We list the 2021 Apache 200 changes in this story. The updated model now comes with many segment-first features which are not found on its rivals…
TVS Motor recently took everyone by surprise by launching the updated Apache 200 4V. The most interesting bit about the 2021 model is that it isn’t just a cosmetic refresh but a more functional one. We list five of the biggest changes on the new Apache 200.
2021 Apache 200 Changes
Though this is debatable that whether a 20 PS machine needs different riding modes but this is the biggest change in the 2021 Apache 200. It gets three ride modes – Sports, Urban, and Rain. The engine on the bike changes its behavior based on the mode selected, thereby improving the ride quality.
While we have seen preload adjustable rear suspension in many motorcycles, the Apache 200 becomes the first bike in its category to get adjustable front suspension. Both the front and rear suspension is now provided by Showa which is a premium brand.
Adjustable Brake And Clutch Levers
Keeping in mind riders comfort, TVS has added a few small, but useful features. The new Apache now comes with three-step adjustable brake and clutch levers. The company claims that they have designed the adjustability of the levers to be ergonomically comfortable to most riders.
TVS Motor claims that it has also reworked on the braking of the motorcycle, which means that we can expect sharper and improved braking performance from the bike.
With so many added features, you would expect the weight of the bike to go up. However, that’s not the case with the Apache! At 152 kg, the motorcycle has, in fact, shed 1 kilogram of its weight despite changes. This is expected to slightly improve the bike’s power-to-weight ratio, fuel-efficiency, etc.
TVS has also introduced a new matte blue color in the model which is equipped with dual channel ABS. The single ABS Apache misses out on most of these features, in all probability.
The motorcycle is priced at Rs 1,31,050 ex-showroom Delhi which makes it almost at par with its chief rival Pulsar NS200 – which is devoid of most of these features.