TVS Apache 200 ABS has been launched with a price tag of Rs. 1.08 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the carburetted version.
Finally, the incessant wait for an ABS-equipped Apache 200 has come to an end! Enthusiasts have a reason to rejoice as TVS, after a harrowing wait, has provided the acclaimed motorcycle with dual-channel ABS at a price of Rs. 1,08,899/- (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Back in January 2016, the Chennai-based automaker had promised to offer the Apache 200 in fuel injection (FI) and ABS trims.
While the FI version itself was pretty late to be launched, TVS took a really long time to roll out the Apache 200 ABS. The ABS version is priced competitively at a premium of Rs. 12,427/- over the regular one. While the good part is that ABS will prevent both the wheels from locking up in case of emergency braking (dual-channel), the bad thing is that it’s offered only on the carburetted version of the bike.
So the Apache 200 FI, launched in November 2017, still misses out on this life-saving equipment. At Rs. 1.07 lakhs (ex-showroom, Chennai), the FI version is priced really close to the carburetted ABS version. This could possibly lead to a decline in demand for the FI version as it doesn’t seem to offer the bang-for-the-buck feeling of the carburetted bike. However, we believe that the company should be happy as long as the customer is with the brand.
The Apache 200 ABS continues to be powered by a 197.75cc single-cylinder motor which is fed by a carburetor. 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. Suspended via telescopic forks up front and a monoshock unit at the rear, the Apache 200 ABS gets 270 mm petal disc at the front and 240 mm petal disc at the rear to shed speeds without any drama.
There are no cosmetic revisions to the motorcycle and it continues to carry an imposing street-fighter stance. Other features such as the digital instrument cluster, LED tail-lamp and DRLs remain unchanged. The Apache 200 ABS primarily competes with the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and KTM Duke 200. While both the domestic offerings now come with ABS, the Katoom doesn’t have ABS on its feature list despite a higher asking price.
TVS Apache 200 ABS Price
– TVS Apache 200 ABS launched, priced at Rs. 1.08 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
– Priced at Rs. 12,427/- premium for dual-channel ABS kit
– Available only with carburetted version, not offered on FI variant
– Rivals the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and KTM Duke 200