TVS Global Automobile Traders FZCO, the distribution arm of TVS Motor Company, one of India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturers, recently launched its much-awaited motorcycle, the TVS Apache RTR 200 in Philippines. This versatile and visually exciting sports motorcycle sets the benchmark even higher with emphatic design language, superior performance backed by class leading technologies, and an arresting interplay of attractive graphics.
Designed to deliver an adrenalin rush with an exhilarating racing performance, TVS Apache RTR 200 is powered by a four-valve racing oil-cooled over square engine that is equipped with balancer shaft mechanism and is programmed to whip up an impressive 15.46 kilowatts (21 PS or 20.7 horsepower) at 9,000 revolutions per minute with a torque of 17.5 Newton-meters at 7,000 rpm. It has a compression ratio of 9.7:1.
The oil-cooled combustion chamber with ram air assist enables the motorcycle to achieve 0-60 kilometers per hour in 3.9 seconds. This makes it one of the most responsive motorcycles in its segment The NanofriKS technology used in coating the piston reduces friction and wear, and ensures smooth functioning of the engine.
The bike’s high flow double barrel exhaust system not only ensures smooth outflow of exhaust but also adds to the aesthetics of the TVS Apache RTR 200. The TVS research and development team engineered a powerful signature exhaust note befitting this beasty sports motorcycle.
Racing origin split construction Double Cradle Split Synchro stiff Chassis (DCSSF) with radically improved torsional and lateral stiffness aid in exceptional control and maneuverability. Enhancing the performance and handling capabilities of the TVS Apache RTR 200 FI is a custom-made monoshock suspension, developed by KYB Corporation. The 37 dia front suspensions also from KYB, apart from ensuring greater frontal stability at high speeds as well as braking, adds to the aesthetics of the bike. The motorcycles sports 90X90 and 130X70 Pirelli tubeless tires (optional) in the front and rear, respectively, that provides exceptional road grip. With an optimal vehicle layout and appropriate weight distribution, cornering is an easy play.
The sporty Y spoke design on the alloy wheels adds beauty to this beast. The large roto-petal disc brakes at the front and rear deliver utmost safety to the riders.
The bike also boasts of a fully digital illuminated race diagnostic attractive console with lap timer, 0-60 kph and fastest lap time display.
TVS Apache RTR 200 sports a brand new hyper aggressive design language. The design inspiration comes from the highly popular TVS X21 Draken street fighter, showcased in auto exhibitions across the world. Precise lines and clean edges with bold, racing inspired contrasts best describe the bike. The aesthetically sculpted fuel tank with a uniquely offset cap can hold up to 12 liters of fuel.
The compact headlamp with the unique LED daytime running lights provides the beasty appeal to the TVS Apache RTR200. Aluminum forged split handle bar design enhances the sporty appeal of the bike.
The uniquely designed in-situ molded (FIP) split seats complement the sporty design very well, and deliver superior comfort to the rider and the pillion.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 comes in three exclusive Matte finishes: Syrah Red; Mystic White; and Gun metal Black. It is competitively priced at P94,990 for the carburetor-equipped variant while the variant with Bosch DFi system complete with Pirelli tires has a price tag of P109,990.