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The new TVS Akula 310 we know will be called as the Apache RR 310 S.

The new TVS Akula 310 we know will be called as the Apache RR 310 S.

The company has now registered the motorcycle giving this name on the patent document.

TVS Akula 310 concept made global debut at the 2016 Auto Expo and now is slated to launch sometime in July 2017. Until now, we knew that the new bull out of the TVS cage was all getting prepped up for the big fight and was tainted to be called as the Akula 310 or as the Apache RTR 310 in India.

TVS went ahead and filed a patent on this new 310 a week back, and in the document submitted, we see that the company has called it as ’TVS APACHE RR 310S’. Doing so, they have moved away from the RTR “Racing Throttle Response" naked brand to a brand new RR nameplate for the fully faired motorcycles.

May 3, 2017 09:09
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TVS Akula 310 aka Apache RTR 300 is getting all dressed up for the big party.

TVS Akula 310 aka Apache RTR 300 is getting all dressed up for the big party.

Someone snapped pictures of this strikingly beautiful machine doing the dyno runs.

TVS had, a while ago, revealed about its launch in Indonesia in the first half of 2017. Working on a somewhat similar frame as the KTM-Bajaj, TVS took the jump with BMW Motorrad. This joint venture will benefit TVS by bringing in investments and expertise to further broaden their R&D capability to improve on existing projects and bring in new innovations across their product lineup. In fact, TVS has already showcased a concept, touted to be the flagship motorcycle for the company.

Today, we see this partnership taking shape in the form these spy images surfacing the internet where the bike is undergoing dyno tests on the factory floor. This is after we found them sitting outside on the factory yard last week. TVS Akula 310 concept made global debut at the 2016 Auto Expo and now is slated to launch sometime in July, 2017. The Akula 310 will, however, be christened as the Apache RTR 310 in India.

April 26, 2017 04:00
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Featured 2017 TVS Apache RTR 160

2017 TVS Apache RTR 160

The entry level race bred horse from the TVS stable.

Why is there a 160cc category? That odd number is more of a marketing strategy really. Want people to shell out more money for you, give them another 10cc. TVS did just that with the advent of the RTR 160. It was the first ever bike to surpass the notion of selling only 150cc bikes, by giving the customers an upper advantage of extra 10cc in its engine and a little more equipment.

Launched first in 2007 to compete with the rest of the 150cc ones, it is a stylish looking Motorcycle and the word ’RTR’ means Racing Throttle Response which tells you that this motorcycle is built for speed. The bike was launched in parallel with the 180 nemeses and also received the major overhaul in 2012, and it made the Apache look sportier with possessed aggressive outlook. Now, for 2017, TVS has given it yet another mild upgrade which gives it a BS-IV engine and adorns the AHO feature. The rest remains unchanged. Let’s have a brief look at this year’s model.

April 18, 2017 06:00
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Featured 2017 TVS Apache RTR 180

2017 TVS Apache RTR 180

Developed with the Racing team, for the street sport customers.

TVS Motor Company is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India, and the Apache has been the company’s flagship brand since its launch in 2006. The “Racing Throttle Response" was the brand’s foray into the naked sports segment which, similar to the Pulsars, is gaining a lot of momentum into increasing the sub- brand’s product portfolio. The nameplate, which started with the unveiling of a 150cc motorcycle, has spawned into a variety of streetfighters, which somewhat have managed to create new benchmarks when it comes to delivering raw power in a relatively affordable package.

Running with three products under its Apache brand, the 180 sits right in the centre. It got a major upgrade in 2012 that adorned new cosmetic changes, and it made the Apache look sportier with possessed aggressive outlook. Although the rest of the mechanics remained the same, it remained as one of the most powerful and fastest motorcycles in this segment in India. Now, for 2017, TVS has given it yet another mild upgrade which gives it a BS-IV engine and adorns the AHO feature. The rest remains unchanged. Let’s have a brief look at this year’s model.

April 17, 2017 06:30
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TVS is readying its bull to enter the fully faired sports segment.

TVS is readying its bull to enter the fully faired sports segment.

The Akula aka Apache RTR 300 will land sometime in July. Watch out CBR.

TVS had, a while ago, revealed about its launch in Indonesia in the first half of 2017. Working on a somewhat similar frame as the KTM-Bajaj, TVS took the jump with BMW Motorrad. This joint venture will benefit TVS by bringing in investments and expertise to further broaden their R&D capability to improve on existing projects and bring in new innovations across their product lineup. In fact, TVS has already showcased a concept, touted to be the flagship motorcycle for the company.

Today, we see this partnership taking shape in the form these spy images surfacing the internet. TVS Akula 310 concept made global debut at the 2016 Auto Expo and now is slated to launch sometime in July, 2017. The Akula 310 will, however, be christened as the Apache RTR 310 in India.

April 10, 2017 03:30
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Featured TVS Apache gets rendered into ten different variants

TVS Apache gets rendered into ten different variants

And we so badly want all of them on our roads.

TVS Motor Company is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India, and the Apache has been the company’s flagship since its launch in 2006. The “Racing Throttle Response" was the brand’s foray into the naked sports segment which, similar to the Pulsars, is gaining a lot of momentum into increasing the sub- brand’s product portfolio.

An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi, also famously called as OBIBOI, has sketched some impressive looking concepts which might be expected from the TVS Apache stable in the future. They include ten different versions of the same bike, and all of them are running on 180cc and 310cc engines.

March 17, 2017 10:26
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TVS launches 2017 updates of the Jupiter and the Apache 200 4V.

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

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.

March 16, 2017 05:45
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TVS reveals about its Akula launch in Indonesia

TVS reveals about its Akula launch in Indonesia

But before that, India will see the BMW effect on the Apache

Working on a somewhat similar frame as the KTM-Bajaj, TVS took the jump with BMW Motorrad, especially after their stunt with Suzuki did not quite hit the cord. Both TVS and BMW will be sharing and developing platforms together to distribute products locally and the global stage. This joint venture will benefit TVS by bringing in investments and expertise to further broaden their R&D capability to improve on existing projects and bring in new innovations across their product lineup. In fact, TVS has already showcased a concept, touted to be the flagship motorcycle for the company.

According to OTOMOTIFNET.COM, Mr Aditya Putra from Corporate Communication of PT TVS Motor Company, Indonesia, confirmed to them that TVS plans to bring a new sports product, to Indonesia in the first half of 2017. And we believe it is the Akula 310. The Akula 310 will, however, be christened as the Apache RTR 300 in India.

January 17, 2017 08:35
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Did You All Watch The New TVS Apache 200 TVC: Video

Did You All Watch The New TVS Apache 200 TVC: Video

The new TVC throws light on the motorcycles wild side

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has launched a new TVC for their most power motorcycle in the RTR series. The new TVC completely focuses on the motorcycles racing DNA as the rider unleashes that on the track.

The video showcases TVS distilled spirit of racing. The TVS racing rider astride the new motorcycle and takes off and accelerates up to 60 kmph from standstill in just 3.9 seconds. The Apache RTR 200 gets many racing equipment and features like Pirelli tyres, race spec speedometer, KVB mono shock suspension setup which has been race tuned for perfection and derived OC3 technology in the engine.

During the time of the launch, TVS said that they will offer their new motorcycle with both Carburetted as well fuel injected variants. The motorcycle gets C-shaped LED DRL’s, more powerful headlamps, the new instrument cluster looks bigger and provides plenty of information like the digital clock and speedometer situated in the central display along with a fuel tank indicator and Lap timer.

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V recently also won the 2016 Indian Motorcycle of The Year award. The Streetfighter is powered by a 197.75 cc 4 stroke, oil cooled engine capable of producing about 21 PS peak power at 8,500 rpm and 18 Nm peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.

January 16, 2017 07:06
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The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.

The 2017 Indian Motorcycle of the Year is announced.

And it is not a surprise

The year 2016 is coming towards an end and what a year it has been for the automotive industry in India. If statistics are to be believed, India is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. People have started investing in higher range of motorcycles that are lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. It just didn’t stop there. Players in India also fired all their pistons to go head to head with their foreign counterparts.

Not long ago had we featured the CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards which christened the Apache RTR 200 4V as their Motorcycle of the year. Christmas came a little early for TVS and now the celebration has doubled as their flagship model, the Apache RTR 200 4V has won yet another coveted award, this time it is even bigger.

It has now bagged the IMOTY (Indian Motorcycle of the Year) 2017 in a huge bells and whistles ceremony in Mumbai. It is the most credible and fancied awards in the country for the two wheeler segment.

December 22, 2016 01:54
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Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year

Time to know which is the best Two Wheeler in the Country this year

CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards 2017 announced

The year 2016 is coming towards an end and what a year it has been for the automotive industry in India. If statistics are to be believed, India is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. People have started investing in higher range of motorcycles that are lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. It just didn’t stop there. Players in India also fired all their pistons to go head to head with their foreign counterparts.

Since 1955, the year when the first batch of motorcycles in India were manufactured by Royal Enfield of United Kingdom, put together in Madras (Chennai), the motorcycle industry in the country has grown mountains with its own share of valleys. And somewhere in between promising players emerged within and managed to live up to the expectations and more. Today they are capable of producing motorcycles that beam innovation and technology acumen at the highest standards giving the competition a run for their money.

The CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards have been one of the few coveted award ceremonies where every manufacturer wants to grab top honours. This has been the way since the beginning of this century and is the only one held in association with all the apex industry bodies (CII, SIAM and ACMA). Every year these awards recognise achievements in multiple categories across the automotive galaxy. For things having two wheels, there are six categories of awards and the process of identifying these awards includes a jury consisting of members of the media house and experts in their respective fields.

December 17, 2016 02:00
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Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Find out which one stays on top of the list

In the recent years, the segment of 150cc motorcycles has seen a lot action. Thanks to the constant growth in the industry, the 150cc segment has gradually become the segment which attracts as the starting commuter range for most of the buyers, especially in urban areas and Tier-I cities, thus surpassing 100-125cc class by being the first motorcycle for majority of them. It is due to the substantial growth in the 150cc segment, that this particular class of motorcycles is now filled up with various kinds and types of motorcycles.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. Thanks to the Bajaj Pulsar 150, which single handedly is ruling this end of the 150cc segment by a huge margin. Being a segment initiator, the Pulsar brought many segment-firsts like digital speedometer, LED tail lamps, backlit switchgear, et al, but then, it was the power-packed performance of the Pulsar, which positioned it above the sea of usual lower-powered commuters.

But going for the Pulsar was not so easy, the motorcycle did found an apt competitor in the form of Honda CB Unicorn almost a decade ago. And now, given the fact that the competition and generation has moved forward, Honda has given the customers an option of an all new Honda CB Unicorn 160, a spiritual successor of the 150cc Honda Unicorn (which though is still available), which comes with modern styling and gadgetry and bigger heart.

Then, there is the TVS Apache RTR 160, the first proper competitor to the ‘then-sporty’ Bajaj Pulsar 150, which comes with a punchy engine and an impressive list of features, giving the customers an option of a value for money package. And at last, we should not forget the Yamaha FZ, which truly re-wrote the rules in the 150cc segment, with its brawny design inspired from the international lineup of Yamaha and a marvelous combination of torquey engine and best-in-class dynamics.

Except the Honda CB Unicorn 160, all these motorcycles belong to one generation before with their new generation models on sale as more premium offerings. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the executive category of the 150cc commuter segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense.

October 3, 2016 03:45
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Once Again! TVS Apache RTR 300 (TVS AKula 310) Caught Testing

Once Again! TVS Apache RTR 300 (TVS AKula 310) Caught Testing

Clearest spyshot ever

Yes! It’s Coming and Soon. Well we are all quite excited about when the newest fully faired sportsbike from TVS will launch in India. From what it looks like TVS is leaving no stones unturned to launch their newest sportsbike on time and within this fiscal year.

It was once again caught testing and this time we have to agree that the spyshots are the clearest. This motorcycle is the production variant of the Akula 310 concept which was showcased at the Auto expo 2016. These spyshots does reveal fewer details about this upcoming sportsbike.

The production variant sportsbike will feature dual projector headlamps like the ones found in the Bajaj Pulsar RS200. While the rest of the front gets a nicely designed headlight fairing. This motorcycle also gets split sports seats as well. While towards the rear profile it gets a LED taillamps. Lastly the new Apache also gets clip on handlebars as well a fully digital instrument cluster as well.

The new production variant of the Akula will be powered by the 313 cc, single cylinder engine which has been developed in cooperation with TVS and BMW. This engine makes about 33.6 BHP of peak power at 9500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm on the VMW G310R. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

When launched, the TVS Apache RTR 310 (Akula 310) will compete directly with the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the Yamaha R3.

September 12, 2016 11:00
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Bajaj VS 400 VS TVS Apache RTR 300 (TVS Akula) Which Upcoming Motorcycle Should You Buy

Bajaj VS 400 VS TVS Apache RTR 300 (TVS Akula) Which Upcoming Motorcycle Should You Buy

Two entry level performance offering from two renowned Indian two wheeler manufacturer

Before I even start let me clarify, no! These two motorcycles are not each other’s rival. While the soon to be launched Bajaj VS400 will be pitched as a sports cruiser the production variant of the TVS Akula (which will most probably be called Apache RTR 300) is a proper faired sportsbike.

The reason why we are actually taking these two motorcycles into consideration is because of the fact that both these motorcycle which will launch along with few other motorcycles during this fiscal year are all entry level performance offerings from their respective brands. Moreover these two motorcycles including the VS and the Akula belongs to two separate Indian two wheeler manufacturer while the rests are all offerings from International brands.

Now that I hopefully cleared my point let us get into the details. The Bajaj VS400 will launch before TVS introduces their new offering actually gets a more powerful engine but expect both the Akula as well as the VS400 will produce almost same amount of power. Both the motorcycle was caught testing on the Indian roads several times. The best part about both these motorcycles is that they both will bring something new for the Indian motorcycle enthusiasts.

So without wasting any more time let us get into the details

September 1er, 2016 07:33
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TVS Apache RTR 300 (TVS AKula) spotted On Test: Video

TVS Apache RTR 300 (TVS AKula) spotted On Test: Video

The motorcycle will make it to the Indian market towards the end of 2016 or early 2017

The production version of the TVS Akula 310 Concept which was showcased at the 2016 Auto expo was spied recently in a new video in its production avatar. Although the motorcycle was covered in heavy camouflage but still the rider who was actually capturing the footage on his helmet cam realised that it was indeed the production variant of the Akula Concept.

The production variant of the Akula concept will most probably be called the Apache RTR 300 and it adorns a full fairing which will also make this motorcycle the first ever production motorcycle from TVS to get a full fairing. The new motorcycle is based on the same platform as the BMW G310R which too will make its entry in the Indian market soon.

What is even more interesting is also the fact that Apache RTR 300 will also use the same 313 cc, single cylinder liquid cooled engine which was developed in collaboration with BMW and TVS. This engine powers the BMW G310R, The 313 cc mill produces around 34 Hp of peak power at 9, 500 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 7, 500 rpm on the BMW motorcycle. However TVS will tune it differently for their own Apache variant. What will remain same is the gearbox. The Apache RTR 300 will also be the first motorcycle to get the 6 speed manual gearbox.

Although the production variant of the Apache RTR300 won’t get carbon fiber parts as seen on the concept but rumours are that it will retain the Upside down front forks setup even on the production variant while the rear will get the monoshock setup. The Apache RTR300 will also use sticky rubbers and duel channel ABS setup for the safety of the rider.

Expect the motorcycle to be launched towards the end of this year and it will be priced in between INR. 1.50-2.0 Lakh rupees (ex showroom).

August 30, 2016 09:30
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TVS To Launch Akula (Apache RTR 300) This Year Only

TVS To Launch Akula (Apache RTR 300) This Year Only

Expect the new motorcycle to hit Indian market towards the end of 2016 or early 2017

TVS Motors confirmed the source that they will be launching their new 310 cc motorcycle in the Indian market before the end of this fiscal year. According to the reports TVS is actually looking for some sales volume. This launch is part of their latest strategies to touch 15 percent market shares within this year. The TVS official also said that their major goal right now is to increase the sales volume which in turn will help bring down the component costs and improve their profit.

The 310 cc motorcycle is the production variant of the Akula concept which was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. This will most probably be called the Apache RTR 300 and will be positioned above the recently introduced Apache RTR 200 4V. The production variant of the Akula 310 Concept will use the same platform which has been jointly developed with the German two wheeler manufacturer BMW Motorrad and this platform also supports the BMW G310R.

Besides the platform the powertrain too was also developed under the Indo-German alliance. The soon to be launched Apache RTR 300 will be powered by the same 313 cc, single cylinder motor which is expected to produce about 34 Bhp of peak power and approximately 28 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to a 6 speed transmission as well. This will also be TVS first fully faired sportsbike as well.

If everything goes according to plan expect the new TVS motorcycle which will also be their flasgship offering to hit the Indian market towards the end of 2016 or early 2017.

August 3, 2016 10:30
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TVS Akula 310 Spied Testing For The First Time On Road

TVS Akula 310 Spied Testing For The First Time On Road

This is the new TVS Apache RTR 300

Quite honestly! I had first mistaken this motorcycle for a camouflaged Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 because if you take a look at this spyshot the new motorcycle looks similar to the RS200. But this is actually not the RS 200 but the prototype of the upcoming TVS Akula 310 which was showcased for the first time at the 2016 Auto expo.

This will be TVS Motors’s first ever fully faired motorcycle for the Indian market and also will be their most powerful product as well for India (spec wise). The prototype was caught testing recently on the outskirts of Bangalore and it was wrapped in heavy camouflage. Although the spyshot showed only the front profile of the motorcycle it revealed quite a lot of interesting details though.

Expect the upcoming production variant of the TVS Akula 310 to borrow its overall styling heavily from the Akula 310 Concept showcased at the Auto show. Towards the front the faired motorcycle gets duel headlamps which most probably will get projector headlamps setup as well, while it will also come with a small windscreen which will protect the riders from heavy windblasts at higher speeds.

The production variant of the Concept is based on the newly developed BMW G310R’s platform and will also use the same powertrain. Expect the production variant of the concept which will most probably be called Apache RTR 300 to be powered by the newly-developed 313 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor which is expected to produce around 34 hp of peak power at 9,500 rpm and about 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. This engine will be paired to a 6-speed transmission.

Now do not get too upset because Honda will be not be launching the CBR 250 RR in India but rather you can actually save money for this brilliant machine which too is expected to pack aggressive looks and outright performance.

August 1er, 2016 05:30
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Deliveries Of The New Apache RTR 200 4V Commenced In Selected Cities

Deliveries Of The New Apache RTR 200 4V Commenced In Selected Cities

TVS launched the new Apache RTR 200 4V back in January 2016 and its already been 5 months after its launch and TVS still have not started selling their flagship offering yet. Only recently we came to know that TVS has commenced the deliveries of their newest product in only some of the major cities of India including Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai.

As of now the Apache RTR 200 4V is made available only in its carburetted non-ABS avatar while the fuel injected, ABS equipped higher Apache will be launched later. TVS also has plans to introduce stickier Pirelli tyres as an additional extra which will cost you an extra INR. 6000 but that too will only be available after few months.

The ex showroom price of the new Apache RTR 200 4V is 93,880, TVS has actually hiked the price of the new motorcycle by almost 4500 rupees which is bit disappointing. However TVS will be introducing the more loaded AVS and fuel injected variant later which will obviously be priced higher.

The new Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a single cylinder oil-cooled engine which produces about 20bhp and 18Nm of torque, the engine is paired to a five speed gearbox.

June 14, 2016 00:32
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Comparison: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V VS Bajaj Pulsar AS200 VS KTM Duke 200

Comparison: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V VS Bajaj Pulsar AS200 VS KTM Duke 200

Big fight in the entry level performance Motorcycle find out who wins the top spot

When TVS introduced the new Apache RTR 4V we all were really very much excited to see this motorcycle in flesh. This new motorcycle surely featured the most powerful engine of the Apache lineup and that was not the end for the first time TVS has also fitted a monoshock suspension setup at the rear which by the way is already available with some of the other competitors that the new Apache competes with.

Talking about competition the new Apache RTR 200 4V is a streefighter which takes on he newly launched Bajaj Pulsar AS200 which is actually a semi faired version of the Bajaj famous streefighter model the NS200, while the other big competition that it will face is from the KTM Duke 200 which has been ruling this segment since its launch.

Meanwhile let us also inform you that the deliveries of the new Apache RTR 200 4V has already commenced in some of the major states and the new Apache takes on the above mentioned rivals in India. The new motorcycles gets its power from a 197.75 cc, SOHC, four-valve, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine which is available in both carburetor as well as with fuel injected form as well which also makes it an unique offering in this segment.

So let us now get into the details of this comparison review to find out who has the biggest advantage amongst these three motorcycles and who claims the top spot.

Click past jump to read more about the comparison review of the all new TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs the Bajaj Pulsar AS200 and the KTM Duke 200

June 13, 2016 14:00
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