After the teaser image that confirmed LED daytime running lamps, PT TVS Motor Company, the Indonesian subsidiary of TVS, revealed the name of the 200cc variant of Apache: Apache RTR 200 4V. The 4V stands for the four-valve configuration of the new 200cc engine. The two-wheeler will be launched as the flagship model of the Apache range. Its micro-site offers a chance to ride the Apache 200 at the Sentul International Circuit to those who share the teaser image.
The India launch of the Apache RTR 200 4V is expected on 20 January, with the manufacturer having confirmed a new product launch in Chennai on the day. Ahead of the launch, much information about the motorcycle is out, thanks to the many spy shots taken during testing last year.
The heart of the Apache RTR 200 4V will be 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 Motorrad reportedly played an important role in shaping the new Apache.
On the design front, the new Apache takes cues from the Draken X21 concept TVS showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The Draken X21 was shown with athletic body style and chiselled edges. The new Apache is expected to sport the same look. The features that can be expected from it, judging from the spy shots, are split seats, a clip-on handle bar, a W-shaped grab rail, LED tail lights, aluminium foot pegs, an engine cowl and alloy wheels.
The motorcycle will boast of a digital instrument cluster that houses a tachometer, digital clock, a gear position indicator and a service reminder icon. There is no indication of the ABS in the leaked pictures. It seems ABS is optional in the Apache RTR 200.