As confirmed by the company, TVS Apache 200 ABS has not been officially launched in India.
Just as the motoring enthusiasts could dream of laying hands on a modern and affordable ABS-equipped motorcycle, TVS has denied the claims of TVS Apache 200 ABS’ launch. The 200cc naked motorcycle featuring twin-channel ABS was rumoured to have been launched earlier this month at Rs. 1,08,899/- (ex-showroom, Mumbai) after a price list from TVS authorised dealership surfaced online.
Denying all such rumours, the Chennai-based manufacturer claims that some dealers had starting accepting pre-bookings of the ABS version and the official launch is still some time away. According to the leaked price list, TVS Apache 200 ABS was exclusive to the carbureted version with Remora tyres. The life saving dual-channel ABS was skipped on FI variant probably due to high cost which caused some discontent among Apache fans.
The Apache 200 is powered by a 197.75cc single-cylinder motor which is available with carburettor and FI versions. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the engine develops 20.7 BHP of power at 9000 RPM and 18.1 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM. The bike is suspended via telescopic forks up front and a monoshock unit at the rear while petal disc brakes on both ends provide stopping power.
The Apache 200 competes with the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200, KTM Duke 200 and the recently launched Hero Xtreme 200R. With this, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and Hero Xtreme 200R become the only two motorcycles in the segment to offer ABS and that too a single-channel one.
Apache 200 ABS
– TVS Apache 200 ABS not launched officially in the country
– Company states that some dealers had commenced pre-bookings for the model
– It was rumoured to be on sale from mid-January