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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SpecificationsTVS Apache RTR 200KTM Duke 200Bajaj Pulsar AS200Yamaha YZF-R15Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Engine

TypeSingle-cylinder, SI, 4 stroke, Oil Cooled carburetted engine with optional fuel injected variantSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooledSingle cylinder, 4 stroke, 4valve, Liquid cooled, DTS-iLiquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valveLiquid Cooled four valve  DTS-i Triple Spark Engine with Fuel Injection
Displacement197.75 cc199.5cc199.5cc149.8cc199.5cc
Power Output

 

21.0 ps @ 8500 rpm25PS @ 10,000rpm23.5PS @ 9,500rpm17PS @ 8,500rpm24.5PS @ 9,750rpm
Torque18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm19Nm @ 8,000rpm18.3Nm @ 8,000rpm15Nm @ 7,500rpm18.6Nm @ 8,000rpm
Transmission5 Speed MT6 Speed MT6 Speed MT6 Speed MT6 Speed MT

Dimensions

Length2,050mm2,002mm2,070mm1,970mm1,999mm
Width790mm873mm804mm670mm765mm
Height1,105mm1,274mm1,205mm1,070mm1,114mm
Wheelbase1,353mm1,361mm (+/-15mm)1,363mm1,345mm1,355mm
Ground Clearance180mm165mm167mm160mm157mm
Seat Height800mm810mm805mm800mm805mm
Kerb Mass148 kg139 kg153 kg136 kg165 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity12 litre10.5 litre12 litre12 liters13 litre

Brakes and Tyres

Front Brake270mm Single Disc petal type280mm Single Disc280mm Single DiscHydraulic, single disc300mm single disc brake with optional Single channel ABS
Rear Brake240mm Single Disc petal type230mm Single Disc230mm Single DiscHydraulic, single disc230mm single disc
Front Tyre90/90-17110/70×17100/80-1790/80-17100/80-17
Rear Tyre130/70-17150/60×17130/70-17130/70-R17130/70-17
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)Rs 88,990-1.15 lakhRs 1.38 lakhRs 91,550Rs 1.17 LakhRs 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.

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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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