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It’s Here, The New TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100—The Ec-Ride

TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 1.20 Lakh
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Latest Updates on TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

  • Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is India’s first motorcycle that can run on ethanol-based fuel.
  • The expected launch date is said to be in September 2022
  • The Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 can also run on a mixture of ethanol plus petrol, 80+20, respectively
  • The new Apache RTR 200 is TVS’s first step toward introducing a cleaner and more environmentally friendly mode of transport

Introduction of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

The TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is the first motorbike in India to operate on ethanol-based gasoline, costing Rs 1.20 lakh. The bike’s features and specs make it charismatic for young riders.

The company showcased the Apache RTR Ethanol concept in Auto Expo 2018 in New Delhi. The vibrant interplay of green graphics with the ‘Ethanol’ logo makes it more attractive to the riders. Promising consistent performance accompanied by eco-friendly solutions, RTR 200 Fi E100 now is suitable for riders and the environment.

The Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is the latest launch in TVS’ RTR series of bikes. The bike comes with the latest technology and features, viz—Twin-port EFI, air and oil-cooled single-cylinder engine, etc.

The previous RTR series of bikes were cheaper than the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 2022 model as they were entirely run on petrol. In comparison, the new RTR is a hybrid of petrol and ethanol.

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    197.75 cc
  • Mileage
    50 KM/L
  • Top Speed
    129 kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    152 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    12 L
  • Seat Height
    800 mm

Pros and Cons Of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

Pros Of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

  • Ethanol-based, better for the environment in the long run
  • Better performance than its standard counterpart TVS bike
  • A good deal in this price range
  • Comes with entirely Ethanol and Ethanol plus petrol combination

Cons of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

  • Since Ethanol logistics is not much in India, running it entirely on Ethanol can be tough
  • Top speed does not cross 125 kmph
  • The Ethanol emission of the bike is equivalent to that of a normal petrol bike, hence it is harmful in the short-run (but emission improves in the long-run)

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Ethanol
  • Max Power
    21 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Max Torque
    18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • Emission Standard
    bs4
  • Displacement
    197.75 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    66 mm
  • Stroke
    57.8 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
  • Compression Ratio
    9.7 :1
  • Ignition
    --
  • Spark Plugs
    --
  • Cooling System
    Oil Cooled
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Transmission Type
    Chain Drive
  • Gear Shifting Pattern
    --
  • Clutch
    --
  • Fuel Delivery System
    --
  • Fuel Delivery System
    --
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    12 L
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    --
  • Riding Range
    --
  • Mileage - ARAI
    50 KM/L
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    42 KM/L
  • Top Speed
    129 kmph
  • Engine Type
    4-stroke

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Dual Channel
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    --
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Size
    --
  • Calliper Type
    --
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    431.8 mm
  • Rear Wheel Size
    431.8 mm
  • Front Tyre Size
    90/90-17
  • Rear Tyre Size
    130/70-17
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    Yes
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    --
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    --
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    --
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    --
  • Front Suspension
    Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension
    Mono Tube - Monoshock

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    152 kg
  • Overall Length
    2050 mm
  • Overall Width
    790 mm
  • Overall Height
    1105 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1353 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    180 mm
  • Seat Height
    800 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Sports Naked Bikes

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Standard Warranty (Year)
    --
  • Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
    --

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    --
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    --
  • GPS & Navigation
    --
  • USB charging port
    --
  • Front storage box
    --
  • Under seat storage
    --
  • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    --
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Fuel Guage
    --
  • Tachometer
    Digital
  • Stand Alarm
    --
  • Stepped Seat
    Yes
  • No. of Tripmeters
    --
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Fuel Indicator
    --
  • Low Oil Indicator
    --
  • Pillion Backrest
    --
  • Pillion Grabrail
    --
  • Pillion Seat
    Split
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Digital Fuel Guage
    --
  • Start Type
    --
  • Shift Light
    --
  • Killswitch
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Battery
    12 V/9 Ah
  • Headlight Type
    Halogen
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED
  • Turn Signal
    Bulb
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    Racing Double-Barrel exhaust

What’s new in TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100?

The new Apache RTR is identical to the petrol-powered Apache RTR 200, except that it runs on ethanol and has green decals. It possesses a variant racing double-barrel exhaust, which gives the bike a fancy look and helps in double exhaustion.

The new Apache also comes with a twin-spray-twin-port EFI technology, improving fuel economy and throttle responsiveness.

When it comes to pricing, the new Apache RTR 200 FI E100 will cost 9,000 more than the most expensive version of the RTR series bike.

The operational costs of the ethanol-powered variation, according to TVS, will be equal to those of the petrol-powered variant, assuming that the government sets the price of ethanol at least 62 per cent higher than that of petrol.

Highlights of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

Design of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

Except for the green decals on the fuel tank, the Apache RTR 200 Fi E 100 has the same design as its petrol-powered sister. With a digital instrument console, speedometer, tachometer and more, the new RTR model has ventured into a digital design.

One of the things about this bike that stands out is its sports naked design. With LED tail lights and pilot lights, the new RTR model is unique among the latest and upcoming bike models.

The TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 has an updated artwork with the word “Ethanol” in green and comes with a rear suspension that is a monotube with monoshock and front suspension with telescopic forks.

With double cradle split synchro stiff frame and dual channel ABS, this bike is among the favourites in the recent launches,

Colour and variants of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

The new TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 bike is available in one colour.

  • Green with White.

The information on its variant is not out yet.

Engine of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

The E100 200 cc single-cylinder engine that powers the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E 100 produce 20.7 horsepower at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 18.1 Nm at 7000 rpm. The company claims a peak speed of 129 kmph.

The 197 cc engine with the electronic fuel injection system on the ethanol-powered Apache guarantees improved power delivery, cleaner combustion, and up to 50 per cent reduced Benzene and Butadiene gas emissions.

Alcohol and gasoline are combined to create ethanol, an oxygenated fuel that has a better octane rating at a cheaper cost and cleaner burning. When used as a fuel, ethanol can cut carbon monoxide emissions by up to 35 per cent. The emission of sulphur dioxide and particulate matter has also been significantly reduced.

Ethanol 100 is indicated by the letter E100 at the end of a name that seems to run on forever. It means, in other words, that this Apache operates entirely on ethanol. It can, however, run on E80 – a blend of 80 per cent ethanol and 20 per cent petrol – if pure ethanol is unavailable.

Features of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

The bike’s ability to operate on ethanol makes it one of the essential and unique features. A twin-port and twin spray fuel injection system are needed for ethanol functioning.

A few rubber and plastic components also get modified to meet the requirements necessary to withstand the corrosive nature of ethanol. In addition, this bike only has a single channel of ABS, as opposed to the two-channel system offered on petrol bikes.

Nothing else sets the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 from the rest of the Apache clan other than these modifications (besides the bright green line at the bottom of the fuel tank).

Therefore, the same body panels, small visors, headlights, taillamps, etc., are present.

The 197.75cc oil-cooled, the four-valve engine generates the same amount of torque (18.1Nm at 7,000 rpm) and horsepower (21hp at 8,500 rpm) as the fuel-injected engine of its sister Apache.

Transmission and braking duties of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

The bike comes with front suspension possessing telescopic forks and rear suspension equipped with monoshock technology and monotube. Talking about its front and rear brakes, the bike is among the safest as it comes with disc brakes with dual channel ABS.

The motorcycle incorporates 270 mm front disc brakes, 130 mm rear drum brakes with single-channel ABS as standard, and a 200 mm rear disc brake as an option.

The Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 shares the same double-cradle chassis, KYB suspension, wheels, and ABS-equipped brakes as its petrol-powered counterparts. The fact that TVS didn’t cut corners with the slip and assist-clutch is a plus.

Top 3 Competitors of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

Apache RTR Fi E100 vs Hero Xtreme 160R

The brand-new TVS Apache RTR Fi E100 has an LCD instrument cluster with the SmartXonnect suite, which offers ride analysis, missed call and message notifications, turn-by-turn navigation, and more.

In contrast, the Hero Xtreme 160R has a side-stand engine cutoff, an i3S idle start-stop mechanism, and an LCD instrument display with the essential readouts.

Customers can also choose the Hero Connect system (accessory), which includes features like a toppling alarm, live tracking, tow-away alert, communication through Bluetooth, etc.

The TVS motorcycle has 270 mm front disc brakes, 130 mm rear drum brakes with single-channel ABS as standard and a 200 mm rear disc brake as an option. In contrast, the Hero Xtreme 160R has 276 mm front disc brakes, 130 mm rear drum brakes, single-channel ABS as standard, and a 220 mm rear disc brake option.

The TVS Apache RTR Fi E100 costs Rs 1.2 lakh, and the Hero Xtreme costs Rs 1.16 lakhs.

TVS Apache RTR Fi E100 vs Yamaha FZ S V3

A digital instrument cluster jam-packed with data is added to the new TVS Apache RTR Fi E100. Digital speedometers, odometers, double trip metres, fuel gauges, clocks, and even gear position indicators are shown on it. Although the Yamaha FZ S V3 has a smaller console than the Apache, it features an all-digital instrument cluster packed with helpful information.

The TVS motorcycle has 270 mm front disc brakes, 130 mm rear drum brakes with single-channel ABS as standard and a 200 mm rear disc brake as an option. On the other hand, the Yamaha FZ S V3 comes with a dual disc brake with single channel ABS only on the front wheel. Hence, TVS wins this.

The cost of the new FZ V3 BS6 is Rs. 99,700. On the other hand, the Yamaha FZ S V3 BS6 is only offered in one form, although the cost varies depending on the colour options.

All other colour versions are priced at Rs. 1,01,700, while the Dark Knight colour variant costs Rs. 1,03,200. The TVS Apache RTR Fi E100 costs around Rs 1.2 lakh.

TVS Apache RTR Fi E100 vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 comes with a 162.71cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with Honda Eco Technology (HET). The new ethanol-powered TVS Apache RTR Fi E100 gets equipped with a 200cc engine, hence a better engine performance than Honda CB Unicorn 160.

The TVS motorcycle has 270 mm front disc brakes, 130 mm rear drum brakes with single-channel ABS as standard, and a 200 mm rear disc brake as an option. Whereas the CB Unicorn has front telescopic forks and a rear spring-loaded hydraulic shock.

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 costs Rs 70,000, whereas the TVS Apache RTR Fi E100 is Rs 1.2 lakhs.

Compare of TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

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  • Model
  • Price
  • Displacement
  • Max Torque
  • Max Power
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
  • Cooling System
  • Kerb Weight
  • Front Tyre Size
  • Rear Tyre Size
  • Mileage
  • Wheel Type
  • Front Brake Type
  • Rear Brake Type
  • Engine Type
  •  
  • TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100
  • ₹ 1.20 Lakh
    ₹ 1.20 Lakh
    ₹ 1.20 Lakh
    ₹ 1.20 Lakh
    ₹ 1.20 Lakh
    ₹ 1.20 Lakh
  • 197.75 cc
  • 18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm
  • 21 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Ethanol
  • 12 L
  • Oil Cooled
  • 152 kg
  • 90/90-17
  • 130/70-17
  • 50 KM/L
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 4-stroke
  •  
  • Xtreme 160R
  • ₹ 1,14 Lakh
    ₹ 1,16 Lakh
    ₹ 1,16 Lakh
    ₹ 1,16 Lakh
    ₹ 1,14 Lakh
    ₹ 1,14 Lakh
  • 163 cc
  • 14 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 15 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 12 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 139.5 kg
  • 100/80 - 17
  • 130/70 - R17
  • 48 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • Air cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC
  • View more
  • Yamaha FZ FI V3
  • ₹ 1.14 Lakh
    ₹ 1.13 Lakh
    ₹ 1.13 Lakh
    ₹ 1.14 Lakh
    ₹ 99,900
    ₹ 1.14 Lakh
  • 149 cc
  • 13.3 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
  • 12.2 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 13 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 135 kg
  • 100/80 - 17
  • 140/60 - R17
  • 49.31 Kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 4-stroke
  • View more
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Expert Reviews for TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

  • The Apache RTR 200 FI E100’s ethanol engine delivers more power and torque. The torque and power curves of the ethanol-powered model indicate a little improvement even though the power and torque output are almost the same as that of the petrol-powered type.

  • With a maximum power of 200cc and a maximum speed of around 130 kmph, the bike offers a smooth riding experience but is unsuitable for faster, long rides.

  • The electronic fuel injection technology on the ethanol-powered Apache guarantees higher power delivery, giving a better cleaning output and improving the riding experience.

  • Overall, the bike is perfect for city roads and medium to long rides as it delivers a comfortable riding stance and experience. Proper and ace maintenance can also make it a good option for longer rides.

Conclusion

The two-wheeler sector is now considering environmentally friendly and sustainable future mobility options using electric, hybrid, and alternative fuels. Products made from ethanol, in the opinion of TVS Motor Company, are a significant choice for consumers.

You can’t just go into a showroom and buy the bike, although TVS has released the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 in India and claims it will be accessible in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh. It is due to ethanol’s current lack of commercial availability.

The government has not yet implemented ethanol-dispensing stations, but plans are now in the early stages.

FAQs about TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

Will ethanol be less expensive to run than petrol?

TVS anticipates that it will rely on the cost of commercial ethanol. Ethanol must get priced at least 62% of the cost of petroleum for customers to break even, which entails as much operating expenditure as an engine fuelled by gasoline.

The operating expenses of an ethanol-powered motorbike will be less than those of an Apache fueled by gasoline if the price is even lower.

Is the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 good for daily rides?

TVS Motor Company said that the new Apache RTR 200 ethanol bike outperforms the bike's normal model in terms of power and torque, albeit by a small margin. 200 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, four-valve engine on this motorcycle produces 20.7 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 18.1 Nm of torque at 7,000rpm.

Hence, it is an ideal bike for riding on city roads.

What are the advantages of an ethanol-powered bike?

Domestically, ethanol is made from a renewable plant source, and it is safe to handle, store, and transport because it is non-toxic and biodegradable. Nitrogen oxide emissions from combustion get decreased by oxygenated fuel, which has a 35 per cent oxygen and ethanol content.

In addition, ethanol aids in lowering emissions of sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide. Utilising ethanol as fuel will help lessen reliance on petroleum imports and improve energy security.

What is the mileage of the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100?

A 12-litre fuel tank is included with the Apache RTR Fi E100, and it is anticipated that the ethanol-powered motorbike would have higher fuel economy than the petrol-powered model. The mileage of the motorbike powered by ethanol, however, has not been disclosed by TVS.

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