TVS launches BSVI-compliant Apache RTR 160 4V and Apache RTR 200 4V
The 2020 Apache range now comes with race tuned-fuel injection technology. Besides, Apache RTR 4V motorcycles come equipped with race graphics, all new LED headlamp, among other features.
November 26, 2019 / 04:30 PM IST
TVS Motor Company is the latest in a line of motorcycle manufacturers that have released BSVI-compliant bikes with the launch of the Apache RTR 200 4V and RTR 160 4V.
Aesthetically, both bikes get a new 'claw-styled' headlamp giving the bike an updated look. They also get minor graphics changes and a slight styling refresh. The headlamp is said to offer best-in-class long distance light penetration with better spread, giving the rider better visibility at night. Mirrors are also new, and run with the same 'claw-style' theme from the headlamp.
Mechanically, the bikes get a BSVI updated engine. The Apache RTR 200 4V gets a 197.75cc single cylinder engine hat churns out 20.5 PS of power and 16.8 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. While the power figure stands the same as the BSIV model, the torque figure has come down. The 200 also gets Apache SmartXonnect technology for smartphone connectivity with Bluetooth. Dual channel ABS with rear wheel lift-off protection and slipper clutch.
The Apache RTR 160 4V gets a out 159.7cc single-cylinder motor that produces 16.02 PS of power and 14.12 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed transmission. Both power as well torque figures see a minor dip when compared to the BSIV model.
Both bikes also get the company's Race Tuned-Fuel injection ‘RT-Fi’ technology and now also feature something called GTT — Glide through Traffic. The company claims this makes the bike easier and smoother to use in a slow moving urban setting. Both bikes also get a new 'feather touch' start and wave bite ignition.
The Apache RTR 160 4V with drum brakes gets a price hike of about Rs 8,000 to Rs 99,950. The disc variant on the other hand gets a Rs 3,000 hike to Rs 1.03 lakh while the Apache RTR 200 4V gets the biggest, Rs 10,000 price hike and now retails at Rs 1.24 lakh.All prices ex-showroom, Delhi.