What’s New About the New TVS Apaches
TVS Motor launched the BS6 compliant variant of the Apache RTR 160 4V and RTR 200 4V models. However, the engine is not the only component that got an upgrade. In this article, we will be addressing the five most significant changes in both bikes.
- First TVS bikes with BS6 compliant
With the two Apache models, TVS Motors stepped into the world of the BS6 engine upgrade. This upgrade tends to be beneficial to the company as the emission norms are about to get more stringent and will be in effect from April 1, 2020.
A follow-up model – Apache RR 310 – for these models will be launched in the coming months before the remaining range is updated in April.
- Both get new LED headlights
TVS Motors has installed both 160 and 200 Apaches with LED headlights. This new look is quite similar to KTM and CFMoto designs but is said to be more energy-efficient. The only hope is for these headlights to offer decent brightness when riding, as most LED lights have been a slight disappointment in this department.
- A severe hit in engine output
Due to the up and coming emission norms, both the bikes have suffered the wrath. The power and torque are decreased by 0.78 PS and 0.68 Nm respectively on the 160, which makes it 16.02 PS and 14.12 Nm. When it comes to 200, it has managed to retain its power of 20.5 PS; whereas the torque is decreased by 1.3 Nm, making it 16.8 Nm.
- Other Features
Apart from engine changes, there are a few additional features that these bikes are offering. The bikes have a single-touch starting system and a low-rpm assist system, termed as GTT by TVS Motors. With this feature, you can swiftly glide through a traffic-like situation in the first three gears by simply modulating the clutch.
Lastly, as expected, there has been a hike in the prices of both models. The disc variant of the RTR 160 4V has a price hike of INR 2444; whereas the RTR 200 4V has a price-hike of INR 10,000. This makes the final price of both – 160 and 200 – INR 1.03 Lakh and INR 1.24 Lakh respectively.
Things To Keep In Mind
If you are planning to purchase a new TVS bike this year, also make sure that you are buying appropriate TVS insurance for the same. Now, even though the third party insurance is mandatory by law under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it is recommended to buy the comprehensive bike insurance.
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