We reviewed the bike when it had just entered the market and found it to be quite an impressive offering from TVS. It was their best looking and most powerful bike back then. Quite some time has passed since then and the competition has beefed up. TVS has also mildly updated their 200cc competitor which is now called TVS Apache RTR 200 4v Race Edition 2.0. Keeping that criminally long name aside, does this 200cc naked bike still hold its own in the market?
DESIGN AND STYLING
TVS has not tinkered much with the exterior. The bike has the same basic shape, but now you get a few more stickers and race inspired graphics all over. The bottom half of the front forks have a golden paint, the headlamp has a small windshield and the rear tyre gets a cover. The windshield is not there to save you from wind blast, it is just a cosmetic piece and I personally would not have cared if it was there or not. The instrument panel is also the same as before and it is a feature packed digital display. The white backlight is soothing to look at and the display can you show you your speed, two trip meters, lap timer, 0-60kmph timer, top speed, odometer, time, gear position, tachometer and fuel gauge. And yes, this one also comes with a side stand that you have to open using an extension that pokes between the