According to a media report, the new updated TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is being prepared and the bike is likely to get refreshed styling and new upgrades in the engine department. It is also being speculated that the same updates are likely to reach the smaller Apache RTR 160 4V models, but as of now, we have not received any confirmation from the brand.
The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has already received a slipper clutch upgrade and now the bike is likely to receive a new BSVI compliant engine. The brand already has a fuel-injected (FI) variant of the RTR 200 but after the BSVI upgrade, the engine will get fuel injection as standard, as the company is likely to achieve emission norms using the efficient fuel injection system. The current fuel injected version of the Apache RTR 200 4V is nearly INR 13,000 higher than the carbureted model and the BSVI upgrades are likely to hike the prices on the standard ones but may reduce the price gap between variants. The bike is also expected to get subtle styling revisions like LED headlights among others.
The current TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 197.75cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled, 4-valve engine that develops 20.5 PS of power @ 8500 RPM and 18.1 Nm of torque @ 7000 RPM on the carbureted model and 21.0 PS of power @ 8500 RPM and 18.1 Nm of torque @ 7000 RPM on the fuel injected model. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox and a slipper assist clutch. The carbureted model gets a Keihin constant velocity carburettor while the FI model gets a Bosch closed-loop fuel injection system for the fuel delivery.
The BSVI emission norms will be enforced from 1st April 2020 and the auto industry has been rushing to get their product portfolio upgraded with many manufacturers already ahead in the race, to avoid the situation created during the BS4 shift.