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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
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.