TVS has just launched the new RTR 200 in India in two variants starting from Rs 88,990. It gets powered by a single cylinder, four-valve oil-cooled (with RAM air assist), 197.7cc engine. The engine is offered in two versions as a carbureted or a fuel injected unit. The carbureted unit makes 20.5PS of power and 18.1Nm of torque. The fuel injected version produces a slightly higher 21PS.
The carburetor is a vacuum slide type unit while the closed loop fuel injection system is from Bosch. The TVS RTR 200 4V gets a 5-speed gearbox and chain final drive.
The all-new 200cc engine gets a Nanofriks coated piston (a nano particle blend that acts as a lubricant during the initial running of the engine). On top sits an all-new four-valve head operated by a single overhead camshaft. The engine is oil cooled with the heat exchanger mounted high and forward under the tank extensions.
The Apache RTR 200 4V looks sharp with its street fighter styling. The headlamp gets mean looking pilot LEDs above which sits an all-digital instrument cluster. The large looking fuel tank incorporates pseudo air vents.
Below the engine sits a larger belly pan which contrasts well with the blacked out motor. The sleek rear cowl houses an LED tail lamp. It gets split type seats and the rear seat is placed much higher than its rivals such as the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS.
The chassis is all new and the Apache RTR 200 4V is the first TVS motorcycle to feature a monoshock at the rear. At the front, it gets a set of 37mm Kayaba (KYB) right side up forks while the rear monoshock is a preload adjustable unit. It gets alloy wheels with either TVS or Pirelli tyres.
TVS victor launch at 49,490
TVS Motors is relaunching one of the most awaited bikes, the Victor in India today. It is being launched alongside the Apache RTR 200.
At the launch event, Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company said, “TVS Motors has been at the forefront in bringing new and relevant technology to our customers. TVS Motors is defined by its state of the art engineering, excellence in technology and superior quality of products. Our commitment to our customers is our primary focus. This launch is yet another reiteration of the TVS promise, to deliver high quality, customer centric products.”
Adding to this, Mr. K N Radhakrishnan, President and CEO, TVS Motor Company said, “The success of the TVS Victor first launched in 2002 laid the foundation for TVS Motors in India. We are constantly evolving our products to offer technologically superior and youthful products to our customers. We believe that both TVS Apache RTR 200 and TVS Victor are world-class products as they take a big step forward in terms of performance with ride and handling so as to deliver complete rider control and comfort. They complement our existing product portfolio and have a strong potential in its respective segment. We have no doubt that both these motorcycles will be well accepted by our customers and will further spur the sales momentum that we have accrued over the last year.”
The Victor was initially launched in 2002 and at that time it was clocking 40,000 units every month. It was the first product indigenously developed by TVS Motors. The new bike has been designed with an ideal combination of styling, comfort and performance. It is powered by a 110cc Ecothrust engine that produces 9.5 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 9.4 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. It is mated to a 4-speed constant mesh transmission. The bike returns 76 kms to a litre of fuel under standard TVS test conditions.
The telescopic oil damped front suspension and 5-step adjustable hydraulic series spring suspension at the rear ensure optimal ride comfort and handling. The bike also gets a 55-watt headlamp which is the brightest in its segment. It rides on 19 inch wheels with tubless tyres on them. The Victor also gets a new instrument cluster.