PT TVS Motor Company, the Indonesian subsidiary of TVS, has teased the upcoming Apache 200 on its website. The teaser image, unfortunately, doesn't reveal any part of the motorcycle. The website offers a chance to ride the Apache 200 at the Sentul International Circuit for those who share the teaser image.
Caught testing many times in India and Indonesia, the Apache 200 will be launched in India on 20 January. A lot of the information on the motorcycle is already out. The design will be inspired by the Draken X21 concept TVS showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The motorcycle will feature a razor-sharp design with chiselled edges. The spy shots have confirmed split seats, clip-on handle bar, W-shaped grab rail, LED tail lights and a longer rear mudguard compared to the current Apache range. The other notable changes will be aluminium foot pegs, engine cowl and alloy wheels in new design.
The Apache 200 will boast of a digital instrument cluster that houses a tachometer, digital clock, a gear position indicator and a service reminder icon. There are no indication lights of the ABS in the leaked pictures of the instrument cluster. It seems ABS is only optional in the Apache RTR 200.
The motorcycle will be powered by a 200cc single-cylinder four-valve liquid-cooled engine that is expected to churn out 25-30bhp of power. The cooling system for the engine is sourced from TVS' alliance partner BMW. BMW Motarrad seems to have played a pivotal role in shaping the Apache 200. The motorcycle will employ telescopic front forks, while the rear gets mono-shock suspension.
To be pitted against the KTM Duke/RC 200 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, the Apache 200 can be expected to have a starting price of Rs 90,000.