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TVS Motor Company has launched the Apache RTR 200 4V with ABS. The carburettor variant of the premium motorcycle will now feature a first-in-segment Dual-Channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS is priced at Rs 1.07 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).
The newly launched TVS Apache RTR 200 4V features a new-generation dual-channel ABS unit developed in-house through extreme and extensive research on the race track. The ABS unit ensures superior braking performance with optimum cornering control and is tuned for both high friction and low friction surfaces.
The dual-channel ABS on the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V also comes with a unique feature of Rear Wheel Lift-off Protection (RLP) control which detects and recovers from the wheel lock and achieves higher dynamic stability through precise close-loop slip control. To distinguish the ABS variant from the regular model, the newly launched model features an ABS sticker on the right side of the front mudguard.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS draws power from the existing 197.75cc single cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine producing 20.2bhp and 18.1Nm of peak torque. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycle can hit a claimed top speed of 128km/h. The Apache RTR 200 4V can sprint from 0-60km/h in just 3.95 seconds.
On the design front, the ABS variant of the Apache RTR 200 4V looks the same as the standard model except for the ABS sticker on the mudguard. The motorcycle features sharp front end with ‘fang' design LED DRLs. The Apache RTR 200 4V features muscular fuel tank with aggressive tank shrouds.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS is equipped with telescopic forks up front and monoshock suspension at the rear. Braking duties are handled by 270mm petal disc at the front and 240mm petal disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS. The twin-port exhaust and the sporty split seats render an aggressive look to the naked street fighter. The golden front forks, blacked out side panels and exciting body graphics add to the appeal of the Apache RTR 200 4V ABS.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V ABS
TVS has finally introduced the Apache RTR 200 4V with ABS safety feature, but it is available only with the carburetted version of the motorcycle. The inclusion of the ABS has further improved the performance of the Apache RTR 220 4V and also adds a safety net during emergency braking situations. The Apache RTR 200 4V ABS rival the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS200 ABS and the recently unveiled Hero Xtreme 200R ABS.