Two-Wheelers

TVS launches new Apache RTR 200 4V with race-derived A-RT tech

by Autocar Pro News Desk Mar 07, 2018

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TVS says its A-RT Slipper Clutch accentuates the motorcycle’s performance, with 22 percent reduction in clutch force for quicker upshifts, enabling the rider to achieve better lap times.

TVS Motor Company today rolled out the new generation of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. Called  Race Edition 2.0, the new Apache RTR 200 4V gets what the company calls ‘Anti-Reverse Torque (A-RT) Slipper Clutch’ technology. 

The Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 will also sport new racing-inspired graphics and a fly-screen for enhanced aerodynamics. The motorcycle will be available in carburetor (Rs 95,185), EFI (Rs 107,885) as well as carburetor with ABS variant (Rs 108,985, all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0, is the first motorcycle in its class to be equipped with the advanced ‘A-RT Slipper Clutch’, a race-derived technology. This technology, according to the company, accentuates the motorcycle’s performance, with 22 percent reduction in clutch force for quicker upshifts, enabling the rider to achieve better lap times. It also aims to ensure rider safety in high-speed downshifts, avoids wheel-hopping while cornering, and improves vehicle stability with the back-balance torque limiter effect. The A-RT slipper clutch also promises sharp and precise gear shifts with minimal effort.

Commenting on the introduction of the new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0, Arun Siddharth, vice-president (Marketing) – Premium Two Wheelers, International Business & TVS Racing said, “We build race machines for performance enthusiasts – the TVS Apache series is a testimony to our 35 years of racing heritage.  The new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 takes the racing experience up by a significant notch as it is enabled with the A-RT Slipper Clutch – a first in this segment.  The entire TVS Apache RTR 200 4V range will don the dynamic racing-inspired decals along with a stylish and exclusively designed fly screen which is sure to accentuate the racing stance of the motorcycle.” 

The motorcycle continues to be powered by a 197.75cc single-cylinder motor which is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.  The engine develops 20.5 PS (Carb) / 21.0 PS (EFI) of power at 8500rpm and 18.1 Nm of torque at 7000rpm.  

Also read: Vinay Harne, president, New Product Introduction, TVS Motor Co: ‘We don’t plan to give up on our best-in-class quality mantra.’

 

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