Fresh reports suggest that the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V will get many new features that are related to performance and the Bluetooth-connected speedometer.
TVS is readying up the Apache RTR 200 4V for a new version, probably before the end of this year. It has been spotted multiple times now and also its images have been leaked online, which show the cosmetic changes.
The new RTR 200 4V will sport a refreshed headlamp unit, which looks more aggressive and sporty. The updated version will use LED headlamps and LED pilot lamps as well. As of now, it gets regular halogen lamps.
Two important updates that we will see on the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V include a BS-6 compliant engine and a new Bluetooth-connected speedometer. The new speedometer is likely to come on the 160 4V and RR310 as well.
The new Bluetooth speedometer will work like the one of Ntorq, with inbuilt turn-by-turn navigation, incoming call and message alert, phone battery and much more. It will also come with a mobile app, which will show the fuel reading, trip meter, last parked location and other information related to the scooter.
Other than that, TVS is also going to offer lean angle, G-force, gear distribution and Tour modes on the new RTR 200 4V. These features are not going to aid the performance, but will just give the information on the mobile app. Like you might be able to know the leaning angle achieved, the gear changing frequency and the average speed, time taken and others.
The 199.5cc FI oil-cooled engine will be updated to the BS-6 norms. The engine currently produces 20.5 BHP and 18.1 Nm of peak torque, which are expected to he changed. The engine will continue to be mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
For suspension purposes, it will continue with KYB telescopic forks at the front and a KYB monoshock at the back. TVS has equipped the 200cc Apache with front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS as standard.
The updated RTR 200 is expected to demand a mild price hike over its current price of Rs 1.11 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Recently, TVS also launched the Ethanol fuel version of the RTR 200 4V, which basically runs on nearly 10% of ethanol and the rest by petrol. Ethanol is produced from the waste of sugarcane and suits like a substitute for petrol. The Ethanol version is priced at Rs 1.2 Lakhs and is only available in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.