The new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has been spoted testing at Hosur. The company’s manufacturing facility is located at Hosur. However, the FI version of the Apache RTR 200 4V is already retailed in our country. The outgoing version of the Apache RTR 200 4V is already provided with ABS as well as slipper clutch. Therefore, it is a clear indication that the new upcoming Apache RTR 200 4V is developed with the fuel injection feature to meet the upcoming stricter BSVI norms. In order to comply with the BSVI norms the manufacture will increase the price of the motorcycle.
The BSVI norms will come into enforcement from April 1, 2020. The Government has decided to leapfrog from BSIV to BSVI in order to reduce vehicular pollution. According to the BSVI norms, the two-wheelers mandate the introduction of fuel injection system in order to reduce the carbon emission level. However, in order to avoid the mess which once occurred during the enforcement to BSIV norms, the manufactures have decided to introduce their BSVI compliant vehicles before the deadline. Thus the launch of the refreshed version of Apache RTR 200 4V is likely to take place at the end of this year or in the early 2020.
The test mule of the new Apache RTR 200 4V does not reveal much detail regarding the bike. The test mule of the Apache RTR 200 4V gets a full LED headlamps with DLR in the lower part. The headlamps seemed to be inspired from the Honda X Blade from a distance, while close approximation shows that the similar RTR series design theme is carried forward on the refreshed version of Apache RTR 200 4V. The headlamp comes with a split design, with low beam at the bottom and high beam on the top. The refreshed Apache RTR 200 4V comes with split seats while the front fender and the fuel tank capacity remains the same.
The current outgoing model of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a single cylinder, oil cooled, 197.75 cc engine, which makes a power of 20.5 PS at 8,500 rpm and produces a peak torque of 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The BSVI compliant Apache RTR 200 4V might see an upgrade in the engine specification or a 250 cc motor.
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