BS6 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V review, road test

    The RTR 200 4V gets a notable update. We test its competency.

    Published on Jul 23, 2020 03:10:00 PM

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    ​The updated RTR 200 is 2kg heavier than the model it replaces and not a lot has changed when it comes to its dynamics. The KYB fork and Showa monoshock continue to deliver that supple but comfortable ride quality on the road. Having experienced the race bike, which used a very similar setup, it's safe to say that this feedback-rich, double-cradle frame will take on corners like nobody's business. However, that being said, some may find that it is a little too agile.

    While the RTR continues to use the grippy TVS Remora tyre at the front, it now gets an even grippier new dual-compound radial rear tyre called the Eurogrip Protorq Sport SR as standard. The brakes have always been a sore point with the RTR 200, and while they aren’t bad, they could still use more bite and feel. It would have been nice to see TVS switch to a 300mm front disc, but it's still the 270mm unit that you get. The bike now gets a dual-channel ABS system; it works well, but it tends to engage a little early so you need to get used to the feeling of a pulsating lever under hard braking.

    Braking is adequate, but a larger disc would improve the performance.

     

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