TVS Motor has launched the updated Apache RTR 200 4V with the BS-IV (Bharat Stage 4) emission norms and AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) feature. The new TVS Apache is available in two variants - Apache RTR with Pirelli tyres is priced at Rs 97,215 and the Apache without Pirelli tyres is priced at Rs 92, 215. Both the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The new AHO is a safety feature and it keeps the headlamp on when the rider switches on the ignitiion, thereby increasing the motorcycle's visibility to other road users. The company has also removed the headlamp switch which was earlier mounted on the handlebar.
The company has not made any official statement about the updated TVS Apache RTR model, but according to a company's dealer, the 2017 model is available for sale in the country. Both the variants of the 2017 TVS Apache RTR are offered with the same engine that also powered the BS-III model. It is powered by a 197.75 cc engine that produces a maximum power of 18.5 hp at 8,500 rpm and churn out a peak torque of 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
The two-wheeler maker has already updated some of its existing model line-up with the BS-IV emission norms as well as with an AHO feature. This has been done after the announcement by the Government of India to make these updates mandatory in order to curb the rising pollution level in the country and increase safety. Other two-wheeler manufacturers are also updating their respective models to comply with the norms. BS IV compliant fuel will be made available at all fuel stations in the country from 1st April, 2017.