It was earlier reported that TVS Motor Company is working on a facelift for its Apache motorcycle. The facelift was rumored to have a powerful 200cc engine and will be launched towards the end of 2015. Ahead of its expected launch, more details of the vehicle have surfaced online.
A report from Shifting-gears claims the Apache 200 will be powered by a 200cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine that is expected to churn out 25-30bhp of power. The cooling system for the engine is sourced from BMW. BMW and TVS are in alliance for sub 500cc motorcycles.
BMW seems to have played a pivotal role in shaping the Apache 200. The design will be inspired from the Draken X21 concept that TVS showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. It will feature a razor sharp design with chiseled edges. The new Apache will employ telescopic front forks, while rear gets mono shock suspension. All-digital instrument cluster, LED tail lamps and split seats are the other additions.
The motorcycle was rumored with Michelin soft compound tyres before. The new reports indicate Pirelli tyres will be optional which is known for its superb grip in recently launched Mahindra Mojo. There will be a regular model and an ABS equipped variant on offer.
Additionally, the Apache 200 will get a pair of sleek indicators, clip-on handlebar and headlamp with LED daytime running lights to enhance the sportiness. The motorcycle will be pitted against the KTM Duke/RC 200 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200.