The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V was declared as the Indian motorcycle of the year 2017. In the earlier part of the year, TVS launched its upgraded version of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race edition 2.0 with new colour options! This motorbike sports the all-new racing inspired graphics that lends a dynamic and aggressive look to this bike.
Priced at just a bit north of rs.95k (for the standard issue) and around a lakh (for the Fuel Injection issue) this bike poses stiff competition with Bajaj Pulsar NS 200, Yamaha FZ 25 and also Hero Extreme 200R. This year the bike received a bunch of upgrades but at the same price.
It was originally launched in a new black shade with red graphics; however now riders get to choose from another four to five different colour combinations. Riders can choose between red and white, grey and yellow, red and black, matte black with red graphics or red with black graphics. Each and every colour combination of this bike makes it stand out among its peers and lends the rider a unique style statement.
The TVS Apache RTR 4V Race Edition 2.0 has been designed on a new platform and according to the company's claims, this "road-machine" has been engineered with all new features. The bike looks aggressive from all the angles and TVS has packed in quite some latest features that make this bike even more irresistible. The motorcycle is powered by a four-stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled 200cc engine. The fuel injected version can yield 21 PS of power with 18.6 Nm of torque whereas the carbureted version is known to yield 18.1 Nm of torque with 20.5 PS of power.
The new updates include the racing graphics as mentioned before, fly-screen and the new slipper clutch which the TVS claims as the anti-reverse torque (A-RT) slipper clutch. This function improves vehicle stability while gear shifting, allowing aggressive downshifts with confidence while ensuring rider's safety. Releasing the gear and acceleration has to be synchronized for a smooth experience otherwise the engine would get knocked. According to the TVS claims, the gear shifting on this bike is easier and smoother than ever before. Hence the gear shift process is faster. The clutch effort has been reduced by up to 22 percent which makes rapid downshifting and up-shifts very smooth. Plus, the chances of wheel hopping have been reduced assuring stability and solidity to the bike.
There are three more variants on offer: ABS, Fuel Injection and Pirelli tire variants. It competes against the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, Yamaha FZ25 and the KTM 200 Duke.
The new colour version of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V race edition ensures a fresh head start to the stiff market competition. Although this bike has been around for more than two years, the color options will surely attract more riders and will do wonders for the company in the upcoming months.