TVS has launched the Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0, which gets an ‘anti-reverse torque slipper clutch and some new race-inspired graphics along with a baby but deadly fly-screen. It seems that TVS is now in an aggressive mood, it launched the Apache RR 310 three months ago, which was well-appreciated and then carried the momentum on with the launch of the NTorq 125 scooter which is stylish and rich in features. And not only this today it launched the RTR 200 Race Edition 2.0 and is all set to launch a new motorcycle on 14th March, which will most likely be the new Apache RTR 160.
The Apache RTR 200 4V is the first motorcycle in segment to get a slipper clutch which TVS calls an ‘anti-reverse torque’ unit. The slipper clutch reduces the force used to operate the clutch by 22 percent, make the upshifts quicker and also reduces wheel-hopping when downshifting aggressively and while cornering as well.
In terms of mechanics, the bike still runs on the same 197.5 cc single-cylinder engine which makes 20.21 bhp on the carburetor variant and 20.71 bhp on the EFI variant. The peak torque also remains the same and stands at at 18.1 Nm. TVS will offer the slipper clutch on the carburetor variant and will charge you Rs. 95,185 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The EFI variant with slipper clutch is priced at Rs.1, 07,885 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) while the Carburetor variant with slipper clutch and ABS has been priced at Rs.1, 08,985 (Ex-showroom,Delhi). TVS says that the EFI and ABS variants will be available only at select dealerships.