TVS is gearing up for the launch of Apache RTR 200, which is expected to be the star attraction in its stall at Auto Expo 2016. The motorcycle is currently undergoing tests and many spy shots from India and Indonesia have been doing the rounds on the internet. The motorcycle will have many new features and performance will be optimal with the collaboration of the BMW Motorrad.
The latest report on Rushlane indicates that the Apache RTR 200 will outshine its main rival, the KTM 200 Duke in terms of performance. The report indicates that the new Apache, with advanced engine, will reach 60kmph from standstill in 3.5 seconds. This is primarily calculated with the touted 200cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine with 25-30bhp of power. On the other hand, the KTM 200 Duke develops slightly lesser 24.7bhp and 19.2Nm of torque, which makes the Apache RTR 200 faster on papers.
BMW seems to have played a pivotal role in shaping the Apache 200. The cooling system for the engine is sourced from BMW. The design will be inspired from the Draken X21 concept that TVS showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. It will feature a razor sharp design with chiseled edges. The new Apache will employ telescopic front forks, while rear gets mono shock suspension. All-digital instrument cluster, LED tail lamps and split seats are the other additions.
Additionally, the Apache 200 will get a pair of sleek indicators, clip-on handlebar and headlamp with LED daytime running lights to enhance the sportiness. There will be a regular model and an ABS equipped variant on offer. The motorcycle will be pitted against the KTM Duke/RC 200 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200.