There’s one TVS Apache RTR in the whole range that offers its riders a blend of
handling, performance and practicality, and thats the 200. In the entire range, it is the
most successful model so far and its nothing new to see TVS dedicating itself towards the RTR 200 4V by updating its engine to meet BS6 norms. Does this mean
performance takes a hit in order to meet new emissions? We find out on the 2021 TVS
Apache RTR 200 4V which now comes with updated dual-channel ABS.
Those Apache looks
The moment you look at the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, you're bound to love it for its sleek looks. It features a nice LED headlight and sharp plastic extensions. For those of you not accustomed to designs this modern, it'll take a bit for you to digest. The silhouette of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V suits some of the colours offered by TVS Bikes . And we;re certain its going to lure a lot of young buyers. Much of the bike is the same; it features contrasting red stickers across the sides, highlighting the creases on the panels and fuel tank. The changes are minor and we absolutely love the swirl-like alloy wheel pattern. It even features the Smart Xonnect technology. The instrument cluster can be paired to Bluetooth and it shows multiple information that includes top speed, lap times, incoming caller etc. The rider can track his/her ride telemetry and lean angle via a phone app.
Some updates on the 2021 TVS Apache RTR 4V include adjustable pre-load
suspension. The suspension is efficient in various ranges of motion and with added
weight, the springs get compressed. Pre-load adjustability lets you adjust the springs in
order for the extra load to not use up the range in travel. The bike also features adjustable clutch and brake levers. The ECU provides three riding modes: Rain, Urban and Sport. In Sport mode, the engine makes the most of its 20bhp. However, in Rain and Urban mode, it produces 17bhp and 16.51Nm of torque. This also means a better fuel economy figure. Even the ABS intervention gets adjusted with the ride modes. The braking proved to be very efficient, even in the wet. Apart from that, some cosmetic bits have seen changes to help bring the weight of the bike down a bit. The RTR 200 is a very quick motorcycle and that throaty exhaust sound adds to the thrill. The engine could`ve been more refined but vibrations are well contained. The bike features Glide Through Technology, which will help it in traffic. The bike basically crawls through without opening the throttle.
TVS Bikes have always seen to it that the Apache RTR 200 is good at handling a set of
corners and nothing has changed on this 2021 model. It gets the same KYB fork up-
front and a Showa monoshock at the back. The chassis is always brimming with feedback and the bike is happy to be flung into a corner. The tyres provide ample grip, which results in carrying confidence through corners. Its a fun bike to ride and it reflects that one does not need to shell out too much on a motorcycle to ride it on a track.
200 4V: the best?
This is a well rounded bike in every sense of the word, particularly in the 200cc
category. After the BS6 update, the price was increased by a bit, but customers were
willing to pay that bit more because of the added equipment it came with, like a slipper
clutch. The one thing that`ll have you sold is just how engaging this bike is to ride. The RTR 200 4V offers great value for your money. Also, grab the latest info on the
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