TVS recently unveiled 2 new Apache bikes as Carbon Editions, in Colombia, earlier this month. These Carbon Edition motorcycles from the India-based two-wheeler brand get a stealthy and bold look, thanks to the all-black paint scheme. Both, the RTR 200 4V and the RTR 160 4V get an overall matte black finish. The side panels feature a carbon-fibre texture that gives these bikes a sporty and premium look. Unlike the RTR 160, the RTR 200 gets a wind deflector, with a carbon-fibre texture.
Both these bikes have a slightly similar design, which is directly inspired by the TVS Draken concept. In terms of design differences, the RTR 160 4V doesn’t have a split seat, clip-on handlebars and a wind deflector. Even though the overall look of both the bikes is pretty similar, the bikes are completely different in terms of engine specifications and performance figures. However, the bikes showed here are only available in a carburettor variant, as the fuel-injected variants haven’t been launched in Colombia yet.
The Apache RTR 200 4V gets a 197.75cc oil-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC engine which is capable enough to produce 20.23 PS of power at 8,500 rpm and 18.1 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm, and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The bike is equipped with advanced assist features like A-RT (Anti Reverse Torque) Slipper Clutch technology. The Apache RTR 200 also provides a top speed of more than 128 kmph while humming to a beautiful sound note, thanks to the dual-barrel exhaust. The Apache RTR 160 4V gets a 159.7cc oil-cooled, 4-valve engine which is able to produce 16.3 HP at 8,000 rpm and 14.8 Nm of peak torque 6,500 rpm. This 160cc model gets the same 5-speed gearbox as its 200cc sibling but misses out on the slipper clutch feature. The RTR 160 4V can speed up to 114 kmph and it also gets the dual-barrel exhaust featured on the RTR 200.
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Braking power on the Apache RTR 200 4V comes from 2 petal-type discs at the front and back, along with dual-channel ABS (Anti-Braking System) and a Rear Lift-off Protection (RLP). However, the RTR 160 4V only gets a single-channel ABS, while the 2 disc brakes provide excellent stopping power. Both the bikes also get a front telescopic suspension and a rear monoshock to handle suspension duties.