The Apache RTR 200 4V Ethanol concept was showcased for the first time at the 2018 Auto Expo and will be available in Maharashtra, UP & Karnataka as of now
TVS Motors showcased the Apache RTR 200 4V Ethanol concept at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi. After unveiling the concept at the Auto Expo TVS Motors have now officially launched India’s very first Ethanol powered motorcycle. The newly launched Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is priced at Rs 1.2 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Here are the top five things that you should know about the newly launched TVS Apache RTR 200FI E100
1. What Is Ethanol Bio-fuel
For those of you who are not aware, Ethanol is an eco-friendly bio-fuel that can be produced from plant residues. Ethanol is an oxygenated fuel blend of alcohol and gasoline that is non-toxic and biodegradable at the same time.
Ethanol provides a higher octane number but at a lower cost, it also helps in reducing carbon monoxide levels by up to 35 percent. The higher heat vaporization also helps in improving the overall fuel efficiency of the motorcycle.
Like we already mentioned Ethanol is an oxygenated fuel with 35 per cent more oxygen that makes sure that the air-fuel mixture gets complete combustion which results in a reduction in the emission of nitrogen oxide. It also helps in the reduction of carbon monoxide emission. Use of Ethanol oil will also reduce the use of conventional fossil fuel.
3. Same engine, different fuel mixture
The TVS Apache RTR 200 FI E100 is powered by a 200cc, single cylinder unit that produces about 20.7 bhp of peak power at 8500rpm and 18.1 Nm of peak torque 7,000 rpm. TVS claims a top speed of 129 kmph. The motorcycle gets a fuel injection system with the twin-spray-twin port which helps in better power delivery while emitting Benzene and Butadiene gases.
4. The Motorcycle can use both Ethanol and Petrol
The TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100, can use 80 percent ethanol and 20 percent petrol if 100 percent ethanol is not available.
5. Other notable changes
There are no cosmetic changes made to the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100. The motorcycle features a glossy white paint scheme with green graphics that represents biofuel while the extended tank shroud features an ‘Ethanol’ logo as well.