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    TVS Motor Company introduced its new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V (dual-channel ABS) motorcycle with innovative segment-first features, today. The motorcycle stands tall to its promise of delivering cutting edge technology, using years of racing experience and pedigree, to celebrate the brand’s 4 million global sales milestone.



    Speaking on the occasion, Mr Meghashyam Dighole, Head - (Marketing) Premium Motorcycles, TVS Motor Company said, “The Apache series has been a testament to our commitment of delivering technological prowess to our aspirational customers and racing enthusiasts since its inception in 2005. In line with these ethe, we are excited to introduce our new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycle that offers key segment-first features and technologies which will further add to our philosophy of ensuring customer delight as we celebrate this prolific sales milestone.”



    The new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycle is engineered with three ride modes, namely Sport, Urban and Rain. This intelligent system will enable riders to shift between ride modes on the fly, using the ride mode switch on the handlebar.

    The Urban Mode accounts for the engine power delivery tuned to deliver optimum power and control to tame the urban jungle, with the ABS optimised for a quick response.

    The Rain Mode primes the ABS to deliver the maximum response with a strong lever pulsation feel. It triggers the ABS to come in early, for perfect response in wet road condition, keeping the rider in control of the vehicle.

    The Sport Mode allows for maximum power and sharp acceleration to take on the track or the highway. The ABS is mapped for the least intervention and highest permissible slip percentage for faster lap times.

    The motorcycle will now be equipped with first-in-segment adjustable suspension. The all-new high-performance Showa front suspension comes with a preloaded adjustment that allows the rider to choose between a plush ride or track ride, while the new Showa rear suspension is tuned for enhanced track performance.

    It comes with adjustable brakes and clutch levers with 3 step adjustment, which are ergonomically designed basis the phalange of the middle finger, and cover 5 to 95 percentile of riders.

    Additionally, the motorcycle has become lighter with one kg weight reduction, and refinements in the brake system have been made to deliver a sharper and improved brake performance.

    The new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycle with dual-channel ABS will be available starting today in three colours namely, Gloss Black, Pearl White and the newly launched Matte Blue, inspired by the TVS OMC race bike, and is priced at ₹. 1,31,050 (ex-showroom Delhi).







    More details and full specs here.

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    Re: The new TVS Apache 200 4V gets adjustable suspension and levers

    Appreciation to TVS!

    Bajaj has to do something to the now-getting-dated NS200 like LED headlamps, fully digital speedo like on the Duke with GPI and better color options.

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      Re: The new TVS Apache 200 4V gets adjustable suspension and levers

      Originally posted by ashwanth.r View Post
      Appreciation to TVS!

      Bajaj has to do something to the now-getting-dated NS200 like LED headlamps, fully digital speedo like on the Duke with GPI and better color options.
      Totally agree Ashwanth. Its about time Bajaj steps up its game. The NS is a good bike (I had owned an NS back in 2012) but simply refreshing it with WHITE wheels will not help it stay afloat. The bike desperately needs dual channel ABS (Most important missing feature IMHO), new instrumentation console, LED head light...are all the need of the hour. It would be a shame to see the NS200 fade away the Karizma/CBR 250 way!!
      Two legs and Two wheels. Add two more and they become crutches and cars.

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        Re: The new TVS Apache 200 4V gets adjustable suspension and levers

        Originally posted by NewsReaper View Post

        The new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycle is engineered with three ride modes, namely Sport, Urban and Rain. This intelligent system will enable riders to shift between ride modes on the fly, using the ride mode switch on the handlebar.
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        The motorcycle will now be equipped with first-in-segment adjustable suspension. The all-new high-performance Showa front suspension comes with a preloaded adjustment that allows the rider to choose between a plush ride or track ride, while the new Showa rear suspension is tuned for enhanced track performance.

        It comes with adjustable brakes and clutch levers with 3 step adjustment, which are ergonomically designed basis the phalange of the middle finger, and cover 5 to 95 percentile of riders.


        More details and full specs here.
        Many thoughtful updates to a Great motorcycle. However had some noob queries respect to a few features;

        I thought adjustable suspension came only in USD forks. Apart from that in all the SBK's what is usally seen when they say adjustable forks, is rebound and/or compression in front and preload adjustment in the rear. Pre-load adjustment in the rear is to compensate for pillion and luggage. Here TVS is providing Preload adjustment on front. Will that be as effective, or is it a marketing gimmick.

        Rider modes is welcome, but is it really required on a machine with 20bhp max? Ok it effects ABS response also, but still. May be traction control would have been more effective?

        Anyway I'm sure with their racing pedigree they have more real world feedback from their racers and they have chosen the best possible upgrades while being cost effective.

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          Re: The new TVS Apache 200 4V gets adjustable suspension and levers

          Indeed a well appreciated upgrade, specially in the BS6 era where compliance is as important as competence.
          I wonder if they faced too many challenges relating to getting the prototype certificate, etc from ARAI?

          Originally posted by deejayrox View Post
          Many thoughtful updates to a Great motorcycle. However had some noob queries respect to a few features;

          I thought adjustable suspension came only in USD forks. Apart from that in all the SBK's what is usally seen when they say adjustable forks, is rebound and/or compression in front and preload adjustment in the rear. Pre-load adjustment in the rear is to compensate for pillion and luggage. Here TVS is providing Preload adjustment on front. Will that be as effective, or is it a marketing gimmick.

          Rider modes is welcome, but is it really required on a machine with 20bhp max? Ok it effects ABS response also, but still. May be traction control would have been more effective?

          Anyway I'm sure with their racing pedigree they have more real world feedback from their racers and they have chosen the best possible upgrades while being cost effective.
          Hi bro. Well, its not necessary to have USD's to have it adjustable. A suspension normally has holes for suspension oil passing through its inner and outer tubes, which decides the compression and rebound. In adjustable, I think this hole becomes like an aperture and it can work both ways, inverted or normal. Even other mechanism is not restricted by USD vis-a-vis right way up.
          Although yes, their activation mechanism and internals definitely will be different.

          I myself am confused about preload on the front, although it has existed in Sbk's too. To the best of my idea, it will help to achieve precision balance on the racetrack, but I can't be sure...


          As for rider modes, it depends much on TVS' implementation. Its hard to comment without additional information, as to how those modes are actuated within the engine.
          Valve timing for example, could've been used to alter torque & rev characteristics. Altering throttle bodies or Valve opening would need slightly more extensive engineering, so we might not be there yet, at this price at least. Since they have ride by wire, Throttle response could've been altered for better road mileage, by reducing the effect of sudden throttle changes in city mode.

          In my opinion, if they have enabled a choice of better performance vs better overall mileage+torque combo in these modes, then they've done an exceptionally good job that actually makes sense in this segment too... Who wouldn't want better mileage and available torque in rush hour after all?
          Traction control, yes, could be effective, although in this segment it helps adventure bikers more than road users. Hope we can get on in the next gen, without costs going up by too much.

          Now, NS 200 needs to catch up pretty hard, or maybe drop in a solid discount(?), although it already undercuts this bike by around 5k (not a big amount as such).
          Last edited by Samarth 619; 11-06-2020, 01:53 PM.
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