We’ve already talked about some of the changes that the new TVS Apache 200 would be getting in one of our previous stories. Now, there is some new information that comes out from a leaked document that tells us that TVS might include a lean angle and G-force sensor in the instrument console of the upcoming Apache 200.
Apache always had one of the best instrument consoles available on any bike in its segment. I remember using the 0-60 timer more often than I thought I would. There was also a top speed recorder whose function is self-explanatory. None of Apache’s rivals had these features.
Now, the 2020 Apache 200 would come with a better setup. TVS is planning to put in its SmartXonnect technology which would allow the rider to connect his/her smartphone with the motorcycle via TVS connectivity app. TVS is using it in its NTorq and recently upgraded Jupiter Grande. So it isn’t a new tech for the company.
However, what new for the Apache would be the inclusion of lean angle and G-force information that would be displayed on the fully digital dash. TVS would use a basic 3-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to gather data for making these two features work. Of course, this system won’t be as advanced as what we have seen in high-end motorcycles but we’re pretty sure that having a lean-angle sensor will attract a lot of young buyers.
The leaked document also refers to Gear Distribution which could perhaps mean gear position indicator. It also mentions a Tour Mode that might contain information like average fuel consumption, speed, time, distance, and distance to empty, etc.
There’s no confirmation on this by the company but we are expecting to get more info soon.
The new 2020 TVS Apache 200 is expected to be launched by the year-end or early next year. It would have a BS6 compliant engine with some internal changes. TVS has also revamped the way it looks from the front. We are eagerly waiting for the new Apache 200, are you?