2018 Auto Expo has witnessed around 65 unveilings and 14 launches. What was interesting here is the all-new range of hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) that shared centre stage with the conventional fuel-powered vehicles. In fact, the two-wheeler brand – TVS Motor Company also showed its commitment for futuristic greener technology. The company showcased the 100% ethanol-run bike – TVS Apache RTR200 Fi Ethanol – at the biennial event.
In January 2018, Union minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the market will soon see a launch of two ethanol bikes from two different companies. The home-grown bikemaker confirms that the TVS Apache RTR200 Fi Ethanol will enter production if there is a market demand and the government regulations require so. Read: TVS Ntorq 125 – Price & Details
Ethanol is a domestic, renewable fuel source that significantly reduces carbon emission levels and our dependency on fossil fuels. Compared to the petroleum fuels, the ethanol is easy on pocket. It costs around Rs 40/litre. Check Out – TVS Zeppelin Performance Cruiser Pictures
Power source of the TVS Apache RTR200 Fi Ethanol is the same 200cc single-cylinder engine, which is tuned for generating 20.7bhp at 8500rpm and peak torque of 18.1Nm at 7000rpm. This motor is benefited with electronic fuel injection with twin-spray-twin-port system that promises better power delivery with minimal gas emission. It can accelerate 0-60kmph in 3.95 seconds, while offering a claimed top speed of 129kmph. Read About – All New TVS Creon Electric Scooter
Visually, the TVS Apache RTR200 Fi Ethanol looks exactly similar to the regular model. Though, it gets green ethanol graphics on the fuel tank. Similar to the standard version, the Ethanol variant gets 270mm and 240mm petal disc front and rear brakes. The bike uses double cradle split Synchro stiff frame.