With BS-IV norms kicking in quickly, companies are releasing updated forms of their motorbikes to be in compliance with them. TVS yesterday released the Apache RTR 200 4V with modernizes that comply with the standards. BS IV-compliant fuel will be available at pumps across the country from April 1, 2017.
11 days are left and bike manufacturers are still working on making their motorbikes BSIV compliant. The latest bike to comply with the BSIV norms is the TVS Apache RTR 200.
The latest of the Apache series was only launched last year and had only freshly made it to North India. TVS has made some changes to the engine and the appearance of the motorbike has been left un-touched.
The updates on the new TVS are limited to engine tweaks and don’t involve any cosmetic changes. The 2017 Apache RTR 200 4V also gets the Automatic Headlight on (AHO) feature, which is part of the BS-IV checklist. The headlight switch will now be lost from the handlebar switchgear. TVS has made no mention yet of when we can expect the top-spec ABS equipped, fuel-injected model to hit show-rooms. As of now, it is only the carbureted version that is on sale. With competition building from the likes of the re-introduced, updated Bajaj NS200 2017 and newly launched Yamaha FZ-25, it is essential for TVS to launch the top-spec variant of the Apache RTR 200 4V to stay competitive.
The updated Apache RTR 200 has been priced of Rs.97, 800 (Mumbai, ex-showroom). If you get the stickier Pirelli Sport Demon tyres instead of the standard TVS Remora rubber, the price will rise to Rs.1,06,000 (ex-showroom).