TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has been introduced with ABS in India. The carburetor variant of the premium motorcycle will now boast of a first-in-segment Dual-Channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The new variant of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V with ABS will be available across India at Rs 1,07,485 (ex-showroom, Delhi). TVS says that the dual-channel ABS has been 'well-tuned for both high friction and low friction surfaces thus ensuring a precise and sharp feedback to the rider'.
The TVS dual-channel ABS in the Apache RTR 200 4V will also offer another feature - Rear Wheel Lift-off Protection (RLP) control, which offers detection and recovery of the wheel-lock and achieves higher stability through close-loop slip control.
An ABS sticker on the right side of the front mudguard will set the ABS variant apart from the standard versions. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V produces peak power of 20.2 hp @ 8500 rpm and 18.1 Nm of torque @ 7000 rpm. The 200 cc four-valve engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
With a claimed top speed figure of 127 km/h, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V with Dual-Channel ABS does a 0-60 km/h sprint in 3.95 seconds.
TVS' RTR series is has been a huge success in the Indian two-wheeler market and now that the biggest launch of the company - the Apache RR 310 - is out of the way, the company can bring its focus on to the new RTR 160. TVS Apache RTR 160 is likely to launch soon in the country. It has been spotted on test on several occasions and it can be said that the new RTR 160 has had a serious makeover and looks almost as sporty as the RTR 200.
The new Apache 160 will compete with the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160, which was launched this year, Suzuki Gixxer, Honda Hornet and the Yamaha FZ-S FI V 2.0 in the sub 150cc segment. As of now, it has not been specified exactly when will the motorcycle be launched in the country, but we expect it to be introduced at a starting price tag of Rs 80,000 (ex-showroom).