• TVS launches 2017 updates of the Jupiter and the Apache 200 4V.

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Both get BS-IV engines and Automatic Headlamp On features.

As are with the recent upgrades in the emission norms, April 1st is the set date by the EPCA (Environment Pollution Control Authority) of India by when all automotive manufacturers are said to adhere to releasing products that run on BS-IV compliant engines.

Although late to the party of bandwagons that have updated their models, it is still before the set date that TVS decided to upgrade their models too to having the BS-IV compliant engine and the Automatic Headlamp On feature. They have started with getting their champ scooter, the Jupiter, and their flagship motorcycle, the Apache RTR 200 4V with these updates.

The Jupiter also gets two new colours on its palette and a new braking technology. The Apache, on the other hand, gets fuel injection for 2017.

To keep up with the modern scenarios, and also bylegislation, RE has now swapped their BS-III motors with new BS-IV ones that are to pollute less to the environment.

TVS Jupiter

TVS jupiter in two new colours - Jade Green and Mystic Gold

In the three years of its existence in the Indian market, the Jupiter has been one of the fastest selling scooters, giving a tough fight to all the established rivals. Now, for 2017, the Jupiter edition looks the same as the regular Jupiter, but a couple of new colours called Jade Green and Mystic Gold raising its visual appeal by now having ten colour options to choose from. And of course, you get the Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) feature.

The base model is also now equipped with what TVS calls it as ’Sync Braking System (SBS)’ that applies brakes on both the wheels for a safer and controlled ride. It featured on the ZX variant since before. A system similar to Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS). The middle ’ZX’ variant now gets disc brakes at the front, a feature only available on the top-end ’ZX Disc’. The already likeable and modern, yet familiar stance of the Jupiter has become a bit more premium with these changes.

There is no change on the engine front except that it is now BS-IV compliant.It is also shown by stickers on the front wheel arch. The four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, 109.7cc engine is the first 110cc engine developed by TVS, after having a successful stint with the 90cc Scooty Pep. The engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 8 bhp and a maximum torque of 8 Nm, which feels quite lively on the go. The 110cc engine promises a respectable fuel economy of 62 kmpl on the Jupiter. Regarding refinement, it is right at the top of the game, with the refinement levels now being even more impressive than the scooters from Honda.

What is more impressive is that TVS has not changed the price of this scooter even after all these updates. The base model starts at ₹49666, the ZX variant is available for a price of ₹ 51057 and the ZX Disc variant is for ₹ 53666 (all ex-showroom, Delhi). You can make a booking for this scooter at your nearest dealership and take deliveries within a week.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

This motorcycle stood as the flagship model for TVS since the time it was launched. With this, TVS has managed to retain in the new motorcycle is its philosophy of making a machine which offers the best power to price ratio. TVS has adopted an all new design philosophy for the new Apache RTR 200 4V, which has been designed completely on the lines of the Draken concept. The motorcycle looks far more aggressive and outrageous than the erstwhile versions of the Apache and somewhat looks as if it has been inspired from Ducati’s now-defunct Streetfighter.

Now, in 2017, this bike gets an update wherein the engine is BS-IV compliant and is only fuel injected, unlike having a carburetted version also previously. You also can see the Automatic Headlamp feature on this bike. Except for a small sticker on the body panel saying ’BS-IV’, there are no other cosmetic differences on it.

For the Apache RTR 200 4V, TVS kept the same engine. This four stroke, single cylinder, liquid cooled, 197.75cc engine now comes fuel injected and BS-IV compliant. The fuel injected version gushes out 21 bhp of power and 18.1 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

The new Apache RTR 200 4V is priced at ₹97800, same as the previous versions. You can make a booking for this scooter at your nearest dealership and take deliveries within a week.

In the two-wheeler segment, Honda was the first to launch the BS-IV Honda CB Hornet 160R motorcycle back in 2014-15 and the first manufacturer to completely change from BS-III to BS-IV was Bajaj.

Source: Bike Wale

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