Whenever we talk about the 200cc naked bikes, we have either Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 or the TVS Apache 200 in our mind. The rivalry between TVS Apache and NS 200 is one of the most competent rivalries in the market of motorcycles. However, NS 200 has been dominating the game for a long time which is now going to change with the recent launch of TVS Apache 200 4V. Read the complete article to know if the TVS Apache is better than the well-fame Pulsar NS 200.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE TVS APACHE 200 4V?
TVS is well-known to produce feature-centric bikes. Similar is the case of the new TVS Apache 200 4V. The 2020 RTR BS6 brags the GTT technology. It stands for Glide Through Traffic which helps you in traffic congestion. Surprisingly, the feature also works in the 2nd and 3rd gears.
Other than that, the instrument cluster is another enticing element seen on the new RTR. It allows you to connect your smartphones through Bluetooth and offers you ample features. You can see all your messages and calls on the cluster itself. Besides, it also allows you to reject and silence your calls. Moreover, the navigation assistance guides you with your location.
The belligerent appearance of the TVS Apache 200 is always appreciated by the riders. The newer version adapts most of the bodily appearance from the prior version. However, the headlamp flaunts the all-LED unit with a ravishing new design. The preferable split stepped seat is still the same. The racing graphics certainly makes the bike a lot more athletic and aggressive.
Besides, the TVS Apache 200 4V incorporates the wave bite key which is mostly found in the expensive bikes. Another modification is seen in the rear-view mirror. The modish rear-view mirror makes the bike exceptionally sportier and brawnier. Likewise, the obsolete kick starter is discarded in the new BS6 variant. Talking about the dimensions, the new Apache is 15mm longer and 2kgs heavier than the precedent version.
PERFORMANCE AND PARTICULARIZATION
The voguish TVS Apache 200 4V packs the 197.7cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine. The BS6 variant doesn’t give you better power output. The 20.2hp of power output remains the same. Likewise, the torque has been reduced by 1.3Nm and is 16.8Nm now. The 5-speed engine is outstandingly smooth and doesn’t lag when it comes to speed. The 3000rpm bike is suitable for both the city rides and the off-road trips. We can see a significant improvement in the gears. They are exceedingly smooth in contrast to the previous version.
Talking about the suspension, the newer system is much more on the stiffer side for a better handling purpose. Similarly, the TVS Remora tires also seem to be a lot grippier and don’t lose adhesion at higher speed cornering. The snuggly seat lets you ride the bike for a long period of time without any discomfort. In addition, the 270mm front disc brake and the 240mm rear disc brake does a brilliant job. However, dual-channel ABS doesn’t have the switchable ability.
FINAL VERDICT ON TVS APACHE 200 4V
The new RTR 200 costs around Rs.3,56,000 in Nepal which is almost Rs.16,000 more than the previous version. Having said that, you will be getting several new features and better engine performance in the new BS6 variant. A premium design, features like GTT, Smart Xonnect, and many more. Although the price has gone a little up, you can take our words that it is worth your money.