2020 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V To Get Bluetooth Connectivity
The upcoming Apache is all set to get a whole load of interesting features!
The recently leaked image of the upcoming 2020 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V gave us a fair idea about how the bike would look. But now, we’ve come to know that the upcoming naked bike is set to feature TVS SmartXonnect technology which pairs the bike to your smartphone via the TVS Connectivity app. After the recent launch of the Jupiter Grande with the same feature, this is the third TVS two-wheeler to get the connectivity option.
Like the TVS NTorq 125, the upcoming Apache is also set to get turn-by-turn navigation, caller ID, SMS notification, last parked location and ride statistics to name a few. Apart from these, the Apache will also get features like lean angle, G-force, gear distribution and Tour Mode. To measure the lean angle and G-forces, there needs to be an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). We believe TVS might equip the Apache RTR 200 4V with a relatively simple IMU which may just be used to measure the data and send the information to the smartphone. It may not be linked to the bike’s braking or powertrain, so expect it to be fairly cost-effective to implement.
The gear distribution feature is likely to show the details of the gear changing pattern during your ride and the Tour Mode is likely to show the average speed, distance covered, time taken to cover the distance, and more.
It is pretty much a given that the bike will get an LED headlamp and a BS6-compliant engine. Expect a small drop in power figures considering the engine will have to run cleaner. At present, the 197.75cc single-cylinder air-cooled carburetted engine with oil cooler produces 20.5PS at 8500rpm and 18.2Nm at 7000rpm. Power is sent to the wheels via a 5-speed transmission while a telescopic fork and a KYB-tuned monoshock takes care of suspension duties. The bike employs petal disc brakes on both ends with dual-channel ABS as standard.
As far as the pricing is concerned, it is likely that the upcoming bike will see a bump of around Rs 12,000 over the carb ABS variant, which currently costs Rs 1.11 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). There’s an FI variant also available till stocks last, but this variant lacks ABS. So it is likely that TVS will update the carb variant with FI and other features that are set to be included in the 2020 model. The bike is likely to be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo early next year. When launched, it will rival the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS which is also set to be updated with a BS6-compliant engine soon.