TVS Apache 200 4V vs Yamaha R15 V3

TVS Apache 200 4V vs Yamaha R15 V3 Summary

Yamaha YZF R15 V3 Price starts at Rs. 1.57 Lakh which is Rs. 21,510 costlier than base model of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V priced at Rs. 1.36 Lakh. The claimed mileage . In technical specifications, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is powered by 197.75 cc engine , while Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is powered by 155 cc engine. TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is available in 1 different colours while Yamaha YZF R15 V3 comes with 4 colours. 52% users have chosen Yamaha YZF R15 V3 over TVS Apache RTR 200 4V in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info Apache RTR 200 4V Single-channel ABSYZF R15 V3 S
Brand TVS Yamaha
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.36 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.57 Lakh View On Road Price
(1353 Ratings)
(4707 Ratings)
Engine Type Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, oil-cooled engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Max Power 20.82 PS @ 8500 rpm 18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Apache RTR 200 4V Colors
YZF R15 V3 Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Alloy Alloy
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Self Start Only Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Digital
Insurance Rs. 9,614 Apache RTR 200 4V Insurance Rs. 9,688 YZF R15 V3 Insurance

Engine Type
Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4-valve, oil-cooled engine
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Engine Displacement
197.75 cc
155 cc
Max Power
20.82 PS @ 8500 rpm
18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque
16.8 Nm @ 7500 rpm
14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm
Emission Type
66 mm
58 mm
57.8 mm
58.7 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Mapped ignition system
TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Braking (60-0 kmph)
16 mm
Braking (80-0 kmph)
29.46 mm
Braking 60-0 km/h
16 mm

Telescopic Forks with Preload Adjuster
Telescopic fork with 41.0 mm diameter
Double Cradle Split Synchro Stiff Frame
Mono Tube - Mono Shock
Monocross (link suspension)

Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-17 Rear :-130/70-17
Front :-100/80-17 Rear :-140/70-17
Wheel Size
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Front :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

2050*790*1050 mm3
1990*725*1135 mm3
1353 mm
1325 mm
2050 mm
1990 mm
Ground Clearance
180 mm
170 mm
790 mm
725 mm
Fuel Capacity
12 Liters
11 Liters
Kerb Weight
152 Kg
142 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
270 mm
282 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
240 mm
220 mm

Battery Type
Battery Capacity
12 V, 8 Ah
12 V, 4 Ah
Pilot Lamps
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Sports Naked Bikes, Sports Bikes
Sports Bikes
Body Graphics
Self Start Only
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Low Oil Indicator
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Oil Cooled
Liquid Cooled

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

  • Incredible handler; Lot of scope for adjustability; Packs tonnes of modern features
  • including smartphone connectivity

Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • Perfect track tool for those who are beginning sport riding.Variable Valve Actuation makes the R15 a lot more usable in everyday situations.Rear radial tyre is standard and you get the option to fit grippy Metzeler rubber.

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

  • Lacks a sixth gear
  • curbing touring possibilities; Slightly cramped lower-body posture for larger riders

Yamaha YZF R15 V3

  • Riding posture is on the committed side.Build quality and fit and finish levels have dipped massively.LED headlight fails to light up the road.

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Apache RTR 200 4V and YZF R15 V3 Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is best, Apache RTR 200 Fi 4V or Yamaha R15 V3?
  • Yamaha R15 V3 is best overall bike but there is much price difference between the two.If you like sport segment bike then go with V3 or else go with 200.Take a test ride of both bikes first.
  • Go for rtr 200 if u have to travel more on daily basis, as it has more comfortable ergonomics as compared to r15 v.3. Performance wise there is slight different manner in which they produce power as rtr has good low and mid range, and r15 has terrific top end.
  • Both are meant for different category people. if near straight position is important for you then apache is the right choice. if you are ok with forward leaning position then you can go for R15. Interms of performance both are winners
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Q. Suggest me a bike under 1.5 lakh I am 6 feet and I am collage boy.
  • No bikes for you for the college...start with any 125cc first....for weekend little stretch r15 v3...faily commute to college Fz 150...if you need style and girlfriend and get spoiled R15v3 or gixxer 150. Go in a bus bro...study well ..we can take super bikes later...because we love you
  • Honda hornet/honda xblade/ honda unicorn/Hero xtreme 200s/ Pulsar150/ pulsar220/ ns 160/ns200/apache1604v/apache 200 4v/RE std 350/xpulse 200/yamaha fzsv3...all under 1.5L on road and suits tall persons...my personal choice would be RE 350Std and pulsar 220 big bike feel...
  • Bro close your eyes and go for R15 V3 Best performance with best mileage and low maintenance...and even it's looks are also amazing
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Q. Can I use R15 V3. 0 for long rides, 500 kms around without discomfort? If not which bike in this price range is better?
  • I have ridden my beast more than 500km also with pilion rider for example from Delhi to Shimla, Delhi To Jaipur, Jodhpur Via Agra, Also Udaipur Ajmer, Delhi To Dehradun, Haridwar Even my highest tour Delhi to Jaisalmer & Delhi to Ahmedabad, so far I didn't find any discomfort but yeah all you have to keep in mind about chain l**e oil it after 500-1000km constant travel for best results also the tyre pressure.
  • Yes u can go 500 kms around without discomfort by staying 30 minutes for every 100 to 120 Km On average i have a great experience go 1000 Km, height is below 5'9 - 5.5 its preferably otherwise it will be uncomfortable for long ride.
  • I have rode ,the beast to kanyakumari .. from mumbai .. the first day was bad but the next day day i rode like nearly 800km woth out any discomfort
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Apache RTR 200 4V Vs YZF R15 V3 Comparison FAQs

Which bike is best between Apache RTR 200 4V vs YZF R15 V3?

As per the users experiences TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for comfort in your bike. But Yamaha YZF R15 V3 is better on the grounds of mileage and maintenance. On the basis of performance and features user have rated both the bikes equally.

Which bike is cheaper Apache RTR 200 4V vs YZF R15 V3?

The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V is cheaper than Yamaha YZF R15 V3 by Rs. 21,510.

Which bike offers better performance Apache RTR 200 4V vs YZF R15 V3?

For the Single-channel ABS version, 197.75 cc engine of Apache RTR 200 4V produces 20.82 PS @ 8500 rpm of power and 16.8 Nm @ 7500 rpm of torque. Whereas for the S version, 155 cc engine of YZF R15 V3 produces 18.6 PS @ 10000 rpm of power and 14.1 Nm @ 8500 rpm of torque
As per the users experiences in terms of performance both are same.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
  • Yamaha YZF R15 V3
  • 5.0

    I bought this Bike for the College Purpose using it for 2 years, And Really 101% satisfied with the bike. The initial acceleration of the Bike is Just Awesome... seats are also very comfortable for the driver as well as for the Pillion🤟🏻 Engine is very Smooth and Refined 20.5 PS of power is enough... the styling of the bike is also awesome.. you can Get to the highways as well as in city any time... riding position is also Good... maintenance cost is Low ... but too much vibration at High speed... if you go 110+ you"ll definitely feel the vibrations in the handle and Foot rests.... It could get LEDs but Halogen is sufficient at night.... missing the USD Forks .... getting mileage of 38-40 kmpl....

  • 5.0

    This is best 200 cc bike in india.Feature you get in this bike you don't get on any bike.Reviewed and did a lot of research before making the purchase.I was about to buy ktm duke 200 but it's too expensive for a 200 cc bike when i saw rtr 200 4v and the feature, Performance, Ride quality, And fuel efficiency it was the best.If you are looking to buy a new 200cc bike then it's the bike to go for.

  • 5.0

    I have been using apache 2004v from last 1 and half year and done almost 16 k.My longest trip ever was darjeeling, Gangtok and back to home and ride was about 2500 kms in 7 days.I was really impressed with performance and mileage of bike.Even in hills it doesn't felt like unpowered.

  • 5.0

    It is a brilliant vehicle with strong low end and midrange, easy and comfortable for daily commute, the only issue I faced so far is the gearbox, false neutrals happen too often, plus shifting down to 2nd gear, the gear lever tends to be stuck until you give acceleration

  • 5.0

    Full package value for money Reliabile , awesome built quality Gives you amazing n truly comfortable ride on all terrains And acceleration n exhaust truly best in class I love my bike She is not just my bike , infact she is my wifey 😍😍💪

Apache 200 4V User Reviews
  • 5.0

    Having a bike was a childhood dream for me. I spent over 3 months researching all the available bikes in India before finally choosing the Yamaha R15. From the moment I saw the bike I could sense there was something very special about it. Not just its excellent looks but also it's brilliant performance. From the YouTube videos of various riders demonstrating the R15 I could tell that it's an 'Exceptional' Bike. I took a test ride and was really impressed with it. Before that I had an opportunity to also ride the KTM RC200. I preferred the R15 over all other bikes in the 150-200cc set. I will now present all my findings having done over a 1100km on this bike in just under a month. The engine and performance is excellent. Perfection. Great pickup, smooth transmission, easy gear shifts, good braking and tons of power if needed. This bike is deceptively fast. I just want to mention I like to keep at very safe speeds. I remember recently i was cruising at about 60 in the city and the road had less traffic so I decided to throttle it just a little. Within seconds I looked at the speedo and it was at 110kmph. It's surely a top end monster. It is as smooth at 60kmph as it's at 100+. Zero engine strain. The mileage I got from the bike brand new with no service was 58kmpl. That's pretty unbelievable for a bike with this kind of performance. That surely indicates great engineering. The looks of this bike stand out in a big way. Very elegant and good looking design. Classic lines. I can see people staring at it at intersections. The bike gets compliments all the time. The bike off roads surprisingly well too. I took it to Damdam lake and I could take it through the steep dirt tracks to the lakeside without a problem. The riding posture is aggressive and I personally love it. It's feels great to ride this bike. The key is to keep your arms and wrists relaxed and use your legs to grip the tank and thus distribute your body weight off your upper body. This is actually the recommended way of riding ALL kinds of bikes as per riding instructors. Since I got the bike I don't drive my car much anymore. That's how much fun this is. That too with Indian traffic and weather which can be challenging at times. I have already toured a little on this bike having done about 1000km going on road trips riding many hours at a stretch. No problems to report at all. A true winner. Buy with confidence. I will recommend that you get all the accessories as well, like crash guards etc. They all are very good for your bike and help keep it safe. Special thanks to Yamaha JM Motors Noida for their great support throughout the buying experience. They worked fully throughout the peak of the pandemic. I hope that you found this review useful. Please do follow me on YouTube. My name is Arjun Kaul aka Lord. Stay safe and happy riding)

  • 5.0

    I think according to me there is no any one bike to compete this in india or may be outside of india bcs its power, style , looks, specifications, mileage and overall performance , stability, reliability, and last bt not least its technology of japan so definitely win to good .. value for money bike and fully sport bike so i don't expect to comfort like tourer bike ..so before buying keep in mind these points and one thing its my opinion according to my experience with this bcs i love technology and sports bikes only ...

  • 5.0

    When V3 launched I thought there is no difference between the V2 but that's wrong there is lot of difference like bike body, headlight, digital screen meter, comfortable seat (including rider and rear). Actually the main thing I love the control of this bike and engine sound when you reach above 80 kmpl it's sounds like a beast and even you go upto 157 to 160 kmpl on this bike. Another thing is riding comfortable and I never get bored riding the Yamaha R15 V3.

  • 5.0

    It's the perfect bike for a beginner level entry sports bike.Mileage is all good for the power ratio over all not so comfy for people of short stature.Coz the handle is a bit tough to grasp on for them, I am 6'2 i never experienced this issue.A few close friends of mine who are around 5'7 face this issue.I personally love the bike.It's amazing.

  • 5.0

    A surprise gift and a best gift for life.Sarted as a daily commuter as i have to take my bike with me all days to my office and occasional long drive,never felt a back pain during the full long ridesMileage is mindblowimg fator with the i reached till date which is 140kmph.no words simly awww

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