The fuel-injected version of the TVS Apache RTR 200 has finally gone on sale.
Remember the day when TVS launched the Apache RTR 200 4V back in January 2016? At that time, the company said that it’ll be available in two variants – carbureted and Fi (fuel-injection). Now while the carbureted version went on sale soon after the launch – not to mention, it was an instant hit – the FI version never really hit the showroom floors. Thankfully, after months of waiting now, TVS has now introduced the fuel-injected version of its flagship bike. Dubbed the Apache RTR 200 Fi4V, the new variant is priced at Rs 1.07 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Apart from a Bosch-closed loop fuel injection system, the Fi4V is mechanically unchanged from the standard motorcycle. It’s powered by the same 198cc, oil-cooled, single cylinder engine that’s mated to a five-speed gearbox. Power output here is marginally up, though– the Fi4V’s engine develops 20.7bhp @ 8,500rpm as opposed to 20.2bhp of the carbureted version. Peak torque is unchanged at 18Nm. TVS claims the fuel-injected version will do 0-60km/h in 3.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 129km/h.
Visually, TVS has tried to differentiate the Fi4V from the regular model by giving it a minor aesthetic upgrade – it gets a new ‘Royal-Crown Fly Screen’ on top of the headlamp cluster. The Fi4V also comes exclusively in Matte Yellow colour scheme. Pearl White is also available.
Overall, as we had experienced during the test ride, there isn’t much of a difference in terms of performance or handling between the two variants. However, the Fi4V version definitely has crisper throttle response and it’ll be more fuel efficient as well. Worth the extra money? We definitely think so.