Some time back, we reported that TVS is planning to bring out the latest Apache RTR 250 in the Indian bike bazaar and now the news is soon going to turn into reality as TVS has lately announced that the time has come to unveil this sports bike as there is a big gap between 200cc and 250 cc bikes. However, there are other manufacturers like KTM, Honda and Bajaj that are also planning to launch their bikes in the same segment. TVS bikes are truly good in terms of technology. The in-house technology makes these bikes efficient. Its price has been marked up a bit as falls between an extravagant and an outrageous price bracket of INR 1,30,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). TVS should have kept the price down a little, keeping the needs and requirements of cost-sensitive Indian buyers. TVS Apache RTR 250 is blessed with a 250 cc, four-stroke and twin-cylinder engine. The oil-cooled and four-valve engine gives the utmost power output of 30 Bhp @ 9500 rpm, whereas the peak torque production of this engine is 22 Nm @ 8000 rpm.
This rich power and torque output is sent to the back wheel via a belt to a 6-speed manual transmission which has one gear down and five gears in up-shift pattern. The gear-shifting has been built to be quite smooth and easy. On the grounds of fuel consumption, the all new Apache RTR 250 is going to deliver 25 kmpl on traffic-packed city roads, but on wider highways, it will churn out 30 kmpl-35 kmpl. Its features include a very effective suspension set-up. The front suspension is powered by telescopic forks whereas at the back it has gas shock, rectangular swing-arm for a ride with a lot of luxury, no matter how bad road conditions are. As far as the speed of this sports bike is concerned, it stands true and delivers the top speed of 150 kmph and gets up to the speed of 0-100 kmph in less than 5 seconds. To keep such speed in control, TVS has equipped its front with 290 mm Petal Disc, while at the rear it has 220 mm Petal Disc along with ABS technology which makes the ride more controlled and balanced. TVS Apache RTR 250 pictures a design which must count for something special.