Apache RTE Electric hits blistering 200 km/h speed in TVS’ first electric bike race in India | Autocar Professional


Apache RTE Electric hits blistering 200 km/h speed in TVS’ first electric bike race in India | Autocar Professional

In a historic moment for Indian motorsports, TVS Motor Company’s electric race bike, the Apache RTE (Racing Throttle Electric), has achieved a jaw-dropping top speed of 200 km/h during the first round of the TVS Racing Electric One Make Championship (e-OMC). e-OMC is the new, electric version of the OMC or One Make Championship held every year with the petrol-powered TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.

The Apache RTE, purpose-built for the e-OMC, is inteneded to be a showcase of the latest in electric motorcycle power and performance.

Powered by a high-efficiency liquid-cooled motor and advanced chemistry battery pack, the bike boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class. The custom battery management system with race-specific algorithms ensures optimal performance and safety.

TVS has left no stone unturned in developing a machine capable of achieving such incredible speeds. The Apache RTE features a single reduction chain drive, bespoke Ohlins suspension, Brembo braking system with a 320mm front disc, and carbon fiber wheels wrapped in Pirelli Super Corsa tires. The aerodynamic carbon fiber fairing minimizes drag, allowing the bike to slice through the air at breathtaking velocities.

Eight skilled riders, selected to compete in the inaugural season, pushed the Apache RTE to its limits on the racetrack. Sarthak Chavan emerged victorious in Round 1, closely followed by Chirant V and Alwin Sundar, all of whom experienced the thrill of hitting the double-century mark on the speedometer.

“The TVS Racing e-OMC is a testament to our commitment to revolutionizing the racing ecosystem and pushing the limits of electric motorcycle technology,” said Vimal Sumbly, Head Business – Premium, TVS Motor Company. “Achieving a top speed of 200 km/h in the very first round demonstrates the incredible potential of electric racing and sets a new benchmark for performance.”

The e-OMC races, held alongside the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC), will continue to thrill spectators at iconic tracks like the Madras Motor Race Track, Kari Motor Speedway, and Buddh International Circuit. 

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