TVS Apache 200 4V BS6 sees a power drop of 0.5bhp and 1.3Nm drop is torque
Chennai based motorcycle manufacturer TVS has launched the BS6 version of their performance motorcycles in the Indian market. TVS Apache 200 4V is priced at RS 1,24,000 ex-showroom Delhi. On the other hand, TVS Apache 160 4V will set you back by Rs 99,950 for the rear drum brake variant and Rs 1,03,000 for the rear disc brake variant.
From the first look at the headlights, we can clearly say that both the siblings remind us of the older Pulsar 135 LS which had similar headlight structure. However, the Apache now gets full LED headlight units along with LED DRLs and LED taillight. TVS has worked on the engine and the exhaust of the bike to make it BS6 compliant. One can spot the fat exhaust pipe after it leaves the engine, this one could be the first stage of the catalytic convertor. Another cat-con could be hidden under the engine for further detoxifying the exhaust gases.
Powering the Apache 200 4V BS6 is the same oil-cooled 197.75cc engine with a 4-valve head. This race-tuned fuel-injected (RT-Fi) engine develops a bit lower power of 20.2bhp at 8500rpm and 16.8Nm torque at 7500rpm. What let us down is the loss of 1.3Nm torque which will ultimately affect the initial acceleration of the bike. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox which comes with RT slipper clutch.
TVS Apache 200 4V BS6 comes with dual-channel ABS with (RLP) rear wheel lift-off protection system. This is an anti-stoppie system in short. The instrument cluster has a SmartXonnect connectivity feature along with racier graphics. The company says that bike has sportier exhaust note this time. TVS also added Glide Through Traffic (GTT) capability in the bike which we do not understand at present.
On the other hand, TVS also launched the Apache 160 4V with BS6 engine upgrade. The little Apache looks exactly similar to its elder sibling however, the differentiating factor is single-piece seat whereas the Apache 200 4V BS6 gets a split seat.
Powering the Apache 160 4V is a 159.7cc which is also an oil-cooled unit. This engine delivers 15.9bhp at 8250rpm and 14.12Nm torque at 7250rpm. Power is down from 16.3bhp in FI variant of 160 4V and torque from 15.5Nm. These new numbers will make the BS6 versions of Apache slower than before.
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