Mumbai: Oddly enough, the Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 was only offered in one color, the black paint scheme with red body graphics. Now, however, TVS has introduced four new color schemes bringing the total up to five. The new colors include Matte Black with Red graphics, Grey with Yellow graphics, Red with Black graphics, White with Red graphics along with the trademark ‘RTR’ motif on either side of the fuel tank.
The bike receives updates such as race-inspired graphics, a much-needed flyscreen, and TVS’ A-RT slipper clutch. What’s an A-RT slipper clutch you ask? Well, according to TVS, the feature aids in reducing clutch effort by 22 percent and allows for quicker upshifts, while reducing wheel hop during aggressive downshifts.
It uses the same powerplant, a four-valve 198cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine. The carburetted version produces 20.5PS, while the Fi puts out 21PS. However, both have a same torque output of 18.1Nm.
The new paint schemes come at no extra cost and the bike still retails at Rs 94,980 and Rs 1.06 lakh for the Carb and Fi variants respectively. It competes against the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 (Rs 98,914, Rs 1.11 lakh for ABS) and the Yamaha FZ25 (Rs 1.19 lakh) (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). With the updated color schemes on the RTR 200 and the RTR 160, we expect the Apache RTR 180 and the RTR 160 4V to soon follow suit.