The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V remains one of the best value-for-money offerings on the market today, despite the two-wheeler prices rising day by day. One of the main reasons behind this is that TVS regularly updates the bike, recently equipping it with an adjustable suspension system (a feature in the first part). On the other hand, the Yamaha FZ 25, is one of the most affordable 250cc motorcycles in India (and is priced very similarly to the RTR 200). When comparing the specs, we noticed some interesting differences between the numbers on the two bikes. Here are our notes:
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Yamaha FZ 25: Fuel Efficiency
The Yamaha FZ 25 saves more fuel within city limits, thanks to its shorter gears. But things are change on the highways. At an average speed of about 65 km per hour, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is more efficient than the FZ 25 at just over 7 km. We believe that with the “Urban” mode activated, the RTR can match the FZ 25 in terms of fuel efficiency.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Yamaha FZ 25: Acceleration
The FZ 25 proves that there is no substitute for offset. Compared to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, it is about one second per ton (and 0.4 seconds faster at 60 km / h) quicker. The surprising fact is that both motorcycles offer roughly the same power. But it’s this higher torque figure and better tuning condition (max kick power at 1000rpm before RTR) that gives the FZ 25 the edge. So it’s also a second faster at 40-80km/h speeds, which is in line with the easiest overtaking in the city.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Yamaha FZ 25: Braking
Braking has long been the Achilles heel of the Apache RTR 200 4V. However, TVS has improved the braking performance of the bike, and this is shown here. The RTR 200 4V outperforms the FZ 25 in all acceleration tests by about 2 meters, despite using a smaller front disc. Thanks here for the best grippy brakes and tires on the new bike.
Overall, we see that the Apache RTR 200 4V outperforms the FZ 25, even surpasses it in certain respects. Prices? While Yamaha costs Rs. 1,52,100, TVS sells for Rs. 1,32,070 (both rates, ex-showroom, Delhi). Which one can you go to?
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