Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, TVS launched its Apache RTR 4V earlier this year with both carbureted and fuel injection system. However, till date the company was unable to start the delivery of the fuel injected Apache, and if new reports are to be believed, the fuel injected Apache won’t be available this year.
TVS dealers have started taking bookings of the fuel injected model without ABS, but the delivery is expected to commence from February next year. However, there seems to be no clear information available regarding the deliveries of the Fuel Injected model with ABS. This model can not be expected before March 2017. The reason for the delay is the high demand of the motorcycle overseas.The company as of now is only exporting the top-spec model of the Apache 200 4V.
The top-spec FI version of Apache RTR 200 4V that is equipped with dual-channel ABS and Pirelli tyres as optional extras is priced at Rs 1.27 lakh. However, the carburetted variant is much cheaper, with the price tag of Rs 1.08 lakh. The Apache 200 4V is powered by a 197.75cc oil cooled engine and has two variants - carbureted and fuel injected. The carbureted version produces 20.3 bhp of maximum power at 8500 rpm, whereas the Fuel injected version can produce maximum power of 21 at bhp at 8500 rpm. Both the variants produces same 18.1 nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. A 5-speed gearbox sends all the power to the rear wheel of the motorcycle.
For better rideability the bike is equipped with telescopic front suspension and mono rear suspension setup, that soaks up most of the bumps and potholes. The stopping power comes from a 270 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear.