Both TVS and KTM have always been in a battle to prove their superiority one over the other when it comes into the world of producing world class sports bikes. So whenever some great bikes from both of them come around, there is dilemma of which one to choose. Let us help you out by comparing the two that is TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and KTM 200 duke:
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V:
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V comes in 2 different variants, one is carburetor and the other if fuel injection. The difference between the two is only of the Injection technique of the fuel being used, which correctly specifies from its variant.
The bike comes with a great engine of 197.8 cc consisting of 1 cylinder of 4 valves giving it a power of around 20.2 bhp in the carburetor variant and 20.8 bhp in the fuel injection variant. Pretty awesome.
It can produce of force torque of 18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm and has an oil cooler with ram air assist to cool down the bike. It is a very unique feature of this bike. It has 12 liters of tank capacity with 2.5 liter in as reserved giving it a mileage of 32 kmpl with an overall riding range of 384 km at a full tank with its 5 shift gear box and 17 inches wheel size made of alloy.
This bike has telescopic forks front suspension and mono tube rear suspension with a good chassis and transmission to give you high performance and smooth ride.
The price of the carburetor variant is Rs 94, 696 while of the fuel injection variant is Rs 1.14 lakhs.
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KTM 200 Duke:
KTM 200 duke is equipped with a 199.5 cc 1 cylinder engine with 4 valves in it giving it a graceful power of 25 bhp @ 10,000 rpm and a good Newton’s torque of 19Nm @ 8000 rpm. These configurations are pretty good. It has fuel injection system for its fuel delivery and comes with liquid cooled technology to cool the engine.
It has 11 liter fuel tank of which 2.5 liter is reserved tank, and is capable of giving you an overall riding range of 385 km with a handy mileage of 35 kmpl. Not bad at all. This bike has 6 shift gear box with upside down front suspension and Mono shock rear suspension to add to its features.
Lastly it has wheel base of 17 inches with Trellis chassis type to give you an efficient motorcycle ride.
The bike is coming with a price tag of Rs 1.6 lakhs in the Indian market.
Both of the bikes are pretty awesome. It is the need of the user which will determine the right bike for him. Focus on the needs and what you want from your bike. Power and performance packed bike at a cheap cost is very hard to find.