TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100: Photo Gallery
India’s first ethanol-powered motorcycle is here! We give you an in-depth look at the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100
While most bike makers are focussing on adding electric vehicles in their portfolios, TVS went in the opposite direction and recently launched an ethanol-powered RTR 200 in India at Rs 1.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Here’s everything you need to know about the greener variant of the Apache RTR 200 Fi in 10 detailed images.
To help it stand apart from the other variants, the new Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 features new lime green decals on the fuel tank.
TVS hasn’t yet confirmed if we will get any other paint scheme apart from the white option seen here at the launch event.
The LED DRLs and fully digital instrument cluster remain the same as the standard variant.
It is powered by a 197.75cc single-cylinder air- and oil-cooled engine with twin-spray twin-port electronic fuel-injection technology. In simpler terms, this technology should result in better driveability and faster throttle response.
In terms of output, the ethanol-powered engine churns out 21PS of power at 8500rpm and 18.1Nm of torque at 7000rpm, which is similar to the petrol-powered fuel injected variant. The engine works alongside a 5-speed transmission with slipper clutch.
TVS claims that this motor emits 50 per cent less benzene and butadiene as well as significantly reduced NOX and CO. In layman’s terms, this means that the new variant is less harmful to mother nature compared to its petrol-powered sibling.
It features the same split double-cradle frame, telescopic front fork and rear monoshock as the Apache RTR 200 4V.
It uses the same braking hardware as well: 270mm front and 240mm rear disc.
However, to keep costs in check, the ethanol-powered Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 gets a single-channel ABS unit.
Currently, the new variant is available in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. We expect TVS to launch the ethanol-powered RTR 200 in other states in the near future.