TVS Apache RTR 200
TVS Apache RTR 200 patent imageMotorBeam

TVS Motor Company has confirmed to IBTimes India the launch of a new motorcycle on 20 January. The motorcycle is reportedly the new Apache with 200cc engine. It has been caught testing often in 2015, and biking enthusiast are eagerly waiting for the launch of the motorcycle.

Folks at Motorbeam have now got the patent image of the upcoming motorcycle that throws some light on the motorcycle. Its design seems to be inspired by the Draken X21 concept TVS showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. It will feature a razor-sharp design with chiselled edges. The pictures confirms split seats, W-shaped grab rail, LED tail lights and a longer rear mudguard compared to the current Apache on offer. The new pictures also show aluminium foot pegs, engine cowl and alloy wheels in new design. The motorcycle will employ telescopic front forks, while the rear gets mono-shock suspension.

Additionally, the Apache 200 will get a pair of sleek indicators and clip-on handlebars to enhance sportiness. Previous spy shots have already confirmed 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 instrument cluster, which cements the speculation of the ABS only as optional in the Apache RTR 200.

The Apache RTR 200 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 BMW, which seems to have played a pivotal role in shaping the Apache 200. The motorcycle will be pitted against the KTM Duke/RC 200 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200.

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