Used Bikes You Can Buy For The Price Of A New TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
Want more motorcycle for the price of a new Apache RTR 200? Here are some great used bike options
The BS6 updates brought about a generational change in the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. This 200cc motorcycle got a new LED headlamp along with features like Glide Through Technology. While the Apache RTR 200 is a great buy, its on-road price of Rs 1,46,828 (in Delhi) means you can buy larger, more capable sports bikes for the same money. The caveat though is that they are pre-owned. Here’s what you can buy for the price of the Apache RTR 200:
2nd gen KTM 390 Duke (Rs 1.5 lakh):
It may sound ridiculous but you can buy a used second-generation KTM 390 Duke for the price of an Apache RTR 200 4V. The 390 Dukes tend to have a lower resale value making them a great used bargain buy. That’s because the motorcycle comes brimming with kit, premium underpinnings and a stonking motor. How powerful? How about 43.5PS and 37Nm from its 373cc liquid-cooled motor. It is more than twice the Apache RTR 200’s power and torque figures. While the 390 Duke is prone to more parts wearing out, the spare parts are quite affordable thanks to the Bajaj KTM connect. A search through the online marketplace throws up a lot of 2017 390 Dukes at around the Rs 1.5 lakh mark.
KTM RC 390 (Rs 1.5 lakh):
Unlike the 390 Duke, the KTM RC 390’s hold their value well. We suspect it is due to the Indian enthusiast’s obsession with faired motorcycles. While the RC 390 does not get the Duke’s LED headlamp, colour TFT instrument console or split trellis frame, It is a highly capable supersports motorcycle. The RC 390 offers the same performance as the 390 Duke but is more engaging to ride. Its highly committed riding position and small fuel tank make it best suited for the race track. The KTM RC 390 is a fantastic used bike option if you are looking to hone your skills on the race track. You can get a 2017 example around Rs 1.5 lakh in the online used bike marketplace.
First-gen TVS Apache RR 310 (Rs 1.6 lakh):
If you want a good looking faired bike but value comfort, the TVS Apache RR 310 is a good option. However, you will have to settle for the first-gen model which does not come with goodies like a colour TFT instrument console, ride modes and better tyres. It gets a 312.2cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder motor that delivers 34PS of power and 27.3Nm, enough for cruising at 120kmph per day. While the Apache RR 310 is a great buy, bear in mind that it shares its components with the BMW G 310 R a result of which is the high spare parts price. If you stretch your budget to Rs 1.6 lakh, you could get your hands on a used 2018 model in the online marketplace.
First-gen Bajaj Dominar 400 (Rs 1.65 lakh):
Another great touring option, the Bajaj Dominar 400 impresses with its abnormally powerful LED headlamp and KTM 390 Duke derived motor. Our budget though will get us the first generation model which misses out on upside-down forks and get a detuned motor. Its 373cc motor still delivers 35PS and 35Nm both of which are higher than the Apache RR 310. The Dominar’s naked configuration means you can easily set it up for adventure touring. In fact, custom houses like Autologue design have adventure kits made specifically for the Dominar 400. You can buy a used 2018 Dominar dor around Rs 1.65 lakh.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 (Rs 1.65 lakh):
If you are int retro motorcycles, you can opt for the ubiquitous Royal Enfield Classic 350. It is Royal Enfield’s best selling motorcycle and for good reason. The Classic 350 looks fantastic and comes with a 350cc motor that has been around for decades. While the Classic 350 is not known for its refinement or performance, it has a loyal fanbase owing to its unique ‘thump’ from the motor. The 346cc air-cooled motor delivers a modest 20PS and 28Nm. It is a good option to get into retro motorcycling if that’s your calling. The Classic 350 holds its resale value surprisingly well and a used 2018 model will cost you around Rs 1.65 lakh.