Added on : 2019-07-12 21:17:43
TVS has just launched an ethanol-powered variant of the Apache RTR 200 4V and is calling it the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100. The bike, christened the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100, was launched in New Delhi by Venu Srinivasan, chairman, TVS Motor Company and his son Sudarshan Venu in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India and Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog which is the government's think tank for environmental forays.
The bike will be offered in three states - Maharashtra, UP and Karnataka.
Priced at Rs 1.20 lakh, the ethanol-powered Apache 200 Fi E100 is Rs 9,000 more expensive than the petrol-powered 200 4V.
The Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 uses 100 per cent ethanol to replace petrol and is the first two-wheeler in the country to achieve the feat.
TVS Motor also tells us ethanol gives engine performance a bump as well apart from being a less polluting fuel as compared to petrol.
The bike uses a twin-spray-twin-port EFI technology. TVS claims this ensures improved drivability, throttle response and reduced emissions.
The Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 offers 21PS and 18.1Nm from the same 200cc air-cooled, single cylinder engine that powers the regular Apache RTR 200 4V, albeit with modifications.
In comparison, the petrol-powered version offers about half a PS less. The ethanol version also boasts a higher (claimed) top speed of 129kmph. The bike will be offered in three states - Maharashtra, UP and Karnataka.