Two-wheeler maker TVS Motor aims to sell 7,000 units of its newly launched Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycles in India every month as the company sets new target in the premium motorcycle segment.
TVS pulled the wraps off the latest addition of its Apache series, Apache RTR 200 4V, in India on 20 January along with the launch of the new revived Victor. The Chennai-based company hopes to sell 7,000 units of Apache every month by Diwali this year. For the new Victor, company's expectations stand at around 25,000 units per month. With the addition of new motorcycles, TVS also hopes to increase its market share to 22% from the current 17%.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V comes in three variants â€” Carburetor, FI version with Pirelli tyres and ABS variant. While the Carburetor version has been priced at Rs 88,990, the FI version with Pirelli tyres is priced at Rs 1.07 lakh and the ABS variant comes with a price tag of Rs 1.15 lakh (All prices, ex-showroom Delhi). The ABS version of Apache RTR 200 4V will come to the market later in 2016. Both Victor and Apache RTR 200 4V will be made available across the country by April.
Powering Apache 200 4V is 197.75cc oil-cooled engine. The carbureted version will make 20.3bhp, while the fuel injected versions will make 21bhp at 8500 rpm. In both variants torque output remains the same at 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine is mated to five-speed gearbox. While the carbureted version needs a minimum of 3.95 seconds to reach 60kmph before topping out at 128kmph, the FI model requires 3.9 seconds and comes with top speed of 129kmph.
The Apache RTR 200 4V will employ telescopic front suspension and mono-suspension at rear. The braking is taken care of by 270mm disc at front and 240mm disc at rear. The motorcycle runs on 90/90 section front and 130/70 section rear tyres in 17 inch wheels.