TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs. Hero XPulse 200T 4V: Which should you buy?

Hero MotoCorp recently launched the XPulse 200T 4V in the Indian market. The motorcycle has been updated both visually and mechanically. More and more people are upgrading to 200 cc motorcycles as they want the extra power from the engine without sacrificing fuel efficiency and comfort. Because at the end of the day, they will also be using the motorcycle for their daily commute. One of the XPulse 200T 4V’s competitors is the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, one of the most popular 200 cc motorcycles in the segment. Here is a comparison between Apache RTR 200 4V and XPulse 200T 4V.

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December 23, 2022 at 12:58 am

Both motorcycles have different design languages. What looks more aggressive is the Apache RTR 200 4V.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Hero XPulse 200T 4V: Looks

The Apache RTR 200 4V features an aggressive design with angular headlights, muscular fuel tank, split seat setup, tank guard, split armrest and raised rear. The XPulse 200T 4V is much more restrained in appearance. It has a round headlamp with a small fairing. There is a one-piece seat and armrests and fork leggings. However, the color scheme is very bright, which really makes the motorcycle stand out on the road.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Hero XPulse 200T 4V: Specifications

The Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by a 159.7cc single cylinder air/oil cooled engine. It puts out 20.5 bhp at 9,000 rpm and peak torque of 17.25 Nm at 7,250 rpm. These figures apply to Sport mode, where power output drops to 17.06 bhp at 7,800 rpm and peak torque output drops to 16.51 Nm at 5,750 rpm in City and Rain modes.

The XPulse has a 199.6 cc air-oil cooled unit. It produces 18.8 bhp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque output of 17.3 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed gearbox, but the Apache also has a slipper clutch.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Hero XPulse 200T 4V: Features

In terms of features, the Apache RTR 200 4V leads the way. It features adjustable brake and clutch levers, adjustable suspension, coast technology, riding modes, race telemetry, Bluetooth connectivity, a collision alert system and LED lighting. The motorcycle is equipped with single-channel ABS and dual-channel ABS.

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The XPulse 200T 4V has all LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity, USB charger, single-channel ABS and adjustable rear suspension.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs Hero XPulse 200T 4V: Prices

In terms of pricing, the XPulse 200T is priced at ¥136,000. The Apache RTR 200 4V is available in two variants.Single channel variant cost ¥140,000, while the price of dual-channel ABS is ¥144,000 (all prices mentioned are ex-showroom prices).

First published date: December 23, 2022 at 12:58pm CST

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