TVS has introduced a single-channel ABS on the Apache RTR 200 4V, with riding modes and features that are seen on the Apache RTR 200 4V dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle also undercuts the dual-channel ABS model by Rs 6,000.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V single-channel ABS, which sits below the dual-channel ABS model, has been updated with riding modes. However, with the riding-mode update, the single-channel ABS model now undercuts the dual-channel ABS model by Rs 6,000, for it's priced at Rs 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom).
However, the updates have made the single-channel model dearer than the standard variant of the single-channel ABS Apache RTR 200 4V by Rs 5,000. The standard variant of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, equipped with the single-channel ABS, is priced at Rs 1.23 lakh (ex-showroom), while the standard variant with dual-channel ABS will retail at Rs 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom).
Along with the riding modes, the single-channel ABS model comes equipped with the same feature list as the dual-channel one. Features such as adjustable-levers, slipper clutch, fully-adjustable front, and rear suspension (adjustable for pre-load) have been updated to the single-channel ABS model.
The power source is still the same 200cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine, which comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The riding modes on the motorcycle offer different power-outputs – 20.5bhp at 9,000rpm and 17.25Nm at 7,250rpm in the sport mode, 17bhp at 7,800rpm and 16.5Nm 5,750rpm in Urban and Rain mode. The Apache RTR 200 4V uses an electronic fuel-injection system.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V rivals the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, which is priced at Rs 1.33 lakh ex-showroom but misses out on most features offered by TVS on the Apache RTR 200 4V. Also, the introduction of the single-channel ABS has made the RTR 200 line more affordable. Those who are looking for a more premium buy in the 200cc segment can also consider the KTM 200 Duke.