TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS FI variant teased; gets official website [Update]
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Update – TVS Motor has communicated to IndianAutosBlog that the Facebook upload is unrelated to the new Apache.
TVS has teased the fuel injected ABS variant of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.
The Facebook page of TVS Motor company posted an image saying “Something exciting is coming your way”. The bike’s dedicated website shows the detailed features of the upcoming motorcycle.
The ABS FI version of the bike will be the flagship offering from TVS, until the 310 arrives. The bike gets a 197.75cc single cylinder engine with oil cooling. The peak power is 21 PS (0.5 PS more than the carb version) at 8,500 rpm. The peak torque remains the same at 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine pairs with a 5-speed transmission. The 0-60 km/h acceleration time stands at 3.9 seconds, which is faster than the carburettor version by 0.05 seconds.
TVS has built the bike on a Double Cradle Split Synchro Stiff Frame. A telescopic fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear perform the suspension duties. For braking, the bike employs a 270 mm petal disc at the front and a 240 mm petal disc at the rear. The bike gets dual channel ABS with RLP Rear Lift-off Protection control. This system prevents the locking up of discs during extreme braking and also prevents the lifting of the rear end.
The bike gets a 90-section front and a 130 section rear tubeless Remora tyres. Pirelli tyres offering superior grip are optional. Expect the ABS FI version to cost INR 1.25 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. Currently, the Apache RTR 200 is priced at INR 92,915 and INR 97,915 for the Pirelli variant, ex-showroom, Delhi.