Apache 200 vs Duke 200 Comparison Review

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs KTM Duke 200 Comparison Review
KTM 200 Duke has been in the industry for quite a long time now, nevertheless Apache also has a long history in Indian industry. Apache 200 is the result of the previous sibling's learnings. As compared to KTM 200's 25 bhp, the Apache 200 churns out 20.3 bhp.
If you leave the numbers aside the Apache 200 has a nimble handling, you can exit the corners at greater speed if you are able to enter the corners at higher speeds than the Duke :P.

No doubt about the Speedo console on the Apache 200 looks pretty decent and looks far better than that of the Austrian challenger. The key areas where the bike out performs than the Duke is ride quality, thanks to better cushioning and softer suspension setup than the Duke. Even the bike has a softer suspension setup but there is no compromise on the Apache's handling though. Another key factor in the Apache is that it comes with lot of variety to select from, like dual channel ABS with lift-of function, fuel injection, Pirelli tires, any cross combination can be selected based on customers choice. The Apache is rev-happy but can't compete head to head with the Duke on straights, both vehicles have different characters. On the styling part the Apache 200 is based on the Draken concept which was showcased in 2014 Auto Expo. With the price tag of 88,900/- the Apache is way affordable against the Duke 200, but if you are power thirsty then you know what to buy.

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Specs Apache 200 Duke 200
Displacement 197.75 cc 199.5 cc
Maximum Power 20.23 BHP @ 8500 rpm 24.6 Bhp @ 10000 rpm
Maximum Torque 18.1 NM @ 7000 RPM 19.2 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Gearbox 5 Speed Gear Box 6-speed, claw shifted
Seat Height 800 mm 810 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm 165 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 148 kg 136 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres 11 litres
Top Speed 127 kmph 138 kmph
Mileage (Expected) 40+ kmpl 35 kmpl

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