TVS Motor Company, the popular Hosur-based South Indian 2-wheeler builder, has finally decided to launch the Fuel Injection-equipped version of the Apache 200 4V. It’s noteworthy that the 200-cc Apache was launched more than a year ago, but with only a carbureted engine. While the Dual-channel ABS+Pirelli Tyres equipped version of this motorcycle is yet to launch, we are happy that the company has finally decided to launch the TVS Apache RTR 200 FI model at an ex-showroom price of Rs.1.07 lakh. The carbureted variant of the Apache RTR 200 has an ex-showroom price of Rs.92, 915. The new FI version has finally gone on sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs.1.07 Lakh. The company will soon launch the FI + ABS model of this motorcycle.
The new Apache RTR 200 Fuel Injection model gets itd juice from a 197.75cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that benefits from fuel injection. The motor comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Compared to the carburetor model, the fuel injection makes the new bike 0.05 seconds faster to 60 KMPH and 0.5 BHP more powerful. Thanks to Fuel Injection, the engine now outputs a max. Power of 20.7 BHP at 8,500 RPM and a peak torque of 18.1 Nm at 7,000 RPM. The new TVS Apache RTR 200 FI version retains all the other specifications.
Thanks to the introduction of fuel injection, the new Fuel Injection model ends up offering higher refinement and more smoothness, but also offers slightly higher mileage. The carbureted model offers roughly 32 KMPL in city and around 40 KMPL on the highway. The FI model should end up offering a max. Mileage of roughly 35 KMPL in city and around 42 KMPL on the highway. Mechanically, the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi4V is now equipped with twin-spray-twin-port electronic fuel injection technology. The closed-loop FI system is paired with the 200 cc single-cylinder engine tuned to produce 20.7 bhp at 8500 rpm and 18.1 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm. The figures are only marginally higher than the carburetted form, but the addition of FI helps with better ride-ability, improve throttle response and linear engine operation.
Emission levels are lower too, thanks to fuel injection. TVS says the Apache RTR 200 Fi4V can hit the 0-60 kmph run in mere 3.9 seconds while the top speed is rated at 129 kmph. The TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi4V has been a long coming model and does not really have a direct rival in the segment. However, the model continues to lock horns against the Yamaha FZ25 and Bajaj Pulsar NS200 in the segment.