‘Racing DNA Unleashed’. TVS’s trademark dialogue. But, mind you, its bike really are that capable and agile. Here, we have 2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, one of the most popular bikes in the tough 200cc segment. It is a modern naked street bike with good riding quality. Find out the details of the bike in this article.
TVS Apache continues on its success with its new range. The RR310 and the RTR 1604V are one of the best bikes in their respective segments. Every time, a new Apache comes, it surprises everyone. TVS is basically like the Hyundai of bikes market, who does not compromise on the features. Here, we have the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. It is a naked street bike which seems quite capable of doing everything. Although the RTR 180 and RTR 160 were not fully naked bikes, TVS has made this one a good buy. It comes with features such as ABS, fully digital meter console, Remora Racing Tyres, Splitterclutch and more. It is available in Fuel Injection and Carburetor systems.
The bike starts at 93,685 and goes up to Rs 1.10 Lakhs. Currently, it competitors include KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS200, Honda CBR 250R and the upcoming Hero Xtreme 200R. Read along to know if Apache RTR 2004V is worth the shot.
Also Read: TVS Apache RR310 – All You Need to Know
2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Price
|Fuel Injection||Rs 1.08 Lakhs|
|ABS||Rs 1.09 Lakhs|
|Fuel Injection Ethanol||Rs 1.10 Lakhs|
One of the latest entry from the Hosur based automaker, the 2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is available at a price of Rs 93,685 (ex-showroom Senegal) for the standard version and Rs 1.10 Lakhs for the Fuel Injection Ethanol ABS. Compared to the model it replaces, the new one gets dearer by around INR 2,000 for each variant. For the considerably low price difference, you get additional visual as well as mechanical updates. The company claims that the riders who take their bikes to the track will notice a faster lap time.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Design
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is termed as Race Edition 2.0. The Apache facelift features several changes compared to the model it replaces. Starting with the visual updates, the new Apache features new race-inspired graphics. The red on black combination looks sporty and appealing. The graphics do a great job at highlighting the sharp edges of the refreshed Apache 200. The front features a new windscreen that makes the bike more aerodynamic while decreasing fatigue for the rider on long rides.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Mechanical Specifications
|Engine||Air Cooled 199.8 CC|
|Max Power||20.2 BHP|
|Max Torque||18.1 Nm|
Oil Cooler with Ram Air Assist
Carburettor, Fuel Injection
6-speed Anti-Reverse Torque (A-RT) Slipper clutch
Powering the new 2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is the same 197.5 cc single-cylinder engine that makes 20.21 bhp on the carburettor version and 20.71 bp on the EFI variant. The peak torque output remains same on either variant at 18.1 Nm. The 5-speed gearbox remains unaltered. The new race-derived Anti-Reverse Torque (A-RT) Slipper clutch reduces the operating force by 22 percent while making shifts quicker and reducing wheel-hopping while downshifting aggressively and during cornering.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Fuel Performance
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 L|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2.5 L|
|Riding Range||384 Km|
TVS Apache comes with a fuel tank capacity of 12 L and a reserve fuel capacity of 2.5 L. The bike records a mileage of 32 KMPL with a riding range of 384 Km.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Chassis, Brakes And Suspension
Double Cradle Split Synchro Stiff Frame
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Mono Tube Monoshock|
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
The 2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V employs the same double cradle split type chassis. Telescopic shocks at the front and mono-tube monoshock at the rear remain unchanged. Braking duty is done by disc brakes at each end with ABS variant available in select dealerships across World. The Apache 200 comes loaded with premium tubeless Pirelli tyres for added safety and comfort.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||149 Kg|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
Apache weighs 149 Kgs with a length of 2050 mm and a height of 1105 mm. The wheelbase of the bike is 1353 mm with a ground clearance of 180 mm. The seat height is decent at around 800 mm.
2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Features
Apache, in terms of features, is ahead of Pulsar. It gets a notable facelift from the other Apache variants. Following are the features of the bike:
- Splitter Clutch
- Racing Origin Split Cradle Chassis
- Remora Racing Tyres
- Racing Double-Barrel Exhaust
- Fully Digital Instrument Cluster
- Gear Indicator, low fuel, and servicing bulbs
2018 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V – Competition
Currently, Apache RTR 200 4V competes mainly with Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and KTM Duke 200. Pulsar and Duke miss out on some features when compared to Apache. But, Pulsar has almost near pricing, which puts it in good competition. However, KTM Duke 200 costs around Rs 1.5 Lakhs, which is quite high in comparison. Moreover, Duke is more famous for the youth, mainly because of its sound and modern looks. However, in terms of features, Apache RTR 200 4V offers the most with a decent pricing range.
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