this Apache now costs only a couple of thousand rupees more than before. This amazing machine can be yours in only 1.29 lakhs. This machine is real value for money.
SINGLE CHANNEL ABS ₹ 1,29,315
Dual CHANNEL ABS / R-MODE ₹ 1,34,365
It thinks before making it great value for money. Recently TVS also introduced these features on the single-channel abs variant. And that bike costs rupees 5000 less that isn’t a lot of money. And in our opinion, you should consider paying a little extra for the added safety that this dual-channel variant brings.