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    2020 TVS Apache 200 Launched – Gets Ride Modes, Adjustable Suspension

    2020 TVS Apache 200 New Colour
    The Apache range of bikes from TVS has had a successful run at the Indian market for almost fifteen years now

    A few days ago TVS Motor Company sent out a launch invite on the occasion of the brand commemorating 4 million global sales of its sporty range of motorcycles- Apache. Yesterday, the Hosur-based bike maker teased a new launch under the Apache moniker and left netizens frenzied.
    Fans of the Apache series of motorcycles have been wondering what this potential launch could actually be. Now, TVS has revealed the bike in its entire form and turns out it updated 2020 model of Apache RTR 200 4V. This new 2020 TVS Apache comes with subtle cosmetic updates in form of new colour and new features. Price is Rs 1.31 lakhs (ex-sh), which is Rs 1k more than existing Dual ABS Apache 200.
    New Updates
    The new Apache RTR 200 4V comes in a new shade of blue seen for the first time in this range. TVS says that this colour is inspired from racing. The overall Apache styling DNA remains intact, however, the addition of a new paint scheme and decals are tasteful and up the styling quotient by a notch. It still gets its signature sharp face for which the naked streetfighter is known for.
    Speaking about the new features, 2020 TVS Apache 200 now comes with first in segment ride modes – Sport, Urban and Rain. There is a dedicated ride mode switch, which helps rider to change ride modes on the fly.
    2020 TVS Apache 200 New Features
    It also gets adjustable front suspension. This will help the owner / rider to change the suspension setting as per their preference / road conditions. Levers are also adjustable – first in segment. ABS has been tuned as per ride mode selected.
    There have been no other changes in hardware either with the RTR 200 4V based on a double-cradle chassis with telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock from KYB at rear. Anchoring duties are carried out by petal disc brakes at both ends assisted by dual-channel ABS. Recently, TVS also launched an affordable variant of Apache RTR 200 4V which gets single-channel ABS.
    2020 TVS Apache 200 Ride Modes Explained
    Engine and Features
    Coming to its powertrain, it draws its power from a 197.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled, fuel-injected motor that churns out 20.5 PS of power and 16.8 Nm of torque. It is paired to a six-speed transmission with slipper clutch and assist. Comparing these figures to its BS4 predecessor, the BS6 iteration makes the same power but 1.3 Nm less torque. TVS has also equipped it with a first-in-segment Glide Through Traffic or GTT which helps the engine rev up and glide even at idling conditions.
    Even the equipment on the remains identical to the regular model. It comes with a SmartXonnect Bluetooth console which allows the rider to attend calls as well as text alerts and also make use of turn-by-turn navigation features. Apart from usual trip and bike related data, the console also reads out additional information such as lap times, top speed, and even lean angles.
    2020 TVS Apache 200 Adjustable Brake Levers
    TVS has priced this special edition Apache RTR 200 4V at Rs 1.31 lakhs (ex-showroom) which makes it a premium of Rs 1k over the standard dual ABS model. Apache RTR 200 4V locks horn with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS200, KTM 200 Duke and Honda Hornet 2.0.
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  • TVS Apache 200 Single ABS Price Increased By Rs 2k In 1 Month

    TVS Apache 200
    The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V gets loads of features and is one of the top bikes in the 200cc performance category

    Last month, TVS announced the launch of a cheaper variant of Apache 200 4V. This was in the form of Apache 200 single ABS. It was priced at Rs 1,23,500, ex-sh. Before this, there was only the dual ABS option on offer in the Apache 200 line up and it was priced at 1,28,550. The single ABS Apache 200 is a good Rs 5k less than the dual ABS.
    Now, TVS has announced an increase in price of their Apache 200 range. The recently launched single ABS variant is now priced Rs 1,25,500 – Rs 2,000 more expensive than before. While the top of the line dual ABS Apache 200 is now priced at Rs 1,30,050; which is about Rs 1,500 more expensive than before. All prices are ex-sh.
    TVS Apache 200 Price Hike
    Design & Features
    Aesthetically and specification wise there has been no changes on the bike. The new Super-Moto variant of the RTR 200 4V is offered in two paint schemes namely- Gloss Black and Pearl White. Design-wise the bike is identical to the dual-channel ABS trim.
    It is offered with some key features which include a new claw-style LED headlamp which gives long-distance light penetration. Most importantly it gets the TVS SmartXonnect technology which offers smartphone connectivity, race telemetry and turn-by-turn navigation.
    TVS recently rolled out Apache no 4 millionth
    It also gets the first-in-segment GTT (Glide Through Technology) that offers more revs even at idle throttle position so the bike can crawl through with ease at traffic. It is also equipped with a ‘feather touch’ starting, a rear wheel lift-off protection (RLP) and a standard race-tuned slipper clutch.
    Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic fork at front and a race-tuned KYB mono-shock at rear. Apart from these, the naked streetfighter gets first in class high-performance radial rear tyre for better ride quality and enhanced stability.
    Powering the two is the same 197cc single cylinder oil cooled 4 stroke engine. This unit delivers 20.5 PS @8500 and 16.8 Nm @ 7500 rpm. Top speed is rated at 127 kmph while 0-60 kmph acceleration is done in 3.9 seconds.
    In terms of dimensions, the RTR 200 4V measures 2,050mm in length, 790mm in width and 1050mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 1,353mm along with a saddle height of 800mm and ground clearance of 180mm. The fuel tank can hold up to 12-litres of fuel. The bike tips the weighing scale at 153 kg.
    The Apache RTR 200 4V locks with Bajaj Pulsar NS200, Honda Hornet 2.0 and the Hero Xtreme 200R. The bike has been recently launched in Nepal. More

  • TVS Apache RR310 BS6 prices hiked by Rs 5k – Still cheaper than KTM RC 390

    After the price hike, the new TVS Apache RR310 BS6 costs Rs 2.45 lakh ex-showroom
    Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company has announced a price hike of Rs 5,000 for its flagship product, Apache RR310. After the revision, ex-showroom prices for the 2020MY TVS Apache RR310 BS6 start at Rs 2.45 lakh. In other words, the faired sportsbike’s improved BS6 version carries a price tag Rs 17,000 more than its phased-out original BS4 counterpart.

    Its closest rival, KTM RC 390 remains more expensive at Rs 2.53 lakh ex-showroom. KTM India does not sell the RC 250 in the country even though it is manufactured at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan facility for export markets. Other alternatives in India’s budding single-cylinder faired sports motorcycle category include the KTM RC 200, Yamaha YZF-R15, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and Hero Xtreme 200S. On the other hand, the market is witnessing a growing interest in naked sports based on the models mentioned above. The list includes the KTM 250/390 Duke, Yamaha MT-15, Bajaj NS200 among others.
    TVS Apache RR310 BS6 – Overview

    MS Dhoni with TVS Apache 310. File Photo.
    The TVS Apache RR310 is one of the first products to come under the alliance between TVS Motor Company and BMW Motorrad. Though arguably late to the party, BMW Motorrad India is almost ready with its entry-level BS6-compliant G 310 R streetfighter and G 310 GS adventure touring motorcycles. Rumours suggest that they might come at a massive discount over their unreasonably expensive BS4 counterparts.
    Alongside a ‘cleaner’ engine, the 2020 TVS Apache RR310 BS6 comes with a host of equipment updates. The list extends to a 5.0-inch coloured TFT instrument console, four riding modes (Rain, Urban, Sport and Track), TVS SmartXonnect connectivity suite (incorporates tract telemetry, ride planner, navigation, telephone and a secondary console),  TVS Glide Through Technology, Michelin Road 5 tubeless tyres (110/70R17 and 150/60R17), ride-by-wire, slipper clutch, etc. Other highlights include dual LED projector headlamps, dual-channel ABS, split-trellis frame, 41mm USD forks and more.
    TVS Apache RR310 BS6 – Specs
    Powering the 2020MY TVS Apache RR310 is a 312.2cc liquid-cooled DOHC ‘reverse-inclined’ single-cylinder engine coupled to a 6-speed transmission. The motor churns out 33.53bhp @ 9,700rpm and 27.3Nm @ 7,700rpm. Output characteristics vary significantly depending on riding mode. The upcoming BS6 BMW G 310 siblings might receive a similar engine tuning.
    Put together, the motorcycle can touch 100km/h from a standstill in 7.17 seconds (a decent figure for a 300-350cc single) before topping out at 160km/h. 0-60km/h sprint time stands at 2.93 seconds. TVS Motor Company’s flagship product has a kerb weight of 174kg and a 11-litre fuel tank. More

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    TVS Apache 310 Adventure Render – KTM 390 ADV, Himalayan Rival

    Subtle hints were provided by K. N. Radhakrishnan, President, CEO & Additional Whole-Time Director, TVS Motor Company when he mentioned in a recent interview that a new motorcycle based on the existing 310 cc platform could be launched in 2021. With growing popularity of adventure motorcycles in the country, it is expected that TVS could […] More

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    TVS Apache RTR 160 modified into a scrambler for approx Rs 15k

    TVS Motor Company introduced its Apache series back in 2006 as a strong rival to Bajaj Auto’s Pulsar range. Back then, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 and 180 DTSi models ruled the streets and were popular symbols of cool (alongside the likes of Hero Honda’s Karizma). Hence, the Hosur-based automaker had every reason to make its […] More