Credit must indeed be given to TVS Motor Company. The Hosur-based brand is busy churning out new or updated motorcycles this year. While the Apache RTRs received their fair share of updates, TVS isn’t done with them. They have now launched a new TVS Apache RTR200 with ride modes. Yes, you read it right. The bike has got ride modes as well as an adjustable front suspension. Smartphone connectivity also has been dialled in. At the same time, TVS has managed to reduce one kilogram weight by optimising the braking system. The new TVS Apache RTR200 with ride modes is now available in showrooms. It is priced at Rs 1.31 lakh, ex-showroom. This price is Rs 1,000 more than that of the regular Apache, making it supreme value-for-money. Customers can also buy the RTR200 without these enhancement as well as single-channel ABS at Rs 6,000 less too.
What are other special features of the TVS Apache RTR200 with ride modes?
There are three ride modes and these can be accessed via a button near the electric starter. These modes are Urban, Rain and Sport. In the Urban and Rain mode, the ABS is the most intrusive while in the Sport, it lets the rider have some fun before reigning the power. In Sport, the 200cc, 4-valve, oil-cooled engine makes 20.8PS of power and 17.25Nm. As for the Urban and Rain modes, 17.32PS of power is available while 16.51Nm is on offer. The gearbox continues to be a 5-speed unit and TVS says that the top speed in Sport mode is 127kmph while that in the other two is 105kmph. Sport mode also alters the engine mapping giving sharper responses.
There are Showa normal forks in the front but with pre-load adjustability. Same is the case with the Show monoshock at the rear. TVS also offers hazard lights, all-LED lights, digital instrument cluster with Smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation. One also gets a slipper clutch for quick shifts. The bike rides on 17-inch alloys shod with TVS Eurogrip tyres. The ground clearance is a generous 180mm. Needless to say, there are disc brakes at both ends with non-switchable dual-channel ABS.
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