TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 gets segment-first slipper clutch technology and a fly screen without major hike in pricing
TVS Motor Company has today launched a brand new version of the Apache RTR 200 4V in the domestic market. Christened the ‘Race Edition 2.0’, the sporty naked motorcycle gets the first-in-class ‘Anti-Reverse Torque (A-RT) Slipper Clutch’ technology. It also comes equipped with cosmetic changes to standard apart from the regular range.
The Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 adorns a new racing-inspired graphics that complements the overall stance of the highly popular motorcycle. The much-need fly screen finally takes its place in the list of standard equipment offered and it will aid in enhancing the aerodynamics as well as protecting riders from harsh wind blast during long commutes or in the highways.
The aggressive Race Edition 2.0 has a compelling presence with the stock black body paint being embellished with red decals on the chin extension of the tank, engine under guard and body panel underneath the pillion seat on either side. It has become the first bike in its segment to be get the advanced A-RT Slipper Clutch.
The homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer with rich racing heritage says the technology has been part of the transformation from learning on track to the road and is another example of the racing DNA the RTR 200 4V is endorsed with throughout. The slipper clutch is claimed to accentuate the bike’s performance with 22 percent reduction in clutch force for faster upshifts.
It allows for better rideability during daily use along with enabling the lap times on track. The technology also focusses on enabling safety to the rider during high speed downshifts by avoiding wheel-hopping in corners and improving the stability of the vehicle with back-balance torque limiter phenomenon.
Moreover, the availability of the slipper clutch in TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 will ensure sharper and precise gear shifts with minimal effort to the rider. Apart from the new driver assistance tech, the motorcycle remains unchanged mechanically as it continues to derive power from the 197.75 cc single-cylinder engine.
Connected to a five-speed transmission, the motor produces 20.5 PS in the carbureted variant and 21.0 PS in the fuel-injected (EFI) model 8,500 rpm while the maximum torque developed is 18.1 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 is made available in Carburetor, EFI and Carburetor with ABS variants.
The Carb version of Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 is priced at Rs. 95,185 while Rs. 1,07,885 is charged for EFI and Rs. 1,08,985 for Carburetor with ABS fitment (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). While the new sporty series will be available across the country, the EFI and ABS variants will be sold only at select dealerships.