Farewell

Bike India - - OUR BIKES - — Ravi Chandnani

My TVS Apache RTR 200 4V has fi­nally gone back af­ter be­ing with me for over a year. The RTR 200 was a fine mo­tor­cy­cle that show­cased TVS’ tech­ni­cal prow­ess. The sweet han­dling RTR 200 is a fab­u­lous mo­tor­cy­cle to have if you are an en­thu­si­ast who likes speed. The en­gine was a bit rough around the edges; how­ever, it packed quite a punch. Brisk ac­cel­er­a­tion was one of its hall­marks and it made nav­i­gat­ing through the chaotic Pune city traf­fic a breeze. On the high­way, it felt quick, chas­ing triple-digit speeds with gusto. The fuel ef­fi­ciency was also amaz­ing thanks to fuel-in­jec­tion.

What I loved most in this mo­tor­cy­cle was its han­dling. The RTR 200 was the first bike in the se­ries to fea­ture a monoshock sus­pen­sion that gave the bike superb han­dling. It was ea­ger to at­tack cor­ners, giv­ing me the con­fi­dence to push harder with each pass­ing bend.

It was hard for me to say good­bye to the RTR 200. It will al­ways re­main one of the most ca­pa­ble bikes I have rid­den as a long-term mo­tor­cy­cle. It al­lowed me to have a tonne of fun with­out any wor­ries. use of brakes and gearshifts.

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