TVS Apache RTR 200 vs KTM Duke 200 vs Bajaj Pulsar AS200 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200: Tech Spec Comparison

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New 200cc comparison - 2016

TVS’s much loved performance motorcycle series, the Apache, just got its most powerful variant in the form of RTR200 4V. The segment is already dominated by Bajaj-KTM duo with the 200cc Pulsar and Duke motorcycles respectively and the new Apache has an uphill task to match with the Indo-Austrian duo. So what does TVS have that would make the Apache 200 RTR appealing to the Indian motorcyclists? While our boy is working on the review of the new Apache RTR 200 4V, we compare the technical specifications of this new offering from TVS against its prime rivals in the Indian market.

EDIT: The review is up and you can Click Here to read the detailed report

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Specifications TVS Apache RTR 200 KTM Duke 200 Bajaj Pulsar AS200 Yamaha YZF-R15 Bajaj Pulsar RS200


Type Single-cylinder, SI, 4 stroke, Oil Cooled carburetted engine with optional fuel injected variant Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4valve, Liquid cooled, DTS-i Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve Liquid Cooled four valve  DTS-i Triple Spark Engine with Fuel Injection
Displacement 197.75 cc 199.5cc 199.5cc 149.8cc 199.5cc
Power Output


21.0 ps @ 8500 rpm 25PS @ 10,000rpm 23.5PS @ 9,500rpm 17PS @ 8,500rpm 24.5PS @ 9,750rpm
Torque 18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm 19Nm @ 8,000rpm 18.3Nm @ 8,000rpm 15Nm @ 7,500rpm 18.6Nm @ 8,000rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 6 Speed MT 6 Speed MT 6 Speed MT 6 Speed MT


Length 2,050mm 2,002mm 2,070mm 1,970mm 1,999mm
Width 790mm 873mm 804mm 670mm 765mm
Height 1,105mm 1,274mm 1,205mm 1,070mm 1,114mm
Wheelbase 1,353mm 1,361mm (+/-15mm) 1,363mm 1,345mm 1,355mm
Ground Clearance 180mm 165mm 167mm 160mm 157mm
Seat Height 800mm 810mm 805mm 800mm 805mm
Kerb Mass 148 kg 139 kg 153 kg 136 kg 165 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litre 10.5 litre 12 litre 12 liters 13 litre

Brakes and Tyres

Front Brake 270mm Single Disc petal type 280mm Single Disc 280mm Single Disc Hydraulic, single disc 300mm single disc brake with optional Single channel ABS
Rear Brake 240mm Single Disc petal type 230mm Single Disc 230mm Single Disc Hydraulic, single disc 230mm single disc
Front Tyre 90/90-17 110/70×17 100/80-17 90/80-17 100/80-17
Rear Tyre 130/70-17 150/60×17 130/70-17 130/70-R17 130/70-17
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 88,990-1.15 lakh Rs 1.38 lakh Rs 91,550 Rs 1.17 Lakh Rs 118,000 (standard) / Rs 130,000 (ABS)

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The new Apache RTR 200 4V lags marginally in terms of performance numbers when compared to its rivals in its segment. But where the Apache RTR 200 scores is with its optional safety net in the form of ABS. Come March and this new offering from TVS will get a dual channel ABS which will make it the most affordable motorcycle to offer this safety feature before the mandatory safety norms deadline arrives. The motorcycle will be available with the optional, and premium set of tyres from Pirelli. The only other motorcycle to offer ABS in the 200cc segment is the Bajaj RS200 but that motorcycle offers just a single channel ABS.


The Apache beats its rivals in terms of pricing too as the base model, sans fuel injection, ABS and Pirelli tyres, is priced at Rs 88,990 (ex-showroom Delhi). The top of the line, fuel injected ABS equipped model, along with the Pirelli wrapped wheels, will cost the buyers about Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The motorcycle will be available in carburetted and fuel injected form. How different are the two models from each other? Check out ouf ride report here.

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