With BS-IV norms kicking in soon, manufacturers are releasing updated versions of their motorcycles to be in compliance with them. TVS today released the Apache RTR 200 4V with updates that comply with the norms. BS IV-compliant fuel will be available at pumps across the country from April 1, 2017.
The updates on the new TVS are restricted to engine tweaks and do not involve any cosmetic changes. The 2017 Apache RTR 200 4V also gets the AHO (Automatic Headlight On) feature, which is part of the BS-IV checklist. The headlight switch will now be missing from the handlebar switchgear.
The updated Apache RTR 200 4V has been launched at a price of Rs 97,800 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). For Rs 1,06,000 (ex-showroom), you get the stickier Pirelli Sport Demon tyres instead of the standard TVS Remora rubber.
TVS has made no mention yet of when we can expect the top-spec ABS-equipped, fuel-injected model to hit showrooms. As of now, it is only the carburetted version that is on sale. With competition building from the likes of the re-introduced, updated Bajaj NS200 and newly-launched Yamaha FZ25, it is crucial for TVS to launch the top-spec variant of the Apache RTR 200 4V to stay competitive.