The popular TVS Apache RTR 200 4V now features a few updates in the form of three riding modes, adjustable clutch and brake levers and a pre-load adjustable fork. The bike is sold with dual-channel ABS and is priced at ₹ 1.31 lakh. The updated bike costs that little bit more than the standard dual-channel ABS variant. And the single-channel ABS variant doesn’t sport these updates.

The riding modes

It gets a new feature in the form of three new riding modes: Sport, Urban and Rain. These modes adjust the power and the ABS so as to suit the riding conditions. It’s the second model to feature riding modes in the TVS bikes model portfolio. In Sport mode, it produces 20bhp and 17.2Nm of torque and in Urban and Rain mode, it makes 17bhp and 16.5Nm of torque. However, the motor and transmission remain the same. It even features a gear shift assist function.

The equipment

Features include a pre-load adjustable fork that gets preload adjustability. It even gets an adjustable clutch and brake levers and comes in a new matte blue colour theme with red graphics that looks quite sporty.


The bike is powered by a 197.75cc, oil-cooled engine that’s hugely capable, and the surge you feel is addictive. The bike loves being revved, and the BS6 engine retains those characteristics. It employs a lightweight piston that has resulted in the motor being rev-happy. The bike feels quick and the exhaust sounds great. However, the motor isn’t particularly refined, but the vibrations aren’t felt much. It also gets Glide Through Technology which helps in the city and it uses a fuel-injection system that sends fuel, further allowing the bike to move slowly without opening the throttle.

On tarmac

Around corners, the bike impresses. The KYB fork at the front and Showa monoshock at the back have been retained and result in good ride and handling. The bike is rewarding to ride, thanks to the chassis and is a joy around corners. It feels remarkably confident around corners, thanks to the TVS Eurogrip tyre at the back. This bike can prove to a hoot to ride.

Buying one

The Apache RTR 200 4V has proved to be a complete package, particularly in the 200cc segment. The BS6 update is sure to help it sell better, with a slight increase in the price of course. But then the features are convincing enough, and its talent of keeping its rider smiling is unmatched.  Also, grab the latest info on the new bikes, only at autoX.