This variant is around Rs 5,000 cheaper than the dual-channel ABS version
- The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V single-channel ABS variant is available in two colours.
- Retains all the features of the RTR 200 4V dual-channel ABS variant.
- It goes up against the Honda Hornet 2.0, Bajaj Pulsar 220F and Yamaha FZ25.
TVS has launched a single-channel ABS variant of its popular 200cc bike, the Apache RTR 200 4V. Priced at Rs 1,23,500, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Super-Moto ABS variant is Rs 5,050 less expensive than the dual-channel ABS version. The Super-Moto ABS is TVS’ jargon for a single-channel ABS. Unlike the dual-channel ABS variant, this one does not get the rear wheel lift protection. This variant is available in two colours: Pearl White and Gloss Black. The inclusion of this variant should help enthusiasts with a tighter budget get into the Apache RTR 200 bandwagon easier.
Other mechanical bits like the powertrain and underpinnings have remained unchanged. The bike’s heart is a 197.75cc single-cylinder fuel-injected air-cooled unit with oil cooler. It churns out 20.50PS at 8500rpm and 16.8Nm at 7500rpm. It is linked to a 5-speed transmission with slipper clutch. Even though it gets a single-channel ABS, the bike still retains the same 270mm front and 240mm rear petal disc. Suspension bits include a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock.
The single-channel ABS variant does not compromise in terms of features either. It still gets an all-LED headlamp and tail lamp, fully digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity, showing turn-by-turn navigation, telemetry data and the likes. For added convenience in the city, the motorcycle comes with Glide-Through Technology, which is essentially a low-speed assist feature.