TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: Overview
This homegrown 200cc two-wheeler falls under the street bike category. It is one of the most popular bikes on the market and in the country. That said, you can also check out other TVS bikes that cater to different buyers with different purposes and budgets.
Moreover, if you are wondering what “4V” stands for, it means that it’s the fourth version. This fourth iteration joined the Apache portfolio in September 2022. And this homegrown bike stands between the Apache RTR 160 4V and the Apache RR310. Further, there is a massive price difference between them.
Aside from that, this 200cc Apache RTR series motorcycle has several advantages over its competitors as far as features are concerned. So, if you want to jump on the 200cc bandwagon, then the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V should be on your wishlist. Below are a few details about this bike that you should know: So, let’s read on!
You readers, being bike fanatics, must have figured out that this bike has a 200cc engine. Now let’s get deeper into the TVS Apache RTR 200 specifications.
Under its rigid Double Cradle Split Synchro Stiff frame, there is a 197.75cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that pumps out a peak power of 20.54 bhp at 9000 rpm and 17.25 Nm of peak torque at 7250 rpm. The bike’s rear wheel receives power via a five-speed manual transmission. Speaking of transmission, the type of clutch offered on this bike is a wet multiplate with assist and a slipper clutch arrangement. Overall, the indigenous bikemaker has offered a performance-oriented transmission.
The Apache RTR 200’s mileage is around 39 km/l thanks to this engine and transmission combination. That means you can get more mileage and go beyond 40 km/l. Please note that the above-mentioned fuel economy represents average owner-reported mileage.
Further, this BS6 single-cylinder engine with fuel injection technology makes the unit even better. When the BS6 emission norms came out, all manufacturers improved the fuel supply system to curb pollution by introducing fuel injection technology. Also, the second phase of the BS6 engine will commence in January 2023. And because of that, vehicles’ prices will also hike as they receive the anticipated updated engines.
In terms of offerings, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V features may pamper you, especially young buyers. This smart-looking street bike has LED lights on its fascias. LED lights on a vehicle, as you may know, give it a more upscale appearance. Further, you can also make a co-passenger sit at the back, as this bike has a pillion footrest, seat, and grabrails, but it doesn’t have a backrest. Apart from capacity, this 200cc RTR street bike from the Apache series also offers a digital instrument cluster. This display has additional Bluetooth-enabled mobile connectivity. Yes, that’s right! You can connect your phone and use the TVS-built app to explore the available features. But for your reference, the app will show live speed, last parked, live location, engine oil level, fuel level, and upcoming service(s), to name a few.
Moreover, you can also enable GPS and navigation on the instrument cluster while riding. So, these are a few features available on this bike.
As for the starting type, it has an electric start and doesn’t get a conventional kick-start. A manufacturer is unlikely to offer a kick-start at this price range.
At the same time, the indigenous bike manufacturer has also focused on safety, as this bike has automatic headlights, disc brakes, and a crash alert system, to name a few. There is also Glide Through Technology, which works on the principle of cruise control. It comes in handy in bumper-to-bumper traffic, as it will help the bike crawl at low speeds without any throttle.
Moreover, the fourth version of the TVS Apache RTR 200 also has telescopic forks with a preload adjuster at the front and monotube mono-shock absorbers at the rear.
As previously stated, TVS designs the Apache series with a race-oriented approach. In short, their bikes are performance-oriented. That is why some of their bikes feel slightly stiff, making them stable at high speeds and around corners. At the same time, this suspension setup can also absorb the Indian potholes easily, which can provide a comfortable ride quality.
Overall, the fit and finish of this bike won’t let you complain, for sure. Had it been the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, its direct rival, you may have complained about the features and overall build quality.
Prices and Variants
This indigenous bike is available in two variants, each with a different type of ABS channel. The base variant is a single-channel ABS, whereas the top variant has a dual-channel ABS. Keep in mind that the combination of dual discs and dual-channel ABS reduces the chances of mishaps.
The Apache RTR 200 4V price ranges from Rs 1.39 lakh for the base model to Rs 1.44 lakh for the top-of-the-line model. All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of December 2022.
Please note that these prices are subject to change without prior notice to customers. But don’t worry! You can always access the latest location-based price for your dream vehicle on the autoX website. For more information, visit our domain or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.