The Apache RTR 200 4V demands almost Rs 10,000 more than the outgoing BS-IV model. Price of the smaller Apache 160 4V has risen by around Rs 7,500. Power figures on the RTR 200 remain more or less unchanged, but the RTR 160 has seen a drop in power
After Honda and Hero, TVS has now joined the party by introducing BS-VI updates of the popular Apache. The RTR 160 4V will continue to be offered in two variants, with and without a disc brake. Priced at Rs 99,950 for the drum variant, and Rs 1,03,000 for the disc brake option. Both these prices are roughly Rs 7,500 more than the carburetted model and Rs 3,000 more than the FI. Coming to the bigger Apache 200 4V, it carries a sticker price of Rs 1,24,000 – almost Rs 10,000 more than before. All prices ex-showroom Delhi.
To justify the increase in price, TVS has fitted it with LED lights which should give the motorcycles a premium appeal. TVS has also added a new Glide Through Traffic feature that it claims will help in low-speed urban riding. Additionally, it also gets feather touch start and redesigned mirrors. The RTR 200 is not on sale in just two colour options - Gloss Black and Pearl White, while the smaller RTR 160 is available in three colours - Racing Red, Metallic Blue and Knight Black.
At the heart, the Apache RTR 200 4V continues to be powered by the same 197.75cc single-cylinder motor. This one develops, 20.2bhp and 16.8Nm. While the power output is more or less identical to the outgoing model, torque rating has dropped from 18.10Nm to 16.80Nm. The engine continues to be paired with a 5-speed transmission. The RTR 200 continues to be equipped with dual-channel ABS, a rear wheel lift-off protection and slipper clutch.
The smaller Apache RTR 160 makes slightly less power but the torque rating has gone down. It now makes 15.6bhp and 14.12Nm – down from 16.1bhp and 14.8Nm in the pre-BSVI version.
Bookings for the BS-VI Apache range has commenced across all dealerships starting today.