This TVS sports bike offers smartphone connectivity
TVS Motor Company has introduced the Bluetooth-enabled mobile connectivity feature on its popular sports bike, the Apache RTR 200 4V. The updated motorcycle now costs Rs. 1.14 lakh, which is nearly Rs. 3,000 costlier than the standard model. Notably, the Apache RTR 200 4V is company's second two-wheeler to get this feature after TVS NTorq 125 scooter. Here's our roundup of the bike.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: At a glance
The Apache RTR 200 4V features a semi-faired design with a dual-tone paint job, split seats, and a 3D brand logo on the fuel tank. The front forks and the chain of the motorcycle get a golden finish, while the alloy wheels, engine, and exhaust get a blacked-out treatment. Further, the motorcycle houses a digital instrument console, LED headlamp, bulb indicators, and LED taillights.
And, now let's talk about the smartphone connectivity bit
The digital instrument panel on the motorcycle comes with Bluetooth-enabled SmartXonnect system that can be accessed through your handset using TVS Connect mobile app. The system offers features such as turn-by-turn navigation, call/SMS notification, speed alert, and lean angle mode. Interestingly, it also gets a crash alert feature wherein a notification is sent to rider's emergency contacts when bike senses a fall.
Power and performance
Meanwhile, the motorcycle is powered by a BS4-compliant 197.75cc oil-cooled engine which is capable of producing 20.5PS of power at 8,500rpm and 18.1Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm. It comes with a five-speed manual gearbox and promises a top speed of 107kmph.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V: On the road
In the safety department, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V comes equipped with 270mm disc brake on the front, 240mm disc brake on the rear, and dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding while braking. Also, the bike houses telescopic forks on the front and a monoshock unit on the rear for handling suspension duties.
Finally, what is the pricing?
As for the pricing, the new Apache RTR 200 4V costs Rs. 1.14 lakh in India, which is around Rs. 3,000 costlier than the standard model. At this price point, it goes up against rivals such as KTM 200 Duke and Bajaj Pulsar 220F.