TVS Motor Company is inching closer to the launch of the Apache RTR 200 that is rumoured to hit roads on 20 January. Ahead of the launch, the final test vehicle was spotted under camouflage in Bangalore, which is near TVS' Hosur plant. The motorcycle has been caught testing a couple of times in 2015.
The latest batch of spy shots from Motorbeam gives more information on the motorcycle. The design will be inspired by the Draken X21 concept TVS showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. It will feature a razor-sharp design with chiseled edges. The pictures shows split seats, W-shaped grab rail, clear lens indicators, LED tail lights and a longer rear mudguard compared to the current Apache on offer. The new pictures also show aluminium foot pegs and engine cowl. The 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 handle bars to enhance the sportiness. The Apache 200 will also comes with digital instrument cluster that houses tachometer, digital clock, a gear position indicator and a service reminder icon below. The speedometer will sit at the centre of display with a fuel indicator below to it. There are no indication lights of ABS in instrument cluster, which cements the speculation of ABS only as optional in 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.