TVS Apache 200 could be quicker than the KTM Duke 200 – Report

Posted on: Dec 18, 2015 - 12:25pm IST

Could accelerate from 0-60 km/h in under 3.5 seconds.

RushLane reports that the TVS Apache 200 has been benchmarked against the KTM Duke 200 and that it will outperform the Austrian rival. The motorcycle is expected to premiere at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida in February.

TVS Apache 200 front spied up-close
The TVS Apache 200 is powered by an air-cooled single-cylinder engine with an oil-cooler.

It is reported that the Apache 200 could outperform the KTM Duke 200 in terms of acceleration by being able to sprint from 0-60 km/h in under 3.5 seconds. The report does not mention the rate of acceleration of the Apache, while the Duke 200 is known to sprint from 0-60 km/h in close-to 3.30 seconds. Hence it is unclear if the Apache 200 will indeed be quicker than the Duke.

The TVS Apache 200 is powered by an air-cooled single-cylinder engine. The publication reports that this motor could produce around 28 PS of maximum power and 22-25 Nm of peak torque, and that it will be mated to a five-speed gearbox. Its competitor, the KTM Duke 200, is powered by a water-cooled single-cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves, that produces 25.4 PS and 19.2 Nm, mated to a close-ratio six-speed transmission.

TVS Apache 200 seat spied up-close
The TVS Apache 200 is expected to produce more peak power and torque than the KTM Duke 200.

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In addition to the TVS Apache 200, TVS Motor Company is expected to reveal its own version of the BMW G310R at the Auto Expo, which would take a position between the KTM Duke 200 and the KTM Duke 390 in terms of performance.

TVS Apache 200 – Spyshot Gallery

[Source: RushLane]

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