TVS Motor Company said on Friday that its premium motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has made it to the Limca Book of Records, for setting a new world record of the “Highest Altitude ever reached by a motorcycle”.
In a statement, the company said that, as part of the ‘Quest for the Highest’ campaign, a six-member team consisted of Santanu Roy Chowdhury, Manas Sen, Subrato Boral, Indradeb Chatterjee, Achinta Saha and Srikrishna Biswas reached the height of 21,524 feet in Rupshu valley (Ladakh) with the ride of four TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Motorcycles. With this, the team broke the world record of 21,233 feet recorded in the Atakama range of Mt. Andes. The submission of the journey to the Limca Book of Records was made in December 2016. Later after verification, a jury adjudged them the winner of the new world record in April 2018.
TVS Motor recently launched its premium and popular bike Apache RTR 200 4V. The company has fitted special off-road tyres to the four TVS Apache RTR 200 4V for this mission. Apart from this, the alloy wheels were replaced with spoke wheels having 18-inch front and 16-inch rear. Also, the suspension system of the bikes was tuned to handle the terrains with ease.
The Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 197.5cc, single-cylinder, four-valve engine that produces a maximum of 20.5 PS @ 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 18.1Nm @ 7000rpm. It gets a 5-speed transmission. The maximum speed is 128km/h. To reach 0 to 100kmph it takes 12.1 seconds. In addition, Apache RTR 200 4V is the only bike to get an Anti-Reverse Torque slipper clutch in the segment.
The TVS Apache 200 will compete with Bajaj’s Pulsar 200NS. The Pulsar 200NS has the facility of an anti-lock braking system and the price is 1.09 lakh rupees. The Pulsar 200NS contains 200cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine, which generates a maximum power of 23.5bhp and a peak torque of 18.3Nm, this engine meets the BS-IV standards.
Speaking of the price, the new Apache RTR 200 4V 2.0 comes with a starting price tag of Rs. 95,185 for the standard variant and the price goes up to Rs. 1,08,985 for the ABS version based on Delhi ex-showroom.