Apache 200 ABS price is about Rs 14K more than the regular disc brake variant…
The long awaited Apache 200 with ABS has been launched in the market, however, the caveat is that it is being offered only in the carburetor variant. Which means, buyers of the Apache 200 FI, which has also been introduced very recently, will have to live without the safety aid.
But the good thing is that the Apache 200 ABS comes with a proper Dual-channel ABS system. Its rivals Pulsar NS200 and the upcoming Xtreme 200R – both are offered with single channel units (which only work on the front wheel). Apache’s unit also comes with RLP (rear wheel lift-off protection) which detects wheel-lock and prevents rear wheel from lifting up, upon sudden braking.
TVS also says that their unit is tuned for both – high friction and low friction surfaces and has an ‘ABS‘ sticker on the right side of the front mud guard, for demarcation! The ABS variant, it seems, is available only in the white and black colours.
2018 Apache 200 ABS Price
|Apache 200 disc||Rs 93,685|
|Apache 200 Pirelli||Rs 98,685|
|Apache 200 FI||Rs 1,06,385|
|Apache 200 ABS Remora||Rs 1,07,485|
*all prices ex-showroom in Delhi
As you can see, TVS is charging a reasonable premium of Rs 13,800 over the non-ABS trim (with Remora tyres). Apache 200 ABS is also on offer with Pirelli tyres as an option, prices of which TVS has not shared with us.
Apache 200 ABS now becomes the top of the line in the range. This also tells us why TVS chose to leave the FI variant; it would have costed over Rs 1.20 Lakhs on the ex-showroom price if we consider the same premium.
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The mechanicals remain unchanged and the motorcycle continues to be powered by the 20.5 PS, 18.1 Nm 200 cc oil-cum-air cooled engine and has a top speed of 127 kmph.
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TVS also clears that, unlike the FI trim, the Apache 200 ABS will be available across the country.