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2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Review

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has all the time been one in every of our favorite bikes. It is gentle, agile, enjoyable to experience and a very good worth for money package deal! But the current spherical of updates on the bike takes it to the subsequent degree! The Apache 200 that you simply see right here, it will get adjustable suspension, not absolutely, however sure, adjustable suspension, adjustable brake and clutch levers and most significantly, it will get three using modes as effectively. Segment first options all of them! So, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is now absolutely loaded. More so than it was ever earlier than!

Also Read: 2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: All You Need To Know

(The new Matt Blue color scheme seems good on the bike)


But earlier than we dive into all the brand new options and know-how that the bike will get, let’s take a fast take a look at the design! The Apache 200 retains its sharp, aggressive manner, because of all of the creases and edges, which is fantastically complemented by the brand new Matt Blue color scheme and graphics, which TVS says, is impressed by the one-make championship race bike.

Tech and Ergonomics


(Seen listed below are the Sport and Rain mode. There is an city mode on provide as effectively, which has the identical energy and torque output because the Rain mode, however a distinct, much less intrusive ABS setting)


There are three using modes to select from that are Sport, Urban and Rain. One can toggle via the modes on the fly as effectively, however you’ll have to shut the throttle. The engine makes a most of 20.54 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 17.25 Nm of most torque at 7,250 rpm within the sport mode and the claimed high velocity is 127 kmph. In the rain and concrete mode, the ability and torque drop right down to 17 bhp and 16.51 Nm. The high velocity too drops right down to 105 kmph.


(The button on the appropriate is for toggling via the using modes, whereas the left button marked with an ‘i’ is for accessing different info on the show)

We know what you might be considering! No, there isn’t any ride-by-wire right here. Each mode has a distinct engine map, which alters the ability and torque output together with the fuelling. At decrease speeds, there is not a palpable distinction within the using modes however as you enhance the velocity, sport mode works higher. In the city and rain mode, the rev limiter cuts in at 8,000 rpm whereas the game mode will can help you red-line the engine at 9,000 rpm.


(The levers for the entrance brake and the clutch get three-step adjustment every, with 1 being the lightest and three having the utmost chunk)

Different using modes additionally alter the efficiency of the ABS as effectively. The ABS is most intrusive within the rain mode. It is barely dialled down within the city mode, whereas the game mode affords least intrusive ABS setting. Otherwise, the braking on the bike is sharp and affords respectable steadiness between chunk and development. The grip from the TVS Eurogrip radial tyre on the rear is commendable too. Additionally, the bike additionally will get TVS’ SmartXonnect Bluetooth connectivity, which affords options like race telemetry, navigation help, crash alert, name/SMS notification and so forth.

Performance & Dynamics


(The 197.75 cc engine affords completely different energy and torque outputs within the Sport mode and the Urban and Rain mode)

Coming to the engine, the Apache 200 continues to get a BS6 compliant 197.75 cc single-cylinder engine which feels refined and clean until about 6,500 rpm. Once you cross that, there’s a slight buzz felt on the handlebars and the footpegs. But that’s hardly going to occur until the time you might be using within the metropolis. The buzz is felt solely when you find yourself wringing the throttle within the sport mode and using on the freeway. And oh! The exhaust word is kind of likeable!


(The Apache RTR 200 4V is a enjoyable bike to experience. It handles properly as effectively)

The Apache was all the time a slick handler, an agile bike and it continues to be so! In truth, with the entrance Showa suspension adjustable for pre-load, you may select between a luxurious experience or dial all of it the best way as much as a stiff setting in case you need to experience on a race observe, or you may modify it based on your weight. A easy coin is all it is advisable modify preload on the entrance forks. Setting up the rear monoshock is a tough affair as you’ll have to take away the facet panels.


(The entrance Show suspension is adjustable for preload. There are a complete of 16 clicks between the softest and the toughest setting)

The entrance suspension is adjustable for preload, with a complete of 16 clicks between the stiffest and the softest setup. This implies that the entrance finish feels higher linked to the tarmac, providing you extra confidence to sort out corners with gusto! With the suspension arrange based on your weight, the dealing with on the bike goes up just a few further notches. Ride high quality on unhealthy roads is a bit of stiff, however not uncomfortable. But just remember to have the precise settings on every fork, in any other case, the tyre put on is not going to be even and the bike might not be as steady.


(The 5-speed gearbox is slick however a sixth cog is missed if you’re using on the freeway)

The 5-speed gearbox is kind of slick and works effectively within the metropolis, however if you wish to preserve doing triple digit speeds repeatedly, you’ll really feel the necessity of a sixth gear, to maintain the revs down and efficiency smoother. The entrance brake and clutch lever get three-step adjustability as effectively, with one being the lightest and three having the utmost chunk.

Price & Verdict


(In our opinion, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V continues to be the very best sport-naked bike within the section


An ex-showroom worth of ₹ 1.33 lakh and the quantity of options and know-how that TVS has packed in to the Apache RTR 200 4V, it is rather spectacular to say the least. Excellent worth for money! The new Apache 200 caters to the city fanatic who desires a little bit of race-inspired know-how in his or her bike and be capable of experience it day in time out, and have enjoyable at that. In our opinion, the bike continues to be the very best sport-naked choice within the section.

Specifications TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (Sport Mode) TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (Urban/Rain Mode)
Displacement 197.75 cc 197.75 cc
Max Power 20.54 bhp at 9,000 rpm 17 bhp at 7,800 rpm
Peak Torque 17.25 Nm at 7,250 rpm 16.51 Nm at 5,750 rpm
Transmission 5-speed Manual Gearbox 5-speed Manual Gearbox
Maximum Speed 127 kmph 105 kmph

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