TVS Motor company is reportedly looking to hasten the delivery process of the newly-launched flagship model of its Apache series, the Apache RTR 200 4V, in India. The Apache RTR 200 4V, which made its market entry in January, is currently available only in a few cities, and the company is said to be planning to ramp up the production to expand its availability across the country.
Currently, only the Apache RTR 200 4V carburetted version is being delivered in full swing, while the delivery of the other two variants — Apache RTR 200 4V the fuel-injected (FI) and the fully-loaded ABS versions of the model — will begin by the end of September.
Based on the double cradle split Syncro stiff frame, the Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by 197.75cc oil-cooled engine. While the carburetted version makes 20.3bhp, the fuel injected versions churn out 21bhp at 8500 rpm. In both the variants, torque output remains the same at 18.1Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine is mated to five-speed gearbox.
It employs telescopic front suspension and mono-suspension at rear. The braking is taken care of by 270mm disc at front and 240mm disc at rear and the motorcycle runs on 90/90 section front and 130/70 section rear tyres on 17 inch wheels. While the carburetted 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 fully loaded ABS version of the Apache RTR 200 4V with dual-channel ABS features optional Pirelli tyres. The carburetted variant is priced at Rs. 1.08 lakh while the fuel-injected version costs Rs. 1.27 lakh (on-road Bengaluru).