The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V finally finds its way to customers as deliveries commence close to 6 months after launch. A small production capacity is the likely cause of this long waiting period.
If you were wondering why not a single TVS Apache 200 has been spotted on the streets of Maharashtra, it is because there have been no deliveries made to the customers yet. Yes, it been over 5 months since customers have booked the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, and it has only just arrived in Maharashtra for deliveries. Though there is no specific reason for the delay, it could be traced back to a small production capacity.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V was launched amidst high anticipation as the Apache series has a devoted fan following of its own. However, while the bike seemed quite impressive, the swarms of the RTR 200 were never spotted on the road, as the bike was dispatched in small batches to various states of the country. The slow production might be due to TVS having to accommodate not just the RTR 200, but the soon to be launched BMW G310R which will be assembled by TVS at its Hosur plant.
This delay is also likely to affect the launch and roll out of the faired version of the RTR 200, which will be based on the X21 concept. But before that we will reportedly witness the production version of the unhinged TVS Akula concept that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The BMW G310R is expected to be launched by October, the Akula by December, and the X21 might be pushed to the middle of next year.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is available in 5 variants with fuel injected or carbureted engines, and Pirelli tyres in different combinations. An ABS variant is expected to be launched as well by end of this year. The bike retails for Rs. 88,542/- (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the base variant although TVS still hasn’t announced prices for all the variants and even though ABS is an option, availability of the same is still a mystery.
TVS Apache RTR 200 Delayed Deliveries
– The Apache RTR 200 finally arrived in Maharashtra
– Deliveries begin 5.5 months after the launch in January
– Delay can be attributed to slow production due to upcoming launches
– TVS seems to have powered packed launches lined up ahead