While the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is probably the most capable motorcycle in its segment, its racing derivative takes the game several notches higher. We are tearing up the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore today, alight a bunch of stripped and stroked Apache RTR 200s prepped fro the 2016 TVS One Make Championship. Here’s a closer look at the Apache RTR 200 which has been appropriately modified by TVS Racing for the track.
For starters, bits that get in the way of racing (saree guard, indicators, mirrors etc) have been deleted; resulting in a weight saving of 15 kilograms over stock. For reference, the kerb weight of the Apache 200 RTR in stock, road going guise stands at 148 kilograms (148.5 kilograms for the fuel injected version). The head and tail lamps have been taped, while the tail has been tidied. A new matte blue paint-job adorns these track focused motorcycles, an option which is yet to appear on the production version.
The stock, 197.75, oil-cooled engine now receives a modified camshaft, while the carburetor has been tuned as well. These updates, along with the addition of a free-flow, performance exhaust system gains 3 bhp over the stock engine’s power output, which is rated at 20-odd bhp. The race-prepped Apache 200 RTR also gets a bigger sprocket and a slightly longer swing-arm, while suspension and tires are carried over from the production version. Performance figures aren’t available at the moment, but we’re sure it’ll be a hoot to ride!